Browning’s New Desert Tan 1911-22 Pistols

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1911 fans and shooters have another 22LR option to plink with. Browning has announced the release of their new A1 Desert Tan Full-Size & Compact Models:

Full Press Release below:

Morgan Utah:   Browning’s popular 1911-22 pistol line grows in 2014 with the the new A1 Desert Tan and Compact Desert Tan models.

These pistols feature a new composite frame in desert tan color and are even lighter than the aluminum frame 1911-22 models with the composite A1 version weighing only 14 oz. with its 4½” barrel length, and the Compact version weighing a mere 13½ oz. with its 3 5/8″ barrel length.

Both new models feature machined aluminum slides in a matte black finish. 1911-22 pistols are scaled down to 85% of John M Browning’s original 45 ACP model, making them ideal for plinking, hunting and target shooting.

The Suggested Retail for both models is $579.99.

For more information on Browning products, please visit the website at www.browning.com


Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry in weapon design, operations, and sales. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs. He loves tinkering, gunsmithing, NFA, and MSRs.

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  • Nicholas C

    We have had this for a while at my work.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Still no threaded barrel, oh Browning…

  • Phil Hsueh

    It would be nice if they made a true .45 1911 like this .22, if they did that would be on my next Christmas wish list in a heartbeat.

  • Hank

    If manufacturers put half the effort into providing new streams of .22 ammo as they do into coming up with .22 firearm variants I might be interested. Until then, it all just adds to the frustration.