John Browning’s namesake company is expanding its handgun offerings to include a .380 1911. While other designs have been inspired by the platform (the Sig comes to mind), none have yet to use full-size mechanical interfaces (safety, slide catch, etc. The .380 version features the same 85% frame common to .22LR versions.
The upcoming Browning Black Label 1911-380 is a modern take on the classic design. Using a composite frame, the new handgun is designed for the modern daily carry market. Featuring extended controls, the Black Label 1911-30 is made in the USA.
Guns & Ammo got a detailed first-look at the handgun. They liked the design but bemoan the lack of aftermarket support and the sights. We will ask for one for review and render our verdict.