Browning 1911-22 .22 Pistol

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Browning has introduced a .22 pistol patterned after the 1911. It is about 80% of the size of a regular 1911 (see photo below). It will be available in two sizes, a full-size and a compact.

Browning 1911-22
Browning (top) and Kimber 1911. Photo by Texas1911
Caliber.22 LR
Capacity10+1 rounds
Barrel4.25″ (Full size) or 3.6″ (Compact)
Weight15.5 oz (full size)
SafetyGrip and thumb
MSRP (Price)$599

The price intrigues me. It is nearly twice the retail of the GSG 1911 and much higher than the Colt / Umarex 1911.

[ Many thanks to Frank for emailing me the info. ]

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Stan Stan on Nov 28, 2012

    I think its a cool little 1911 made by Browning in Utah.does anyone have a suggestion for aluminum on aluminum lub.?

  • Ershar11 Ershar11 on Aug 23, 2013

    Just bought it yesterday and fired it today. It's a joy to shoot. Very accurate, no recoil or muzzle flip. I have a Glock 26 and a Sig P238, a Walther P22 and a Ruger LCR in .22 caliber. This is my new favorite. I'm a 60 yr old female with long fingers. The Browning fits like a glove. I'm not a great marksman but I managed to nail a nickle-sized bullseye with 8 out of 10 rounds from about 25 ft. My only negative comment is that the sights are low profile and difficult to see when aiming at a dark target. I plan to try some day glo paint on the sites.