More on the Browning 1911-22

    Browning has announced the specifications of their new mini-1911 pistol.

    It is a replica of a standard 1911 but is scaled down to 85% of the original size. The frame and slide are made from an aluminum alloy with a blued-like finish. The gun utilizes a straight blowback action. The sights are fixed.

    In my opinion, not having seen the pistol, the only let down is the plastic grips. Nice wooden grips would suit this little pistol much better – especially with the $600 pricetag being a lot higher than other 1911-style .22 pistol.

    The pistol is being released next year in celebration of the 100th anniversary of John Browning’s masterpiece. All 1911-22′s shipped in 2011 will receive a commemorative canvas and leather pistol case.

    I really look forward to shooting this gun. It looks like a lot of fun.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!