1911 in .380 Auto from Browning

    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.


    Specs come from Guns & Ammo. Click the picture to be taken to their first impression.

    Nathan S

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

    The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.