Browning Adds New Black Label 1911-380 Pistols

    Browning Black Label 1911-380

    Browning announced the availability of five new 1911-380 pistols to its line. Two of the pistols fall into the company’s limited availability category, while the balance are part of its current production category.

    Limited Availability

    Two new 1911-380 pistols fall into this category: the 1911-380 Black Label Medallion Stainless Compact and the 1911-380 Black Label Medallion Stainless Full Size. Or, as I like to call them, the 1911-380 BLMSC and the 1911-380 BLMSFS respectively.

    Both guns use the same 85% scale that the rest of the 1911-380 line uses. As such, the compact pistol has a 3.625″ barrel with an overall length of 6.875″ and unloaded weight of only 16 ounces. A magazine holds 8 rounds of .380 ACP ammo.

    The full size gun (that is still only 85% of the size of a full 1911) has a 4.25″ barrel, 7.5″ overall length and 18 ounce unloaded weight. It uses 8 round magazines as well.

    Both guns have a stainless steel slide, composite frame with 7075 rails, a target crowned barrel and rosewood grips. The thumb safety is ambidextrous. With steel three dot sights, both models have a retail price of $799.99. Night sights are optional on both guns and bump the price up to $879.99.

    Current Production

    Browning Black Label 1911-380

    As previously mentioned, Browning is offering three new 1911-380 pistols in its “Current Production” section: the Black Label 1911-380 Compact, Black Label Pro and Black Label Pro with Rail.

    The Compact shares the same size as the Medallion Stainless Compact above. However, it has a matte black finish slide, plain grips and standard sights only. The asking price is $669.99.

    The other two guns are compact-sized 1911-380 pistols that have a matte finish, target crown barrel and grooved G-10 laminate grip panels. Steel three dot sights and night sights are both options that have a MSRP of $829.99 and $909.99 respectively.

    These guns were announced last fall and are now available through your local dealers.

    Richard Johnson

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