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.
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.
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.