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Frame - Alloy • Matte blued finishSlide - Machined aluminum • Matte blued finishBarrel - Stainless steel barrel block • Matte blued finish • Target CrownAction - Blowback • Single-action triggerGrips - Brown compositeFeatures - Fixed sights • Detachable 10-round magazine • Manual thumb safety • Grip safety
You will find a familiar friend in the 1911-22 pistol. All controls operate just as those on the original John M. Browning-designed Model 1911.
ACTIONThe straight blowback design offers enhanced simplicity and reliability.
FRAMEMachined from aircraft-grade aluminum to exacting tolerances.
SLIDEVertical serrations provide an improved cocking grip. The convenient manual slide release is easily operated with the shooting or support hand.
SAFETYLarge manual thumb safety and grip safety.
MAGAZINEThe steel magazine body is heattreated for long-term feeding reliability and long life. Our coil spring provides a consistent follower angle. 10-round capacity.
MAGAZINE RELEASEPositioned adjacent to the trigger guard for convenient operation.
In 2011 the 1911-22 was selected as Field & Stream magazine's Best Handgun of the year. An overview, provided by Field & Stream is below.
Best New Handgun: Browning 1911-22 A1 -- In the early 1900s jungle warfare in the Philippines exposed the inadequacies of the .38 revolver and sent the U.S. Army on a search for an official large-caliber semiautomatic service sidearm. After a famed government test in 1910 when it fired 6,000 rounds in two days without a malfunction, the single test gun being dunked in a water bucket when it overheated, John Moses Browning’s “Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911” became that sidearm.
Now, in honor of the 100th anniversary of a great firearm, Browning has come out with a new scaled-down version in .22 Long Rifle, the 1911-22 A1. We used Remington 40-grain .22 Target rounds to test-fire the gun, albeit somewhat less than 6,000 times in a row. The best performance was a 21⁄2-inch five-shot group fired from a rest at 25 yards. Though it has a heavy factory trigger, for plinking or for teaching a kid to shoot, the 1911-22 A1 has a lot of potential. —T.M.
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