New Browning 1911 .380 Pro Compact

Check out one of the coolest 1911s handguns we've seen so far at SHOT Show 2016.
New Browning 1911 .380 Pro Compact

Whether your affinity for 1911s is deeply rooted in military service or simply the result of John Browning’s time-tested, battle-proven design, the American made Browning Black Label 1911-380 Pro Compact certainly deserves a good hard look.

True to its smaller caliber, the Black Label 1911-380 Pro comes in at 85 percent of full size. This smaller, engineering-grade composite frame, along with a fully-machined 7075 aluminum sub-frame, machined steel slide and shorter 3 5/8-inch barrel delivers big on strength without compromising Browning performance, while grooved G10 composite grips and extended controls — including an ambidextrous thumb safety and flat main spring housing — make shooting more comfortable for a greater range of small-handed, grip-challenged shooters.

The Browning Black Label 1911-380 Pro Compact shoots like a dream. This feature-rich single-action 1911 mitigates recoil incredibly well, allowing for quick target acquisition whether you’re burning through the 8-round heat-treated steel magazine, double-tapping or simply chasing down your personal balance of speed and precision.

While the beavertail styled grip safety definitely turns safe shooting up a notch, its unique design eliminates bite and facilitates smooth, trouble-free, positive operation. 1911s may not be the best option for concealed carry, however, there's no arguing the 1911-380 quenches the thirst of carriers enamored with its historic platform.

Carrying aside, the 1911-380’s smaller caliber, reduced frame size and safety-rich features make it a perfect handgun for novice, young and new shooters. Browning Black Label Pro Compacts include night sights or 3-dot sights and an ABS case.


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