I normally require about 2 quarts of Starbucks Bold (NO ROOM FOR CREAM PLEASE) before my heart starts running at normal operating speed in the mornings but today it was different. I ran across a video from Browning presenting what is a .380 1911. I’m extremely fond of the 9mm kurz for its performance as a home defense / self-defense caliber without bruising recoil. I’m looking forward to seeing how well it does in that 1911 “body,” so we’ll be keeping an eye out for you.
The new 1911 .380 has the same proportions as the rimfire version, which Browning puts at 85 percent the size of a full-sized 1911. The handgun measures in at 7.5 inches in length, it has 4.25-inch barrel, it weighs in at 17.5 ounces and it has a 7-round capacity.
The pistol’s frame is made of aluminum-reinforced polymer and boasts an ambidextrous thumb safety. The initial MSRP on the new 1911 is $670.