[5 of 5 Stars!]This Browning 1911-22 is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. The quality and attention to detail of this firearm are excellent. It’s a beautiful pistol and it’s the right size for the .22 LR and 10 round capacity. There are other 1911’s in .22 at half the price, but in my opinion, those pistols are a waste of materials, in regard to weight and size. The Browning 1911-22 or 1911-380 are the same size and for the size, weight and ergonomics, I would say it’s the perfect size and weight for concealed carry. It’s perfect for beginners, children and so forth, as well as experienced shooters. It’s a ball to shoot. I’d like to own at least a couple more and maybe a couple in .380 for comfortable concealed carry. The price is high, but once you receive it, you’ll agree it was worth it. I plan on passing this one down and hope my child will do the same with their children. It’s that good of a gun.
There are only three negatives in my opinion.
The first being the price and only receiving one magazine, even though the Browning box it comes in has slots for two additional magazines. Makes you feel like someone stole your magazines before shipment. Get with the program Browning. Three magazines are ideal, but two are necessary for any new firearm purchase, especially in the price range you’ve set. I recently bought a new Glock 19 that comes with three magazines standard for less than what this Browning cost. I don’t want to get into the Glock debate with anyone, just pointing out that Browning needs to step up their game a little. I’m sure all can agree that when you pay $500-$700 for a new .22 LR pistol, you should receive more than one magazine. Not much to ask (or provide).
The second negative is the magazine disconnect. Some people like them, but most don’t. However, you can override the disconnect feature by pressing the magazine release as you pull the trigger, so that’s not too bad.
The third negative is that this hasn’t been made available in 9mm yet. In 9mm, this pistol would sweep the concealed carry market. The .380 is a John Browning design and adds to the nostalgia factor of the pistol. While .380 is a capable round and perfect for some, 9mm is what most would want. With both .380 and 9mm being the same diameter round makes the possibility of a Browning 1911-9 attainable. Browning, please improve on giving the people what they want and we’ll happily pay the price you want.
Negatives aside, this is one fine pistol that I’m pleased to own and shoot!Show More Reviews...