Browning 051905492 1911-380 Black Label Compact 380 ACP Pistol. Browning’s 1911-380 is the Right Design, the Right Size, with the Right
Features. It is The Right 380. The 1911-380 combines the proven 1911
design with another of John Browning’s inventions —the 380 ACP cartridge
— in a package that is 15% smaller than the 45 ACP models and tips the
scales at a mere 17-1/2 ounces unloaded. With a manual of arms similar
to the 1911, the 1911-380 the perfect choice for concealed carry, home
protection, shooters with smaller hands or recoil-sensitive handgunners. The 380 ACP cartridge has been in service for more than 100
years. With recent advances in ammunition technology, the 380 ACP is a
legitimate choice for personal protection with the popularity of micro
380 ACP handguns skyrocketing.
The new Browning 1911-380 combines two of John M. Browning's most lasting innovations - the Model 1911 and the 380 ACP cartridge - into a modern, lightweight pistol. Unlike most of the modern "pocket pistols", that chamber the snappy 380 ACP cartridge, the 1911-380 is slightly larger to better manage recoil for improved control that makes follow-up shots faster and more accurate. The longer barrel increases bullet velocity for more downrange punch and improved accuracy. The grip is compact, yet it is long and wide enough to allow the shooting hand full purchase for added shooting comfort.
FRAME – Composite; Fully machined 7075 aluminum sub-frame and slide rails
SLIDE – Blackened stainless steel; Matte black finish
BARREL – Rust-resistant; Target crown
ACTION – Locked-breech action; Single action trigger
GRIPS – Composite panels
FEATURES – Fixed combat sights; Eight round magazine; Extended ambidextrous manual thumb safety; Extended slide release; Beavertail grip safety; Commander hammer; ABS carry case included
The 1911-380 is 85% of the size of the original.
1911 45 ACP model, making it ideally suited for concealed carry duty, and for a wider variety of shooters.
It offers a familiar feel.
Variants of the 1911 handgun are popular among the concealed carry crowd, and the design is one that many shooters are highly familiar with. The 1911, thanks to its single-stack magazine, is narrow and conceals well for its size. However, 45 ACP and 9mm versions of these guns are still large, heavy, and can be difficult to conceal depending on what the carrier is wearing.
Unlike other 380 ACP autoloaders on the market, the 1911-380 is the only authentically designed, full-featured 1911-style handgun currently available that is chambered in 380 ACP. The 1911-380 is slightly larger than all of the popular micro 380s, the grip is long enough for three fingers to fit comfortably below the trigger guard; the slide and barrel are longer, yet the 1911-380 only weighs 3-5 ounces more than subcompacts. These slight increases make a big difference when shooting — reducing recoil and allowing for more comfortable shooting, more control, and more accurate follow-up shots. A 1911-380 is still easily concealed with its smaller size and single-stack magazine that offer a compact, flat profile that fits easily inside the waistband and keeps the grip narrow for shooters with smaller hands.
The 1911-380 is the only authentically designed, full-featured 1911-style handgun currently available that is chambered in 380 ACP. Compact, for sure. But the 1911-380 is just a tiny bit larger than many micro 380s. Why?
You get greater shooting comfort because the grip is long enough for three fingers to fit below the trigger guard.
Yes, the slide and barrel are longer. But this greatly improves accuracy and function -- yet the 1911-380 only weighs 3-5 ounces more than subcompacts.
Follows up better.
It is the perfect size to reduce recoil and barrel jump, and allow for more comfortable shooting, more control, and more accurate follow-up shots.
It is easily concealed with its smaller size and single-stack magazine that offer a compact, flat profile that fits easily inside the waistband and keeps the grip narrow for shooters with smaller hands.
Restricted in California and Massachusetts.
Browning 051905492 1911-380 Black Label Compact 380 ACP Pistol Specifications:
Item Number: 051905492
- UPC: 023614044468
- Barrel Length: 3 5/8"
Overall Length: 6 7/8"
- Weight: 16 oz
Magazine Capacity; 8
- Sight Radius; 4 3/4"
Barrel Finish: Matte
- Receiver Finish: Matte
Front Sight: Combat
- Rear Sight: Combat
Barrel Material; Steel
- Checkering: Molded
Receiver Material; Black Composite
- Trigger Finish: Matte Black
Trigger Guard Finish: Matte Black
- Magazine Type: Single Stack
Trigger Material: Alloy
- Trigger Guard Material: Composite