Some Photos Browning 1911 22


April 7, 2012, 08:35 PM
Had the camera out for some Easter photos and thought I would snap a few of the Browning 1911-A1 22.

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April 7, 2012, 08:40 PM
Sure looks cool.

April 7, 2012, 08:59 PM
Let us know how it shoots.

April 7, 2012, 09:06 PM
It shoots great. No failures. Easy to clean. It is accurate. Seriously, it is a great pistol.

April 7, 2012, 10:02 PM
Sirgilligan, How is the trigger pull? Mine is at 7.5 Lbs. and I'm wondering if they all have heavy trigger pull or just the one I have. I think that the magazine disconnect is causing the heavy trigger pull. Sure would like to lighten my 1911-22 trigger pull a little.


Peter M. Eick
April 8, 2012, 06:57 AM
They are all heavy. Mine is about 7 lbs but it is falling with shooting so I expect that something is wearing in.

Too bad I can't find more mags. Fun gun to shoot but one mag really stinks.

April 8, 2012, 07:24 AM
Its just a pity they aren't full size...

April 8, 2012, 07:32 AM
How much?

April 8, 2012, 09:45 AM
$600.00 w/holster and extra mag. plus tax. 5000 round through the one have and no problems other than the heavy trigger pull. It seems like the first shot from a full magazine has more trigger pull than the rest of the rounds in the magazine. The Lyman trigger pull gauge registers 7.5 Lbs.


April 8, 2012, 10:02 AM
Don't have a trigger scale, so don't know.

I am glad it is smaller than a .45 1911.

April 8, 2012, 10:58 AM
At first I thought it was too small, but the more I shot with it the more I liked the size of it. It is actually a plus in my opinion now. My 14 year old daughter likes it because it fits her hand so well. Its easy to disassemble and clean. I put white dots on the sights to help with faster sight alignment.


April 8, 2012, 11:39 AM
I too did the old "white paint" three dot homemade fix. My Dad was painting sights back when I was a kid and it is something we do if needed. It will scratch off with your fingernail if you don't like how it looks as well and doesn't scratch the sights.

April 8, 2012, 11:55 AM
I think that the magazine disconnect is causing the heavy trigger pull.They have a magazine safety now??


April 8, 2012, 12:13 PM
I could be wrong, I am not a expert or a gun smith. If I remember correctly the gun will not fire without the magazine inserted.


April 8, 2012, 12:18 PM
SO it is true!
All the early reviews and shot show announcement last year made no mention of them having a magazine safety.

I just did some poking around on google, and it seems they decided to put a magazine disconnect in them at the last minute.
And that caused the shipping delays.

A 1911 with a magazine safety?
Now, that really sucks!!

Guess I don't want one as bad as I thought I did.


April 8, 2012, 12:23 PM
Pull it out of the "safe" gun locker and cocked with snap caps in remove mag and no way the trigger will pull.


April 8, 2012, 12:30 PM
The mag disconnect may be contributing to the heavy trigger pull.

I like the concept, and am sure Browning has another winner, but $600 is a bit much. I was looking to get one for my wife, but she can continue to shoot my Ruger MK II's.

April 8, 2012, 01:38 PM
I think it is the best kit gun made and I have the S&W 617 as well, with the caveat of the sights, the S&W has better sights.

I can find 500 reasons not to buy a $500.00 gun, and 350 reasons not to buy a $350.0 gun, but I am sure glad I bought this little gem. I would trade a million magazine safeties for the ability to take the gun down easily and clean it. My Ruger Mk II has been field stripped once, and never again, I will soak it in carburetor cleaner before I do that again.

April 8, 2012, 03:23 PM
UPS is supposed to deliever mine tomarrow. Its been on order for over 7 months, but I'm glad it is finaly here. Its a Browning and its a .22, it has to be a fun shooter.

April 8, 2012, 03:56 PM
I shot my 1911-22 for the first time yesterday and am very pleased except for the heavy trigger pull. I put around 100 rounds of Federal bulk pack through it without a hiccup; even a noticeably underpowered round cycled the action. I'm sure it's capable of fine mechanical accuracy, but keeping a 1 lb pistol with what feels like a 7+ lb trigger on target definitely requires concentration. I also noticed that the trigger seemed to lighten up somewhat as I put more rounds through it.

Good news / bad news about the magazine disconnect. First the good: it is easily (albeit permanently) removable. There is a tab on the rear face of the trigger (parallel to the trigger bow) that is blocked by a "post" on the magazine catch when the magazine is removed. I just cut the tab off the trigger with some wire cutters and presto -- no more magazine disconnect. You can also circumvent the magazine disconnect by simply pushing in the magazine catch. With the slide removed, just look down into the magazine well and you'll see the "tab" and "post" I'm referring to. Now the bad news: removing the magazine disconnect did nothing to improve the trigger pull.

April 8, 2012, 04:44 PM

I really like your Ruger MK II. That is a really nice combo with the stainless, and the upgraded, wooden grips.

April 8, 2012, 06:19 PM
That Ruger MK II is a beauty for sure. I love the looks of it and need to take a better picture of it. Next cloudy day I will have to take it out to the deck and see what I can do with the camera.

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