Browning 1911-380 *vs* MP 380 Shield EZ Both Pistols: Single Action Hammer Fired Grip Safety Manual Safety Fit small hands Low recoil Have .22lr version for cheap practice From a reputable company Ez: New Design Less Expensive Tab assist on magazine Hidden hammer may make people less nervous about cocked and locked. 1911-380: Time proven design Can find trainers expert with 1911 platform. Wealth of information from books about using the 1911 platform. Comes in different barrel lengths and aesthetic styles. Anyone have any input comparing the two? They look similar in a lot of ways.