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Info on the Browning 1911 22lr requested.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Orion8472, Apr 21, 2013.

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  1. Orion8472

    Orion8472 Member

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    How have the new Browning 1911 22lr pistols been doing? Does anyone have any information on this pistol, as well as the compact version? Looking for reports on how they have been doing in the real world. Any failures or issues to know about? Has there been any differences between the 4.25" barrel version compared to the 3.62"?

    Thanks for the info!
     
  2. TEAM101

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    Wanted one, went to buy one, held one, no longer want one.
     
  3. Orion8472

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    I realize they aren't built like an actual 1911, and have held one and know that, . . . but I'm needing real world reports on this pistol. Functioning, reliability, issues, etc.
     
  4. eisenhower

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    I have one. It is the most reliable .22 auto I have ever owned. Their not cheap for what they are but you only have to buy it once.
     
  5. browneu

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    You could look at the Rock River XT22. Similar price point built on a full size 1911 frame.

    I have one and it's been great.

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2
     
  6. Teachu2

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    I bought one for the grandkids to shoot. The 80% scale fits little hands, and the 15oz weight is also a plus. Mine has been perfect. It's the 4.25, as I wanted the longer sight radius.
     
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    I passed after looking at them. The sights are terrible. The front sight completely fills the notch in the rear sight, so that there is no light on either side of the front sight. Fail.
     
  8. Pilot

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    I was going to get one for my wife as she will only shoot my .22's. I have to admit, I got sticker shock as the ones I have seen are pushing $600. I decided she could shoot any of my four Ruger MK II's or CZ Kadet conversion. I may still spring for an SR22 for her though.

    It does seem like a nice little pistol, however, and I guess you can justify the cost based upon the savings in shooting more .22LR, but then again we can justify anything when it comes to buying more guns. :)
     
  9. Teachu2

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    If you want/need a full-sized pistol, this isn't it. If you want/need a 4/5 size one, it fits the bill nicely. It's not a "practice my 1911 skills with .22LR" gun. It's not a scaled-down Gold Cup, it's a scaled-down G.I., but it's a fine rendition of one. I own a Kimber 1911 .22 conversion, and it's too large for the grandkids. The Browning is too small for me.
     
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    They're cute, feel good in the hand, but there are a lot better choices IMO for less money. I ended up with the Kimber conversion kit so now I have 5 1911 .22's for the price of the kit ($320 from Brownell's). The little Browning is an expensive one trick pony.
     
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    To return to your questions, I have yet to see a post or speak to anyone who has had problems with the Brownings.
     
  12. Orion8472

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    Sounds good guys. My mother [older and has a hard time with heavier recoil spring pistols] was wanting one, . . . mostly because it is a Browning, but also because she likes the looks of it, so I wanted to get feedback on these. I guess I will say that they are generally known as being well made, reliable, but a bit costly. I'll leave it at that and see if she gets it [and she probably will].

    Thanks for the info, guys.
     
  13. Peter M. Eick

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    Have one. Love it. Accurate, reliable but the trigger is a bit heavy. Easy to shoot, but hard to shoo to shoot well because of the sights are classic style (small) and the gun is very light in the hand. It is an excellent trainer though and a lot of fun as a plinker. It is actually one of my favorite 22's for just blasting.
     
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    I finally got to shoot one. Cute, felt kinda cheap and plasticky. Worked perfectly. Fun to shoot.

    I prefer my "normal" size 1911 with Advantage Arms .22 Conversion upper or Colt Conversion Unit.
     
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    Mine is nice too, but it isn't an adorable little mousegun the way the Browning is.

    I want a Browning, I just can't justify the initial cost and magazine cost - maybe those will come down at some point.
     
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    Or maybe Browning will discontinue it and the price will shoot up....
     
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    I have one. Cute, but as others have noted the trigger is heavy and gritty. Sights are very small. The double diamond checkered grips are plastic. I wanted a 1911ish pistol to celebrate the 100 years and settled on this one. It won't replace my Ruger Standard or my KelTec PMR 30 for practical use.
     
  18. Orion8472

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    I looked at one at Bass Pro, the other day. I found the trigger to be pretty decent, actually. Seemed to be quite 1911-ish. Maybe it is one of the better ones? As for the grips, maybe someone will make actual wood diamond grips for this pistol.
     
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    Orion, is mom going to be OK with a single-action pistol?
    I would suggest a Ruger SR22 for $200 less and DA/SA. If my mom wanted a pistol that's what I'd buy. I did buy one for my daughter for the same reasons.

    But I'll buy a 1911-22 for myself. I can't resist mini-1911s.
     
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    She already purchased the Browning. Yes, she's fine with SA only. Mostly, she wanted it because she liked the way it looked . . . . and "because it was a Browning". She wants what she wants. My mom is a bit strange when it comes to guns. She likes having them, but is only moderately interested in shooting them. However, I will make sure that she has the first shots out of it.
     
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    Browming 1911-22

    Have 2. Love them both. The light weight works well with my arthritic hands.

    Excellent craftsmanship compared to others. The extra coin is well worth it

    Rick
     
  22. Orion8472

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    Sorry, . . . should have updated this thread.

    Took it to the range last weekend. Put several rounds through it. Didn't have any issues and it seemed to be pretty accurate, even with the small sights. It ran with bulk ammo, too, . . . which is a big plus. Good buy!
     
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    I have 1, it had some minor issues at 1st, but now runs 100%. it always goto the range w/me, along w/my P22.
     
  24. DM~

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    Mine is still off to Browning to see if they can get it to shoot to point of aim and do something about the 5" groups at 15 yards... (5" is the best group i got)

    I can only hope they get it right AS IT SHOULD BE for the pile of coin they cost!

    DM
     
  25. bannockburn

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    They sort of remind me of the mini-1911s Llama use to make in .380 and .22 some time back. The price on the new Brownings is right now a bit much for my budget and I think I would also wait to see if they come out with a model that has better sights (sort of like a mini-Gold Cup).
     
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