Gun Report

Browning 1911-22A1 No. 051802490 22 LR

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The downsized Browning is an interesting concept with substantial execution problems. The fixed sights are very difficult to read, and the trigger is way too heavy, in our opinion. But our testers liked the compact feel of the A1, and they might buy it as a plinker despite these issues.

Browning 1911-22A1 No. 051802490 22 LR

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Home Defense
Concealed Carry
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Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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Our shooters liked the handy size of the Browning, but the 8.2-pound trigger pull yanked the little gun pretty hard.
The scaled-down 1911-22A1 is virtually an exact replica of the original 1911, just smaller. It is 85% the size of the original 1911 John M. Browning design.
Our pistol came with a free limited-edition commemorative canvas-and-leather zippered pistol case (a $50 retail value).

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