By: Friedrich Seiltgen

The title alone tells you there’s a whole lot of goodies on this pistol!

Based on John Moses Browning’s classic 1911, the Browning 1911-22 has been downsized a little bit.

Browning engineers wanted a 1911-based pistol that was specifically engineered for the 22LR round, not just a caliber/barrel conversion kit. The engineers at Browning came through with a perfect balance between the original .45ACP version and the 22LR. After much testing, it was determined that 85 percent of the original 1911 was the magic number for the 1911-22.

This pistol is beautiful! The frame is polymer and equipped with a picatinny rail. Browning equipped it with Buckmark stippled, angled, and serrated G-10 grips for positive control. With its other features like an ambidextrous manual safety, skeletonized trigger, and a commander hammer, you’d think you’re getting a custom shop gun!


Action Type: Single

Caliber: 22LR

Magazine capacity: 10 round single stack magazine

Slide: Anodized Black Aluminum

Sights: Combat White Dot Front & Rear; Crimson Trace Railmaster Laser Included

Barrel Length: 4 7/8” with matte black finish, 1/2-28 threads. Thread protector and muzzle brake included.

Overall Length: 8 1/8

Weight: 14 oz

MSRP: $829.99

This Browning 1911-22 is a must for 1911 fans. It’s got all the features of the original with some added features to enhance your shooting experience: a flat mainspring housing as well as the beavertail grip safety to prevent the 1911 hammer bite.

It’s a well-built, accurate pistol that’s great for plinking, or for new shooters to train on! The 1911-22 ships with two magazines and a pistol rug. Get down to your local gun dealer and check one out; you won’t be sorry!

That’s all for now folks! Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s be careful out there.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, First Aid, Active Shooter Response, and Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations in Florida. His writing has appeared in The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at [email protected].

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