Browning Black Label 1911-380 Compacts
Browning has expanded their Black Label 1911-380 line this year. The Black Label 1911-380 launched in 2015, and we were there on the range to test these mini-1911’s. During our limited exposure we found the Black Label 1911-380 was a very nice pistol that performed flawlessly on the range. The familiar 1911 controls were easily manipulated, and the pistol felt good in the hands despite its smaller stature. The Black Label 1911-380 trigger is smooth and crisp, with just a slight delay in reset
The standard Black Label and Black Label Pro pistols (with G10 handles and enhanced sights) will now come in a Compact version. The new Compact barrel will measure 3.625 inches, as opposed to the full size 4.25 inches. By reducing barrel length Browning has provided a more user-friendly concealed carry pistol in my opinion. The original full size 1911-380’s were nice, but just seemed a bit too long for CCW purposes. With a “composite” frame, supported by a 7075 aluminum sub-frame, the Black Label 1911-380 is very lightweight while still managing the .380 ACP.