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Old September 28, 2012, 09:38 PM   #1
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browning 1911 22lr

Has anybody got the new browning 1911 22lr? It's supposed to be about 7/8 scale. Any comparison to the gsg/sig or the colt/umarex? I'm thinking about picking one up, I've never gone wrong with a browning before but thought I'd check anyways. Hows it shoot? group sizes? malfs or jams? overall fit finish?
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Old September 28, 2012, 09:53 PM   #2
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Browning does not make this gun. In fact they do not make any guns....

The company that makes the buckmark also makes this gun. There are better 22LR in 1911 IMHO.

If you really want to shoot 22LR out of a 1911 get a conversion kit and put it on your 1911 of choice. IMHO
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Old September 28, 2012, 10:23 PM   #3
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The Browning gun is made of aluminum, which is a much more durable metal than the Zamak (die cast zinc) of the full size 1911-style .22s. As you stated, the Browning gun is smaller than the 1911 copies.
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Old September 28, 2012, 10:47 PM   #4
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No go, I just had a thread about this a month or two ago. I went with a brand new 1911 and bought an kimber 22 kit w/3 magazines. Didn't want to pay $500+ for only a 22lr gun that the parts can't be changed with a full size 1911.
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Old September 29, 2012, 11:55 PM   #5
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Browning does not make this gun. In fact they do not make any guns....

The company that makes the buckmark also makes this gun. There are better 22LR in 1911 IMHO.
who makes the buckmark for browning?
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Old September 30, 2012, 12:07 AM   #6
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Old September 30, 2012, 12:10 AM   #7
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OK so US made by a no name company? shucks.
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Old September 30, 2012, 01:48 AM   #8
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Look at the RIA xt22. I don't have one but I am very interested. It is a 1911 style 22lr that is made of solid steel. They shave the top of the slide off (think beretta 92) to lower the weight of the slide
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Old September 30, 2012, 08:23 AM   #9
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Plus one on WVsig's comments. If you've got a 1911 already, why not add a .22 lr slide and barrel assembly to it. That way you've got the same trigger and grip that you'd normally employ with the center fire caliber.

I've done that with my .45's and had good luck with the following: Ciener (good but with fixed sights in my example); Marvel (superb accuracy but a bit on the expensive side); Advantage Arms (same comments as the Marvel, but this one does lock back after the last magazine round has been fired...could be a training issue); and Colt's sliding chamber unit (average accuracy and tough to keep clean enuf to ensure reliability). All but the Colt would fit all of the following: Ruger SR1911, Remington Rand 1911a1, Colt Series 70's (4), and Colt Combat Commander (2). All of the preceding were .45 ACP's.

Hope this helps, Rod
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Old September 30, 2012, 09:57 AM   #10
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I look at the Browning .22LR scaled down 1911 as something of a novelty. I had always wanted the Llama IIIa in .22LR as that is a also a scaled down 1911. I ended up finding one in .380, so bought that instead, but would have preferred a .22 version.

From all reports the Browning is a solid plinker, and a fun gun to shoot. I do think it is a bit high priced, but hey, it shoots .22 so the money saved in ammo helps. Hey, we can justify anything, right?
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Old September 30, 2012, 10:20 AM   #11
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The one I looked at had a terrible trigger, and I wonder if they would be tune-able.
They are one of the neatest looking pistols I have ever seen, but I'll stick with my Mark II and Kadet.
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