Browning Black Label .380 1911

Discussion in 'Handgun' started by wood chucker, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. wood chucker Moderator

    Member Since:
    Dec 19, 2012
    Message Count:
    1,599
    What a gun !!

    This dang thing cycles silky smooth and it runs like a scalded dog. It gobbles hollow points like a kid with free candy except it don't burp. At all. It says thank you sir may I have some more until your wallets empty so watch out for that. The locked breech and realy good for a factory gun trigger makes It easy to shoot fast and accurate at the same time.


    Pictures to follow soon.
  2. spamassassin Well-Known Member

    Member Since:
    Aug 8, 2014
    Message Count:
    1,114
    But can you shoot it with an erection?

    Sorry, shameless Archer plug. If I could get a small 9mm 1911 where I live I'd be on it but they're rare as hens teeth and most aren't on the roster.
  3. wood chucker Moderator

    Member Since:
    Dec 19, 2012
    Message Count:
    1,599
    It might cause one for some people. :D

    If they use a titanium firing pin and put a locking feature in the main spring housing it should pass CA standards.

    Not going to happen but I wish they would make one scaled down 10% instead of 15% and chambered in 9mm
  4. NavyNuke New Member

    Member Since:
    Apr 8, 2017
    Message Count:
    5
    Love my Para PDA as a mini 1911 like gun in 9mm. Glad I bought it before I came back to CA

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  5. jwb47 Active Member

    Member Since:
    May 4, 2014
    Message Count:
    269
    I really like the looks of the browning . I have a sig p-938 I carry alot but the browning really speaks to me.
  6. wood chucker Moderator

    Member Since:
    Dec 19, 2012
    Message Count:
    1,599
    I want some range time with a Sig. They look good in pictures and I hear good things about them.



    I dropped the Black Label off at the smith for some forward cocking serrations to match the ones on the rear. It's a four week turn around.
    Then after that it's getting a low polish blue on the sides of the slide and blast matte blue on top like a 1970's Colt 1911A1

    The frame is getting the same style low polish blue look on the sides of the frame and blast matte blue look on the front and back straps scheme as the slide but in Ceracote because space age plastic polymer don't blue. Ceracotes gun blue looking finish fooled a couple people right before by my very eyes.
    I don't expect the frame and slide to match exactly I'm o.k. with that.

    The guys were like Wutt !?!? are you NUTS !?!? It's a P--p-polymer framed and a .380 !!!
    I told them " take in back and shoot it". They came back "OK I get it now" :cool: then wrote up the work order.

    While I'm waiting for the work to get done I'll be looking around for some tritium or fiber optic sights to my liking and ordering some nice looking checkered walnut grips I found on line.
  7. jwb47 Active Member

    Member Since:
    May 4, 2014
    Message Count:
    269
    I look forward to seeing the browning when its done . I have a beretta 92f , a springfield xd-m 5.25 matxh pistol and a few others but the 1911 style pistol always drags me back in they are a thing of beauty .
  8. wood chucker Moderator

    Member Since:
    Dec 19, 2012
    Message Count:
    1,599
    The slide is milled. The front slots might not look like a match to the rear but they are.
    KIMG0374 - Copy.JPG

    Next is the finish work. Blast the slide top and the frames front and back straps polish the sides of the frame and slide then phosphate the slide and lay some Ceracoat midnight blue on the whole thing. And walnut grips. Cant forget those.
  9. jwb47 Active Member

    Member Since:
    May 4, 2014
    Message Count:
    269
    chucker I swear your gonna cost me money that thing is gonna be sweet . Im not sure if its a sign but I found a box of hornady xtp 380 in my sock drawer . It could be a sign .
    wood chucker likes this.
  10. NavyNuke New Member

    Member Since:
    Apr 8, 2017
    Message Count:
    5
    I run similar sights, so great at the range. Something about a well kept 1911
    [IMG][IMG][IMG]

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
    wood chucker likes this.
  11. wood chucker Moderator

    Member Since:
    Dec 19, 2012
    Message Count:
    1,599
    It is. ;)

    You know Browning also makes these in fancier trim and some with stainless slides right ?

    This is the only pistol I shot that shoots as smooth or smother than a Hk VP70.

Share This Page