Browning Black Label 1911-380

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Browning 1911-380 left side

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Summary: The description, specs, photos, pricing and ratings for the Browning Black Label 1911-380 pistol.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Browning Black Label 1911-380 is a 1911-style semiauto pistol built on a black composite frame and chambered in .380 ACP. The frame is 85% the size of a full-size, 1911-style frame (see the superimposed photo below).

Other features include:

  • A typical 1911-style locked-breech action with a single-action trigger;
  • a machined-steel slide with angled rear grip serrations and a matte black finish;
  • a 4.25″ barrel with a recessed crown;
  • an ambidextrous manual thumb safety;

    The Black Label 1911-380 from the left.

    The Black Label 1911-380 from the left.

  • a beavertail-style grip safety;
  • an extended slide lock;
  • a lightweight hammer and trigger;
  • low-profile, combat-style, black no-dot sights (the rear is drift-adjustable);
  • a flat mainspring housing;
  • black composite grip panels; and
  • two eight-round magazines.

Browning says this pistol will be available in January 2015.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Width Height Weight
.380 ACP 8+1 4.25″ 7.5″ n/a n/a 17.5 oz.


MSRP: $670

Shop for this item at Brownells, Patriot Outfitters, SWVA Arms or Blue Ridge Firearms.

This image shows the Black Label 1911-380 superimposed over a full-size 1911.

This image shows the Black Label 1911-380 superimposed over a full-size 1911.

2 thoughts on “Browning Black Label 1911-380

  1. John C. Whitcher

    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    Sir…
    I only use .22lr and .380 ACP. I have waiting and asking why some manufacture have not made a .380 1911 and finally it has happened. I am very HAPPY!!!
    John C. Whitcher
    P.S. How can I be on a list to procure one as soon as they hit the distributors?

  2. Tom C.

    04/12/16 I just found out about this pistol recently. I went to Browning website and they say it is
    discontinued. I thought this was just introduced? Also, I think they were making this with in a sub-compact version, with 3.625″ barrel length.

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