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By wood chucker
#14878 Browning 1911 .380 Black Label

Hoe-lee-crap !

I picked up the pint sized version of old slab sides. It cycles like butter and it runs like a top. It was obviously made for hollow points because it sucks them and spits them out like nobody's business. The locked breech and really good for a factory gun trigger makes It easy to shoot fast and accurate at the same time.

It's a keeper.
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By mbogo
#14880 Congratulations!

I had a Beretta 84FS for a brief time. It ran like a top, but it was almost as large as a 9mm, so i sold it.

mbogo
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By 1911SHOOTER
#14881
wood chucker wrote:Browning 1911 .380 Black Label

Hoe-lee-crap !

I picked up the pint sized version of old slab sides. It cycles like butter and it runs like a top. It was obviously made for hollow points because it sucks them and spits them out like nobody's business. The locked breech and really good for a factory gun trigger makes It easy to shoot fast and accurate at the same time.

It's a keeper.


Hey Wood Chucker,
About the time the Browning came out, ARMSOR came out with the 1911 "baby Rock" .380. I opted
for the Baby Rock, and like yours, it eats anything I put in it. About the same size as the Browning.
Like somebody took a 1911 and reduced it but left all the same parts.
Blackie
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By ralloway
#14882 Are both the Browning and the Baby Rock true locked breech pistols?

I have several 380s that are blowback and have always wondered what a 380 locked breech would feel like in comparison.
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By wood chucker
#14884 I had blow backs before and still have one, This locked breech business is where its at. Its noticeably smoother cycling and less jumpy. It'd be fun to do a side by side with a commander a Baby Rock a Sig and a Colt Mustang.
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By wood chucker
#14888 We're gonna put some lipstick on the pig. I dropped the Black Label off at the smith for some cocking serrations on the forward end of the slide 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 and scheme as the slide but in Ceracote because space age plastic polymer don't blue. These gun blue looking finishes Ceracote has now fooled a couple people right before by eyes so if the frame and slide don't 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 with a smile and OK I get it now 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.

One of the guys ordered himself a Baby Rock last week. We plan to go shoot them together.

I can't wait.
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By ralloway
#14889 Video or it didn't happen!

j/k

But if you can post some video of these puppies, perhaps even compared to some blowback 380s, that'd be totally awesome! < / end 80s chatter >

Even without video, I think I now have to add the Baby Rock to my short list of "as soon as I have the money" gun purchases!
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By wood chucker
#14915 Image
Got it back from getting the front slots milled. They might not look like a match to the rear but they are. Next step 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.
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By APRock
#14929 When you find some night sights for this gun please post what you got and where. Only thing that kept me from whipping out the debit card when the local got a couple of these, was the lack of replacements for the plastic sights. Couldn't find any anywhere online. Not even on Browning even though they make (or made) a model with metal night sights.