Compact length, high strength/light weight alloy frame, composite grips, matte black slide, stainless steel barrel block. The Browning 1911-22 isn't a full size 1911 with a barrel conversion kit. It's built to 85% of the scale of John M. Browning's original 1911 pistol in 45 ACP. Designed with a sense of duty and precision, and copiously tested to ensure accuracy, function, and the feel you should expect from a pistol bearing the Browning name. The 1911-22 A1 compact model is designed faithfully to look and feel like the original government model 1911-A1, in a compact package.