Personally, I prefer Carling Black Label to the Browning Black Label 1911 in .380. Well I did before TTAG reader and Texas Firearms Festival armed self-defense simulator guy Louis Bonham started my beerducation. Now it’s a wash. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with a .380 … that a .45-caliber 1911 doesn’t fix. Sure, the BL is smaller and lighter than its big brother. But it’s still not a pocket pistol. And we all know that .45’s are capable of stopping anything short of SEAL Team 6. Providing there are no more than six of them.