You will find a familiar friend in the 1911-22 Compact pistol. All controls operate just as those in the original John M. Browning-designed Model 1911. The action is the straight blow back design that offers enhanced simplicity and reliability. The frame is machined to exacting tolerances from aluminum and the vertical serrations on the slide provide and improved cocking grip and the convenient manual slide release is easily operated with the shooting or support hand. It has a large manual thumb safety and grip safety. The 10-round steel magazine body is heat treated for long-term feeding reliability, long life and the magazine release is positioned adjacent to the trigger guard for convenient operation.