The steel WWI/WWII legend made in Turkey...

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  1. Nestor

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    This is the steel WWI/WWII legend made in Turkey by Tisas for less than the law enforcement agency can bulk purchase the injection-molded Glock pistol at aggressively discounted price. It's not exactly a GI set-up, but pretty damn close. Series 70. All parts except for the grips screws and grip bushings are interchangeable with Colt. Cast frame, extruded steel slide and cold hammer forged barrel. MIM parts of course. Can be found for under $350.

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    Tested a few years back.
     

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    They had a SS version as well. I was always tempted.
     
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    I am tempted to get one just to do a sand and mud test.
     
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    I have one on order. Not really sure if that was a good idea, but nearly nobody offers such configuration any longer. I may grab Springfield GI if I can find one decently priced and in good condition. Till then this one must do.
     
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    Good stuff coming from Turkey these days...
     
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    My sarcasm meter is busted, are you being serious?
     
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    Yes
     
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    I would not have guessed that.
     
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    I’ve had no issues with the Turkish handguns I’ve owned and/or shot.
     
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    Seriously not trying to be an ass, just didn’t seem like something you would be into. What would be your favorite Turkish design?
     
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    I’m not into them, but I’ve owned a couple. They don’t really design anything. They mainly just offer clones.
     
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    I always liked the Armalite AR-24 pistol. I think that was made in Turkey and looked decent.
     
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    I took a leap of faith initially, but all I've been reading so far about this pistol is pretty much positive. If it works and I'll like it... I may even keep it. Turks are making the firearms since 16th Century. While far from great it may be just good enough. Machining suppose to be excellent, fitting decent and accuracy outstanding for the price. These are also usually trouble free. Time will tell...
     
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    Nestor, I remember as a kid growing up in the 60's, when Japanese products started rolling into the country, and the quality, or should I say their lack thereof quickly became apparent, contributing heavily to such items like children's toys being unaffectionately described as "Japcrap" because the materials used and their construction methods to produce those toys were both of poor quality - and they just fell apart easily from simple use (MOMMY!!!! My new toy aweddy bwoke, WAAAAAAAAA!!!!!). Now look at where Japanes products are rated today. Nearly the same thing happened when the South Korean company Hyundai first entered the automotive field, yet look at where they are today, producing and successfully selling millions upon millions of popular, affordable, and reliable automobiles.

    In similar fashion, firearms produced in Turkey that were first introduced here in the 'States, particularly shotguns, were considered and proven to be of poor quality, yet as time went by they too began tightening up on their quality control and choice of materials, and those changes for the better can be seen in today's offerings from Turkey.

    If noone like yourself ever "took a chance" on a newer product from a once shunned manufacturer of anything, noone would ever find out for themselves whether or not they were missing out on a less expensive but completely viable alternative that could provide the same things as a more well known and higher priced option, though when pertaining to firearms, perhaps with less attention paid to polishing or there being some machine marks visible on areas that could only be seen during field stripping/inspection...meh...

    Thanks for deciding to give one a try, and I'm looking forward to hearing your hands-on evaluation after sending some down the pipe :D
     
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    I've always had the impression that the Turkish shot guns were top notch! I have a canik shark(CZ 75 cloneish) and it's runs great! Haven't heard anything bad about the the Turkish HP made by the same company here....sounds like a good beater for yard work
     
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    My Winchester SXP is Turkish made and the quality is top notch.
     
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    I had a Tisas 1911 at one point. I didn't shoot it a lot before I traded/sold it off to buy something else, but it worked just fine. It was as accurate for me as I am with anything else.

    The fact that I sold it had nothing to do with the gun. I'm always on the look for the "next one."
     
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    I really want one of the Tisas Hi-Power clones.

    OP, that 1911 looks nice.
     
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    Nestor;

    That looks like a nice 1911 option at an attractive price point.

    Thanks for posting.

    Sean
     
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