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Tisas Classic 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by minderasr, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. minderasr

    minderasr NRA Life Member

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  2. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    Price ?


    Been a few fom turkey. Not the best nor the worst.
     

  3. sawgrass

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    I think the link said $399 for cash!
     
  4. bac1023

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    I have a couple pistols from Turkey, one being a 1911.

    Both have been great.
     
  5. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    That should be a deal for a starter 1911.
     
  6. GlockWheeler

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    I'm hoping it is a decent 1911, as I ordered one of these from Bud's Guns last night, I have not owned a 1911 for several years and even though it will not be a carry gun, I hope it serves well as a range gun. The price is certainly decent.
     
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  7. sawgrass

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    Let us know what you think when you get it.
    If I wasn't broke right now, I'd order one to check it out.
     
  8. GlockWheeler

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    I will post photos of mine when I get it. I have owned a couple Colt and Kimber 1911's in the past and know better than expecting too much from a pistol at half cost in comparison (1911 that is).
     
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  9. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    Is it just a re-badged Regent? Cost is the same so I'm wondering. My Regent has been reliable, but the slide to frame fit became a rattle can in only a few hundred rounds. I peened it tight again, but haven't shot it much since.
     
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    I bought one for myself for Christmas and love it. I have only shot 100 rounds so far but fit and finish are great. Hope I can say the same after 100 rounds.:supergrin:
     
  11. GlockWheeler

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    Well, I received my Tisas 1911 from Bud's last week and I can honestly say that overall, I am impressed with this 1911, out of the box. The gun is tight, no rattle whatsoever and has a rather good finish for the money. I will try to get photos up this weekend and am planning to make time to get to the range and fire it. My co-worker, who is an FFL holder (long time Colt 1911 fan and owner) was laughing at me for ordering one of these pistols. After opening the box and handling it, he wasn't laughing and the funny thing is that he ordered one for himself that afternoon. He also received a new Kimber TLE? for another co-worker and the Tisas, at least out of the box is as tight as the Kimber. I don't know how the Tisas is going to do long term, but for $400, I'm impressed.
     
  12. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I've seen the Regent and even handled it. I thought that it was a good gun for the price. I also own a Turkish clone of the Beretta Cougar .45ACP. It was well made, not as slick as the real Beretta Cougar with the Beretta's preternatural smoothness of the action, but then it was pretty damn cheap too. Shot well enough.

    Turkish and Filipino guns are quite reasonably priced for what you get. Not everybody wants to conk out a thousand bucks or more for a gun.
     
  13. SigFTW

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    It looks promising, I may have to get one with the stainless slide!
     
  14. GlockWheeler

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    Very true, I believe my FFL wielding co-worker said the Kimber TLE was right at $1100. Very nice 1911 and had many more bells and whistles, but for my purposes, way more than I am willng to spend at this time. The MecGar magazines I ordered with it seem to be very good quality as well. These are the first 1911 mags I have ordered from them and they seem to be very good quality as well. Not bad at all for under $17 each.
     
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  15. GlockWheeler

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    I almost chose the stainless slide model, but to be honest, I like 1911 pistols in one of three ways, all stainless, all black or stainless frame with black slide. I am the same way with Beretta 92's and Sig P-series pistols.
     
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    After looking at the TISAS 1911 I looked at the TISAS Sport, that looks sweet. That will be the one I'll get. :supergrin:
     
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    Is that model on Bud's website now?
     
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    Okay, I finally had some time to go to the range this weekend and actually fire the Tisas 1911. I was unable to take photos and it was simply an informal shoot. I fired a total of 150 rounds of CCI Blazer 230 grain TMJ and Winchester white box 230 grain FMJ. All rounds fired and cycled reliably, but did notice that a couple of the Blazer rounds chambered a bit sluggishly (I suspect it may have been due to the aluminum casings and the fact that the feed ramp on the frame is not polished, just parkerized).

    I also fired 24 rounds each, through three Meg Gar 8-rd magazines, Federal 230 grain HST+P, Federal 230 grain Hydra Shok and Winchester Ranger 230 grain RA45T (I would have liked to fire more premium ammo, but availability these days is what it is). All of the nickel cased ammunition fed smoothly through the pistol without a single hiccup. All in all, this pistol was dead on right out of the box and fired 100% reliably. The only drawback, was the tiny GI style front and rear sights.

    At this point, initially, I am impressed with this $400 1911. I will be sending it to Tooltech Gunsite for installation of Trijicon night sights within the next few weeks and will be purchasing additional magazines as well. The only modifications I am considering at this point is the installation of a beavertail grip safety (experienced a little hammer bite) and a commander style hammer. This 1911 really does shoot nearly as accurately as both of my previous Kimber Classic and Colt Gold Cup 1911's did (heresy I know, but it is what it is).
     
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    OK, it has been many years since I owned a 1911, (1991)traded for my first Glock and $ and have not looked back until I stumbled on this posting. Placed an order on Buds about an hour ago, I love my G30SF so this will make a nice companion for the money.
     
  20. sawgrass

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    I had an email that said Bud's had sold over 1900 of them and no complaints. I would like to see and shoot one just to see how it is.
     
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