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minderasr
01-01-2013, 18:58
I have a friend interested in an entry level 1911. His LGS pointed him towards this one. Any thoughts on the Tisas?

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_1225/products_id/411552921/Handguns/TISAS

TIA

Mayhem like Me
01-01-2013, 19:34
Price ?


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

sawgrass
01-01-2013, 19:47
Price ?


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

I think the link said $399 for cash!

bac1023
01-01-2013, 20:25
I have a couple pistols from Turkey, one being a 1911.

Both have been great.

Mayhem like Me
01-01-2013, 22:07
I think the link said $399 for cash!

That should be a deal for a starter 1911.

GlockWheeler
01-03-2013, 12:21
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.

sawgrass
01-03-2013, 12:51
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.

GlockWheeler
01-03-2013, 13:06
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).

Nakanokalronin
01-03-2013, 18:15
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.

GLOCK17DB9
01-05-2013, 13:50
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:

GlockWheeler
01-18-2013, 13:49
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.

fnfalman
01-18-2013, 15:34
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.

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.

SigFTW
01-18-2013, 16:41
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.

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

GlockWheeler
01-18-2013, 16:58
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.

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.

GlockWheeler
01-18-2013, 17:02
It looks promising, I may have to get one with the stainless slide!

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.

SigFTW
01-18-2013, 17:04
After looking at the TISAS 1911 I looked at the TISAS Sport, that looks sweet. That will be the one I'll get. :supergrin:

GlockWheeler
01-18-2013, 17:07
Is that model on Bud's website now?

GlockWheeler
02-19-2013, 13:40
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).

diode
03-02-2013, 13:57
It looks promising, I may have to get one with the stainless slide!

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.

sawgrass
03-05-2013, 15:05
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.

68DARKHORSE
03-05-2013, 15:54
For $170 more you can get American made. Auto-Ordnance has a very nice fit.
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Auto-Ordnance-1911-WWII-Parkerized-Handgun/1331618.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3DsearchForm%26N%3D0%26fsch%3Dtrue%26Ntk%3DAllProduc ts%26Ntt%3Dauto%2Bordnance%26WTz_l%3DHeader%253BSearch-All%2BProducts&Ntt=auto+ordnance&WTz_l=Header%3BSearch-All+Products

Mayhem like Me
03-05-2013, 16:28
For $170 more you can get American made. Auto-Ordnance has a very nice fit.
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Auto-Ordnance-1911-WWII-Parkerized-Handgun/1331618.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3DsearchForm%26N%3D0%26fsch%3Dtrue%26Ntk%3DAllProduc ts%26Ntt%3Dauto%2Bordnance%26WTz_l%3DHeader%253BSearch-All%2BProducts&Ntt=auto+ordnance&WTz_l=Header%3BSearch-All+Products

Some of the worst fitted 1911s I have ever seen were auto ordinance. I mean bad like worse than century arms and hesse....

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ray9898
03-06-2013, 16:33
I looked at them recently, now out of stock at Buds.

bac1023
03-06-2013, 17:10
Its built by the same company that builds the Regent 1911s. Its much like RIA and Citadel 1911s being built by Armscor.

diode
03-06-2013, 17:24
Just received mine, beautiful internal machined parts, great exterior finish, well worth the price and cannot wait to shoot it. jb

diode
03-06-2013, 17:33
OK question #2, what low profile fiber optic front and rear will fit this model? I notice that the front sight is a trunion mount instead of dovetail, what size does the TISAS need? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks! jb

GlockWheeler
03-07-2013, 10:15
OK question #2, what low profile fiber optic front and rear will fit this model? I notice that the front sight is a trunion mount instead of dovetail, what size does the TISAS need? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks! jb

It appears to be series 70 Colt spec sights. The front is staked, the rear is fixed. I have contacted Tooltech Gunsite and they will enlarge the front sight hole to a larger and stronger diameter for installation of Trijicon night sights. They offer a variety of sight options for the 1911. Amerigun USA offers similar options as well and both companies are close in price to one another.

diode
03-08-2013, 15:10
OK, shot 80 rounds thru it yesterday, both FMJ and Win 230gr JHP. Ate it all with good accuracy *(Well as good as the GI sights will yield) Loading up another 100 of Rainier 230gr JHP for this weekend. I honestly forgot how much fun a 1911 could be! jb

jtrade
03-12-2013, 16:22
I will have one in hand tomorrow as i have been wanting a 1911 for a while now just had higher priority firearms on the list ahead of it. When i got the email and saw the reviews from Buds figured I'd take my chances on a $400 1911 as my first...


Been a while since I've posted here so I will report back once I put a few rounds through it this weekend but diode's report makes me happier about the purchase...

J

ray9898
03-12-2013, 16:26
Still out of stock at Bud's. I knew I should have bought it a month ago when I started looking at them. The moment I saw that email I knew they would move quickly.

jtrade
03-17-2013, 17:16
This 1911 appears to be well made IMO for the price... Here are a couple of pics of the one i received last week...

http://guns.jtrade.us/images/tisas_1911/Tisas_Zig_1911_01.jpg

http://guns.jtrade.us/images/tisas_1911/Tisas_Zig_1911_02.jpg

J