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Old January 17, 2013, 09:44 PM   #1
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Should I Buy the TISAS 1911?

I'm looking at the TISAS 1911. Great price, but is the gun worth it? I'm only budgeting $500. If not this gun, what would you recommend?
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Old January 17, 2013, 09:48 PM   #2
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No if it was $350 maybe but at $500 there are better budget 1911s like the RIA.
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Old January 17, 2013, 09:53 PM   #3
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It's $400 at Buds Gun Shop right now. It's offline right now for me, but the site has nothing but excellent reviews. I planned on picking one up myself, but I don't have any 1911s to compare it with. So this is a good thread for me to follow and see what people think.
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Old January 17, 2013, 10:00 PM   #4
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They are made in turkey same gun as the IAC/Regent 70 series firing system not bad if you can find them for 350 anything over that they're not worth it. Even at that price I would pass and get a RIA.
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Old January 17, 2013, 10:04 PM   #5
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Reviewed here: http://ezine.m1911.org/showthread.php?t=110

I've handled and even fired one at my local range. Nothing fancy, but struck me as a very solid, bare-bones 1911. It worked. Good fit, no stray machine marks anywhere.

Unless prices have gone up (which they may have), $500 is MSRP or very close thereto. I'd hope to buy it a bit cheaper, but I wouldn't run away from it if you like the gun.

IIRC, some of them have the Series 80 firing pin safety and some don't. But ... I don't remember where I think I read that.
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Old January 17, 2013, 10:11 PM   #6
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Another vote for a RIA. Never had a problem with mine.
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Old January 17, 2013, 10:17 PM   #7
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RIA was getting rave reviews from a real 1911 guy I know. I would have pulled the trigger but I really didn't like the sights on the one in stock. Plus, I went there to get a Sig. Walked out with the Sig Nitron. But in that price range, seems you can't beat RIA.
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Old January 17, 2013, 10:34 PM   #8
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I should clarify. I found the TISAS for $399, also a two tone for like $429-439(?). I'm only budgeting $500 for a gun. If I can get a quality 1911 for cheaper, I'd take it.

I'll look into the RIA too, thanks for the input.
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Old April 16, 2013, 01:35 PM   #9
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Tisas 1911

Folks, I own Colts, Kimbers, used to own Springfields, and I own a Tisas and a RIA the Tisas is hands down a better 1911 then the RIA. The Tisas is on par in ever aspect with a Springfield. Not even gonna say how many rounds I have out of my Tisas cause you would think it was BS any way but I never had any issues of any kind with my Tisas 1911. Hollow points and fmj, IT ATE EVERYTHING. The Turks have been making Firearms for almost 500 years, they know what there doing. They have made a excellent 1911 with a crazy cheap price. I'd rather have a Turkish/European made 1911 built by a race of people that have been doing the trade for 500 years then a Brazilian or Philippino 1911 any day of the week. With all that said, Colt is still number 1 in my book.
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Old April 16, 2013, 01:54 PM   #10
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whew, thats a huge relief off my shoulders!

Them Turks! Building dem guns! Who knew?
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