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Old December 28, 2013, 07:24 AM   #1
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I got another 1911...for free?

I was browsing the local gun trader and found this ad "1911 for iPhone". I'm like "okay, I'll bite". I rummage through my desk drawer and find an old iPhone 4 that's been retired. I used it and then passed it down to my wife who used it also so I feel I have gotten my moneys worth out of it. I contact the seller and he's game so we meet up and make the swap. Now I know it's not top shelf 1911 but I think I'd rather have another budget gun than a cellphone I'm not interested in keeping. Anyway, it's a Regent Arms R100, mil-spec-ish.
Here's a picture of it...it is the one on the bottom. The one on the top is my Metro Arms American Classic II. Another 1911 is a good thing! Oh and I took it to the range and it ran like a sewing machine. Zero failures.

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Old December 28, 2013, 07:29 AM   #2
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That's a smoking deal. I would imagine that the iPhone in well used condition is worth next to nothing. It didn't burn you when you picked it up did it?
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Old December 28, 2013, 08:42 AM   #3
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I hope you ran that gun thru FDLE's web site for stolen guns that's to good of a deal to not scare me. If it's not stolen best deal ever enjoy it!!
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Old December 28, 2013, 08:54 AM   #4
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A Deal for sure.
I thought I was doing well when I got $100 phone co. credit when turning in my old iPhone.
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Old December 28, 2013, 09:36 AM   #5
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Hey Grizz...FDLE says it's clear!
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Old December 28, 2013, 10:02 AM   #6
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Cool enjoy your new gun sir!!!
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Old December 28, 2013, 10:04 AM   #7
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Worse case, it's a barter for another gun...
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Old December 28, 2013, 11:32 AM   #8
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Looks like a great frame to add to a carbine conversion upper. Make a fun long gun out of it!
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Old December 28, 2013, 04:40 PM   #9
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Interesting idea!
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Old December 28, 2013, 05:31 PM   #10
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Umarex USA distributes that 1911 and is manufactured by Trabzon Gun Industry Corp (aka Tisas) located in Turkey.

Here is some information on Tisas:
http://www.trabzonsilah.com/eng/index.php
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Old December 28, 2013, 06:05 PM   #11
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What's the rep of these 1911s made in Turkey?
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Old December 29, 2013, 12:43 AM   #12
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What's the rep of these 1911s made in Turkey?
Everything I've read on the Tisas guns seem to put them on par with Rock Island.
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Old December 29, 2013, 01:11 AM   #13
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That seems like such a great deal, I guess that guy really needed a new phone. I wouldn't feel bad about messing around with aftermarket stuff with a basically free gun like that, but there's nothing wrong with keeping it as it is either. Maybe you'll end up really liking it.
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Old December 29, 2013, 04:25 AM   #14
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Regent are very good values, better than rock island.

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Old December 29, 2013, 08:20 AM   #15
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Yes he was in dire straits because that was his work phone.
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Old December 29, 2013, 11:25 AM   #16
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I'd much rather have a dumb 1911 than a smart phone, any day ! .

Congrats ! .


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Old December 29, 2013, 04:46 PM   #17
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That was my thinking Petah! 1911 in the gun safe? or a iPhone in a desk drawer...no brainer.
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Old December 29, 2013, 05:32 PM   #18
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Great Deal

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Regent are very good values, better than rock island.
I'd really like to see you explain this one since my experiences working with them have been opposite.
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Old December 29, 2013, 07:33 PM   #19
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Everybody has their favorites...
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Old December 29, 2013, 10:23 PM   #20
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If it ring be careful how you answer it lol sounds like a good deal
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Old December 29, 2013, 10:35 PM   #21
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FDLE has a good database, what other states do this? Public access to this information is a great concept.
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Old December 30, 2013, 04:56 AM   #22
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I confess I didn't even know about the FDLE site for stolen guns...they need to make that better known!
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Old December 30, 2013, 09:37 AM   #23
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dos0711, I would say you got a heck of good deal.

Kind of a reverse buy back program, you trade something of little value for a gun.
I would like to see this become a national trend.

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Old December 30, 2013, 03:35 PM   #24
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FDLE has a good database, what other states do this? Public access to this information is a great concept.
Of course, if you know someone in law enforcement, they can likely check NCIC to see if it's stolen.
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You have to be careful with the idea of asking a buddy in LE to run the gun, because I know if I ran something in AFIS for somebody and it came back stolen I would be on the hook for explaining why I wasn't then booking in that weapon.
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