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Old February 29, 2020, 07:38   #1
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Tisas 1911A1

I impulse bought this 1911 from Atlantic firearms for $299+30 shipping. So with transfer $340 out the door. It really doesn't look half bad.

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Old February 29, 2020, 08:15   #2
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Very cool! This is the same manufacturer that makes the Hi Power clone yes? Let us know how it shoots please.
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Old February 29, 2020, 11:52   #3
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That looks pretty sweet. Series 70 or Series 80?
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Old February 29, 2020, 13:14   #4
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Same here,,post up how it shoots,,,can it feed HP's,,what brands etc.
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Old March 02, 2020, 08:49   #5
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I impulse bought this 1911 from Atlantic firearms for $299+30 shipping. So with transfer $340 out the door. It really doesn't look half bad.

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I think it looks great and wish I had one.
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Old March 21, 2020, 10:45   #6
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Great Pistol

Had mine about 3 weeks, put about 200 rounds through it. At 7yds put 7 rounds into a 1.5" group offhand with my middle aged eyes. The pistol is very well made, and has received good reviews on YouTube.

Here's a link to the 1911 forum about this with a couple of my responses:
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Old March 22, 2020, 09:51   #7
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I want one. Just to have something I don't have to baby and may run great out of the box. Simplify man!
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Old March 22, 2020, 11:32   #8
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Tisas make several types of handguns now. Most look fairly decent and at a low price point. Seem a few ads recently on Classic and I think CDNN too.
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Old March 29, 2020, 12:04   #9
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I just picked one up a couple weeks ago too. Ordered it from Classic just before the virus panic hit.

Mine is roll stamped "1911A1 SERVICE" not "US ARMY". It is very tight and well made especially for the price. I paid $350 + $25 ship and $25 transfer, so about $400 total. At $340 out the door you got a deal Starbuck!

My FFL who received it said it was tighter and better machined than the last few Colts he received!

Loaded up 65 rounds of 230 gr RN over 4.8 gr 700X. My son and I took it out back and shot it without a hitch and no sight adjustment needed. At 10 yards I was shooting out the center of the bull. Didn't even strip, clean or lube it. Right out of the box... it's a keeper.

I've been a 9mm (Browning Hi Power) fan since I started shooting almost 40 years ago but I'm really liking .45 ACP! Especially liking the 1911. This is only my second .45 cal gun, I had an EAA Witness back in the late '90s but grip on that gun is fat and was uncomfortable. I like the narrow 1911 grip much better.

BTW; I see Classic just raised the price $30. They were $349.95 now $379.95.
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Old March 30, 2020, 04:36   #10
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I've heard that some Tisas 1911s aren't properly tempered, so the metal may be soft, but YMMV.
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Old April 18, 2020, 17:17   #11
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I agree with the comment about lack of proper tempering of the metal.

I had one that more or less started to self destruct... just my opinion, say no to anything from Tisas...
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Old April 19, 2020, 04:21   #12
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I agree with the comment about lack of proper tempering of the metal.

I had one that more or less started to self destruct... just my opinion, say no to anything from Tisas...
Please describe what happened to yours.
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Old April 20, 2020, 20:16   #13
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That looks pretty sweet. Series 70 or Series 80?
If Tisas copied the 1911A1 exactly, it's neither a Series 70 or Series 80. It's just a 1911A1, which was several years before the Series 70.
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I agree with the comment about lack of proper tempering of the metal.

I had one that more or less started to self destruct... just my opinion, say no to anything from Tisas...
Self destruct ?
I thought you posted yours needed a new extractor and the feed ramp polished...I seem to remember your biggest issue was with customer service and shipping it back twice,,no ?

Personally,,I wouldent have shipped it anywhere for such issues.
But thats just me,,,,I dont think Ive ever bought a pistol that I didnt polish the feed ramp on and I cant recall how many 1911 extractors Ive tweaked or replaced.

I guess if you arent prepared to do anything or tinker with it, you better buy a wilson or kimber instead....
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I guess if you arent prepared to do anything or tinker with it, you better buy a wilson or kimber instead....
Did you mean to type SIG? Most Kimberly are tight out of the box and need a few hundred rounds down bore to mesh the upper and lower slide rails and ensure it doesn't bind. In a way this is a good thing for those who want a tight gun and willing to break it in. For those who load them with gaping hollow points out if the box and holster for an EDC it's potentially a bad thing. Wilson's are hard to compare to a price point pistol as you can buy eight to twelve of the Tisas or two to four SIGs for cost of one Wilson.
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Old April 21, 2020, 09:37   #16
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Did you mean to type SIG? Most Kimberly are tight out of the box and need a few hundred rounds down bore to mesh the upper and lower slide rails and ensure it doesn't bind. In a way this is a good thing for those who want a tight gun and willing to break it in. For those who load them with gaping hollow points out if the box and holster for an EDC it's potentially a bad thing. Wilson's are hard to compare to a price point pistol as you can buy eight to twelve of the Tisas or two to four SIGs for cost of one Wilson.
You mean kimbers arent perfect and wont fire just anything right out of the box....

FOR ALL THAT $$$$$$$.....OH THE HORROR !!!....
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Old May 18, 2020, 17:17   #17
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parallaxbill and yovinny,

lots of metal fatigue is the best way I can describe it.

The extractor rounding, the notch for the slide stop tearing, the peening on the captive recoil spring retainer....

At least in the case of the pistol I had, it appeared the metal was not correctly heat treated. I have other 1911 pistols, they have more rounds through them and they do not show anything like the wear the Zenith/Tisas I has was showing.

If the main parts of the pistol were ok, meaning heat treated correctly and not excessively wearing, tearing, or peening, I would have kept it, but based upon what I saw it simply was unsafe and not worth using even as a 1911 kits.

I have since replaced the Zenith/Tisa with an IWI 941 FS45 and am very happy with it. I still really like 1911s and plan to buy another mid size model at some point, just not anything made by Tisas.

Other people may have great luck with Tisas, my experience has shown me to stay away from thier products.

Just my opinion, others may have different experiences.

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