Shooting my Tisas 1911 review

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Dearhunter, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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    Spent about an hour at the shooting range this evening shooting my new Tisas 1911. Here are my comments.

    Gun is well built with no sloppy fits. Trigger is excellent, crisp no slack and about a 4 pound pull. All safeties work fine. Shooting this gun was fun with not one FTF. I shot 100 rounds of three different brands of ammo. Factory sights were dead on target at 30 ft. After warming up getting use to the gun, I fired 5, then 5 more and had a group within three inches at 30 ft.

    The recoil spring is very heavy. Takes more effort to pull slide to the rear, but it works well. The slide release takes a lot of downward pressure to release the slide forward, but worksl. Also takes little more effort to slap in the mag. ( I am use to my Colt Gold cup).

    Over all, I like it and well worth the $399 I paid for it at Buds. Would I recommend this to others to buy, yep. I see no problem so far to make me say otherwise.

    Everyone at the range wanted to hold it because of the grips I put on it.
    I let others shoot it and everyone liked how it shoots. Photo below.
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    Last edited: Apr 1, 2013
  2. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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    Thanks for the review. Sounds like a winner to me.
     

  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    very nice review Deerhunter. thanks for the heads up on this pistol. sounds like a winner to me and at $399, a definate bargain as well.:D
     
  4. qwiksdraw

    qwiksdraw New Member

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    A guy next to me at the shooting range yesterday was shooting his for the first time. He was nice enough to let me check it out and shoot a magazine full through it (I did use my ammo and magazine). It is a very nice gun, the fit and finish looked good to me, nothing at all to complain about.

    If you can't aim well with mil-spec sights then you might replace the rear sight with one that's easier to use. My eyes ain't as young as they used to be.

    I thought the guy got a lot of gun for the money and it was fun to share in his enjoyment of the gun.
     
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  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    thanks Quikdraw. sounds like the Tisas might be a new player in the 1911 market. so far from what i have read here and from other sources, this might be a 1911 at a good value for either womeone wanting to get their first one or even a good candidate for a custom build.

    i do have a question though and would like some feedback from those that own them. are they Mil-Spec in regards to their parts? would regular 1911 part work only requiring the normal possible minor fitting like any other 1911? just curious.
     
  6. steadyshot

    steadyshot New Member

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    Interesting, sounds like a nice gun at a great price.
     
  7. limbkiller

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  9. rangerXLT91_05

    rangerXLT91_05 New Member

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    I have been seriously considering one of these and all reviews I have found had nothing but good things to say, and I'm glad to see a post from a fellow member about it. The green springfield 1911 caught my eye at first, but this one is so much more affordable, also really like those grips you have haha
     
  10. JayCody

    JayCody New Member

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    Anyone know who Imports these?
     
  11. kershon

    kershon New Member

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    Love those grips. I have a Tisas 1911 A-2 rail gun on layaway. I hope I am as happy with mine as you are with yours.
     
  12. bamashooter1

    bamashooter1 New Member

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    The U.S. importer is Matt Sarac / mattsarac@gmail.com.
     
  13. bamashooter1

    bamashooter1 New Member

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    Another nice Tisas. I purchased mine this summer and am very, very pleased I did. Only thing I've done to it is replace the recoil spring w/ a Wolff 16 lb. spring and the grips with a set of Ergo Warrior black rubber, square bottom grips. Great 1911. Regarding the Ergo grips, I also have a set on a Rock Island. They're cheap (20.00), soft and shock absorbing, grippy.
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  14. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have been a little hesitant because I have read they are made in Turkey and dont know if any of the money from the sale of these pistols would be funding any terrorist groups. And a $400 1911 concerned me at first as far as quality but I have read far more positive than negative reviews. I think I am going to get the Springfield Range Officer Carry next and see if anything more shakes out on this Tisas group. These posts have been very informative though.
     
  15. stretchb1953

    stretchb1953 New Member

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    just finished the range with new Tisas. very happy with this 1911A1. found the trigger on mine sort of like a 2 stage military pull, a lot of take-up travel, then about a 6 to 7 pound pull. the magazine that came with the pistol worked fine as did the Wilson combat. didn't like an ACT mag i tried. wouldn't strip the first round. i too, found the slide stop hard to operate, but it does work fine. put 100 rounds of 230 grain ball through it with no failures.
     
  16. stretchb1953

    stretchb1953 New Member

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    Deerhunter, is your mag release also very hard to work? takes quite a bit of pressure on mine to get the mag to release
     
  17. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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    I did not note any extra effort on the mag release on mine.

    If yours is a little stiff, maybe a little light polishing on the release catch may help.
    But try different mags first.