My first 1911A1, a TISAS?


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Panzercat
February 21, 2012, 10:59 PM
Everybody needs a 1911, or so I hear. They are handsome pieces admittedly and anything is a step up from my butchered hi-point 9mm. I've stumbled across a 5" 70 series TISAS (R100) .45acp, and the limited information I can dig up from the search function seems to indicate they're fairly well built.

$380 seems to be the going price, and hey, it's not a Taurus. How about it? is this a go-nogo?

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Hondo 60
February 22, 2012, 12:18 AM
Woo-hoo first to vote.

I've never heard of Tisas.
So my vote goes to Metro Arms American Classic II.

There are several 1911 threads going.
Rather than repost over & over, here's a link to my full answer.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=644982

Panzercat
February 22, 2012, 12:34 AM
Looks like this with black grips. Also goes by the name Regent.

http://www.compactfirearms.com/image/cache/data/product/191a1sm-500x500.jpg

gc70
February 22, 2012, 12:41 AM
The gun you are considering is a Regent R100 by TISAS (Trabzon Gun Industry Corp.) in Turkey. The gun was formerly imported by IAC (Interstate Arms Corp.) and had no firing pin safety (inaccurately referred to as a "70 Series"), but the guns currently imported by Umarex have a firing pin safety.

The American Rifleman and Gunblast have reviews of the R100, as do several other sites.

Panzercat
February 22, 2012, 12:48 AM
Yeah, that looks like its it. Gunblast likes every gun they fire, but they have good right-ups. Thanks for the informtion. Was hard to find info on it under the other names.

wrench
February 22, 2012, 12:53 AM
A co-worker of mine bought a Regent a few months ago, he really likes it.

el Godfather
February 22, 2012, 01:35 PM
What is it?

PT92
February 22, 2012, 01:43 PM
Got one last year and there's been no looking-back! I purchased mine OTD for $359 before they shot-up in price (no pun intended). Here's a review:

http://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/IAC-Regent-Model-R100/

http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt163/markewall/1911a1.jpg
-Cheers

Panzercat
February 26, 2012, 12:13 AM
Well, lacking a clear majority, i went with the professional reviews and even the gun store owner who had nothing but praises for it-- a person specifically vested in selling me something more expensive. $379+tax ain't a bad deal.

Looks hawt. Balance and weight are wonderful, so much better than my hipoint c9 (but that's a duh, right?). Haven't taken it to the range yet, but I'll let you know how it turns out. :)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii110/ozzallos/IRL%20Pics/1911a2.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii110/ozzallos/IRL%20Pics/1911a1.jpg

HDCamel
February 26, 2012, 12:25 AM
I feel like they're a cut above RIAs in terms of fit and finish and just as reliable. You really can't beat 'em for the price.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn172/HDcamel/SDC10100.jpg

That being said, I wish my first 1911 was a Colt, but that's because I'm a bit of a traditionalist...

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