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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February 21, 2012, 11:18 PM
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.
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.
February 21, 2012, 11:48 PM
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.
February 21, 2012, 11:53 PM
A co-worker of mine bought a Regent a few months ago, he really likes it.
February 22, 2012, 12:35 PM
What is it?
February 22, 2012, 12:43 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:
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. :)