Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jmars, Aug 26, 2022.
Colt are the masters of using any part they had left over. Question.. what barrel did they use?
I bought a Remington R1S (stainless) Enhanced Commander a few years back that ran me about $640. I intended to make it a carry gun, but haven't gotten around to it, and my interest in belt-worn 1911 pistols for such here in Florida is waning. However, I actually see the Tanker being more suited for that role (to me, at least.)
It has been awhile since I had it out of the safe. The safe is in the basement and my mobility is limited right now due to surgery. I will try to remember to check when my mobility returns (soon, I think).
First and foremost is get healthy. Everything else can wait.
I read that Colt, just cobbled a bunch of leftover part for their Walkers before they went bankrupt. Now those leftover Walkers are worth $$$$
Had a GI Springer (probably Filipino or Brazilian) that was nicely done, traded it, and missed it. Have a Colt Competition 1911 with good sights, so the plain-Jane GI Turk was just fine.
The darn thing is really nicely fit and finished; it has the weird grey-green parkerizing. This seems really durable, and is carefully applied. The trigger is quite good for a GI 1911.
As others have noted, there is a potential for hammer bite if you choke high enough. I took a fine file to the hammer spur, which seems to have solved the problem.
Mine has gone bang every time on my softball handloads.
Now I can talk authoritatively about the original Slice-n-Dice PPK !
This new Tanker is unlikely to bite with its fat rounded hammer.
Picked mine up today at the LGS, for 350 bucks I thought, why not? Off to the gun club with it on Monday.
Do yourself favor! … get some chapstick before heading to the range, because your lips will hurt from smiling ear to ear
I do have a Tisas Fatih 13, in 380, a copy of the Beretta 84BB. A VERY nice pistol.
I like that green color.
And I just spent over two grand on concrete.
And I did get an awesome deal for all the drywall for my garage for fifteen clams!(Yea, Lowes!)
So I might just reward my self for beautifying my house with a beautiful pistol!
They all shoot like service pistols. None of them have had a poor enough trigger to affect my shooting. Really, I shoot service pistols roughly the same. The difference in group size between my favorite Sig and my "meh" trigger Ruger series pistols in not all that large.
My inexpensive 1911's have been great. I doubt if I could shoot a $2,000 one much better. My upcoming new pair of glasses will improve my shooting much more than any expensive pistol could.
Do yourself a favor if you're younger: Pay an extra $50 or whatever and get larger adjustable sights on your inexpensive 1911. Sometime after age 40 those tiny GI sights become very difficult to use. The pistol can easily last the rest of your life if you take care of it, but they aren't as much fun to shoot when you can barely see the sights anymore.
Repairing and epoxy painting my driveway… fyi, not all mortar is the same, cheap stuff cracks, good stuff don’t
I got $550 coming in next week! WHAT TO DO-oooooo!!!!! I like the green too!
Hogue goncalvo alves stocks, and an arched MSH, which ought improve my MPOA with this one.
Beats those black plastic grips with a stick and come our smiling.
Some early ones did but the current crop are classic bushing 1911.
Looking at the Armscor website, The Rock Island 1911 CS pistols still use a tapered barrel without a bushing.
Correct but Tisas does not at this time. They might in the Bantam but from the images I've seen I don't think so.
Okay there was some confusion on my part on which brand you were talking about.
You are correct that the Tisas website shows both having a barrel bushing.
Earlier (pre-2020 IIRC) Tisas used the tapered barrel and no bushings on some of their 1911s. The current crop though are all solid bushing I believe.
Correct. That's why I said the Tisas Bantam might be the exception.
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