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Tisas 380

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ThomasT, Sep 4, 2020.

  1. ThomasT

    ThomasT Member

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    Has anyone seen one of these in person yet? It looks like a Beretta model 85 copy, a gun I have always liked since Charles Bronson used one in Death Wish II. Taurus also made the model 58 Beretta knock off.

    Or better yet has anyone shot one of them or read a report on them? I would like to have a 380 thats not a tiny pocket pistol. My Taurus TCP is a handful to shoot. A bigger lighter recoiling gun would be nice.

    https://aimsurplus.com/tisas-fatih-380b-380-auto-handgun/
     
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  2. WestKentucky

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    Interested now.

     
  3. ThomasT

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    Yes me too. Thanks for the video. I really like this. And the last thing I need is another new gun. But what's need have to do with it?:evil: I should not have watched that video. I like a 380 round from a bigger gun. My bud has one of the S&W built PPKs and man thats a great gun. I have shot it a little and its a shooter. And it seems like it hits harder than the 380 from a tiny pocket gun.

    I have owned two of the Tangfolio fixed barrel 380s long ago and what shooters those were. The slightly bigger size makes them so much easier to shoot.
     
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    That same guy, Graham Baates, also has a table top review of the Tisas where he shows the gun in more close up detail and disassembles it.
     
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  5. zaitcev

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    Prepare for a disappointment. These larger blowback-operated guns are not any lighter recoiling to shoot than your TCP. The Beretta 84 in particular constantly prompts disagreement where some people claim it's very tame, others say that it's snappy. My experience was both. You have to hold it right, and you must keep springs in good order, and then it's passable.

    Unfortunately, there's no large, light recoiling .380 with a double-stack magazine on the market today. The softest shooting are the Browning 1911-380 and S&W "Shield" 380EZ, but their magazines only hold 8 rounds. The next best option is Glock 42 with an extended magazine, but even that only gets you 12 and it's not particularly ergonomic.
     
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  6. bumbazine

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    I had one for about a year. It was well made and never gave me any trouble, but I found it pretty 'snappy',. Of course, some of that may be attributable to the arthritis in my hands.
    BTW, I do presently have a Glock 42 with an extended magazine and like it just fine, and I don't like Glock ergos, generally.
     
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    I had one, figuring it would be an inexpensive way to scratch my long-held, but never satisfied, Beretta 84/85 itch. There was nothing wrong with it, nor did I find it particularly snappy, but it wasn’t Beretta quality, unsurprisingly. Sold it, ‘cause I didn’t really need or want a third mid-sized .380.
     
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    I'm intrigued. I've been very pleased with my TISAS 1911-A2. I won't likely get one, though, as it would be pretty much a carry gun, and I have plenty of those on hand already. To me, .380 isn't a "fun-gun" round due to its price and availability.

    My Bersa Thunder 380 is a blowback pistol, but I never thought of it as snappy. Certainly easier than my recoil-operated PF9. My Grendel P10 is pretty rude, though. In fact, it's hard to tell which is more so between the blowback Grendel and the recoil-operated Kel-Tec; one dissipates energy faster but is chambered for the more-powerful round, and the other fires the softer round, but transfers all its perceived recoil to the shooter.
     
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  9. Reinz

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    35 years ago I had no complaints shooting my PPK/S for an hour until someone put Browning’s version of the Tisa into my hands. Wow, what a smooth, soft cushy firing pistol compared to the Walther. When I was finished, I immediately traded the PPK/S in on a Browning. I still have it and I really enjoy shooting it.
     
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  10. cc-hangfire

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    I hadn’t seen these, so ThomasT, it’ll be your fault if I buy one now. I hope you feel awful about that! :)

    I’m trying to thin the collection - errh, accumulation - right now, but those look tempting. I have a CZ83 that holds 13 rounds of .380 and one of these would complement it nicely.
     
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  11. ThomasT

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    CC I feel just terrible. I sure hope I don't cause you to buy something you and I both want. If anyone ask just tell them "The Devil made me do it". I've been accused of being him many times anyway. :evil:
     
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