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TISAS Classic 1911-A1 45ACP 5" TWO-TONE
by Matt O Date Added: Wednesday 26 June, 2013
I really like this pistol. I had no accuracy issues with the GI sights. I prefer a 3 dot system, and I will probably change them later. It shot accurately and flawlessly through about 250 rounds in the first day I took it out. The only problem I had, and I don't blame the gun, was around the 200 round count, I had two separate instances of the slide not going into battery with a new full magazine. Whether I manually manipulated the slide back, or dropped the slide-stop, it got stuck. A simple hand-slam on the back of slide would push it into battery. Never did I get a FTF while in the middle of emptying a magazine. Again this only happened twice. Basically, the first round was getting stuck on the dirty ramp into the barrel. I actually blame myself. When I received it, I did not field strip it to clean it and apply fresh oil. It was already pretty oily. So, with 200 rounds of Federal bulk and WWB ball ammo, it got pretty dirty. Still, it ran like a champ!

Also, its a very pretty gun. The stainless slide is very pretty in person. I have had zero wear issues with the finish.

The only thing that I didn't like, and this can be remedied, is I kept having the web of my hand by my thumb get bitten by either the hammer, or this rough groove where the grip safety connects to the frame. I had to change my grip a few times because when it would bite, it would make shooting uncomfortable. I honestly believe changing the hammer to a delta hammer and putting in a beaver-tail grip safety will eliminate the problem. The rest of the gun I will most likely leave stock. I'll eventually change the wood grips too. They are ok, but they don't suck either.

Even with that, I still really like the gun. Its not the tightest 1911 I've shot. Don't get discouraged it you waive the gun in your hand and you hear a slight (very slight) rattle. Its a 429.00 gun. Not an 800-1000 Springfield. With that, It was not affecting my accuracy at all. I demolished the bull's eye at 10 yards with this gun.

If you are on a budget and want a solid starter 1911, and a beautiful two tone, grab this gun. I have no regrets about this 1911.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
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