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Old 08-30-2011, 02:29 PM
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Made in Turkey??




Looks like they are sending out 1911's from Turkey now...This is news to me. Anyone know the brand? Is it Tisas??

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=248683023
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:11 PM
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.........why would anybody buy a non US Made 1911A1 clone??
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:30 PM
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The description says its "Manufactured by Tisas (Trabzon Gun Industry Corp.)"
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:37 PM
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.........why would anybody buy a non US Made 1911A1 clone??
Cost...some folks are hard put to afford firearms. So they start somewhere and work up when possible.

Collectors sometimes want one of every variation, no matter what.

Tinkers might buy an inexpensive pistol to....well, tinker with.

Perhaps they have relatives "in the old country" ?


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Old 08-30-2011, 07:33 PM
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No thanks . Spend another $200.00 and buy a Ruger.
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:54 PM
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No thanks . Spend another $200.00 and buy a Ruger.
For $100 less even you could buy a RIA.
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:25 PM
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.........why would anybody buy a non US Made 1911A1 clone??
springfield is a very popular brand.
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:42 PM
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It's only Springfield in name only but made in Brazil.
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:48 PM
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No thanks . Spend another $200.00 and buy a Ruger.
I am boycotting the Ruger just because of the hype...that and it is not the be-all-end-all of 1911's that everyone swore they would be before they hit the market. I'm not knocking them nor am I really boycotting them...just not going out of my way to attain one.

I do agree that for not much more a guy could get a lot more gun. You can get a Springer GI or Mil Spec, a Ruger, a Springer Loaded or RO, even a used Colt XSE in the Seven or so hundred dollar ballpark. And you can get an RIA Tactical from centerfire for around the same starting price point.

As to why anyone would buy a non-US made 1911 clone? Because some of them present an awesome value for an exponentionally low price. Not everyone is made of money and for someone just getting into 1911s it isn't a bad way to go. For all you know you might find you dislike it and that something like a Sig or S&W M&P is more to your liking.
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:53 PM
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I am boycotting the Ruger just because of the hype...that and it is not the be-all-end-all of 1911's that everyone swore they would be before they hit the market. .


How so? The SR 1911 is a fine product and a GREAT value.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:42 PM
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It's only Springfield in name only but made in Brazil.
exactly, and people seem to all love 'em, yet they're definitely not an American gun anymore than Honda is an American car.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:44 PM
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Hes right you know, you might think and feel like the S&W MP's feel good to you and you know, TIME FOE ANOTHER GUN
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:27 PM
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Made of Turkey

I hear you can upgrade to the All-White-Meat version for an extra $125.00 or so but even then it only comes with one 7 oz. can of cranberry sauce.
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:58 PM
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exactly, and people seem to all love 'em, yet they're definitely not an American gun anymore than Honda is an American car.

They are far from American and the 'US" grips are insulting. I will use a GI Springfield frame and slide for a build but that's as far as I will go into the foreign 1911 market.
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:52 PM
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The Regent is made in Turkey, and I've looked them over at several gunshows trying to find something positive, just one thing to get me to buy it. For it's price, I'd rather get a solidly made ATI, RIA, or American Classic.
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:59 PM
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.........why would anybody buy a non US Made 1911A1 clone??
My RIA compact sits proudly next to my Colt Defender.
Its ok to have a cheaper model to keep in the car or not stress about a scratch or get dirty.
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:54 PM
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How so? The SR 1911 is a fine product and a GREAT value.
It is still a 1911. How is it not the be-all-end-all? The amount of hype around the gun leading up to the first one coming into a shooter's hot little hands was exponential. I've yet to shoot one but I'd wager it will operate, shoot, and handle exactly like a production 1911. So it would be like shooting...my brother-in-laws American Classic II, my friend Terry's SA Loaded, my old RIA Tactical...It is a great value (the Ruger) but so are some of the ones you seem to lament being made overseas.
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:25 PM
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.It is a great value (the Ruger) but so are some of the ones you seem to lament being made overseas.

But it's not made overseas. It is built as well as the Kimber that cost 2X as much.
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:51 PM
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But it's not made overseas. It is built as well as the Kimber that cost 2X as much.
Which Kimber? A local shop up here had an SS Custom II for 815. More than the Ruger yes but not 2X the cost. Heck since I'm guessing Rugers will end up being around 7-750 by the time the dust settles they're in pretty much the same ballpark. They even had a Pro TLE II that I should have grabbed for 987 before someone else walked with it. With that you're getting front strap checkering and Meprolight sights. Nor did I say the Ruger isn't well built or that it's made overseas. Merely that you disliking the notion of foreign made 1911s doesn't make them bad guns.
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:55 PM
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Call me un-American if you wish, but I dont really care where the gun is made as long as it is a quality product from a reputable company that will stand behind that product.
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:33 AM
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Back to why I posted this.

I don't know of anything I use that is made in Turkey. Seriously. Ill have to google Turkish imports. Looks like pistols will be on that list now.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:07 AM
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I hear you can upgrade to the All-White-Meat version for an extra $125.00 or so but even then it only comes with one 7 oz. can of cranberry sauce.
now theres a good thought!
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:21 AM
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Merely that you disliking the notion of foreign made 1911s doesn't make them bad guns.
I never said they were 'bad' guns. My point is American Pride.
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:54 PM
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Back to why I posted this.

I don't know of anything I use that is made in Turkey. Seriously. Ill have to google Turkish imports. Looks like pistols will be on that list now.
Turkey makes a lot of arms, I believe the new Regent 1911 is a Turkish made import. Many of the guns that ATI (American Tactical Imports) brings into America are from turkey. They're calling the Zingara the C45 and so on and they also have a M9 clone that they also import. Seems a few other countries buy arms from them for their militaries. Never fired a Turkish made 1911 but I'd love to get the chance and cross it off my ever growing bucket list.

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I never said they were 'bad' guns. My point is American Pride.
So I just need to buy the right thing eh? That's sound logic.
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:52 PM
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