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A local shop has a Tisas M45 carry model, the short slide version. It's imported by Zenith. It looks nice, has a good feel to it. The price is reasonable. I'm just not very familiar with these. Most of what I've seen online was written about full sized models. This one has a less then 4" barrel, the slide does not have the traditional bushing. The only Youtube video I found with a similar model was marked as a Regent.
Any Tisas owners out there want to give me a heads up on these. This will just be a plinker for me. I don't shoot competitions, but I would like to carry it, if it's a reliable handgun.
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From what I've read about the Tisas , it is on par with the quality of the Rock Island Armory 1911s which are very good. I have two RIA compacts and both work well.
Most 1911s based on the Officers Model use the bushingless barrel. The only difference is the method of field stripping.
 

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The model I looked at isn't but I think they have full sized models that are.
 

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Tisas and SDS have really come in hot on the scene since the Rona. Supply shortages apparently did not effect them like it did everyone else. From what I hear, both brands are pretty solid but I have no first hand knowledge. Can't be any worse than some of the stuff I have been getting from Springfield and Kimber lately. I bought 10 since Feb. There has been a 50/50 chance they will run out of the box without having to send them back.
 

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I bought a NIB full size Tisas Government Model 1911 .45 a few months back. I have about 350 rounds of ball ammo thru it with no issues. Mine has a greyish, green finish, which I read was supposed to be Cerokote instead of parkerized. I was very impressed by the quality of build for such a low price ($400). I can find no machine marks on it anywhere, inside or out, the frame to slide fit has NO movement at all, and the trigger is very good at 4 1/2 pounds. Also, the slide, frame, and barrel are hammer forged, not cast. Seems like a well built gun. Good luck with your decision.
 
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