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Mr. Bill has been on a spending spree (don't tell the wife). I have several reviews to do, budget, Milsurp, Ruger, Kimber, Colt and a few others I just haven't had the time for.

Starting off with the Tisas M45, imported by Zenith.

It ships in a very nice plastic box.
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What's inside the box? The gun, 3 mecgar mags, two brushes (brass and plastic), cable lock, and a bottle of gun oil...or a shot of whiskey, who knows for sure.

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First impressions: A very nice looking gun, snug slide to frame fit. The finish looks to be a powder coat of some kind, well done.
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The barrel is a stout bullish thing. Stainless.
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It has a series 80 type firing pin block, and ambi thumb safeties.

More to come...
 

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A captive dual recoil spring. This seems very stiff, we'll see how it does with my reloads.

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Everything up till now seems great, there are a few issues tho.

Some areas of the frame seem rough, mostly around the trigger guard. The movable parts are MIM. Slide stop, safeties...
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I purchased the gun through CDNN, they had a BF deal with a Bladetech holster for $329. Haven't been to the range with it yet, but I really like it so far.
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First range report...

I have seen reviews of these guns not functioning well with magazines other than the ones that come with it. I brought several 1911 mags with me to test, CM's shooting star, Colt, and a couple no name 1911 mags, 7 in all, all functioned perfect. I had no malfunctions with my re-loads. (230gn cast RN with titegroup), and the groupings were very good.

The trigger is kinda crunchy, definitely needs work. However, when you get to the last crunch, it does break well, a little heavy.

My first group of ten shots, at 10 yards standing just to get a feel for it.

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Second and 3rd 5 shot groupings, again ten yards.
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Of course, can't leave the range without throwing a few down town. 60 yards standing. Shooting low at 60, only hit 3 of 10.
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That's a commander length slide?

The photos must be adding some glamour; doesn't look like powder coat. Too shiny. Looking at the triggerguard, I'd say my 90s Colt has tooling marks as bad orworse. Shoots like a dream though.

Looks to me like you got a great deal on a nice 1911!

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I've a Tisas that is similar, but imported by Walther as the Regent R350CR. The only thing I needed to to was trim down the front sight to bring it right on. The original Tisas magazine was bad, and made Promags look good as they worked.

Tisas seems to make a good product that is priced too cheap to believe.

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Very very Nice Tisas 1911! :smile: Congratulations and may it serve you well! Looks to be a bit shorter than a Commander. True?
 

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Handsome pistola, and appears to be a shooter too!:thumb:
 
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My new-last-month Zenith M45 seems to be pretty "picky" about the new FMJ target ammunition that it likes ... no reloads or remans.

It likes Monarch 230-gr (brass-cased) and Selliot & Bellot 230-gr., but it doesn't like Winchester 230-gr or CCI/Blazer 230-gr ammo.

I get failure-to-extracts when I use what it doesn't like. It's been cleaned, etc. and I've got about 350 rds downrange now.

Thoughts or suggestions? (I don't mind buying cheaper range ammo that works, but I'm trying to figure out what's going on with it!)
 

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My new-last-month Zenith M45 seems to be pretty "picky" about the new FMJ target ammunition that it likes ... no reloads or remans.

It likes Monarch 230-gr (brass-cased) and Selliot & Bellot 230-gr., but it doesn't like Winchester 230-gr or CCI/Blazer 230-gr ammo.

I get failure-to-extracts when I use what it doesn't like. It's been cleaned, etc. and I've got about 350 rds downrange now.

Thoughts or suggestions? (I don't mind buying cheaper range ammo that works, but I'm trying to figure out what's going on with it!)
Thoughts first... It could be your extractor tension giving you problems, could be small burrs on the extractor itself, or a rough chamber. Many guns, especially 1911 types do not feed/function well with every ammo. Some feed anything, sometimes they'll wear in and be fine.

Suggestions... Use the ammo that works. I don't want to sound over simplistic, but that's the easiest solution. It may work itself out over time.
 

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Nice looking gun. I hope somebody will step up import Tisas now that Zenith has dropped them.
 

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Thoughts first... It could be your extractor tension giving you problems, could be small burrs on the extractor itself, or a rough chamber. Many guns, especially 1911 types do not feed/function well with every ammo. Some feed anything, sometimes they'll wear in and be fine.

Suggestions... Use the ammo that works. I don't want to sound over simplistic, but that's the easiest solution. It may work itself out over time.
OR!
tune the extractor and see if you don't get better results.
check the claw and make sure there is enough room for the rim of the cartridge to fit under it as well. often power of the round can effect extraction as well, you need to keep the sldie working at a speed that it is designed to operate at., not to fast not to slow.
 
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It’s a great looking pistol! I’m wondering about that guide rod though. Could it be replaced with a regular full length guide rod (like the one on my bull barrel RIA) Or is that going to be a Tisas-only part?

Thank you anyone who can say. I’m looking at getting one Saturday, but that would be a deal breaker
 

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It has a dual captured recoil spring guide rod... so it is kinda full length.
Thank you. It looks similar to the one in my old Springfield Ultra Compact. But I’m wondering about how hard it would be to find a replacement part. I really love the look of that pistol, but I hate the look of that part, because it doesn’t look like any other 1911 piece I’ve seen, and I fear that if it failed, the gun would be toast
 

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Thank you. It looks similar to the one in my old Springfield Ultra Compact. But I’m wondering about how hard it would be to find a replacement part. I really love the look of that pistol, but I hate the look of that part, because it doesn’t look like any other 1911 piece I’ve seen, and I fear that if it failed, the gun would be toast
I'm not sure how the customer service is with Tisas/Zenith, or what kind of parts availability they have.

The unit itself seems very solid and well built. I'll try to post better pictures tomorrow of how it disassembles.
 

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I'm not sure how the customer service is with Tisas/Zenith, or what kind of parts availability they have.

The unit itself seems very solid and well built. I'll try to post better pictures tomorrow of how it disassembles.
Thank you! I picked one up. Seems to shoot pretty well. I wish I could put a new recoil spring in it though. But none of the parts I have will work.
 
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