Is Tisas a good 1911 option?

Gunflint1

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Can't speak for anyone but myself, but I believe it's pretty common to buy a lower-priced 1911 (or any pistol, really) and then start putting money into it, to make it shoot better, look better, feel better, etc.. I did put too much $ into my RIA 9mm, didn't like the parkerized finish, so had it cerekoted. Didn't like the tiny GI sights, so had gunsmith install better, more easily visable straight 8 sights..'course needed to changer the grips, etc.. Soon I'd put about as much into that pistol as I'd paid for it.
A few years later, I also found what I wanted, ( & would have liked to buy in the first place ) a Springfield Loaded Target in 9mm. Found it on Gunbroker, my 1st purchase using that site. Guy who sold it described it accurately, and sent about 4 extra mags he had for it. I was happy.

I understand I'll probably never get the $ I've put into the RIA out of it in a sale, but the mods I did made it a better looking (IMO) and shooting pistol,
so it's not like it was wasted. Just a learning experience, so sorts. One I feel is pretty common for those on this site.

added: a Springfield Loaded for $ 675.00 was a nice find & buy, IMO.
I own three 1911 45ACP's. My old Combat Commander, Sig RCS, and the Springfield. I could use a 1911 in a 9MM, is yours for sale?.
 

Bob Lee

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Can't speak for anyone but myself, but I believe it's pretty common to buy a lower-priced 1911 (or any pistol, really) and then start putting money into it, to make it shoot better, look better, feel better, etc.. I did put too much $ into my RIA 9mm, didn't like the parkerized finish, so had it cerekoted. Didn't like the tiny GI sights, so had gunsmith install better, more easily visable straight 8 sights..'course needed to changer the grips, etc.. Soon I'd put about as much into that pistol as I'd paid for it.
A few years later, I also found what I wanted, ( & would have liked to buy in the first place ) a Springfield Loaded Target in 9mm. Found it on Gunbroker, my 1st purchase using that site. Guy who sold it described it accurately, and sent about 4 extra mags he had for it. I was happy.

I understand I'll probably never get the $ I've put into the RIA out of it in a sale, but the mods I did made it a better looking (IMO) and shooting pistol,
so it's not like it was wasted. Just a learning experience, so sorts. One I feel is pretty common for those on this site.

added: a Springfield Loaded for $ 675.00 was a nice find & buy, IMO.
Can't speak for anyone but myself, but I believe it's pretty common to buy a lower-priced 1911 (or any pistol, really) and then start putting money into it, to make it shoot better, look better, feel better, etc.. I did put too much $ into my RIA 9mm, didn't like the parkerized finish, so had it cerekoted. Didn't like the tiny GI sights, so had gunsmith install better, more easily visable straight 8 sights..'course needed to changer the grips, etc.. Soon I'd put about as much into that pistol as I'd paid for it.
A few years later, I also found what I wanted, ( & would have liked to buy in the first place ) a Springfield Loaded Target in 9mm. Found it on Gunbroker, my 1st purchase using that site. Guy who sold it described it accurately, and sent about 4 extra mags he had for it. I was happy.

I understand I'll probably never get the $ I've put into the RIA out of it in a sale, but the mods I did made it a better looking (IMO) and shooting pistol,
so it's not like it was wasted. Just a learning experience, so sorts. One I feel is pretty common for those on this site.

added: a Springfield Loaded for $ 675.00 was a nice find & buy, IMO.
I've lost far more on guns than I'll ever know, but sometimes out of genuine necessity, and others thru If I sell this I can get that. Then that goes for something else. I've gone full circle from 1911's with all the addon's I thought I needed, back to basics. To borrow from U'2 " I still haven't found what I'm looking for." I'm getting close to finding it tho. Most of mine are near stock now. Spur hammers no beavertails no extended thumb safeties. Most have Herrett HB-1 full checkered grips, good sights and unless the factory trigger absolutely sucks they are pretty stock there. The triggers I've had done run 4.5 to 5 pounds. I've been stocking more ammo than guns for a while now. Purchase what YOU like and what YOU want. It boils down to personal choice, and to me that's what It's all about. I'm watching a full size Springfield L/W 45acp on Gun Broker now. It's exactly what I want so I may bid on it, but as nuts as GB bidding has become unless I pay FAR more than I am wanting to, or am willing to, someone else will win it.
 

Gunflint1

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I've lost far more on guns than I'll ever know, but sometimes out of genuine necessity, and others thru If I sell this I can get that. Then that goes for something else. I've gone full circle from 1911's with all the addon's I thought I needed, back to basics. To borrow from U'2 " I still haven't found what I'm looking for." I'm getting close to finding it tho. Most of mine are near stock now. Spur hammers no beavertails no extended thumb safeties. Most have Herrett HB-1 full checkered grips, good sights and unless the factory trigger absolutely sucks they are pretty stock there. The triggers I've had done run 4.5 to 5 pounds. I've been stocking more ammo than guns for a while now. Purchase what YOU like and what YOU want. It boils down to personal choice, and to me that's what It's all about. I'm watching a full size Springfield L/W 45acp on Gun Broker now. It's exactly what I want so I may bid on it, but as nuts as GB bidding has become unless I pay FAR more than I am wanting to, or am willing to, someone else will win it.
The Colt Combat I had trigger work done on it, shoots great. the others are stock. I pretty much have given up on GB, I still watch it and bid, but for my price. Time you figure in shipping, transfer, plus 3% it's sometimes better to shop locally.. Don't know if you have tried this on GB, but go to Advanced Search, only type in your State and see what the locals have listed. It has saved me quit a bit. Shipping, CC fee's, and transfer. Once I had to drive two hours to get there, but it was worth it.
 

Bob Lee

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The Colt Combat I had trigger work done on it, shoots great. the others are stock. I pretty much have given up on GB, I still watch it and bid, but for my price. Time you figure in shipping, transfer, plus 3% it's sometimes better to shop locally.. Don't know if you have tried this on GB, but go to Advanced Search, only type in your State and see what the locals have listed. It has saved me quit a bit. Shipping, CC fee's, and transfer. Once I had to drive two hours to get there, but it was worth it.
I have not tried that search, thank you for the information, I will look into that
 

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.." Once I had to drive two hours to get there, but it was worth it..." This made me laugh. 'cause I once did the same..(or maybe a little more)
I'm active on a local site ( MGO .org ), where they have a " Wanted to buy" forum. I posted saying I wanted a SS Commander in 45 acp.
A guy from the other side of the state said he had one that he'd sell. Sent me pics of it, and being a nice guy, he met me 1/2 way, for the purchase.
Much better driving 1/2 way across the state than having to drive all the way across. The SS Colt Combat Commander was as he'd stated, & after firing some rds. , trigger felt too good for a factory trigger, he might have done some work on it, or had it done. It's a keeper.


 

Bob Lee

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.." Once I had to drive two hours to get there, but it was worth it..." This made me laugh. 'cause I once did the same..(or maybe a little more)
I'm active on a local site ( MGO .org ), where they have a " Wanted to buy" forum. I posted saying I wanted a SS Commander in 45 acp.
A guy from the other side of the state said he had one that he'd sell. Sent me pics of it, and being a nice guy, he met me 1/2 way, for the purchase.
Much better driving 1/2 way across the state than having to drive all the way across. The SS Colt Combat Commander was as he'd stated, & after firing some rds. , trigger felt too good for a factory trigger, he might have done some work on it, or had it done. It's a keeper.


Score!
 

Gunflint1

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.." Once I had to drive two hours to get there, but it was worth it..." This made me laugh. 'cause I once did the same..(or maybe a little more)
I'm active on a local site ( MGO .org ), where they have a " Wanted to buy" forum. I posted saying I wanted a SS Commander in 45 acp.
A guy from the other side of the state said he had one that he'd sell. Sent me pics of it, and being a nice guy, he met me 1/2 way, for the purchase.
Much better driving 1/2 way across the state than having to drive all the way across. The SS Colt Combat Commander was as he'd stated, & after firing some rds. , trigger felt too good for a factory trigger, he might have done some work on it, or had it done. It's a keeper.


Lol...That was my very first pistol which l still have. .1911 satin nickel combat commander. bought at Scheels Hardware Minot ND. Moved a few times since then. Only thing l can remember is the wife just about killed me., For paying that much.
I think l paid somewhere around $225.
 

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