New For 2024: Tisas Museum-Grade 1911A1

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posted on February 17, 2024
Tisas 1911A1 Museum Grade 01
Images courtesy of Tisas USA.

Tisas USA imports a variety of M1911-style pistols, from hybrid-framed 2011-types to compact concealed-carry models. The company's “Issued Series” pays homage to the M1911 handguns that served the U.S. armed forces for more than 70 years. New for 2024, the company is offering what it calls “a true replica of the issue 1911A1,” the Museum-Grade 1911A1.

The Museum-Grade 1911A1 starts off with an all-steel, full-size M1911 chambered in .45 ACP. As with all Tisas M1911s, it has a forged frame and slide, a hammer-forged barrel and uses Series 70-type internals in its action. Using this as its basis, Tisas then gives attention to the small details that define a wartime M1911A1. These include a late-war hammer profile, non-enlarged ejection port, non-beveled magazine well, and arched mainspring housing with vertical serrations.

The pistols are even marked “United States Property M1911A1 U.S. Army” in the proper spot on the right side of the frame. All metal parts, including the barrel, are given a manganese phosphate Parkerized finish. Two sets of grips are supplied—both a period-correct checkered brown plastic and more aesthetically pleasing double-diamond checkered wood.

Left side of the Tisas Museum-Grade 1911A1 pistol.The Tisas Museum-Grade 1911A1 pays close attention to the small details found on a World War II M1911A1.

The result is what the company says comes as close as you can get to a wartime contractor-manufactured 1911A1, such as those produced by Remington-Rand or Ithaca circa 1943-45, without having the real thing. It ships in a lockable case with a spare magazine, a cleaning kit and a bushing wrench. The Tisas “Museum-Grade” U.S. Army 1911A1 has a MSRP of $480. For more information, visit tisasusa.com.

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