Tisas Goes 10mm in the new D10 1911

Tisas Trabzon is one of the better Turkish firearms makers these days and they have been bringing in their 1911-style single-action pistols for the past 25 years or so, marketed under a variety of names (Regent, Omega, etc.) by folks like ATI, Brownells, LKCI, SDS, and Umarex. They have a good reputation for using solid steel, forged frames and slides (rather than cast), hammer-forged barrels, and a minimum of cheap-o MIM parts (something that guys like S&W, Ruger, and Mossberg can’t say).

With that background out there, Tisas USA is now sending a 10mm-chambered 1911 to the American market.

Branded the D10, it is generally a GI-style 1911 but with a list of semi-custom features such as an undercut trigger guard, 25-LPI checkering on the front strap, a flat mainspring housing, extended beavertail grip safety, adjustable sights, an ambi thumb safety, and a skeletonized trigger.

Cost is $799, which puts it just a lil bit more expensive ($50-100) than comparable imported 1911s from folks like Rock Island of the Philippines with their Ultra FS and fellow Turkish-maker Girsan’s MC1911 Hunter brought in by EAA.

However, it is way less spendy than a domestically-made Dan Wesson RZ-10, Kimber Rapide, or Ruger SR1911 Target, all of which go well over $1K.

By Michael Crites

Michael Crites is el jefe around here. He has spent more than 30 years shooting, learning about guns, and collecting firearms old and new. He holds his Oregon Concealed Handgun License, and enjoys testing products in the back 40 of his farm.

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