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I am looking for my first 1911 and I joined this forum to get an idea of what to look for. I've noticed there seems to be no mention of the Turkish Girsan. Bud's Gun Shop has them available at prices cheaper than Armsco models. According to Bud's customer reviews they are a great gun for the money but I usually take those kind of reviews with a grain of salt as I think some of them might be to puff up the product. Also, I haven't been able to find any other site that sells them. Does anyone know anything about them? I figure I would get a more unbiased opinion from this forum. I am more or less budget minded so would prefer suggestions in the lower price ranges of 5" size models. Right now I am leaning towards a Rock Island FS Tactical.

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I am looking for my first 1911 and I joined this forum to get an idea of what to look for. I've noticed there seems to be no mention of the Turkish Girsan. Bud's Gun Shop has them available at prices cheaper than Armsco models. According to Bud's customer reviews they are a great gun for the money but I usually take those kind of reviews with a grain of salt as I think some of them might be to puff up the product. Also, I haven't been able to find any other site that sells them. Does anyone know anything about them? I figure I would get a more unbiased opinion from this forum. I am more or less budget minded so would prefer suggestions in the lower price ranges of 5" size models. Right now I am leaning towards a Rock Island FS Tactical.

Thanks for your help.
Found this;

G?RSAN - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I have never heard of them.

Personally, I would stick with more common 1911s.

BTW, welcome to the forum.....
 

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Based on current info, the gun parts could be replaced by any 1911 parts.
Not so, many 1911 manufacturers have deviated from the original Colt GI 1911 specifications. So, there is such no thing as a drop-in part. Lucky if it does.
 

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Thank you all for your responses. After all the looking and hemming and hawing I bought a Desert Eagle 1911G yesterday. Strolled into the local shop and they had the exact Rock Island I wanted but they had the Desert Eagle with the same features. A bit more than I originally wanted to spend but blessed wife said go for it. Going to the range tomorrow and I'll post my impressions in another thread.
 

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I currently have three 1911's. One an AMT HArdballer from the 1970's, One a Cimarron-German Made G I Copy. Parts on it are interchangeable with my neighbors Colt Issue gun. The third is a Turkish Colt Clone. It also uses many parts from the GI pistol.
With the addition of the wrap-around grips I really like the looks and feel of the Turkish gun, and it sold new for less than $400 just three months ago. :flag:

 

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I bought a a Girsan 1911 from Buds I am very happy
it is very well made . I haven't seen any flaws
the trigger is not too bad and its getting better
and it's very accurate too. It looks good too and
Buds is good people to deal with and free shipping.
I don't work for Buds.
 

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Just bought one for $390...w/o rails. Waiting now to get it....:rolleyes:
 

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I am 99% sure you will put more rounds through it in one outing than I have in mine total. Hope you will make an exhaustive (not exhausting) report.
 

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I got me a Tisas A2 Zig M 5" 1911 from Buds also and l have put like 800 rounds through it and have had only 6 FTF issues which was a bad mag spring. I like the firearm a lot but would like to put a few mods into it but was told that if I did I would lose my lifetime warranty on the firearm. All I want to do to it is put a beavertail, hammer, and maybe a flat mainspring housing. Just at this time cannot seem to find out what parts will fit. I did contact Wilson Combat and they said all of the products will drop right in without many alterations to either the parts or the firearm. Here are some pics of the Tisas I got it with all the fee's paid including the FFL fee for $455.00.
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I got me a Tisas A2 Zig M 5" 1911 from Buds also and l have put like 800 rounds through it and have had only 6 FTF issues which was a bad mag spring. I like the firearm a lot but would like to put a few mods into it but was told that if I did I would lose my lifetime warranty on the firearm. All I want to do to it is put a beavertail, hammer, and maybe a flat mainspring housing. Just at this time cannot seem to find out what parts will fit. I did contact Wilson Combat and they said all of the products will drop right in without many alterations to either the parts or the firearm. Here are some pics of the Tisas I got it with all the fee's paid including the FFL fee for $455.00. View attachment 596 View attachment 597
Let me know what the out-come of the Wilson drop-ins are if you should decide to do them..I too have the lifetime warranty from Buds...
 

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I have both a Girsan and 2 Tisas. Love them! Have been customizing them and the only snag that I have run into is the Grip Screws and Bushings. I believe they are metric since that is what I have heard about the Turkish builders. I am going to tap them SAE to fix that.
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Both the Girsan and Tisan are good guns, very reasonably priced as are the Philippine made SAM pistols (no, not Rock Island Armory, different company). My SAM has the BEST trigger of ANY 1911 I've tried and my Taurus PT1911 isn't far behind.
 
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