First Look: Tisas 1911A1 Aviator Pistols

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SDS Imports has just announced the 1911A1 Aviator pistol from Tisas, available in both 9mm and .45 ACP.

Tisas of Turkey is known for its affordable 1911 pistols, and SDS Imports has just announced two new models that will soon be available in the U.S. Called the 1911A1 Aviator, they feature lightweight aluminum frames and will be available chambered for both 9mm and .45 ACP.


Regardless of the caliber selected, Tisas 1911A1 Aviator pistols come with an H-151 Satin Aluminum Cerakote finish on their frames while the slides and smaller components sport an H-146 Black Cerakote finish. Both models also feature 4140 hammer-forged slides and hammer-forged steel barrels that are 4.25 inches long. For some extra flair, the pistols also have the Army Aviation badge engraved on their slides.


Other notable features of the 1911A1 Aviator pistols include their GI sights with brass bead inserts, round hammers and 4.5- to 5-pound trigger pulls. The guns ship with overmolded black rubber grips installed, but a set of dark brown plastic grips are included as well. Further, both the .45 ACP and 9mm models will ship with a water-tight lockable hard case, a bushing wrench, a cleaning kit, a trigger lock and two 7-round magazines. The pistols share an MSRP of $529.99.

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