In less decade, Turkish firearms manufacturers have earned the respect, some of it grudging, of the United States Firearms markets. Their shotguns, for one, have borne names like Smith & Wesson and Weatherby for some time now. Fit and finish are second to nobody, only the lettering has been weak at times. That third, most crucial F word, Function, is not a problem. Photos show the first Turkish made pistol we’ve had, and it is a thoroughly traditional, but very well finished, tribute to John Moses Browning’s Colt Government Model of 1911. Manufacturer is Tisas, shorthand abbreviation for Trabzon, Turkey, Gun Industry Corporation. Importer is our old friends in Billerica, Massachusetts – Interstate Arms Corp. Model is 1911A1. Each pistol comes with standard fixed GI dovetail black rear sights, and stake-on half moon front sight. Finish is non-glare, weather resistant black parkerized. Action is standard 1911A1 style single action, Series 70 type with main safety and grip safety, but no firing pin safety. Magazine is U.S. Made Metalforms Blue Steel 8 shot, 8+1 Capacity. Trigger is serrated face blue steel, and the specimens we’ve received so far guage in the 5 pound vicinity with minimal felt creep. Barrel is 5 inch chrome plated, 6 land and 6 groove rifling. Grips are black GI type checkered polymer. Weight empty is 38 ounces. Specs, then, are basically the same as a Series 70 Government Model. Here is a well made, attractive pistol at a very attractive price. We’re offering the Tisas / IAC 1911A1 Pistols identical to the one in the photos each for only $ 389.00. Not transferable to civilian residents of California, District of Colombia, or Massachusetts. For civilian buyers in New York City, $10 off but no magazine. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> $10 lower 48; $30 Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico, USPS Priority Mail, insured with Delivery Confirmation. Don’t let your buddies use your account, that kind of thing smells like felony level straw purchase attempt. MC/Visa/Discover/USPS MO paid orders shipped same day. 7 day hold on checks. FFL ok by fax, e-mail or mail, please ask your dealer to put your name on there. We offer 7 day money back on used guns and items, but No Returns on New in Box guns or on Lay-aways or ammo. We do not pay transfer fees or return shipping. We accept lay-away with 20% down, balance in 90 days, lay aways not refundable. Internet phone hours 8:30 – 4:30 CST Mon - Fri CST. Local pickup available. Robertson Trading Post 117 Front Street PO Box 365 Henderson, Tennessee 38340 We Buy, Sell, or Trade. We always have, since 1952.