Looking for a stainless steel 1911 pistol?
Well the Tisas SSR 1911 might be a great addition to your daily carry selection.
I got a chance to test out the Tisas SSR 1911 Pistol and this is how it performed.
A trip to see my friends over at Silverado Arms Ltd. also yielded my next handgun review. This stainless steel .45 ACP. cartridge chambered pistol right out of the box is a sight to behold. Packed in its own lockable plastic padded hard case with accessories I swear it winked back at me when I first set eyes on it.
Out of the box this descendant of John Browning’s design certainly catches the eye. The weather resistant stainless steel construction certainly puts an interesting low maintenance glow to this big bore handgun.
Paired with two high quality 8 round Mec-Gar magazines this sidearm has to be a winner right? I have always been a fan of the reliability of Mec-Gar magazines.
Below is everything that comes with the Tisas Stainless Steel Duty 1911 Pistol.
When disassembled for field cleaning all of the components are present below for closer examination.
Here is a close up of the rear slide serrations and the “Duty” inscription with a flying eagle.
The forward slide serrations and the M1913 Style Rail are very well machined into the stainless steel frame and slide.
Adding a handmade holster and double magazine pouch from Craft Holsters this handgun is all class and ready for carry wherever your adventures take you.
You just can’t go wrong with quality leather to carry a 1911 pistol in. She sure is pretty all dressed up to go to town or the wilds.
Here is all of the great features of the Tisas 1911 Duty SSR Semi-Automatic Pistol:
Modernized version of the venerable 1911 Pistol
Available in .45ACP
Hammer Forged Slide and 5″ Barrel
Front & Rear Slide Serrations
Hammer Forged Full-size Frame w/ M1913 Style Rail
Stainless Steel Frame & Slide
Flared and Lowered Ejection Port
Skeletonized Hammer & Trigger
Ambidextrous Extended Safety
3-Dot Low-Profile Sights, Novak Style Cut
Series 70 Internals
Includes 2 Magazines, Cleaning Kit and Owners Manual
Waterproof and Lockable Hard Case, w/ Fitted Cut Foam Insert
Well how does it shoot? Range day came and I loaded up both supplied Mec-Gar 8 round magazines with old stock CCI Blazer 230 grain full metal jacket aluminum cased .45 Auto ammunition. Aluminum cased ammunition is a good test for any firearm. It will certainly show any weakness in functioning and extraction over standard brass cased ammo. At 15 feet I fired somewhat quick but well aimed shots into the target. This would be a classic self defense distance in many situations. I was quite surprised how smooth the trigger pull was and how easy the pistol stayed on target even in quick self defense style shooting. Below is the image of the 15 foot distant target. Those big projectiles sure leave big holes!
Stepping back to 30 feet I commenced to fire in the same double handed stance as the previous group. Checking the target I was shocked to see an almost identical group to the previous target!
I was highly impressed with the outcome of those two magazines full of initial shots. My great friend and adopted family member “The Grizz” was also at the range checking out the functioning of the pistol and my shooting abilities with it. That retired Army M.P. who served in the wilds of Alaska exclaimed “With shooting like that you would make a great M.P.!” Right out of the box everyone was surprised to see how well I fired these tight groups in this great looking gun and how comfortable in hand the 1911 was. This pistol shoots more like a target pistol than just a self protection sidearm. The two targets shown are just from my first 16 rounds fired without even getting practice in. Imagine what can be done with more practice and even slower, more precise targeting? My other shooting buddies also gathered around and had to see this very accurate pistol. Everyone who handled it was impressed and wanted one. Fun target shooting ensued and the other targets afterwards were literally shot to pieces.
With more testing and even a mix of very cavernous hand cast lead hollow points the Stainless Steel Duty 1911 pistol ate them all with ease. On top of that the groups on everything tested were very tight. I deliberately fired the handgun during one part of my testing one handed. The cycling remained flawless and there were no issues with accuracy or functioning during the testing. It is a top notch performer that really puts accuracy and reliability in your hands at an affordable price.
What makes this pistol such a great shooter? Well it has a tight fit with no slop. The trigger pull is quite pleasant also. I feel the pistol settles back on target very nice by the slight extra weight of the M1913 Style Rail on the front portion of the frame itself.
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