SDS Imports Tisas 1911 A1 US Army 45 WG, 0100523 45 Auto

The SDS was the least expensive pistol, was also mostly a clone of the original M1911A1, had great accuracy, and ran well.

We had a reader ask for a review of this SDS, and we are glad he asked. The SDS is made by Tisas in Turkey and looked like an M1911A1 fresh off the assembly line circa 1943. In the hard case were two steel magazines, an extra set of checkered plastic grips, bushing wrench, and cleaning rod and brush.
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