Tennessee-based Tisas USA has announced a new 1911-style single-action pistol to follow up on its popular Tanker model, offering the new gun in more calibers and finishes.

We've talked about the Commander-sized Tisas Tanker a few different times here previously and found it held up well in testing. Using a 4.25-inch hammer-forged chrome-lined barrel on a full-size frame that is crafted of forged steel, the 8+1 shot Tanker is an excellent value in the $400 range but comes with some basic sights and plastic grip panels. The new Tank Commander gives it a step up.

Tisas Tank Commander 1911 pistol
The new Tisas Tank Commander. As with the Tanker, it uses 70 Series internals. (Photo: Tisas) 

Standard features of the Tisas Tank Commander include a rowel-style (circular) hammer spur rather than the standard spur, checkered walnut "double diamond" style grips, wears improved serrated front and rear sights, has a rounded mainspring housing, and uses flush-fitting seven-shot magazines, shipping with two of the latter. While the Tisas Tanker comes in plain black, the Tank Commander is offered in either a Cerakote matte gray that mimics old-school military parkerizing or what Tisas calls a "Marine" nickel finish. 

Tisas Tank Commander 1911 pistol
The rowel hammer is sure to be a bonus for those who tend towards hammer bite from 1911s with the more standard spur style hammer. (Photo: Tisas) 
Tisas Tank Commander 1911 pistol vs Tisas Tanker
Comparing the Tisas Tank Commander, left, with the legacy Tanker, right. Note the different mags, grips, sights, mainspring housing, finish, and hammers. Besides the visual differences, the Tank Commander also comes in 9mm and with an option for a nickel finish. (Photos: Tisas) 

"Built using the forged frame and slide their pistols are known for, the Tank Commander is a perfect blend of nostalgic military aesthetics with some subtle modern enhancements that will satisfy both service pistol fans and concealed carry enthusiasts," says Tisas of the new model. 

The asking price on the new Tisas Tank Commander, brought over by SDS Imports, is $429 – the same as the company's Tanker model.