Featuring a Commander-sized top half and a lightweight Ed Brown Bobtail-fitted frame, the new Stingray Carry from Tisas is a more modern take on a 9mm 1911 at an attractive price. 

Announced this week, the newest single-action hammer-fired ode to Mr. John Browning from Tennessee-based Tisas USA features an aluminum frame and 4.25-inch barrel inside a hammer-forged steel slide with "snakeskin" serrations. Using Series 70 internals and an ambi safety, the Stingray is two-toned with a Cerakote black finish on the slide and a Stingray Gray frame. 

Tisas Stingray 1911
Note the Ed Brown Bobtail mainspring housing as well as the Novak style three-dot sights. Note the extended beavertail grip safety and G-10 Sunburst grips. (Photo: Tisas USA)
Tisas Stingray 1911
Weight is 26.9 ounces, unloaded. Note the flared and lowered ejection port. (Photo: Tisas USA)

The Tisas 1911 Stingray Carry ships with two magazines – a 9+1 round flush fit and a 10+1 extended, along with a waterproof and lockable hard case. The ask is $579.95, a price that is likely to trend downward with retailers. 

This puts it in an attractive neighborhood when it comes to competitors in the Bobtail Commander space. For instance, Tisas's own Bantam series .45 ACP has much the same profile but with stylized machined lightening cuts in the slide and frame, but costs twice as much. 

Tisas Bantam 1911
The Tisas 1911 Bantam is a more custom take on the new Stingray Carry, but it has an MSRP of $1,200. (Photo: Tisas USA)
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