Knoxville, Tennessee-based Tisas USA rolled into SHOT Show 2023 showing off a new 1911 Raider pistol Monday. Modeled on the M45A1, notable features include Series 70 internals complete with a titanium firing pin, forged 1913 rail, forged slide, and a flat mainspring housing.

Tisas’ .45 ACP 1911 Raider hosts a 5-inch hard-chromed hammer-forged barrel and a slide with front and rear serrations topped by three-dot Novak-pattern sights. There’s an undercut trigger guard, and the classic 1911 beavertail safety is accompanied by ambi thumb safeties. The unloaded weight is a healthy 2.25 pounds.

Tisas 1911 Raider
There's quite a bit to like about the looks of Tisas' newest 1911. The Raider has those tactical FDE vibes, ambi safeties, and Series 70 internals. Also, it's several bills cheaper than the OG M45A1. (Photo: Tisas)

An FDE Cerakote finish, 25-LPI checkering, tan G10 scales, skeletonized hammer, and lanyard loop round it out for the tactical Leatherneck vibes. Feeding the Raider are two included eight-round steel magazines with base pads. 

Perhaps the current king of the modern budget-friendly 1911 game, Tisas built a reputation as an importer of affordable Turkish-made 1911s that – and this is key – actually work well. Alongside its more polymer-minded Zigana PX-9, the company now offers a slew of steel 1911-style firearms that range from carry-friendly and GI-service models to affordable competition platforms.

 Tisas 1911 Raider
Technically, Tisas jumped a bit early and told the world a few days ago it had an affordable M45A1-style 1911 on its way to Las Vegas. (Photo: Tisas' Facebook)

The 1911 Raider is a largely faithful remake of the .45 ACP M45A1, which gained fame and turned heads after it was adopted by Marine Corps Special Operations Command in the age of modern 9mm polymer-framed guns.

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The guns ship with a lockable hard case, cleaning kit, bushing wrench, trigger lock, and manual. MSRP is a bit higher for a Tisas-brand 1911, no doubt to accommodate the extra bells and whistles, landing at a penny less than $760 and backed by Tisas’ lifetime service plan.

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