I bought a Tisis stainless 45 cal. Regency 1911 from Classic Arms this past weekend. Its a Turkish manufacturer, and reviews online are generally very favorable. The chief complaint is trigger related, poundage is too high. So I bought the tools from Brownell to slick up the frame and see if I can't lighten it up a little. The frame and slide are forged on this model, and I expect the small parts are all MIM (Metal Injection Molding). My Rock has a cast frame and forged slide so I expect better quality from the Tisis. I have been looking/shopping for a Kimber, Wilson, Ruger, Rem. etc. but they are usually all sold out or priced to high for my champagne taste but beer wallet. I will fool around with the ignition system on the Tisis to see I can reduce the poundage and slick it up safely while I wait on my American based 45s to come back to reality on price. My Turkish friends would be proud to know that I bought a Tisis. I spent quite a bit of my life in and around Istanbul years ago doing manufacturing surveillance on parts and pieces of the Bio Lvl. 3 lab that we built in neighboring Georgia during the US threat reduction effort in the Former Soviet Union. One of my favorite memories is about a resturant near the Istanbul Spice Bazaar where I used to sit, drink Raki, and watch the girls go by, and the ferrys come in.