"Turkish manufacturer Tisas offers a line-up of 1911-style pistols that includes everything from basic “GI” models to bobtail concealed-carry pistols to full-size, match-grade handguns. Several models pay homage to specialties within the military service, including the company's new-for-2023 1911A1 Aviator, available in both .45 ACP and 9 mm Luger.
The 1911A1 Aviator follows the basic form of a “Commander”-size M1911A1 with a full-size frame and shortened slide that houses a 4.25" barrel. Like the original Colt Commander, which was designed in response to the U.S. Army’s request for a smaller and lighter M1911, the Aviator uses an aluminum-alloy frame with a forged steel slide. Another classic Commander feature is the rounded hammer spur. The left-side only safety, arched mainspring housing, grip safety beavertail profile and “short” trigger all follow the original M1911A1 pattern. Internals are of the Series 70 type. Sights are “enhanced G.I.”, meaning the traditional fixed M1911-type notch and post steel sights are given a higher profile, and the front sight is fitted with a brass bead.
Both .45 ACP and 9 mm Luger versions use a traditional single-stack magazine design, with a capacity of seven and nine rounds, respectively. Two magazines are supplied with each pistol."