ATI ATIGFX45THUN FX1911 Thunderbolt 8+1 45ACP 5" ATI ATIGFX45THUN FX1911 Thunderbolt 8+1 45ACP 5"
Single action, steel frame, Mahogany grips, manual safety, adjustable white dot LPA Bo Mar Sights and Picatinny rail.
Model ATIGFX45THUN Condition Factory New Bud's Item # 75563 UPC 813393012778
Specifications Type Pistol Action Single Caliber 45 ACP Barrel Length 5.0" Capacity 8+1 Safety Manual Thumb/Grip Grips Mahogany Sights Dovetail Front, Champion Rear Weight 49.6 oz Finish Blued *Please Note!! Many of our pictures are stock photo's provided to us by the manufacturer and do not necessarily represent the actual item being purchased. Please verify this picture accurately reflects the product described by the title and description on this page before you place your order.
Customer Reviews 4 Customer Reviews Average 4.3 out of 5 Frederic S Tight action, no barrel play, so it has potential to build on.
The finish was excellent.
I found the checkered front strap painful and am adding a wraparound grip
Trigger pull is harder than my military model FX45.
Seems to have a light recoil spring, I need to upgrade it to 18 for hardball.
Slide stop only worked with 1/4 mags, needs tweaking. 7 months ago James R The gun is great. Fit and finish were perfect. It was slathered in packing grease but taking it apart and cleaning it was simple. Slide to frame fit is excellent. No rattles or rubbing and no sharp edges or burrs that I could find. It comes with one magazine which has performed well during my first 200 or so rounds. It has a one-piece, full-length guide rod and factory spring (not sure of the lbs.) which I'll be replacing with a good 18b spring and short guide rod. The hammer, trigger and grip safety all operate smoothly. Front and back of the grips are both checkered and the feel is great. The grip panels are cheap wood but they look nice and are thin and comfortable.
My first time out shooting, I didn't polish the feed ramp or anything. I just cleaned the packing grease, oiled it up and took it out. I shot about 100 rounds FMJ (cheap Whitebox) and had no problems. Accuracy is excellent and the adjustable, white-dot sights were great. Second time out, I polished the feed ramp and the barrel edges and shot about 100 rounds of mixed HP and FMJ ammo. I did have a few feeding problems with the HP ammo (Remington Golden Saber 230 grain) but nothing unexpected with a new 1911. The one problem I DID have was the firing pin stop slipped down and caught on the hammer (so the slide wouldn't go forward). I slipped it back in place and didn't have any other problems. I'm going to replace the firing pin and install a stronger firing pin spring. A couple of Chip McCormick mags and a few small upgrades and I think it will be perfect.
For the money, I don't think you could find a better deal on the 1911. If you are looking for an excellent starter 1911 or something to upgrade as you go, this is probably a good place to start. 10 months ago Show More Reviews...