ATI ATIGFX45TIB FX1911 Titan 7+1 45ACP 3.12" ATI ATIGFX45TIB FX1911 Titan 7+1 45ACP 3.12"
Specifications and Features: Caliber: .45ACP. Height: 4.96 Inches. Length:6.93 Inches. Weight: 35.2 Ounces (2.2 lb). Magazine Capacity: 7+1. Frame: 4140 Steel. Frame Finish: Blued. Frame Color: Matte Black. Slide Material : 4140 Steel. Slide Finish: Blued. Slide Color: Matte Black. Sights: Novak Cut Dovetail Front and Rear/Combat Style Rear Sight. Grips: Mahogany Textured Pattern. Barrel Length: 3 1/8 Inches. Barrel Material: 4140 Steel. Barrel Finish: Steel. Trigger Material: Aluminum 3-hole Skeleton. Trigger Color: Chrome. Additional Features: Officer Size Single Action Semi Automatic 7+1 Magazine Capacity
Model ATIGFX45TIB Condition Factory New Bud's Item # 75564 UPC 813393012785
Specifications Type Pistol Action Single Caliber 45 ACP Barrel Length 3.2" Capacity 7+1 Safety Manual Thumb & Grip Grips Mahogany Sights Low Profile Weight 38.4 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 18 Customer Reviews Average 4.1 out of 5 Christopher J First off, I'd like to say Buds service and shipping was excellent as always. Arrived in under a week to my FFL, with lots of email updates along the way. Five star service as usual.
Now to the gun itself. These are on clearance and probably for good reason. They have at least one known issue that ATI hasn't fixed. That being said, if you are looking for a compact 1911 cheap and can do some minor work, this is still a good deal. Think diamond in the rough. The biggest problem these have is a recoil assembly that simply isn't up to the task, including the rear plate on the guide rod, and reverse plugs that crack. Do some online research. The easy fix is a Kimber recoil assembly part number 4000465 at around 50 bucks. Only minor mod to the rim of the reverse plug and it drops in. I had one of these guns when they came out and had both failures in under 250 rounds shooting factory 230 ball ammo.
This fun as I received it was in good condition but had the usual sticky shipping oil in it. Full strip, clean and lube showed no real glaring issues. The trigger was quite heavy and will be revisited. It was tight and well machined for the price point. I lubed it quite a bit and cycled the action and trigger several hundred times. Noted some high spot wear but it did smooth up. Re cleaned and lubed. I fired 75 rounds of 230 ball factory ammo in the included magazine and original recoil assembly. Had no failures to feed, fire, or eject and it shot point of aim pretty well. The extractor needs tuned as like many have stated, it likes to throw brass back at with some regularity. Disassembled and saw no weird wear. With the exception of the recoil assembly is already peening and distorting. And this is their upgraded model. Received my Kimber recoil assembly and installed it. Shot another 100 trouble free rounds with less recoil thanks to the stronger recoil assembly. With a bit of tinkering you can still have a nice weapon for well under 500 bucks. What's not to like? Although I wouldn't buy one and use it as a carry weapon out of the box. 4 days ago Idrinor B First thing's first, I'm a 1911 fan and have owned a few of them. I like to work on them, so wasn't too worried about having to replace parts since I would replace them to my own brand preference even if they worked 100%. I was drawn to this due to the low BGS price at the time, and read reviews. I knew what to expect from the 1911forum. With that said, I know many people want a no-frills gun, so I have to rate it as a 3/5 with them in mind. As for myself, I would rate this a 4/5 because I believe it's a very potent gun when set up right. I've owned much worse 1911s that were almost twice the price of this ATI.
The ATI I received has the newer generation guide rod assembly which includes a thicker back plate, and a hex head screw. I was happy to see this...at first.
Now, from my experience with 1911s, the build quality of the frame it pretty damn good. The fitment of parts is as tight as the most expensive 1911s I've owned. One problem I noticed is that edges on the frame should have been rounded down a bit because they are just clean cuts straight from the machine. My finger slipped off the frame where it meets the mainspring housing(back of palm rest), due to how tight the fitment was, and it sliced through my finger down to the nail like butter. That's how sharp it was. Never experienced anything like that before.
Everything stock seemed fine so far...
Went to the GR with 150 rounds of 230gr ball ammo in hand. At about 80 rounds, I experienced total guide rod assembly failure. The dual spring setup failed, causing the large spring to bind up over the guide rod. The spring damaged the reverse plug(warped the whole end), as well as the spring spring's tube that holds it from moving, and also put a dent in the front of the slide that meets with the reverse plug. The guide rod plate also seems to have been bent, but I'm not sure if this happened from this failure, or just from shooting.
I have yet to get in contact from ATI, but from other customer's talks on the 1911forum, it seems they are happy to help with this problem. This is a known issue with them.
With all this said, I will repeat again, I had anticipated this problem, and had a fix already planned. The simple fix for this is a modified Kimber ultra carry guide rod setup that costs about $50.
The ATI's guide rod setup and reverse plug are just simply NOT up to the task of handling a .45 ACP round. The reverse plug is MUCH too thin to be absorbing the recoil from this.
Here's another tip: If this gun starts flinging lead at your head, your guide rod springs are going and should be replaced. If you don't replace them, you will end up causing damage to your frame and slide.
I would not recommend this ATI for someone that needs a trustworthy gun without putting work in it. If you can work on it, or are willing to pay a gunsmith to do some modifications, this is a good 1911 for the price(even after the additional $50). 4 months ago Show More Reviews...