ATI Titan

ATI Titan

This is a discussion on ATI Titan within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I had the opportunity to check out an ATI Titan today. Reasonably priced but heavy. Anybody have any experience with one....

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    ATI Titan

    I had the opportunity to check out an ATI Titan today. Reasonably priced but heavy. Anybody have any experience with one.


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    Pros:
    * Built like a tank
    * Looks more expensive than it is
    * Shoots every time

    Cons:
    * It needs a break-in period
    * Guide rod plate is held on with a screw that tends to back out. I sealed mine with locktite, but it's something to keep an eye on.
    * Stay with the stock ATC-Mags, or at least don't waste any money on Wilson 47D's (it hates those). Once it's broken in, things will feed fine.
    * I don't care for the balance (or lack thereof). It's tail-heavy and will tend to shoot high if you're drawing and shooting quickly.

    It's an 'okay' 1911. For the same money, I'd try a RIA next time but I really don't recommend anything shorter than commander-length. I may trade this one in someday.
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    Thanks WHEC,
    Great reply, very informative. Had a retired LEO drooling over it at the shop and thought I'd check it out. I've got a 45 and don't know what I'd do with it but the price seemed reasonable and I was in the mood for another gun. I'm gonna investigate the RIA too. Thanks again.

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    ATI FX 45 Titan

    My advice, stay away from ANY Filliapino-built gun, especially ATI. Mine is at NW Ohio's premier 1911 gunsmith getting repaired/upgraded right now. Bottom line is that it is a cheap knock-off. I paid ~$450 and am dropping another $1000, of which $500 is just to get it shootable again. Doing a lot of upgrades also. My advice, I should have talked to the gunsmith first and bought a Colt, Springfield, or Kimber (which isn't as robust as you maythink). It (ATI) is made with soft gun-metal and non-machined parts. I have <500 rounds through it and have parts that look like they have been beat with a ball-peen hammer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AR15shooter View Post
    My advice, stay away from ANY Filliapino-built gun, especially ATI. Mine is at NW Ohio's premier 1911 gunsmith getting repaired/upgraded right now. Bottom line is that it is a cheap knock-off. I paid ~$450 and am dropping another $1000, of which $500 is just to get it shootable again. Doing a lot of upgrades also. My advice, I should have talked to the gunsmith first and bought a Colt, Springfield, or Kimber (which isn't as robust as you maythink). It (ATI) is made with soft gun-metal and non-machined parts. I have <500 rounds through it and have parts that look like they have been beat with a ball-peen hammer.
    my Metro Arms American Classic II has been nothing but pure pleasure.....and its made in the Phillipines. I don't have any issue with 1911's made in the Phillipines as they make a great 1911 for the money.
    I do have an issue with guns made in Brazil....ie Taurus. Imagine my dismay when I looked on the bottom of the dust cover of my Springfield Armory Loaded 1911 and saw the dreaded words lightly ethched: MADE IN BRAZIL.



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    LOL. Let me know if you need me to take that nasty old Brazilian pistol off your hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    LOL. Let me know if you need me to take that nasty old Brazilian pistol off your hands.

    $1,000, and I'll pay shipping.

    Funny thing that even though its made in Brazil, it shoots like a dream, and it has never missed a beat......just like my American Classic. My point is that you can't
    just make a blanket statement that "ALL GUNS MADE IN XYZ ARE JUNK". Most are great, but there are always a few clunkers in the heap....regardless of where they are made.
    Kimbers are the guns you show your friends....Glocks are the ones you show your enemies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zonker1986 View Post
    $1,000, and I'll pay shipping.
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    Thanks. Actually, I already have a parkerized version of that nasty Brazilian gun, and it shoots like a dream too. In fact, it's my favorite of them all (coming from a glockaphile).
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    Just another 1911 knock off....I carried a colt 1911 in the army....worse gun I ever carried.. !!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mascariot View Post
    Just another 1911 knock off....I carried a colt 1911 in the army....worse gun I ever carried.. !!!!!
    blasphemy!!! May the Ghost of John Moses Browning haunt your bathroom.
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