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7 Rounds @ 7 Yards.

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by TN.Frank, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

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    Nice day here, took the ATI 1911a1 "Commander" out back and ran 7 rounds through it. Worked like a champ, sights are dead on, couldn't be happier. Still need to find 3 cases that I've "lost", won't give up until I do, dang OCD,LOL. Fliers were totally my fault, not use to such a nice single action trigger.
    Anyway, if anyone's looking for a well built 1911a1 that won't break the bank ATI is making some pretty good ones IMHO.
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  2. Nice:wow:, seems you're wasting the rest of the target though.
     

  3. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

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    I can always eat more pizza and get more targets.LOL.
    Top of a pizza box, put a plastic cup in the center, spray paint around it, remove cup, let "target" dry and go have fun. Pretty much a free target. :supergrin:
    I've not shot a 1911a1 in years(not shot much in general to tell ya' the truth) guess it IS a lot like riding a bike. Good ol' muscle memory is still there after all these years.
     
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  4. I could go for that gun :)

    What's the typical high price for those?
     
  5. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

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    You can normally find them new for $475-$500 if you shop around. Tombstone Tactical has the RIA in stock and if you pay "cash"(i.e. Money Order, Certified Funds) and not use a credit/debit card you can get into one(depending on what your dealer charges, mine is $32 bucks) for around $460 out the door. Of course they'll add 3% for CC/DC use but still, you should be able to find one for under $500. I think the ATI and RIA's are some of the best deals in 1911a1's right now. If you get a basic gun you can always trick it out with the parts you like and still be way under what a bone stock S.A. or other "higher quality" gun would run ya'.
    Seems to shoot as well as any 1911a1 that I've ever owned or any semi-auto for that matter. I'm happy with it, it's a keeper IMHO.
     
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  6. Rumbler_G20

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    7-yards? You do realize that if that pizza box had a knife you probably wouldn't have stood a chance . . . right? :rofl:


    I'm teasing. Serious, but teasing.

    Nice group either way. :wavey:
     
  7. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

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    LOL, yep, forget the exact stats but a person can cover 21 feet in no time at all. Of course if I would have started shooting at 7 yards I think with that group of 5 I'd have pretty much totally destroyed the heart OR with a group like that I could have put 5 right between the eye Zombie Style and dropped em' before he got to me. Either way I'm really lovin' this 45. Glad I had the dream that got me to thinking about getting one and glad I lucked out and found this one. Also, as a side note, recoil isn't bad at all, no where close to the PX4 Storm, 40cal that I had. Guess the weight of the gun has a bit to play in that but also that big ol' slow 45 keeps recoil from not being very snappy.
     
  8. Rumbler_G20

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    I don't want to hijack but this is worth pointing out:
    Tueller Drill



    run it sometime. It'll make you break out in goosebumps and the hair stand up on the back of your neck.














    . . .and then hopefully find a competent professional trainer that will teach you the technique for beating the drill. :wavey:
     
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  9. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

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    Never did that drill but I did try what IIRC was called the "El Presidente" one time when we were setting up for an IPSC match. Man that was fun.:supergrin:
     
  10. I think the technical formula to determine the time is age divided by height x the number of pizza boxes :rofl:
     
  11. SigFTW

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    The ATI is a all around good gun. Price and quality! :thumbsup:
     
  12. GlockFish

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    That's some good shootin' there, Frank.
     
  13. Nestor

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    Nice group. Good to see You happy with your gun.
     
  14. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

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    I echo what Nestor said.

    Did you keep your revolver!?!?!?!?!?
     
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  16. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

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    Yep, the 642-2 is my EDC/CCW gun and the 1911a1 is my HD/Plinking gun. It's nice to finally have two guns so I can have what I want when I want. :supergrin:

    P.S.
    I have to send out a big "Thank you Babe" to my wife for helping me get this. We had to redo a small loan that we'd almost paid off so we could get new tires on her mini-van and she was kind enough to get a few extra bucks so I could pick this up. Sometimes she gets on my last nerve(and I'm sure I get on her's too) but deep down I really love that woman.
     
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  17. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Nice gun, good shooting. Congrats.
     
  18. ratf51

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    Way to go! Good shooting! Glad the pistol works so well. Shoot long and prosper!
     
  19. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    TN.Frank,

    Your ATI Commander has the optional Novak-knockoff sights. Mine has the standard sights.

    These shot groups were made on a day with nasty crosswind.

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  20. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

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    Looks just like the one I have except for grips and sights. ATI does make a pretty decent 1911a1, not just for the money but for any kind of money.