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Anyone seen/held/shot the ATI FX45 Thunderbolt?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by glock2740, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I'm not a rail fan at all, but this gun is interesting to me. I see a cool project out of it. I just wonder if they're worth looking into?
     
  2. rsxr22

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    i cannot even find a picture on google. Do you have a link with any info?
     


  3. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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  4. bac1023

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    My dealer has one and I looked it over. It has nice checkering and solid build quality. The trigger also seems good. That said, I don't buy railed 1911s.

    Seeing it prompted me to order the FX45 Military model, which is also nice. Of course it doesn't have the Thunderbolt's features, but its also $200 cheaper. ATIs are built in the Philippines by SAM.


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  5. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Yeah, I'm not a rail fan at all either, but I wouldn't mind having a cheap one like that, that I might end up doing something too later on.
     
  6. rsxr22

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    that isnt a bad looking 1911. Im not huge on rails, but at the same time i dont mind them. I think overall it looks pretty good, definitely needs a different trigger though. Whats the price set on these?
     
  7. bac1023

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    $600-$650
     
  8. rsxr22

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    I looked up their website, it looks like a decent enough pistol. There descriptions are soo funny though. They basically say the same thing for every 1911 they make. No specs or anything LOL. If i found one for $600, Id probably give it a go. It has a magwell and front strap checkering, So it has the externals i wish the Spartan came with, but probably not as good internally as the Spartan
     
  9. majette

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    you are missing out, even if you dont plan on attaching anything pick up a mc operator for the collection.

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