Introducing the FX45 Series 1911 Pistols from ATI

Introducing the FX45 Series 1911 Pistols from ATI

ATI FX Thunderbolt 1911 Pistol
ATI FX Thunderbolt 1911 Pistol
American Tactical Imports
American Tactical Imports

ROCHESTER, NY –-(Ammoland.com)- American Tactical Imports, a worldwide importer of firearms, is proud to announce the release of the FX45 Series, a .45ACP caliber 1911 pistol series from Shooters Arms Manufacturing in the Philippines.

The impressive ATI FX45 Series includes five pistols priced from $449.95: the ATI FX Military, the ATI FX GI, the ATI FX Thunderbolt, the ATI FX Titan Blue and the ATI FX Titan Stainless.

The ATI FX Military weighs 2.31 lbs. and is 8.5” long. The 1911 has a 5” barrel, all steel parts, a matte black military front and rear site, a military slide stop and safety lock, solid mahogany grips, 8+1 magazine capacity and a MSRP of $449.95. This single-action, semi-automatic pistol is compatible with many different brands of 1911 magazine.

The ATI FX GI weighs 2 lbs., is 7.9” long and has a 4.25” barrel. This gun has all steel parts, a matte black military front and rear site, a military slide stop and safety lock, 8+1 magazine capacity, solid mahogany grips, and a MSRP of $449.95. The FX GI, like the FX Military, is a single-action, semi-automatic pistol and is compatible with many different brands of 1911 magazine.

The ATI FX Thunderbolt weighs 2.4 lbs. and is 8.7” long with a 5” barrel. It sports chrome steel parts, a picatinny rail, 8+1 magazine capacity, mahogany, textured grips, and white dot LPA Bomar sights. The MSRP is $699.95.

Both the ATI FX Titan Blue and the ATI FX Titan Stainless weigh 1.76 lbs. and are 6.9” long. The Titans have 3.13” barrels, low profile rear sights, dovetail Front sites, two-stage recoil spring systems, military slide stops and safety locks, 7+ 1 magazine capacity, and mahogany grips. The FX Titan Stainless has all chrome steel parts. The Titan Blue has a MSRP of $519.95 and the Titan Stainless is listed at $599.95.

American Tactical Imports is the exclusive U.S. representative of quality firearms, ammunition and equipment from around the globe. They have quickly established themselves as a reputable and recognized importer. ATI replaces the manufacturer as the exclusive representative in the distribution chain, only selling to legitimate distributors in the United States. To order American Tactical Imports’ products, inquire about its distributors at your local gun shop.

ATI FX GI 1911 Pistol
ATI FX GI 1911 Pistol
ATI FX Military 1911 Pistol
ATI FX Military 1911 Pistol
ATI FX Titan Blue 1911 Pistol
ATI FX Titan Blue 1911 Pistol
ATI FX Titan Stainless 1911 Pistol
ATI FX Titan Stainless 1911 Pistol

For more information regarding this product available from American Tactical Imports, please visit www.americantactical.us

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Pete
Pete
5 years ago

Have the 1911 Military, 45/22 Combo Does ATI sell lower frames Would like to build separate 22 using the extra slide,barrel and mags

EdSnyder
EdSnyder
2 years ago
Reply to  Pete

Where did you get it for this price?

EdSnyder
EdSnyder
2 years ago
Reply to  EdSnyder

I am looking for well under $400.00

rodney
rodney
5 years ago

What does the fx stand for?

badboy2
badboy2
4 years ago
Reply to  rodney

fx is Firepower eXtreme.

Frank P.
Frank P.
6 years ago

Joshua, spend $50 and install the Kimber guide rod and spring assembly. You’ll notice how much better built it is than the factory one it currently has. This should take care of your “failure to feed” issues. Hope this helps and Happy Shooting.

Doug Johnson
Doug Johnson
3 years ago
Reply to  Frank P.

where is the best place to get that

Joshua
Joshua
6 years ago

Well, I’m physically located here in Phil, a newbie when it comes to guns and 1911 (although I have 2 1911’s)and pardon my English too. I just stumbled to this article because I just got my SAM/ATI Thunderbolt. And i just test fired/break in test using 50 round Armscor/Rock Island Armory 45ACP hardball ammo, Just sharing the results, 1 out of 50 rounds that I shoot, I have experience a failure to feed (well probably normal) The SAM Thunderbolt came with 2 ACT 8 round magazine and as the range officer recommends , load 4 to each mags since they… Read more »

Allen
Allen
6 years ago

29 May 2015

Guys, just got an ATI FX45 Fatboy LW (10-rds). Deal is though, it only came with ONE 10-rd magazine. Does anyone have OR know where I could get some more magazines (at least one) for this .45-cal 1911 with a 10-rd capacity? I prefer it in black (the magazine).

Thanks, guys.

~Allen
San Diego, CA

45caljack
45caljack
6 years ago

I concur with all of the positive reviews above. My ATI Commander is a great pistol, reliable and accurate. Superb value and quality do not converge very often, but this ATI GI series gun hits the mark.

Frank P.
Frank P.
6 years ago

I picked up a slightly used ATI Titan .45 Officers Model for $260 at a local gun shop. The wood grips were a little scuffed but $20 for some Hogue black rubber wrap around grips fixed that and completely changed the look of the gun. I had read several reviews about the flimsy guide rod assembly as some previous posts have stated. $50 for a Kimber guide rod assembly and this thing is good as GOLD. I’ve put over 500 rounds through it using both the ACT factory mag and a CMC match grade mag with zero issues. As for… Read more »

mike
mike
7 years ago

Mike on October 5, 2014 at 11:30 PM said:
Per the question by Mike regarding his FX GI 1911….. and finding a Crimson Trace laser for it. Yes, it appears to be a standard full size 1911 layout on the frame and Crimson Trace makes about 25 Lasergrips to fit this 1911. The range from wood and G10 versions to the standard black rubber LG-401G with a green laser diode. And most 1911s with the Lasergrips on will continue to easily fit into many holsters designed for the 1911. http://www.crimsontrace.com

Mike
Mike
7 years ago

I have an FX GI 1911….. Having a hard time finding whether Crimson Trace makes a laser for this….anyone?

Jeff
Jeff
7 years ago

Just got my ATI 1911 Military! I baught it for the slide and frame! Thinking I’d just refit everything to have a good gun! I don’t know what they’re doing over at Shooters Arms Manufacturing, but the Barrel, Bushing, and Slide, are nice and tight! And the Slide action is smooth as a babies bottom! I’m afraid to make any changes, thinking I might screw that up! I thought my first S.A.M Iver Johnson was smooth! I am totally IMPRESSED! Especially for the price!

Jerry
Jerry
9 years ago

The FOBUS holster for railed 1911 WILL NOT FIT the ATI FX Thunderbolt. So don't waste you time buying one.

James
James
9 years ago

Glad to see most folks are as happy with their ATI as I am my own… guess you can't please everyone. I had been looking at reviews on youtube and reading reviews on various websites for months and trying to plan when I was going to purchase one. Lo and behold, I walk into my local gunshop, and the owner had just unpacked the FX45GI, its the commander sized frame. I picked it up, held it in my hand, and told the man to put it behind the counter so I could beg "Momma" for it. Went back the next… Read more »

Jesse
Jesse
9 years ago

I just wanted to say that I just purchased my first ati fx Titan today.. I was a PJ in the air force and did 12 years in law enforcement I've had many of weapons in my hands but none have felt as good as the one I bought today…I hope I have as much success with mine as I've read about…

chris a.
chris a.
9 years ago

I own a ati 1911 fx .45 acp. I have put this gun through hell and back. I have never had any problems with this gun. The factory magazine only holds 7 rounds which sucks because its made to hold 8. But if you put the 8 rounds in the gun won't Load it gets stuck. I got another mag n now it works great. Great gun but not so great mag. Wouldn't mind gettin another one. Shoots straight n doesnt jam.

Horsetrader57
Horsetrader57
9 years ago

Just purchased my 2nd ATI in less then 12 months. Today was the Thunderbolt. This was an opportunity that could not be passed up. Price was right, already was primed and ready to buy if the timing was right. Today was the day!! Have not had a chance to do anything but hold it and admire it. Trigger time is this week end. Looking forward to it. It is a quality crafted weapon with obvious attention given to everything the big bucks would have bought. When you pull the trigger its all about having confidence in what you are holding… Read more »

bob bieber
bob bieber
9 years ago

all you guys with rail problems finding a holster, bag master mfg,ink,st louis mo,i have laserlyte, laser max, and crimson trace and the solved all my problems very well made holsters give them a try bob

william todcor
william todcor
10 years ago

I have a thunderbolt made by SAM its kinda heavy but it aids in recoil management. The fit is superb which is equal with very popular brands ……to those who are not brand concious this is a good and reliable firearm. It shoots well with no issues. Parts of other popular brands are interchangeable on this keeper.

HARLEY121
HARLEY121
10 years ago

Cheap is cheap no matter what the item is; buy a $500 soffa and 6 months later the cussions are flat and the springs are pokeing you in the but. Same here, cheap pistol price, cheap pistol preformance. From my experence, these cheap 1911's are ok for a nite-stand gun ONLY IF YOU LIVE IN A LOW CRIME AREA!

Buyer be ware!!!

DEWY
DEWY
5 years ago
Reply to  HARLEY121

Yadda, yadda, not all of us have the lanna to spend on high dollar guns.. Love my ATI first because it’s all I can afford, one mans JUNK in another mans BEST.. You got yours so why the need to throw off on mine, I’m glad you got yours, also glad I got mine.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
5 years ago
Reply to  DEWY

@Dewy, You realize, of course, that you are replying to a six and a half year old comment. Harley121 is probably dead by now.

Wheeler
Wheeler
10 years ago

BobReed9391, perhaps it would have been better to buy a 1911 more suited to what you wanted in the first place. I've never had a problem with customer service. But then again, I've never tried to 'enhance' my pistols from ATI. I just bought what I wanted in the first place.

BobReed9391
BobReed9391
10 years ago

I want to start by saying that I love my FX 45 Military… when it's functioning. I hate ATI's customer support. To put it bluntly, ATI's customer service SUCKS! When I first purchased my FX 45 Military, I had a minor problem. When I removed the grips, the grip bushing came out of the frame so that the grip screw and bushing were in the grip when I removed it. No problem. I didn't want to put a pair of pliers on the threads of the bushing that was stuck in the grip without having a replacement in hand so… Read more »

William Davis
William Davis
5 years ago
Reply to  BobReed9391

What sights did you get

Questionguy
Questionguy
5 years ago
Reply to  BobReed9391

Bob, I appreciate your detailed review. My only question is, why would anyone buy a vollswagen and try to turn it into a Ferrari?

Jeff
Jeff
4 years ago
Reply to  BobReed9391

I just called ATI customer service about a bushing, they answered 15 minutes before business hours and immediately sent new bushings out no problem. My experience couldn’t have been better. Hopefully they hired more people when they moved to S.C.

Wheeler
Wheeler
10 years ago

For almost 50 years (since age of 12), I've been armed in one fashion or another. We grew up hard, out in the wilderness and firearms were a way of life for us. Follow that with a 22 year career in the Marine Corps and a 15 year stint in law enforcement and I believe I have enough experience to say that my time with the FX GI 1911 and my FX Titan Blue (my carry piece) has turned into a love affair that makes my wife jealous at times. Perhaps I was lucky, perhaps it was S.A.M.s attention to… Read more »

KEN GIBBS
KEN GIBBS
6 years ago
Reply to  Wheeler

Hey, Wheeler. I’ve recently bought a nice clean used 2010 FX Titan stainless model # ATIGFSX45TIS I’m not happy with the trigger pull, 7 1/2-8 lbs. Did you have your trigger lightened up and if you did, how did you go about doing it? with the two-stage recoil spring set up, (unlike the G.I. model), I am not having any luck finding not only a trigger kit, (if at all needed), but someone who is so fixated on the G.I. slide set up that I’m not even sure if I want them taking “my” 1911 apart. any input from you… Read more »

David
David
11 years ago

Hi Bryan FOBUS has a tactical holster the Thunderbolt model fits nicely in =)

Shawn Corfee
Shawn Corfee
5 years ago
Reply to  David

I have a ATIGFX45K and need a holdster for it any suggestions

Lt. C. Bryan Hammond
Lt. C. Bryan Hammond
11 years ago

I am a Firearms Instructor for our Agency and I have an opportunity to try many weapons at the range. I obtained the ATI Thunderbolt recently and I have been running it through the ringer for about a month now. Almost everyone has their version of the 1911 on the market today but the ATI Thunderbolt offers all the features you would upgrade to right out of the box and for a retail of $699.95. You can't buy the stripped down version from most of the others for that price, then you spend hundreds of dollars to get it up… Read more »

David
David
11 years ago

Very nice write up. I can certainly attest to the high quality standards of S.A.M. Inc. in the Philippines and the great reputation of ATI Inc. over there in Rochester. I own several S.A.M. Inc. weapons including a Thunderbolt, M1911 Military and X9 -9mm. The Thunderbolt is a superior gun for the money compairable to much more expensive guns. I really like the pic rails and ambi but the best feature for me is the LPA adjustable rear. After a quick laser bore sight to dial in -its hitting consistantly. NOTE: I have fired 3000 rounds through my Military with… Read more »