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Old 04-22-2014, 12:48 AM   #1
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I'm looking to get a budget 1911 compact and have read good and bad reviews for both (mostly good actually). Does anyone here have a personal opinion or experience to help sway my decision?

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Old 04-22-2014, 08:27 AM   #2
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No experience with either of those. A friend of mine had an ATI and had nothing but feed and return to battery problems so he got rid of it. I personally have a metro arms ACII and have only had a recoil spring issue that cleared up with a better spring. Same basic gun as RIA. Made on the Philippines

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I have a full size RIA 1911 tactical 9mm, it is a great pistol. However comparing a full size to a compact is an apples to oranges kind of thing.

My only experience with ATI is my GSG 1911 .22lr.

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Any compact 1911 is more prone to problems than a full size 1911.

I have done more transfers with RIA than ATI. I haven't had an ATI come through in a couple of years. And when I did, there were parts replaced on the ATIs within a few months.

ATI may have gotten better, but I have no direct knowledge.

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No experience with either of those. A friend of mine had an ATI and had nothing but feed and return to battery problems so he got rid of it. I personally have a metro arms ACII and have only had a recoil spring issue that cleared up with a better spring. Same basic gun as RIA. Made on the Philippines
MetroArms and RIA are both made in the Philippines, but are two different companies. they are not related in any way.
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ATI (aka American Tactical Imports) is the North American Distributor for Shooter's Arm Manufacturing (aka SAM), a Philippine company.

ATI (American Tactical Imports)
http://www.americantactical.us/

Shooter's Arm Manufacturing
http://www.shootersarms.com.ph/index.php

Note: they also are the distributor for German Sport Guns GmbH (GSG), obviously not made in the Philippines.

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Well are there any others that I'm not considering? I'm willing to go as high as about $700. I really dont feel like dropping $1000 on a kimber

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Well are there any others that I'm not considering? I'm willing to go as high as about $700. I really dont feel like dropping $1000 on a kimber
RIA and MetroArms are ver solid and dependable 1911's for the money. you can get a lot of value without spending an arm or a leg. i am on my second MetroArms AC 1911. the first one a Government Model was an excellent performing pistol. very well made and looked great as well. my second and current one, an AC Commander Model. it too has been a great performing pistol and pretty decently accurate. it's one of my favorites and the first Commander sized 1911 i haver ever owned. in the past i have always owned Government models.

i highly recommend the MetroArms and RIA's be checked out if someone is shopping for a good 1911 without spending a fortune. they are a great value.
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Well are there any others that I'm not considering?
Well, since you asked....
First of all, I have two MetroArms 1911s and can only say good things about their fit, finish and performance.

My arsenal also includes a STI Spartan V 9mm, which would be at the top end of your budget. The Spartan models are excellent pistols.

http://www.stiguns.com/the-sti-spartan-v-2/

Another one I have is the Para USA Expert 45 ACP also at the top end of your budget but well worth considering.

http://para-usa.com/2013/firearms/expert/expert.php
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truly 6 of one, half dozen of the other.

for the money, they are actually pretty decent.

and, you get what you pay for.

it's a 500 dollar new 1911. expect it to behave as such. not trying to sound like a dick, just being serious. for the money, i'd be looking for a used springer mil-spec.

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