God I love my 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by ccase39, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. ccase39

    ccase39 Member

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    Its only an ATI and pretty much at the bottom of the food chain as far as 1911s go but man do I love it. It feels so good in my hand. The balance is like nothing I have felt before or since I bought it. It was only my second pistol so until I got a few more and got some experience shooting others I could not truly appreciate how nice it is. It goes bang every time and is accurate as all get out. I do have a .22 slide that I like ok, its not as well made as the .45 but it is nice to have another option.
    I guess now I have to get into trigger jobs etch,
    Only thing that I kinda don't like is that it is a little tough to get the slide back on when putting on the .45. I seem to have to fiddle with it for about 5 minutes. I see several more of these in my future.
     
  2. cakesterkiller

    cakesterkiller New Member

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    Where's the pictures? I'm sure we all love gun porn
     

  3. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I dig my 1911s too.
     
  4. jakebrake

    jakebrake New Member

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    i'm glad you like your ati.

    I own a gsg (same company, more or less)(also, it's basically the sig 1911 in 22 cal) I have not had the best luck with mine.

    I didn't expect it to be on par with my springers or kimber, but, it was not even close to that level.

    not sure if it uses the same firing pin as mine, but, if so, I have a couple spares you are more than welcome to.
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    1911's can be addictive! in over twenty five years, i have owned more than thirty of them. a close friend introduced me to the 1911 in the late 1980's and i have been a fan ever since.

    i own many other types of pistols that i like, but the 1911 platform is by far, my favorite pistol platform to own and shoot.
     
  6. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! Welcome to the club.
     
  7. JCS53

    JCS53 That looks like it hurt Lifetime Supporter

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    The 1911 is a timeless classic! I have 4 right now and would have 4 more if the right ones came up!
     
  8. ccase39

    ccase39 Member

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    I just bought a 9mm Bersa but already have my eye in another 1911. I have the military model. Maybe I will get a GI this time. I ABSOLUTELY HAVE NO BUSINESS BUYING ANOTHER FIREARM FOR A LONG TIME. I can tell the seed is already planted.
     
  9. CardiacColt68

    CardiacColt68 New Member

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    My name is CardiacColt and I have a 1911 problem too. I have two Colts, a Dan Wesson and a Les Baer. And I want MOOOOOOORRRREEEEE!

    They are a blast.


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  10. limbkiller

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    3 Colts, 3 SA, 3 RIA, 3, MA, 1 Ruger, 1 GSG and want more. Won't buy anymore though for awhile as I'm getting custom work done now instead of buying more 1911's. Hasn't stopped me from buying rifles though. :)
     
  11. Shoobee

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    In reality it is a collectors' item like the old Western Colts.

    If you want a fully functioning 45ACP you would need to move up to Glock, CZ, or Sig -- something in single AND double action.

    The 1911's still function just as well as they ever did. But so do the old Western Colts. These are single action handguns that you need to cock when you draw them, or else fumble with a safety switch if you carry the pistol in Condition #1.

    Been there done that.

    Now I prefer the single and double action of my CZ's instead.

    But there was a time when I also loved my Springfield 1911A1.

    Still, it is good to have a passion for something.
     
  12. CardiacColt68

    CardiacColt68 New Member

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    So, because you are either incapable or untrained that makes the gun old and obsolete?


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  13. ccase39

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    And the only reason to own a pistol is for HD/SD. Never mind about marksmanship, shooting for enjoyment or having a great platform that's almost universal to build and play with. Lol

    I have a .380 and 9mm for SD my truck. In my home I'm grabbing my shotgun every time. The 1911 is for nostalgia and fun.
     
  14. JCS53

    JCS53 That looks like it hurt Lifetime Supporter

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    I bought my first 1911 because I wanted the match that soldiers were issued pre Vietnam (mostly) post WWI. The 1911 and M1 Garand. I had never owned one before and just felt they matched like hand to glove. What the hell CZ or Sig has to do with it I could only guess. But I have come to expect meaningless dribble to come from some in this forum. But thank you so much for your input anyway.
     
  15. ccase39

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    A fanboy is a fanboy. Not much anyone can do about it.
    Same thing happens in the straight razor forum I am a member of. You have these guys who swear their brand name $400 dollar razor is the end all be all of straight razors and no one could possibly get a good shave with anything less. Truth be told an old beat up vintage razor they handed our free at hotels will do the job just as well or even better.
     
  16. St8LineGunsmith

    St8LineGunsmith New Member

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    I beg your Pardon!
    ya maybe a old original Colt 1911 is a collector item but there are over 100 manufacturers currently manufacturing the 1911 frame in .45 ACP and 9 MM
    still one of the most used platforms by civillans.
     
  17. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Mr. Browning didn't make any junk. My 1911 would be my last gun to go.
     
  18. qwiksdraw

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    ATI is the US importer/distributor for the GSG 1911 22LR.

    Also, GSG (German Sporting Guns) is licensed to manufacture the Sig Sauer 1911 22LR.

    The ATI 1911 in 45ACP is manufactured by Shooting Arms Manufacturing (SAM) a company based in the Philippines.
     
  19. limbkiller

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    I will admit there are guns that don't take quit as much tinkering to keep them running 100%. Not the best gun for a beginning shooter for sure but is a very reliable gun for those people who have a little bit of gun knowledge. Plus never met anybody who new guns pretty well call them a collectors item. Plus I own LOTS of guns and wouldn't give you 50 cents for Block other than to turn it for a profit. Maybe your inexperiance in guns is showing.
     
  20. Daoust_Nat

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    I just bought my first 1911. I bought the Ruger SR1911, and have run about 85 rounds through it. It is a nice, tight, finely shooting firearm. I like it, and can see why a lot of people own them, and continually buy more. I may do the same. Oh, and I like the old Colt or Colt clone single actions too.

    Just noticed the picture was upside down. Have to work on that!
     

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