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    Fat Boy...ATI that is

    Anyone have any experiance with the ATI Fat Boy pistol? It is a 1911 of sorts, I mean it is a 1911 but it looks a little weird, well not weird, just different. I have a Cold Defender and a Springfield Ulta V10 both in stainless. And while I am not sure about the appearance of the ATI Fat Boy, I do like the idea of a 12 round magazine on a compact carry 1911 .45 pistol.

    If you have anything to share I would sure be interested.
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    Whew!! That was a close call. I thought you had a range report that was gonna make me go buy another gun.

    I did some looking at those a while ago, and they've had good reviews. They take the Para Hawg (?) mags, and the sales guys so far have said the internals are Mil-Spec/drop in 1911, but I can't vouch for that. Since there are no grips to swap, I'm not entirely comfortable with it. For a similar size and capacity, yet much lighter, I'm happy with the 24/7G2C-45. That said, at some point, since it is a 1911 variant, it still could find a home here, but its just not at the top of my shopping list. I look forward to learning more about them.
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    I played with them a few different times at the the gun shows. The grip is steel/alloy and feels kind of strange. No grip panels if I remember correctly. I went with the PT-145 instead.
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    That is kind of my concern, I haven't found one to handle. And without the option of being able to change grips if it doesn't feel right in my hand I am concerned of owning a 1911 like pistol that I won't care to carry. And the market on them doesn't appear to be great enough to provide a quick venue for resell if that was the case.
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    Yea, I am kind of out to lunch on these as well!
    I have handled a couple but never shot one.
    they are thin (for a stacked mag 45 acp), I think i would likely go for one of the really compact stacked magazine para 's in slightly used condition myself?
    but then again as you know i am an addict---sooo!
    IF its nearby and I need a fix hell who knows what i may drag home??--sad i know!!!
    I could have picked up a stacked used para 45 compact yesterday for 475, in good condition!!
    likely should have at that price!
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    Interesting, I'd love to shoot one.

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    Check over at 1911forum.com if you haven't already and see if there is any info that might help. I have read about some issues with the ATI titan and don't know if it translates.

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    The only real complaint that i have heard on the titan was recoil assembly problems in early production weapons, ATI generally has a better quality and fit & Finish than Rock Island, I know between my 2 ATI and my 1 Rock the ATI were better across the board in function and finish and shooting quality, my Rock was the upgrade tactical as well.
    after a bit of work the Rock operates very nicely now.
    I have seen absouletely no reports on the fat boy be it good or bad.
    and more importantly I know of no one that owns one to recieve a fair report on it.
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    Interesting review, seemed to be right down the middle. No real praise, no real negatives. Did say that ATI really pushed the border of being a true 1911, but did fall within the guidelines of being a 1911. Did find it interesting that the double wide stack mag didn't cause the over all grip to be any wider than that of a standard 1911 with grip panels.

    I am high bidder on a used (50 round demo) Fat Boy at $400 which is not meeting the reserve. His BIN price is $440 plus $20 shipping to my FFL, I think I am all in at $400. Reviews while being positive in feedback, just don't offer enough over the top praise to make me want to spend the extra $40 to take a chance.
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