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When I bought the RAS47 last week I started looking at the 1911's while I was waiting on them to bring the new rifle from storage. It got me thinking I really wanted something more traditional GI than say my PT 1911. The ATI caught my attention. I looked at her but decided to think about it. Well, today I was passing near the shop and I though what the... If its still there I will grab it. She was there, actually a new one in the back covered in a half a quart of cosmoline was in stock. :D

I gave her a good cleaning and she looks great inside. No lawyer parts is a good thing too, I forgot this model doesn't have them until I field stripped her.

I'll try and sneak out and see how she shoots over the next few days. I am looking forward to it, I have heard great things about them.

My one gripe/issue; There was a base plate on the magazine. I don't like them at all on 1911 magazines. The only ones I have like that are the ones that originally came with 1911's. That said I bought a couple of Kimber 1911 magazines (the only base plateless ones I was able to easilly find on my way home). To be completely fair, the majority of 1911s from the majority of manufacturers come shipped with mags with base plates, I know it's not just an ATI thing. I don't plan on changing anything else on her at this point.

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Full length guide rod or mil spec?
 
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It's the little guy, the Mil spec guide rod.
 

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Fine looking 1911. Very military in its handsome, unadorned way...
 

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Thanks, I agree. It's beauty is along the lines of less is more. :D :D :D
 

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Saweeet!!! I hate those finger pokers as well..Let us know how it shoots.
 
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Very nice ! I like the look of it. Luckily you can find 1911 flat baseplates just about anywhere. And, I switched to the mil spec guide rod in my PT1911 and have never really looked back.
 
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Congrats on your new slide gun.
 
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Thanks, I agree. It's beauty is along the lines of less is more. :D :D :D

I quite agree...it's a classic take on a historic handgun. Congratulations.
 
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I was able to shoot 250 rounds through her and she shot perfectly. Accurate, no feed issues. I would have shot more had I had more time.

She got mad at me though for stopping her at 250... and she bit me... :D :D :D Just a bit of 1911 hammer bite. My hands are big and its been a while since i shot a more mil spec 1911, I forgot about that part... :D :D :D

I will definitely carry her!
 

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Nice simple 1911. I've been looking at those for awhile.
I only have 250 rounds through the ATI but I would recommend her in a heartbeat if you want a simple standard 1911.
 

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I was able to shoot 250 rounds through her and she shot perfectly. Accurate, no feed issues. I would have shot more had I had more time.

She got mad at me though for stopping her at 250... and she bit me... :D :D :D Just a bit of 1911 hammer bite. My hands are big and its been a while since i shot a more mil spec 1911, I forgot about that part... :D :D :D

I will definitely carry her!
I had the same problem with my old Auto-ordnance 1911. Replaced the hammer with a round one and the grip safety with a beavertail. Still filing on the hammer, which drags on the firing pin stop and causes unreliability. It's a pre-CNC design; all the after market parts are intentionally made too big so that we hobbyists can enjoy many fun-filled hours filing on them.:D Should have taken it to a gunsmith. My next 1911 will come with a beavertail.:D
 
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I had the same problem with my old Auto-ordnance 1911. Replaced the hammer with a round one and the grip safety with a beavertail. Still filing on the hammer, which drags on the firing pin stop and causes unreliability. It's a pre-CNC design; all the after market parts are intentionally made too big so that we hobbyists can enjoy many fun-filled hours filing on them.:D Should have taken it to a gunsmith. My next 1911 will come with a beavertail.:D
For this one I'll just wear a shooting glove. I have beaver tails on others.

However... at some point in the future I might buy another one as a project/fun gun... then we will start swapping aftermarket parts! Do I need more 1911's no, will I buy more... that's a different question! :D :D :D
 
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I like mine,i'm sure you will enjoy it.
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Are the ATI sights black or 3-dot and are they dovetailed?
They are black, I don't have any issues with them. I don't think they are as bad as some people do. But it's all personal preference.

The slide will need some light work from a smith to dovetail them.
 
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I had the same problem with my old Auto-ordnance 1911. Replaced the hammer with a round one and the grip safety with a beavertail. Still filing on the hammer, which drags on the firing pin stop and causes unreliability. It's a pre-CNC design; all the after market parts are intentionally made too big so that we hobbyists can enjoy many fun-filled hours filing on them.:D Should have taken it to a gunsmith. My next 1911 will come with a beavertail.:D
I shot her a bit more and paid attention; its not really biting as much as the small spur on the grip safety is rubbing the skin off the web of my hand. After 300 or so rounds it feels a bit like hammer bite due to the skin being raw, but its not. Like I said earlier I am keeping this one stock and I'll just wear a glove that should help.
 
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