The gun works fabulously. I purchased 3 Colt magazines for it and they work great. I previously purchased 3 mags from e bay and they did not fit so stick with the colt mags.
This gun is worth every dime.
Nice smooth action. Looks good, handles very well. Gets the job done.
1 year ago
I read the reviews. Hit or miss. For some it worked great, for others it was terrible. I took the chance, bought it, and took it to the range. Fired it right out of the box, which I usually don't do, but I wanted a baseline.
First impressions: spot on accurate at 12 yards, right through the center of the small silhouette in the corner of a silhouette target with the first shot. Everything else was in the 9-10 ring, all head shots landed (all at 12 yards). Sights were spot on. Groups were tight. I was impressed with the accuracy and sight alignment.
However, after recoil, the next round consistently did not feed and the slide stayed open. I fired about 200 rounds. Failure to feed rate was over 50% (just being honest). Either the slide did not chamber the next round, or the round got hung up on the feed ramp (especially the hollow-point ammo).
Several times the slide chambered the next round, but did not go all the way forward, preventing me from shooting or going "cocked and locked," as the safety would not engage. I needed to pull the slide back ever-so-slightly and give it a hard push to move it all the way forward.
The gun appeared to not like hollow-point ammo at all. I tried three different kinds. The performance with hollow points was unreliable, eliminating it as a CC protection weapon for now.
I did some online research to see if there was a fix. I found that people had a great experience right out of the box or had significant problems, like me. They offered two remedies: replace the magazine, replace to the guide rod/recoil spring assembly, or both.
I did not notice much tension on the factory recoil spring. I had initial concerns with that when I first shot it. I wonder if it was too weak to "push" the next rounds out of the magazine, up the feed ramp, and into the chamber. Two replacements were recommended: the guide rod/spring assembly from the Colt Defender or the Kimber Ultra. I went with the Kimber. If you do you'll need to retain the ATI spring bushing because they don't match. I also ordered a new magazine. The rod/spring was $50, the magazine $15.
After a good cleaning, I took it out to shoot with the Kimber rod/spring assembly. 8 full magazines, 56 rounds, not a single mishap (aimed shots, double-taps, rapid fire). However, I did use all hardball ammo. I also used the factory magazine, as I had not received the new one yet. Still, no performance issues. I will try the new magazine when it gets here and the hollow-points next. Some folks reported that the rod/spring replacement solved all of their feed problems.
I don't (yet) have 100% confidence in it as a carry weapon with hollow-point ammo, since I have not tried it with this new adaptation. I would, however, feel very confident with hardball ammo.
All in all, for a $275 dollar investment, I am satisfied with the performance of this weapon. I think it's well constructed and rugged. Nothing feels chintzy. I am feeling some confidence that the hollow-point ammo issues may be solved with the changes made to parts. I'll come back and update.
Good gun for the price (especially since my investment was only $275), and the performance was stellar. Knowing the potential issues (some had them, some didn't), I would recommend this gun to a friend. It's a good gun, just be aware that you may have no problems (as others have said) or you may have the problems I had. Even if I had paid full price and had to add $75 for the modifications, I would say it was worth it. Good luck!
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Manufacturer American Tactical Imports SKU GAG_ATATIGFX45TIBI Condition New in Box Action Type No Caliber .45 ACP UPC 813393012785 Model FX45 Titan Type No Manufacturer Part Number ATIGFX45TIBI Accessories No Barrel Length 3 Finish Per Color Blued Capacity 7 Firing Casing No Frame Per Material No Hand No Sights No