New from ATI: Titan LW

Titan LW 1911 handgun (courtesy

American Tactical Imports imports firearms from the Philippines that look like mainstream icons but cost significantly less. The strategy must be successful; all of their handguns are listed with the notice that “This item is currently out of stock. Click the Notify Me button to be notified when the product becomes available.” Hmmm. Maybe ATI waits ’til they get enough customer notification requests before importing a gun into the Land of the Free. As for the new Titan LW, a compact 1911, those can be a bit tricky when it comes to reliability. And shootability. And, as mentioned, availability. Still, we’ll contact ATI for a testing and evaluation sample. It’s the least we can do considering what Teddy Roosevelt did to the Philippines. And hey, it’s a seven-round New York SAFE Act compatible firearm! After you register yourself and your gun and fill out the form requesting data privacy, which must be approved by a judge . . .

American Tactical Imports is proud to introduce the FX 45 Titan Lightweight, exclusively from ATI.

The new Titan LW weights only 24.8 ounces empty, making it ideal for conceal carry situations.

The lightweight version of the popular Titan is an officers model 1911 pistol with 3.13” barrel length, 3 3/8” bull barrel and an overall length of 6.93”. The Titan Lightweight is packed with features like an ambidextrous safety and dovetail style low-profile rear sights. The Titan Lightweight offers a 7 round capacity in 45ACP.

“We are very excited about the Titan Lightweight,” says Tony DiChario, President, American Tactical Imports.

“This version of our popular FX 45 Titan has been in the works for a long time. It is developed for either a left or a right handed shooter, and it gives traditional 1911 lovers a lightweight, short barreled version for every day carry.”

The FX45 Titan LW has an MSRP of $597.95.


  1. avatar jwm says:

    Oh look, another 19(yawn)11.

    1. avatar WA_2A says:

      What are you talking about?! 1911s aren’t made by any other companies!

      Oh right, except Ruger, S&W, Sig Sauer, Springfield, Rock Island Armory, Taurus…

      Can’t wait till Glock hops on the bandwagon. [/s]

    2. avatar Ben says:

      1911 reviews all day long! Won’t get any complaints from me.

  2. avatar William Burke says:

    Why so many incomplete sentences?

    1. avatar Randy says:

      This is a gun forum; not an English and grammar forum. Crikey!

    2. avatar Felix says:

      100% of your sentences no verbs.

  3. avatar Will says:

    I wanted to grab one of these when they were $450 (iirc) on Bud’s. After Newtown that last I saw was $580. Then i didn’t see it anymore.

  4. avatar Ralph says:

    600 balloons for a Philippine Officer’s Model? Around Subic Bay a guy used to be able to get dinner, drinks, a room for the night, companionship and a full-sized GI Armscor for a whole lot less.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Po city for the win.

    2. avatar tdiinva says:

      Sounds like you have visited the exotic realm of ‘P0 City.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        Briefly, in my misspent youth. San Miguel was 10 cent a bottle and you could get an all night girl and room for less than 20 bucks.

        That was in the Marcos days.

        1. avatar BRY says:

          I’d bet you and I were in the Navy around the same time. At 10 cents a bottle, I considered San Miguel overpriced – at least until I ended up ashore in Vietnam and tried 33.

        2. avatar jwm says:

          Bry, wasn’t in the navy. My only time on the ground in viet nam was during the evactuation at Ton Son Nhut. Wasn’t able to sample the local beer.

      2. avatar Ralph says:

        Sounds like you have visited the exotic realm of ‘P0 City.

        I do not recall. In fact, the entire decade of the 60s seems to be a blank.

        1. avatar Gyufygy says:

          If you remember the 60s, you didn’t live the 60s.

          Or so I’m told by crotchety old bastards. :p

        2. avatar Ralph says:

          Hey, Gyufygy, I’m no bastard. But I plead guilty to the two other adjectives.

  5. avatar Pulatso says:

    For half the price, I might bite…as it is, if I wanted a compact 1911, I’d pony up the 2-3 extra bills for a Colt Defender.

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      Last I saw a Defender, it was more like 4 bills more, just under $1000. And that’s almost a whole ‘nother handgun. RIAs have a solid if not fancy reputation, and they are Philippine also. I am waiting to hear about the new Turkish pistols (not that California will let me buy one).

  6. avatar Aharon says:

    With all the proven models available from other well-known manufacturers I see no reason to buy a gun from ATI.

  7. avatar Brett says:

    A budget 1911 from the Philippines? Yeah…that’s a pass.

  8. avatar Ensitue says:

    I’ll award points for making the effort to “develop” and import said firearm to fill a demand but the price is what ARs were selling for 3 years ago and even in the low res pic I can see issues. What are the Chinese clones selling for?

  9. avatar thatoneguy says:

    Say what you will about the Filipino imports, but I picked up an RIA compact in December and it has become my favorite pistol. Cheap, dead accurate, and reliable (about 1500 rounds with no issues) with everything from the dirtiest of range bought reloads to factory to my own handloads. I guess what im saying is don’t knock it till you try it.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      I got no problems with cheap pistols. One of my favorite pistols is a Makarov. I’m just not a fan of the 1911.

      1. avatar thatoneguy says:

        I wasn’t either until I picked up this lil guy.

  10. avatar alanhmn says:

    Doesnt ATI make the Sig Sauer 1911-22? ATI makes one that looks just like it.

    1. avatar Carry.45 says:

      Yes. The GSG1911 .22 is the same gun as the sig 1911 .22.

  11. avatar Russ Bixby says:

    Judging from the location of the ejection port, that thing has about a one inch barrel.

    Lemme guess – a muzzle velocity of 401 FPS, and a six inch spread at ten yards…?

    1. avatar Big willy says:

      You just fucking stupid

  12. avatar jkp says:

    Hmmm. It’ll probably be just as reliable as a Kimber and at half the price.

    I sure do love me those 1911s, but Mr. Colion Noir put it best, particularly about these 3″ 1911s — will they actually be there when you need them?

    Wouldn’t mind having one as a safe queen. And keep on carrying my Glock.

  13. avatar Lee Spirithawk says:

    The FX Titan has a 3.3″ barrel and is more accurate than many longer barreled handguns I’ve fired. Eats everything I’ve fed it. Weighs a bit over 24 oz. yet less recoil than a full sized model 1911. Fit and finish is excellent and better than many much higher priced Officers Models. Knock it all you like but words don’t keep it from being an excellent handgun at an excellent price.

    1. avatar Don McGuinness says:

      Got my Officer model 1911 titan in a trade. Great gun. Replaced the guide rod and spring. 22 lb. spring helped feeding hollow points. May have to have the barrel ramped to feed the new R.I.P. Ammo. I will have to see and get back with that. But this is a great little gun. There is so much you can do with a 1911 to make it unique. Those glock and colt, and kimber guys can laugh all they want because of the price. But this baby will keep up with any of them.

    2. avatar Big willy says:

      Finally somebody with some sense about this little gun… I got one and I love mine and his shoes fantastic… So do all the haters fuck off

  14. avatar Kent says:

    I have had none for a year and l love it. Installed Some VZ grips on it and only made it better. Only question I have had is about installing some aftermarket Novaks…

  15. avatar Alex says:

    Just ordered one from a gunshop in PA and I’ll be picking it up for $415. Looks like a great deal. Later model, bugs seem to be worked out. This line seems to be very popular as I’ve read that ATI is bringing production to the U.S. I don’t have any problem supporting the Phillipines by buying their 1911s as this was the gun developed in the course of the U.S imperialist invasion of the country. I’ll probably put a pair of rosewood grips on it, have the gunsmith look it over for feeding and extraction, recoil spring and call it good. Got this instead of the Shield- a great gun but wanted the big bore in metal.

  16. avatar saddlebum92 says:

    Found one at a gunshow last Valentine’s day, got it for 349. New in the box, before tax….nice little co-pilot

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