ATI FX Thunderbolt Enhanced

March 30, 2013

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ATI FX45 Thunderbolt Enhanced

While looking over ATI’s new offerings I came upon the new FX45 Thunderbolt Enhanced. This is one 1911 that doesn’t lack good number of included options.

This model is an upgrade to the stainless steel FX45. They gave this one a matte blue finish with adjustable sights, ambi dexterous thumb safety, rail for any light or laser the user wished to use. ATI also added a magwell, which is well done and fits very nicely with the grip.

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As with the previous model the Enhanced has a ported barrel with five ports per side. These ports are well executed and uniform in appearance and size. The trigger has a flat face that is smooth and a bit wider than the trigger body. Of course the trigger is fully adjustable.

One new addition that immediately catches your eye are the new grip panels. These grips are made by Timber Smith and developed through Tapco. Now we’ve all seen grips with large skulls carved into them but these are a bit classier with small skulls carved into the grips. There are also finely detailed background images around the skulls. The grips also help the shooter by adding three strips of a material not unlike a fine grit skateboard tape. These grips come in Rosewood and black. MSRP is $ 869.95. Of course your dealer price will be less.

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2 Responses to “ATI FX Thunderbolt Enhanced”

  1. Randy de Mars Says:

    I bought my FX Thunderbolt Enhanced last August and have had a great time shooting it. Very accurate. Hope you have a chance to shoot this great weapon and comment on what you like and/or dislike about it. I was very pleased with the workmanship and overall quality.

  2. Gunner Says:

    Randy,

    That’s good to hear. I actually have one coming for an article:-)


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