I am completely unfamiliar with American Tactical Imports and Rock Island Armory products. Can anyone speak to the quality and reliability of their offerings. Primarily interested in 1911's and Carbines.
I have owned an ATI 45 government model for 3 years. I carry this pistol with me constantly and of course alot of range time with it. I have never had a problem with it period. For a $500 pistol it big bang for the buck. I shoot factory and handloads in it and carry it in a Blackhawk Serpa holster. I believe the R.I. is the same.
Rock Island makes some very fine series of 1911's I had a Charles Daly made by Armscor/Rock Island. I cannot comment on the ATI never had one. The Rock Island is made in the Phillipines & the ATI is out of Turkey.