in a couple of months I will be 62 years old - once I could not afford the Real Thing but now I can - no a South American High Power will never hold value like a Belgian or Canadian - it is not being snobbish to have what I chose - I have a 2010 Murano not a Chevy because I wanted the Quality!!! in my humble opinion I opine
I am a big time 1911 fan. I am familiar with Hi Powers. Both are older designs , and are more of an open design. ANYONE can make them.
However, I don't know all the legalities about the various copies fo Beretta 92s all over the world - however, you don't see a ton fo people cloning Glocks or XDs, etc. There are some aftermarket glock slides and even frames. However, the quality of these items are really good, and are used by competitors.
ATIs quality is not known to be really good - at least not yet. And, from what I can tell, much of what they sell are cheaper copies of other guns. So, it's not quite like a different variant of a hi power or a 1911. To me, it's not nearly the real deal.