By: Friedrich Seiltgen
Copyright © 2023
American Tactical is a firearms manufacturer and importer based out of Summerville, SC. They pride themselves on distributing firearms at a competitive price while still manufacturing them in the USA. Not only are their prices competitive, but their products are of the highest quality. American Tactical Inc. is your domestic representative of shooting sports and defense products.
In addition to the products they manufacture in the United States, they also work closely with and import products from several gun manufacturers worldwide, such as Germany, Italy, and Turkey. They pride themselves on importing the highest quality firearms, ammunition, and magazines to complement the products they make in America.
The Omni Hybrid Pistol features metal-reinforced polymer upper and lower receivers with over-molded metal inserts to reinforce the buffer tube housing and the front & rear takedown pins, a patented hammer and trigger pin retainment design that prevents movement of the hammer and trigger pin during firing. The receivers are finished in battlefield green, with the upper featuring an optics-ready flat top, while the lower features a beveled magazine well and an enhanced trigger guard.
ATI uses a Nano composite parts kit on the Omni Hybrid. The trigger, hammer, ambidextrous safety selector, mag release, and other internals are made from a composite material that has the strength of steel but at half the weight.
This may or may not be an issue for long-term use, but for those who don’t like composite internals, you can replace them and customize the pistol to your liking. Be honest; you were going to add many high-speed accessories to this pistol anyway.
THE BARREL & FURNITURE
The Omni Hybrid barrel is 7.5 inches long with a 1:7 twist and nitride finish. It features a low-profile gas block and a 7-inch Key-Mod free-floating aluminum rail for your choice of mounting lights and lasers. The Omni comes with a black polymer pistol grip, and aftermarket AR grips can be added later if desired.
Type: Direct-gas-impingement operated, semi-automatic pistol
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine capacity: 30 Rounds
Sights: Full-Length Picatinny Rail
Barrel Length: 7.5 Inches
Overall Length: 23.375 Inches
Weight: 4.75 Pounds
The ATI is a reliable, fast-handling firearm and an excellent pistol at a great price point. It makes a great compact home defense weapon, and in my humble opinion, everyone should have at least one AR-type pistol. Check one out today and see if this is your next gun.
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Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism Counterstrategies, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at [email protected].