American Tactical Imports TAC-SX2 and TAC-PX2 Shotguns

ATI are now importing two new tactical-style 12 gauge shotguns. The TAC-PX2 (pictured above) is a pump action (pictured above) and the TAC-SX2 (pictured below) is a semi-automatic.




From the press release …

American Tactical Imports is proud to introduce the TAC-SX2 and the TAC-PX2 tactical 12-gauge shotguns.

ATI is now offering both models in 12-gauge only. Both the TAC-SX2 and the TAC-PX2 models have 4140 chrome moly steel 18.5” barrels that are chrome lined on the inside. Both models come blued, as standard in tactical shotguns. The TAC-SX2 is a semi-automatic 12-gauge and carries an MSRP of $379.95, while the TAC-PX2 is a pump-action 12-gauge and has an MSRP of $299.95.

“We are very proud to offer such high-quality tactical shotguns at such an affordable price,” says Joe Calabro, Director of Marketing at American Tactical. “The quality and price-point surpasses any other tactical shotgun lines on the market today, making this the perfect product for budget conscious LE departments as well as a great choice for home defense.”


Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • saiga556

    Why wouldn’t I just buy an 870 or 500 at that price point. Also where and who is making these.

  • M.M.D.C.

    $380 for a semi auto 12 gauge? Jiminy! Question is, does it work? and for how long?

    • Asdf

      And if not, where do you get spare parts?

    • ozzallos .

      Because decent auto shotguns haven’t existed in the sub $400 range for a while now? The H&R Excel Auto Five, for example…

    • Zius Patagus

      My Saiga 12 only cost about $200 when I bought it new and was considered a cheap POS as a result. Just saying.

  • hami

    ATI’s industry forum on AR15 .com is updated regularly by ATI employees and even has a handful of user reviews for these shotguns inside one of the threads. The Shotguns are Turkish made


    > NOW-DEFUNCT ‘PUMPS’ over a good SEMI??? U kiddin me, right! Only my GRANDFATHER buys a PUMP-ANYTHING! Would u buy an AR-PUMP?!! …why not?

    > Technlogy continues to advance. SHOTGUNS r no different. SEMI’s r EXTREMELY reliable nowadays!!

    > ANYONE, regardless of gender or size, can pick up a SEMI and use it in an emergenacy. ONLY a STRONG, ‘TRAINED’ Male is gonna do same with a pump (and NO, lets NOT get into the exception “bulldyke” argument… “but my WIFE can…” WHO! CARES!! U WIFES 6’1″; can lift the front-end of my Hummer. NOT ALL WIVES are so … lucky! hahaha…)

    SEMI’s: Know ’em, use ’em, love ’em.


    • I’d be satisfied with an 870:-)

      • Uncle Charlie

        I have lots of pumps, shotguns and center fire and I’m a week old man with arthritis. It does not take any strength to use a pump and they’re a tad more reliable than semis. See Stressfire II: Advanced Combat Shotgun’ by Massad Ayoob. By the way he prefers the Mossberg 500.

        • DiverEngrSL17K

          Uncle Charlie, thank you for stating a simple hard truth. This is not a negative dissertation on the value of auto-loading shotguns ( I have a Molot VEPR 12 Mil-Spec autoloader as well as a Mossberg 500 pump-action, both of which are my ultimate “go-to” battlefield shotguns ), but just an acknowledgement of fact versus perception.

    • DiverEngrSL17K

      BENNETT O’! — While I respect your opinions concerning the semi-auto versus pump-action shotgun debate [ which will probably never end as long as the human race exists 🙂 ], I have to tell you that it does not take a highly-masculine individual to effectively operate the latter, I think the “macho” image associated with pump-action shotguns may be an unfortunate product of Hollywood and popular culture rather than hard truth which has become entrenched in the social norm through constant exposure. I own both types of shotgun ( a Molot VEPR 12 and a Mossberg 500 Persuader 12-Gauge Tactical, both of which are full Mil-Spec ), and have found that there is very little to choose from between the two in terms of overall operational functionality or battlefield capability. Under some circumstances, one or the other might have a certain advantage that is neutralized under other, related circumstances. In the end, there is no true clear-cut universal advantage or disadvantage to either type. Whatever works better, and to one’s advantage, is a function of how one adapts and uses the gun of one’s choice to suit one’s immediate and long-term needs.

  • jerry

    super hard to take that kind of “texting” writing seriously. Sounds like a kid that has watched too many Rambo movies.

  • dusty

    i just bought the pump version of this were can I buy accessories for this or even what clone is this model so I can start modifying this sweet little shotgun

    • stevecompton

      hi fatt tarr

  • SafeArmsReview

    Debating on this versus the Tristar Tec-12 which is both a pump & semi-auto. Btw I also have an 870 which I really like.