American Tactical Now Shipping Omni Hybrid 410 Shotguns

Omni Hybrid 410

Several years in the making, the new Omni Hybrid 410 is now in production and has been released to the public.

The Omni Hybrid 410 is a semi-automatic shotgun chambered for the .410 bore shell and is built on the company’s Omni Hybrid AR lower. It can be converted to 5.56 NATO or 300 BLK, for example, by simply swapping the upper.

A prototype gun was first shown at the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers Expo & Annual Meeting in the fall of 2014. Since then I’ve watched the development of the scattergun, and I am pleased to see that it is now a deliverable product.

The shotgun has an 18.5″ barrel and uses a short stroke piston system. American Tactical states that the gun is designed to run a wide range of loads from birdshot to slugs. However, the gun will only chamber 2.5″ shells.

The company notes that some of the ammo on the market advertised as 2.5″ actually has a length that is greater than 2.5″. These loads may not run reliably in this firearm. American Tactical does make its own .410 ammo, so I would imagine these will reliably run in the Omni Hybrid 410.

The gun ships with a five round magazine. Additional five round and 15 round magazines can be purchased from the company. Unloaded, the gun weighs 6.5 pounds.

Cost creep can be a thing in manufacturing. However, it is not a thing with this gun. When I spoke to the American Tactical crew in 2014 about this gun, I was told the gun should have a MSRP of about $650. The final product is less than that at $599.95. Additional five round magazines have an MSRP of $18.95.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • derpmaster

    Who is going to buy this thing?

    • Brett baker

      You are seriously asking that?

      • derpmaster

        Let’s just say that I sure as hell wouldn’t. 410 is just about useless.

        • Lou

          FYI: My son dropped a 4-point 150lb. buck last fall (38 yards) with the early
          version ATI .410 AR-15 upper I got from the owner of ATI back in 2010.
          One shot took it down and another finished it off. Although we can now
          use AR-15s in Ohio for deer hunting chambered for large pistol or
          straight walled rifle cartridges, my sons used this for hunting years
          before when Ohio was shotgun only.

          • Jared Vynn

            What species of deer, what type of shot/slug, why would you use a round that didn’t kill humanely in a single shot?

          • Lou

            .410 has taken deer in Ohio for decades and is not a bad round for youngsters at distances under 50 yards with good shot placement (most shots here in the thick woods and in the hilly part of Ohio are 20 – 40 yards ) – we have a 4x Burris scope mounted to the upper. The deer was an American Whitetail and the rounds he used were standard Remington hollow-point slugs (shot is not allowed for deer). He also had some sabot .410 rounds but it was the Remington round which stopped it.

          • Jared Vynn

            That’s roughly a 90gr bullet traveling at about 1800 fps yielding about 700 ft/lbs of energy. No clue on how it performance in ballistics gel/flesh.

            Not bad for deer hunting but for white tail as I remember from years ago (hunting in Minnesota, big brutes of deer) that may be on the low side for acceptable in regards to humane shots. Which is kind of backed up by the fact it took a second shot to finish it off.

          • Lou

            I have seen where deer shot by 12g slug or hi-powered rifle and they needed a second (sometimes 3rd) shot – all depends on many variables (ammo, weather, distance, shot placement, bullet type, hunter fatigue, the deer itself, even hunting regs, etc.).

            For smaller kids for deer hunting, if the choice is .410 or not hunting at all, I say go with the .410 and raise a new young hunter. Yes, there are monster white tails – the one my son took was considered a large deer at 150lbs. but not a huge deer and the .410 did the job and he will have one of the best memories for the rest of his life. I’m all for quick kills but I can care less if it took one .410 slug or four – the deer is dead and in the freezer and my son has a great life experience – I don’t worship deer.

            “God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

            – Genesis 1:26-28

          • Jared Vynn

            I started with 20 gauge and 150 lbs is medium from my experiences, nabbed a 180lb field dressed doe with my 20 gauge that ran about 30 yards before dropping from a good lung shot. There are lots of variables that can affect a shot, but it never hurts to go a little bigger in caliber. Personally I wouldn’t hunt with a .410 as I don’t see it as humane and can’t use “the end justifies the means” to excuse causing unnecessary suffering on a living being. I’m not religious at all either mind you, but I still have morals and ethics. I use 44 Magnum in a lever action and would highly recommend it over 410 or even 20 gauge for both lethality and lack of recoil.

          • Lou

            “Personally I wouldn’t hunt with a .410…”
            I take it that you are not 11 years old either or are you? My son is moving into one of the straight walled rifle calibers this year but .410 slug was perfect for him when he was smaller and for thousands of young deer hunters who were stuck in shotgun only states. He also wanted to use an AR-15 type rifle as he has one in 5.56 and is good with it and the semi .410 had much less recoil on his small shoulder than a pump would have. Should he have flinched and missed the deer because the 20g pump recoil would have intimidated him because the only way to be “ethical” is to hug Bambi and sing kumbaya ? Your deer running for 30 yards may have lived longer with a gunshot wound from a 20g than my son’s deer shot twice with a .410 slug anyway. Anyway thanks for the conversation.

          • Jared Vynn

            I was 9 when I started with a 20 gauge, and I was small for my age.
            But as I also said 44 is a much better option as it has less recoil while still having more energy/power. It’s perfectly normal for a deer to run even after being shot, and it covered that distance in a couple seconds. How long did it take for the finishing shot?

            You need to get over yourself and stop insulting others. Don’t bullshit about kumbaya or hugging Bambi or nonsense about worshipping deer. Hurting an animal more than necessary by not using an appropriate cartridge is unethical plain and simple, just as going for non fatal shots is unethical. Good day sir.

          • Lou

            Also, its not single shot- its semi-auto and Ohio allows 3 rounds loaded including one in the chamber for deer hunting so we blocked the magazine to two rounds.

    • ClintTorres

      Think about the envy that will be induced on Skeet Shooting ranges all across the country!!

    • Gabe Is Fat

      I just might. I collect weird caliber AR uppers, and also it might be useful for large-scale pest control (raccoons, rabbits and squirrels) on a small 30 acre farm where shooting .22lr or 12 gauge into the trees is unwise.

    • gunsandrockets

      Me. Once I get out of Commiefornia.

    • Russ Kell

      Me. Why? Just because I can. 😀

    • retrocon

      Under 600 bucks? I might.

  • Cody Becker

    Can I get just an upper? I’m not sure i need a dedicated 410 AR but it could be fun until you look at the ammo bill.

    • gunsandrockets

      ATI advertises their .410 ammo at very low prices. Comparable to 12 gauge.

    • retrocon

      I think their lower is modified for the .410

  • Brett baker

    At last, one of the funest AR variants ever arrives!

  • Tim

    .410 is the most useless, nonsensical chambering since……..ever.

    • Lou

      My son dropped a 4-point 150lb. buck last fall (38 yards) with the early version ATI .410 AR-15 upper I got from the owner of ATI back in 2010. One shot took it down and another finished it off. Although we can now use AR-15s in Ohio for deer hunting chambered for large pistol or straight walled rifle cartridges, my sons used this for hunting years before when Ohio was shotgun only.

    • Raptor Fred

      I have to absolutely agree. But now you can shoot it semi auto.

    • gunsandrockets

      Winchester 3x 000 buckshot at 1,300 fps sounds pretty interesting, and not at all useless.

      • Edeco

        Be like three shots from a cap & ball revolver

        • gunsandrockets

          a poor-man’s Project Salvo

    • USMC03Vet

      Goes great with KeyMod!

    • Lee M Attinger

      nonsense. I learned to duck hunt with a .410

    • retrocon

      It’s fun in the bond arms…

  • Pete – TFB Writer

    Kinda want. Anyone have an idea how to suppress it?

  • Joby

    Neat, now how do I convert it to .45LC?

    • feetpiece _

      Bump it up to 454, get it to run reliably and Wild West Guns will start tricking them out instead of marlin guide guns.

    • Raptor Fred

      That may work, considering the SAAMI max pressure of .410 is 12,500psi 2-3/4in.

    • Vizzini

      For a semi auto, use .45 ACP — similar ballistics to .45 Colt. There are plenty of nice .45 ACP carbines out there.

      .45 Colt is for revolvers and lever guns.

    • Cal S.

      Except that .410 bore shotshell barrels are about .040″ too small. The Taurus Judge and S&W Governor only work because they’re chambered for .45LC and .410 just so happens to fit.

    • retrocon

      Detachable lever, didn’t ya know.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Perfect if ISIS starts dropping rattlesnake bombs on our guys.

  • Chris

    They were so concerned with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to ask whether or not…they should.

    • Sianmink

      Life, uh, finds a way.

  • Cory C

    I’ll bite. Can someone explain why .410 sucks so bad?

    • Kyle

      Honestly because it doesn’t do anything that multiple other chamberings don’t do better. I guess I can see it for someone who reallllllly wants a shotgun but is also insanely recoil shy. Outside of that .410 doesn’t serve much of purpose.

    • Vizzini

      I have two .410s.

      One, an M6 Scout, is a survival rifle, over-under break-action .22LR & .410, so you’re using the .410 for taking rabbits and birds at short distances, or slightly larger animals with buckshot at slightly longer distances. It’s fine for that role.

      The other is a Circuit Judge .45/.410 carbine and I really bought it to be a .45 colt carbine. If I had it to do over again, I would have bought a lever action, but it’s fun to play with. As a home defense weapon for people who aren’t really gun people, it’s probably not terrible, but inferior to a pistol caliber semiauto or lever carbine. It takes 3″ shells, so it can put 25 000 buck balls on target in just a couple seconds.

    • gunsandrockets

      It offends size queens.

  • Kyle

    .410? Ha, no thanks.

  • LGonDISQUS

    Honest to God, if they sell just an upper…. I’ll have ordered it yesterday.

  • demophilus

    I recall reading .410 was developed as handicapping cartridge for skeet and trap, and was improved for taking small game. Dunno if that’s true but it stands to reason this version would be better at all of that. Might be a good tool for killing rats, pigeons, doves, quail, seagulls, etc., etc. Might be especially good for controlling bird populations near airports.

    Don’t think it’s a particularly “tactical” weapon, but it might be suited to niche tasks that fit its limited performance envelope, like launching non lethal loads. If you need lethal, change magazines.

    Might also be a good sabot launcher for darts, fléchettes, airfoils, or a small rocket. IIRC, the old MBA Finjet got up to a pretty good speed from a standing start, burning Pyrodex. Launch something more modern around 1800 fps that burns HMX, and you might have something.

  • TW

    This would be fun to go deer hunting in my area with. Gotta look tacticool as I can right.

  • Ragged Hole

    Wow, I really like it!

  • JJM123

    Why limit to 2.5″ shells. I would want 3″.