American Tactical Introduces the FX-H Hybrid 1911

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American Tactical, who pioneered the “Omni Hybrid” Series of products including the ATI Omni Hybrid .410 Shotgun and the ATI Omni Polymer Hybrid Lower, is adding the “first of its kind”, the FX-H Hybrid 1911 handgun to their line-up of polymer-based firearms.

The FX-H 1911 is an absolute ground breaking firearm,” says Tony DiChario, President of American Tactical. “We completely designed and manufactured this product for the ultimate shooting pleasure while giving the owner a lightweight solid 1911 platform like no other. We are excited about bringing this product to market.

Details of the FX-H 1911

The FX-H 1911 polymer frame is constructed with two metal inserts located at the stress points for reinforcement. This hybridization allows the overall weight of the FX-H (which is a full frame 1911) to be down to 1.6 lbs. ATI is advertising their FX-H pistol as being the lightest full size 1911 currently on the market. I am interested to see how this light platform performs in the 1911 configuration.

The FX-H features a 5″ match-grade stainless barrel and a stainless steel slide that accepts Glock style sight (which I think is a pretty interesting design decision). All of the mil-spec 1911 components are interchangeable. The FX-H also features a removable plate to accommodate RMR style optics. The FX-H 1911 will be initially sold in .45 ACP, and will have a capacity of 8 + 1. American Tactical says that additional calibers will be coming soon (though I still have a hard time accepting the idea of any 1911 in anything other than .45 ACP).

The FX-H Hybrid 1911 is currently available for wholesale and dealer orders and will be priced with a MSRP of only $659.95. You can find out more information on their website at:

Tom R
Tom R

Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and runs an on-demand medical staffing business. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it--he is known (in certain circles) for his curse...ahem, find the breaking point of anything.You can reach him at tom.r AT or at

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  • MR MR on Nov 24, 2015

    Think I'll mention this to my FFL. Would prefer nine, but I can see why they'd come out with .45 first. Might have to go full Apple on the first adopter route, then give the gun I really want some time to get the bugs worked out.

  • Marcus D. Marcus D. on Nov 25, 2015

    I don't understand the issue with finger grooves; the uncheckered front strap of my 4" Kimber is pretty slick and moves in my hand when firing. I also note that this gun has an ambi safety. I am currently looking for a .45 for my daughter, and I was trying to find a single stack pistol, perhaps polymer, and which has an ambi safety (she is right handed but shoots south paw).