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.