Your standard, garden variety mil spec 1911 tips the scales at somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 ounces. A shorter, easier-carrying commander-sized .45 will bend your belt under about 30 ounces. Hence the motivation behind the just-announced FX-H Hybrid 1911 from American Tactical Imports. It’s a polymer pistol with “two metal inserts at the stress points.” That results in a five-inch .45 weighing about 26 ounces and an MSRP of $659.95 (probably between $550 and $600 street). We’ve requested one, but in the mean time, read their press release . . .
(Summerville, SC ) – American Tactical, pioneers of the Omni Hybrid MAXX Series of products, is pleased to add the first of its kind FX-H Hybrid 1911 handgun to the line-up of quality polymer-based firearms.
The FX-H 1911 is unique in the fact it has a polymer frame with two metal inserts at the stress points for premium quality construction, while keeping the overall weight of this full frame 1911 down to 1.6 lbs. The FX-H is believed to be the lightest full size 1911 on the market today. The FX-H includes features like a 5″ match-grade stainless barrel and a stainless steel slide that accepts Glock style sight systems and a removable plate to accommodate RMR style optics. The FX-H 1911 comes in .45 ACP with additional calibers coming soon. All milspec 1911 parts are interchangeable.
“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.”
The FX-H Hybrid 1911 is currently available for wholesale and stocking dealer orders. With an MSRP of only $659.95, the FX-H Hybrid is sure to be one of the most popular firearms of 2016.