South Carolina's American Tactical Inc came to SHOT Show in Las Vegas last week with a new polymer-framed 1911 double-stack that is priced to give the 2011 market some heartburn. 

The updated new ATI FXH-45 uses a Para Ordnance P14 14-round mag and lots of 1911-style internals to get the job done. The end result, offered in both a 5-inch Government barrel and 4-inch Commander(ish)-sized format, will be a hammer-fired, single-action-only 15-shot .45ACP that has an MSRP of just $499. 


The updated new ATI FXH-45 DSC
Standard features include a 4140 steel slide with a parkerized finish over a polymer 1911 frame with 7075-T6 aluminum inserts. Note the M1913 Picatinny rail on the frame and the extended beavertail grip with a skeletonized "combat" style hammer. (Photo: Chris Eger/
The updated new ATI FXH-45 DSC
The trigger is adjustable while Glock pattern night sights are standard. Note the ambi safety levers. Weight is just under 30 ounces, unloaded. (Photo: Chris Eger/
The updated new ATI FXH-45 DSC
The magwell is a hangar for the old Para Ord P14 series magazine, which are offered by Mec-Gar for under $30. Older FXH-45 models already on the market used a single-stack 1911 mag. (Photo: Chris Eger/


ATI says they will be shipping the FXH-45 soon and, besides the 14+1 mag format which is standard, will also offer it in a 10+1 for those "behind the lines" in capacity-restricted states.

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