American Tactical pioneered the Omni Hybrid MAXX Series of polymer AR-15s and now has a new FX-H Hybrid 1911 handgun in this line of polymer-based firearms. The FX-H 1911 has a polymer frame with two metal inserts at the stress points while keeping the overall weight of this full-frame 1911 down to 1.6 lbs. making the FX-H possibly the lightest full-size 1911 on the market today.
The FX-H includes features such as a 5-inch 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. Tony DiChario, President of American Tactical, calls the FX-H a “ground breaking” firearm that gives its owner a “lightweight, solid 1911 platform like no other.” MSRP is $660.
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In 2008, Mayer returned to the editorial side of publishing, this time in the digital field, as Editorial Director for Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Handguns and Rifleshooter online magazines. After a brief stint in 2011 as the Digital Media Director for an ABC TV affiliate, Mayer returned to the outdoors industry and Safari Club International where he is currently Assistant Publisher and Multi-Media Communications Editor.