It usually takes something special to get one of our writers on the site truly excited and that is exactly what happened this year during Industry Day at the Range . One of the things in the long list of great new ideas that we got excited about that came out during SHOT Show 2017 was the release of the American Tactical AR-15 Shotgun, chambered in .410. The rifle has been in the works for a few years and was rumored to be very close to being released, well for once a rumor was in fact true.
Travis Pike and I were walking the isles when he spotted the rifle/shotgun and from his response upon seeing it I would have to say he had been waiting for this rifle for a quite a while. Semi automatic shotguns that look like military sporting rifles are nothing new, the Saiga 12 gauge has been out for years, but to our knowledge this is one of the first in .410 and in the AR-15 pattern. Once we started talking to the folks from American Tactical Imports we began to figure out the details of the new shotgun/ rifle