American Tactical Imports (ATI) is now selling an AR-15 pistol based on the company’s Omni-Hybrid lower. The gun is chambered in 5.56 NATO and weighs a mere 4.75 pounds.
ATI introduced the Omni polymer lowers in mid-2012 (read my review of them here) and later updated the receivers with a metal insert for high stress points. Since the update, I have heard very good things about them. Phil O’Dell of O’Dell Engineering in Ontario, Canada has provided a lot of feedback on the lowers and rifles here at GHG. It is worth reading through his comments.
The new Omni-Hybrid AR-15 pistol has a 7″ barrel and a free floated quad-rail for adding all sorts of lights, lasers and other gizmos. The buffer tube is 7″. I can imagine that adding a SIG SB15 arm brace would really crank up the fun factor.
MSRP for the complete pistol is $599.95.
This is a video of the Omni lower with .223 rifle uppers:
The Omni-Hybrid lowers are a very affordable product. They are lighter than a standard aluminum lower, yet with the metal inserts, the receiver meets all of the same pressure and weight baring tests. A stripped lower carries an MSRP of $49.95. Complete lowers with an adjustable buttstock run only $144.95.
ATI put together this introductory video for the hybrid lower: