ATI TACSX2 Shotgun Review
Part 2 - What's In The Box
September 6, 2014

American Tactical ATI TAC-S (TACSX2) Shotgun Review 

The American Tactical TAC-S shotgun came boxed as shown below which is typical of many firearms.

 

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American Tactical ATI TAC-S (TACSX2) Shotgun Review

The end of the box had several sticker of which most are related to Adventure Outdoors inventory control.  The faded ATI sticker has the following critical information:

  • Model Number: ATIGTACSX2
  • Serial Number: Shown
  • Gauge: 12G
  • Barrel Length: 18.5"
  • Style: Tactical Semi Auto Shotgun

One of the other stickers shows a RCV date of 07/10/2013 which I believe may be the received date at Adventure Outdoors.  The main reason I'm pointing this out is that most likely this shotgun was manufactured some time in 2013.

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American Tactical ATI TAC-S (TACSX2) Shotgun Review

Interior packaging was simple and typical of other shotguns of this style and price range.  The barrel was removed to reduce box length and is located in the boxed compartment inside the main box.

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American Tactical ATI TAC-S (TACSX2) Shotgun Review

Inside the box were the items shown below which are:

  • Receiver & Stock Assembly
  • Barrel Assembly
  • Lock
  • Owner's Manual
  • Registration and Warranty Card
  • Instruction: How to operate your auto magazine lock.

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American Tactical ATI TAC-S (TACSX2) Shotgun Review

These next four photos show the ATI TAC-S shotgun assembled and in the "as received" condition.  These photos (like most in my reviews) are high resolution photos and you can see the details in the photos by click on them.  The shotgun appeared to be in new and perfect condition which it should.

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American Tactical ATI TAC-S (TACSX2) Shotgun Review

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American Tactical ATI TAC-S (TACSX2) Shotgun Review

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American Tactical ATI TAC-S (TACSX2) Shotgun Review

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American Tactical ATI TAC-S (TACSX2) Shotgun Review

 

First Impressions

My first impressions started at the store when I was selecting this shotgun and they were very positive.  The shotgun seems solid with no rattles.  The finishes on the barrel and receiver were uniform and had a quality appearance.  The polymer stock components had a good feel and texturing and the recoil pad seemed to have a level of softness that would make a difference.  The action of the bolt seemed to be smooth and the trigger seemed to be good enough for this style firearm.  Overall, I was impressed and this was a contributing factor for me to select this value oriented shotgun for review.

For more detailed photos and commentary, make sure you check out the other parts of this review and feel free to leave comments on my Reader's Comments page.  The following links are provided to help you see other parts of this review. 


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