American Tactical Imports Announces Relocation to South Carolina, Goodbye NY

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American Tactical Imports

ROCHESTER, NY – -( American Tactical Imports is proud to announce their decision to relocate to Summerville, SC.

ATI will immediately begin the relocation process from Rochester, NY to Summerville, SC beginning in November of 2013.

As one of the gun industry’s top importers of firearms and firearm related accessories, ATI’s decision to relocate is two-fold. ATI believes it is imperative that a firearms importer and manufacturer do business within a state that is friendly to the second amendment rights of the people.

It is also important that ATI be close to the port-of-entry into the country for several of their imported products. The relocation to South Carolina ensures that both of these factors are met.

“This move to South Carolina will help ensure a solid foundation for our company,” says Tony DiChario, President and Founder of American Tactical Imports. “The relocation process will be smooth and we have ensured that the process will not affect customer service, product distribution or any other segment of our business. The people of South Carolina have welcomed ATI with open arms and we are excited about making our new corporate home there.”

ATI’s relocation is also a boost for the state of South Carolina.

“Today’s announcement is another testament that South Carolina is a destination for job-creating investments,” said South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. “We celebrate American Tactical Imports’ decision to invest $2.7 million and create 117 new jobs in Dorchester County.”

ATI is one of the nation’s top importers of firearms and firearm related products. Having created a unique channel of distribution, ATI has quickly become a single-source distribution provider for many manufacturers across the world. From its signature German Sports Guns (GSG) family of products, accessory lines like Drago Gear® and manufacturing its own line of ATI AR-15 complete rifles and components, ATI continues to be a leader in the industry.

For more information and to see the full lineup of American Tactical Imports products, please visit

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Donald Sanders

Welcome to SC. I’m a gun smith and active shooter in the up state. The shop I work with buys quite a lot of ATI products. I know the shop owner is happy to see the move as it will help his bottom line with your operation so close. email me with subject line 1000 yard shooting if you and your crew are up so some long range time. Don

Greg Belk

I was looking for reasonably price tactical pump to keep on hand at vacation property. Decided on ATI pump 12ga. when I found they were relocating to my home state due to new gun laws in the northeast. I don’t usually buy imports but this gun was a great buy and looks like it will work for my purpose.
When will more accessories be available?
I would love to get a collapsible stock for it.

Steve Aloia

good luck ATI in S.C NY sucks for anything.
Cuomo, Slaughter, Schumer they all suck nyc stand for no you cant


You guys are more than welcome here in South Carolina! I look forward to possible employment with you!

David Leonard

Way to go ATI! We are very supportive of your move and a proud supplier. Sincerely, David Leonard, Shooters Arms Manufacturing, Inc. -Philippines.


I welcome you to South Carolina. I wish ATI the best of luck here. Also, I am currently unemployed and would love to become a member of the ATI family.

Daniel Mossien

I’d leave Cuomo, Slaughter, Schumer and Gillibrand in a heart beat if I could. This state disgusts me and maybe the country too. Good move ATI.

Bill Butler

Thank you ATI, for standing up for what you represent. The lower wage base has got to be a plus also.

JL Conkey

Good for you! Maybe you should move out West! Lots of shooters out here!


@Troy….email [email protected] your resume


Hello, my name is Troy Butler and I was inquiring about your job opportunities. I have experience in retail and knowledge of all different types of weapons, as well as 10 yrs Law Enforcement experience. Is ATI coming to Summerville,S.C. Fully staffed or will there be employment opportunities? If so, what is the best way to apply? A response would be greatly appreciated…



Good for ATI. I just got a .45 from them. Great shooter, comfortable, reasonably priced, and it comes with a few bells & whistles included.
Too bad NY, I hope every 2-A minded business owner pulls out.


It’s good to hear that ATI is making the move to a 2A friendly state. I’m waiting on Magpul to put their money where their mouth is. Hope they aren’t all talk.