American Tactical Rolls Out Commander Edition of the Moxie 1911

   10.13.22

American Tactical Rolls Out Commander Edition of the Moxie 1911

Summerville, South Carolina-based American Tactical announced last week the addition of a commander size model of their hybrid 1911 called Moxie. The gun is a follow-on to the original, full-size Moxie, a design that broke new ground in 1911 territory with its polymer-lower construction.

The latest Moxie, officially the FXH-45M Moxie Commander Size, maintains the polymer lower design, which includes two metal inserts for rigidity. It has a 4140 steel slide with parkerized finish over a 4.25-inch barrel. In other departures from traditional 1911 design, the slide is optics-ready, with a cover plate to dress up the mounting slot. Mounting plates made by ATI are available for $29.95, in designs to fit five common optic footprints. It also has finger grooves on the front strap of the black grips, giving it an aggressive and modernized profile. Internally, it’s a traditional single action gun, with parts that are interchangeable with standard 1911 components.

Moxie

That was last week. This week, during the Outdoor News America Writers’ Conference in Dallas, I had the chance to fire the FXH-45M Moxie Commander Size. It ran very well. In addition to the features above, I noticed its distinctively-shaped, roomy trigger guard. It’s on the thick side, a good thing in terms of giving me a lot to grab onto to control its substantial recoil. In my estimation, this is a candidate for a range gun or carry gun for the 1911 fan with meaty hands. Quality of gun construction from American Tactical has improved significantly in the last couple years. Their full-fledged factory is producing most everything in-house, so purchases from AT support American workers. This budget-range 1911 will surely fill the bill for a lot of people.

Moxie

Specifications: American Tactical FXH-45M Moxie Commander

  • Action: Single, hammer-fired
  • Caliber: .45 ACP
  • Barrel: 4.25″ Steel
  • Height: 5.4″
  • Length: 8″
  • Weight: 1.5 Lb sans Ammo and Magazine
  • Iron Sights: Accepts Glock Factory and Aftermarket Sights
  • Electronic Sight: Cover Plate Included (Mounting Plates Available for Red Dot)
  • Magazine: One 8-Round Magazine Included
  • Price: $459.95
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Eve Flanigan is a defensive shooting and armed security practitioner/instructor who lives in the American Southwest. She is the author of "Ready to Defend: Tips for Living the Armed Lifestyle," and is a contributor to numerous gun-related blogs and print publications.

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