American Tactical Imports (ATI) has become to latest gun company to flee the anti-gun Northeast for the comparative freedom of the southern states. ATI will begin leaving Rochester, New York for Summerville, SC, starting in November.


American Tactical Imports (ATI), a worldwide importer of firearms, ammunition and tactical equipment to the United States, announced today that it will open a warehousing and distribution location in Dorchester County.

The Eastport Industrial Park location in Summerville also will be the site for limited firearm assembly, as well as the company’s headquarters, its customer service center and its sales office.

The $2.7 million investment is expected to generate 117 new jobs.

“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 will begin the location process to Summerville next month.

ATI is perhaps best known for the GSG series of 22 rifles, including a very nice-looking StG-44 clone.