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Thread: AMT .380 Back Up Pistol
05-18-2010, 10:19 PM #1
AMT .380 Back Up Pistol
hey! i just bought an AMT .380 Back Up pistol from a friend, i paid $60 for it, has anyone ever had one of these? the slide says amt .380 (9mm Kurz) Back up pistol irwindale calif, is this a cheaper pistol like lorcin or raven? it looks pretty well made, what does the 9mm kurz mean?"I got a Shotgun a Rifle and a 4 wheel drive, and a country boy can survive" Hank Williams Jr.
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05-18-2010, 10:23 PM #2
It's .380. "Kurz" means "short". AMT was a very well made pistol, they made some nice all stainless 1911 models and one that looked exactly like the Ruger .22 autopistol. Also made a nice 22 mag autopistol. They had some problem, quality control was iffy but if you got one functioning it worked well forever. You got a deal, I saw them at the last gun show for $250.
05-18-2010, 10:24 PM #3
Heres a picture of it :D"I got a Shotgun a Rifle and a 4 wheel drive, and a country boy can survive" Hank Williams Jr.
05-18-2010, 10:25 PM #4
It should have a safety on the backstrap, kind of like a 1911 model 45 but bigger, almost the length of the handle. It looks like it's stuck in the frame from the picture. You may want a gunsmith (or yourself) to look it over and clean it up.
05-18-2010, 10:30 PM #5
hey it does have the safety, sorry my camera is cheap and isnt good with detail, the safety is working its just hard to see in the pic, o wow $250? so i did pretty good then, thanks!!"I got a Shotgun a Rifle and a 4 wheel drive, and a country boy can survive" Hank Williams Jr.
05-23-2010, 09:24 AM #6
in their day, they were one of the better .380 pocket pistolspeace through superior firepower
05-23-2010, 06:45 PM #7
AMT .380 Back Up Pistol
Had one, but different from yours. Mine was double action only. You have the single action (older) model. They were well made, but heavy as they're all stainless. Don't take it apart! If you lose the drift pins you're screwed!
Spare mags are available, as are holsters. The price is unbelievable! $250.00 seems a fair price for one of these gems. Mine was very ammo sensitive. Try a few different rounds of different makes to be sure.
Good for you! There was an article in an old Gun Digest (?) that covered adding sights to the Back Up.
05-23-2010, 08:58 PM #8
it looks pretty nice and it shoots great, ive been shooting federals in it and its been doing good, heres some better pictures of it... id like to find a few extra magazines for it"I got a Shotgun a Rifle and a 4 wheel drive, and a country boy can survive" Hank Williams Jr.
05-24-2010, 07:59 AM #9
AMT .380 Back Up
I bought a few from CDNN which advertises in Shotgun News. Shipping is a bit high. Try Midway USA, Natchez Shooting Sports, MidSouth Shooters Supply, Cheaper Than Dirt for aftermarket mags. I think Numrich or SARCO had the bases with the finger tab for better grip, sold for the Walther Ppk, but they fit perfect, and improved my grip, although the pocket snag problem is a concern.
Looks nice! I'd rather have my AMT back than the Kel-Tec P3AT.
05-24-2010, 10:14 PM #10
That was a steal! I'd suggest ordering spare magazines and a recoil spring or two whenever you can find them in stock. CTD had mags recently and Numrich sometimes has recoil springs.