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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 10/4/2007 3:17:14 PM EST
The local funshop's got an AMT Backup in .380 for 199.

I know to steer clear of their 1911s, but how is the backup? It was really slim!
Link Posted: 10/4/2007 3:24:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2007 5:32:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/4/2007 5:32:41 PM EST by ALPHAGHOST]

Originally Posted By SGB:
JUNK


^that about sums it up

my dad had one for over 10yrs; only fed FMJs (if it fed reliably)--absolutely NO JHPs would feed (included: Fed hydra shoks, UMC JHPs, Win JHPs)

takedown is also a PITA, and this even goes for any kind of good cleaning; recoil is pretty stout too to the hand

imo, you would be better w/ a KT P3AT or better yet, a SW J-frame
Link Posted: 10/4/2007 5:48:20 PM EST
the slide will slice the hell out of the web of flesh between your thumb and finger. i still own one but i refuse to shoot it.
Link Posted: 10/4/2007 5:50:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
imo, you would be better w/ a KT P3AT or better yet, a SW J-frame


I bought a M642, but my girlfriend stole it. Now it lives in her purse...



Thanks for the facts, guys. Avoid all AMTs...
Link Posted: 10/4/2007 5:57:47 PM EST
No problems with my 45acp Backup (DAO brother to the .380 - not a Browning pattern). Feeds Corbons fine. Unpleasant recoil, but what do you expect.
Link Posted: 10/4/2007 6:38:53 PM EST
They are hit/miss. The .45 backup was a lot more popular.

Given the existence of the Kel-tec P3AT, I see no reason to buy an AMT .380.
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 7:21:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By NVGdude:
They are hit/miss. The .45 backup was a lot more popular.

Given the existence of the Kel-tec P3AT, I see no reason to buy an AMT .380.


I agree with everything you said.
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 1:45:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By buckfever34:

Originally Posted By NVGdude:
They are hit/miss. The .45 backup was a lot more popular.

Given the existence of the Kel-tec P3AT, I see no reason to buy an AMT .380.


I agree with everything you said.


Don't know about the .45. The .380 I had was a malfing POS. I'd get a P3AT first. Oh, wait, I did.
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 1:46:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By TexasRifleman:
The local funshop's got an AMT Backup in .380 for 199.

I know to steer clear of their 1911s, but how is the backup? It was really slim!


I'm ashamed to admit that I've owned two of them in my younger/stupider days. The firing pin broke on the first one. I sold the second one shortly after I quit drinking and realized what a piece of shit it was. They were much too heavy for their size IMO.

DON'T DO IT! IT'S A TRICK!
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 3:22:02 PM EST
Make sure you always wear protective glasses - for when the firing pin shoots back toward your face.
You can get a Keltec for the same price and carry it in your shirt pocket.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 3:49:01 PM EST
You mean that's not normal?
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