Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

AMT Automag III in 30 Carbine caliber

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Russ Jackson, Sep 27, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Russ Jackson

    Russ Jackson member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    564
    AMT Automag III in 30 Carbine caliber
    I found one of these locally he wants $600 what do you think? Condition is excellent and looks like it hasn't been fired much. Odd ball caliber and do you think the old AMT's will be a good investment? Are any of you familiar with this gun and caliber and why would they make it in 30 carbine? I bet it would make a good deer pistol.
    Any imput helpfull....Russ
     
  2. rattletrap1970

    rattletrap1970 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009
    Messages:
    382
    Location:
    Torrington, CT. USA
    Not the cheapest caliber to shoot, but they are fun and have quite a bark.
     
  3. Rusty Dusty

    Rusty Dusty Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    15
    Location:
    Maryland
    It has been my experience that the AMT guns in .30 carbine, .357 mag, and .22 mag are single shot pistols at best. If it actually cycles and chambers the next round it is a miracle. JAM-O-MATIC Others may have diffent experiences though.

    Rusty
     
  4. Snowdog

    Snowdog Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    3,935
    Location:
    Hendersonville, WNC
    I have great respect for the .30 carbine round as a defensive cartridge from the M1 Carbine. However, it's designed for a carbine-length barrel and from that barrel, it's considered marginal for deer with very little room for error. I really wouldn't think, from a handgun, the .30 carbine is a viable candidate for deer.

    I think the handgun would be great for novelty, turning heads at the range.
     
  5. amd6547

    amd6547 Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,769
    Location:
    North Coast of OHIO
  6. Russ Jackson

    Russ Jackson member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    564
    Heck of a Muzzel Flash. I like odd guns so maybe I will offer $500. ...Russ
     
  7. Cherokee

    Cherokee Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2003
    Messages:
    467
    Location:
    Medina, Ohio
    I had one for years, it shot good but very high for the sights. Finally had 1/10th inch added to the front sight and it would stay on paper then, still high though. It wants full power loads to function. I finally traded mine off.
     
  8. Broken Anvil

    Broken Anvil Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009
    Messages:
    92
    Location:
    West Floida Republic
    I had an AMT 1911 years ago......a real jam-O-matic. Took a ton of work to get it to run right......as far as buying another, no thanks........run, don't walk.
     
  9. NoAlibi

    NoAlibi Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Messages:
    500
    Location:
    Boca Raton, Florida
    Automag III under a different banner?

    I have an Automag III, but the logo is " iAi " (Irwindale Arms).

    I bought it in 1989 and I don't know if it is pre or post AMT, but this pistol has performed flawlessly from the get-go. I hand load a 100gr half jacketed spire point bullet and it chronos as 1652 fps with it's legendary fireball. I was surprised by it mild recoil because the noise will send the .44 Mag. boys home to mama and it is more than reasonably accurate. I've never regretted buying it and it's destined to be bequeathed to someone - which I hope doesn't happen any time soon.

    Anybody have one of these or knows the strory behind the brand change?
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2010
  10. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Messages:
    18,515
    Location:
    northern california
    When Arcadia Machine & Tool (AMT)went bankrupt, they were purchased by Irwindale Arms Incorporated (iAi)....they were famous for their quality and reliability problems. The company also went through other names, the best known being TDE and OMC

    The New High Standard, in TX, currently sells some products from the line
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page