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AMT On-Duty?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by max popenker, Jan 19, 2006.

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  1. max popenker

    max popenker Member

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    Just curious to know, if AMT On-Duty pistol was a decent gun, and if it was ever used (ot at least approved for private officers use) by any US-based LE agency
     
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    Hi Max,

    If you can try it out first great. I would not buy one without doing this. They are very hit, and miss, as far as quality goes.

    Kevin
     
  3. max popenker

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    kevin, i wish i could buy any handgun, be that AMT, jennings or Colt. I live in Russia, and this is not country of pistleros, at least as of now :(

    I just, well, curious about the gun. And it seems that i can assume that On-Duty was no better that any other AMT pistol, yes?
     
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    Well, I don't know about the On Duty, but for me after that Hardballer I had, I wouldn't touch an AMT with a ten foot pole. :rolleyes:

    Russia? I may be thread jacking this a bit, but what are the laws toward long guns there? How about black powder? Russia seems no worse than most European countries, or Australia or South Africa for that matter, or Mexico! There have been Americans locked up in prison in Mexico for possessing a box of .30-06 ammunition in their truck! One time I drove in there, stopped by M16 toting "Federalis" for a spot check, danged near strip search, no warrants, nothing. You have no rights there, nada. Reminds me of San Fransisco. :evil:

    I've got a very good friend who is a Russian immigrant that I'll be racing motorcycles with this season on an endurance team. She's a very interesting lady, studied English at Moscow (speaks better than I do and no hint of a Russian accent), came here because she's Jewish, entered and completed law school, now she's a corporate lawyer helping complete multi-million dollar transactions and take overs between capitalist companies! :D ROFL! She recently married another immigrant, from South Africa. He does have an accent. :D Don't call him an Aussie, though, miffs him off.:D Anyhow, I really admire Yuliya. She's one smart woman with a drive to succeed. Hard to figure how such a huge brain could be contained in that pretty little head.:D

    Anyway, back on topic. PLEASE pass on that AMT. It's only worth what a scrap metal operator would give you for it, IMHO. I've talked to a FEW guys that had an AMT backup that liked 'em, but I've talked to many more that said they were total crap. As was said, I guess they're hit and miss, but I missed. I did manage to get the thing to actually work after some money spent smithing the thing, but it was not an experience I wish to repeat.
     
  5. Erinyes

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    A friend's father has an AMT Backup. The trigger pull on that thing is the most atrocious I've ever encountered. Now I don't have particularly strong nor weak hands, but I did end up having to pull it with BOTH index fingers. Didn't particularly enjoy that. That, combined with the Hardballer I owned briefly, has turned me off of any AMT product.
     
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    I bought an AMT Backup nib about 14 years ago and have had zero problems with it aside from a pin slightly working out every 100 rounds or so. I just tap it back in and I'm good to go. The trigger has improved with use, but it will always be heavy. I can find no fault with it for its intended use.
    Aside from spraying it out, I've never broken it down to clean it. I don't know how!:confused:
    Biker
     
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