Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by deputy bruce, May 16, 2021.
Other than the AutoMag line, there was not much that was unique to them, either.
Which did not leave a lot to be "bought up" afterwards.
Companies that fail, do so in a number of ways, and often with perverse legal entanglements. All of which is the "probably why" no one has bought up the rights to, say, Hudson, just yet.
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I never owned an Auto Mag but they looked well made.
If the guns are made I bet they will just be 1911’s made by another manufacturer with AMT stamped on the slide. Kind of like Iver Johnson 1911’s
I wonder if that wasn't actually the recent re-introduction of the Automag .44?
When High Standard Mfg Co bought AMT, they produced the AMT Hardballer 1911 Pistol, AMT Automag II .22 WMR, and AMT Backup.
I bet there is a good story behind that.
The bad news was that they did not work very well.
The good news was that one was a toolroom machinist and the other was a good hand tool gunsmith.
They MADE them work.
These two are never-sells and run stupendously on everything - both return exceptional accuracy (most surprisingly the .45 BU) and have been a joy to own - regardless the endless ridicule.
I only wish that I had bought-in a couple of Automags - among others - when they were dirt cheap.
Most particularly in .30 Carbine!!!!!!!
Very common experience but it doesn't take a great deal of expertise to correct the manufacturing/assembly flaws on the vast majority of the guns. I've never spent more than a couple-few hours on one and never added metal.
As I'm yanking on the slide, he said wait, pointed to the ports on the slide that were blown out, which were also blown out on the barrel! Once we figured out how to get the slide back, clearing the gun, we also found that the frame was cracked!
They ended up replacing the gun and he sold it. Didn't want a repeat or anything to do with AMT.
Those are indeed nice guns - mine is anyway. IIRC I got mine for around $800 in 2011.
An ex-brother-in-law has a long slide and it is a great shooter too.
Granted my experience is limited, but very positive, 3 for 3!
Years later I purchased an Automag II in .22 MAG and it runs well and I like it.
They work consistently with full-power ball ammo, but I've never particularly enjoyed shooting them,
Too small and all sharp corners, with crappy triggers.
If I was someone that sold guns then these would be the the first to go.
When I was taking the shooting part of getting my FL. carry permit, I was really wishing I'd brought ANY other handgun with me. Even with the 15+lb trigger pull I still passed thou.
I carried this little thing a long time.
I have an AMT Hardballer, 2 AMT Backup 380s, and 1 AMT Backup 22lr. All bought used.
All have run flawlessly.
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