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    AMT is back

    Looks like some of the older AMT designs are back - made by a different company:

    http://www.highstandard.com/

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    I'd like to get the AutomagIII .30 carbine but the price is TBA

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacedoggy
    I'd like to get the AutomagIII .30 carbine but the price is TBA
    Yup TBA...To Be Astronomical

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    If those pistols are up to the old Hi Standard quality, we'll have something!
    The old Hi Standard target pistols were right up on top and took a back seat to none.

    Glad to see their return.

    Bob Wright

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    I always liked the way the AMT backup looked. Had a friend w/ one a long time ago, but never got to shoot it...

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    Question Who Still Makes Parts For Amt Backup?

    I Saw Them Offered On High Standards Website But No Parts List.
    I Can't Even Find An Owners Manual For An Amt 45acp Backup.
    I Emailed High Standard Asking For One But They Have Not Responded.
    Does Anyone Know A Good Source For Spare Parts Or A Gunsmith Who Specializes In These Little Guns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    Looks like some of the older AMT designs are back - made by a different company:

    http://www.highstandard.com/
    Maybe the 17th time will be the charm.
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    It's been a roller coaster ride with that company changing hands so many times over the years. I would have to take a wait see deal with them.

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    Does anybody have any experience with the 45 backup. That looks like it may be a perfect replacement for my p3at

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    I remember reading that when AMTwent out of business for the last time even the blueprints and patterns were sold off. IIRC, that was their third or fourth failure.
    I have owned 2 AMT backups in .380. Neither was reliable even with ball ammo, one of them not even after being rebuilt by an expert pistol smith.

    I have also handled the .45 Backup several times. They have a very heavy trigger, I believe the worst I ever tried. They were very heavy pistols, meant to be used at about 6'. I don't know about the reliability of the .45, but I remember that nearly every other AMT type had functioning problems.
    IMO, they could never keep any of the companies in business long enough to get the bugs worked out of the guns.

    I understand some people really like their AMT's...I haven't had a good experience with either of mine, and wouldn't buy another.

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpruett79 View Post
    Does anybody have any experience with the 45 backup. That looks like it may be a perfect replacement for my p3at
    I have one. I would sell it to you, but I won't sell a gun that is not reliable, so it will spend the rest of my life in the safe. When I die, maybe I'll leave a note for my kids, telling them to turn it in at a "Gun Buyback" in exchange for an iPod or something.

    First, it is scary accurate. I spent $75 to have really good sights put on it. (It comes with just a sighting groove, because when you carry it, bad guys are supposed to know that they need to get really close to you.) I can ring the 10" square rifle plate at 75 yards all day long. The barrel is fixed, so it is inherently accurate.

    However, I get light firing pin hits sometimes. I have replaced the mainspring, but still....

    Then, every once in awhile, I get an angle feed, which is hard to clear because there is no slide lock.

    Last, the damn thing wants to eject empties into my forehead. I am sure there is a way to fix that, but I don't want to put any more money into the thing. As it is, I am tired of half-moon cuts in my forehead.

    I got replacement springs from Numrich Arms. They may have manuals; couldn't hurt to ask.

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