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AMT Hardballer Reviews

Postby ActiveFan » Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:44 am

Would have rated a zero if it were available,at least 2 malfunctions per magazine. I tried over 300 rounds! I took it back and traded it for another brand name handgun that works.
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Postby Imsocool » Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:28 pm

Ive owned one of these babies since 1992 and Its pretty much teh shit.
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Postby dakota1911 » Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:38 pm

I bought one new in 1984 and still have it. I has been very reliable. The fit and finish is not Colt, but neither was the price. I think the quality was verible, thus if you get a good one youre O.K., but if you get a bad one......
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Postby DANAK92437 » Thu May 11, 2006 4:26 pm

I have had my AMT hardballer for over a year now and would trust it anywhere. The quality is excellent and have had no malfunctions of any kind. Just installed Crimson Trace laser Grips on it and what a combination! Accuracy is consistent and it is a pleasure to shoot. Will not sell this gun ever and use it for personal defense at home.
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Postby billdeserthills » Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:32 pm

The AMT Hardballer was the first .45 auto I owned. Maybe mine was worn out, you could shoot at the same place on a target and hit 2 feet apart. Always fed everything I put in it. My attorney wound up with it.
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Postby harleyranger » Sat Dec 02, 2006 4:30 am

i own an AMT 1911 HARDBALLER at first i was a little wierded out about what i was reading about AMT products. but i have found that my 45 is very dependeble,, now mine has been throated and ramped , it also has a gawd awful 25 lb recole spring .. but it cycles my reloads ,, which are mostly hollowpoints.. i wouldnt trade it off i really like it .. all ive done to it was replace the grip with a hoague grip , and refinish the millit front site,, and i use chip mccormick 8 round clips ,, other than that ,, its just the way i got it ,,
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Postby bigdawg » Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:44 pm

i have been shooting 1911's for 20 + years.

i was a small arm repairman in the serive before

and after they switch over to the 9mm.

my AMT i picked up used 2 yrs ago ($200) not

bad i thought. other than a small ejection

problem that was fixed with a new guide spring(18#),

full length guide rod and a extended ejector.

i believe it was less than $50.

1200 rds later not one jam reloads or store bought

ammo. very acurate even at distances beyoud 35-40

yards. not bad for for $250
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Postby gunnutz » Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:56 pm

I,m wondering if this AMT is made by Arms Cor? I have a High Standard 1911 cal. 45 mfg. by Arms Cor in the Philipines, at first I was leary about it but bought it new for 350 bucks, because it looks like the original GI 45. Walnut checkered grips. I've had it over a year, shot 1300 rounds with it and NO problems. Put everything through it but my car keys.
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Postby harleyranger » Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:25 am

AMT ARCADIA MACHINE AND TOOL OUT OF COVINA CALIFORNIA was a maker of several unique pistols and rifles until thier demise from law suite stemming from strum ruger for copying a few of thier designs they were among the first stainless pistols made , they chambered some in calibers not common to autos such as the 30 carbine , the 50 ae and correct me if i'm wrong the 45 long colt they were one of the fewmanufactures that sold a sucessful 22mag in auto the ownership has changed hands a few times i lost track of who has it now they were based out of sturges for a while ,, i own the hardballer and carry it often i've written on it before as my auto mag 2 22 magnum i personally believe the AMT brand has been overlooked and not given the praise they deserve
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Postby gunnutz » Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:32 am

thanks for the information harley
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