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AMT Back Up .380
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:19 am    Post subject: Re: AMT Back Up .380 Reply with quote

Why don't you try to make one yourself? It's amazing what one can do with a Dremel, a file and some sandpaper (or a honingstone)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:00 am    Post subject: Re: AMT Back Up .380 Reply with quote

I have thought about making the part my self. I still want to explore other options first.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:32 am    Post subject: Re: AMT Back Up .380 Reply with quote

Problem solved. I had nothing to do today at work so I made that part in the shop. It works great so far but I haven't fired it yet so who knows.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:09 pm    Post subject: Re: AMT Back Up .380 Reply with quote

Great work!

Post some pics, don't be shy!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:07 pm    Post subject: Re: AMT Back Up .380 Reply with quote

It fired pretty good. As good as that gun will fire anyway.

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The broken part (right) and the part I made (left)


A little blurry but it grabs the rim perfectly.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:24 pm    Post subject: Re: AMT Back Up .380 Reply with quote

If it works, it is as good as any part!
and welcome to the site.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:58 am    Post subject: Re: AMT Back Up .380 Reply with quote

Outstanding!

Mucho congratso on a great job well done, that's what I call job satisfaction. I remember when more American's actually fixed and made things themselves, this a perfect example of that!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:49 pm    Post subject: Re: AMT Back Up .380 Reply with quote

The best thing is instead of paying for the part, I got paid to make the part.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:30 am    Post subject: Re: AMT Back Up .380 Reply with quote

Them's the best kind!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:14 pm    Post subject: Re: AMT Back Up .380 Reply with quote

sorry I didn't chime in sooner just saw your post There is an outfit called Jack First that handles alot of pistol parts

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:33 pm    Post subject: Re: AMT Back Up .380 Reply with quote

I wish I could make gun parts!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:20 pm    Post subject: Re: AMT Back Up .380 Reply with quote

fnuser wrote:
sorry I didn't chime in sooner just saw your post There is an outfit called Jack First that handles alot of pistol parts

Thanks, I'll keep that in mind.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:15 pm    Post subject: Re: AMT Back Up .380 Reply with quote

try hi point. they are making the backup now. Basically the same gun, same parts and all. If they dont have it though, they know people who may. If I could find the damn email they sent me, I would just post the name of the guy they sent. I will if and when I can dig it up.

do you have the broken extractor? You might be able to make one. I know when the firing pin broke in my 45 AMT backup a little while back and I couldnt find anyone with one in stock, I made my own. But that was before I found out Hi Point was making them again. Even though the Hi Point firing pin is smaller diameter, they were able to direct me to someone who had parts. But he wanted around $40 for it, and mine is working fine so I didnt buy one.
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