This is a discussion on Interesting gun at the range last night, within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by BadgerMan He used the AutoMag in "Sudden Impact", they made a point of showing it off earlier in the movie but he ...
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The .44 Automag was originally created in the late 60's by the Pasadena Corporation. After the Pasadena days, several companies had their own version of the firearm, including: TDE North Hollywood, TDE El Monte, High Standard, TDE / OMC, and AMT.
Harry had received it as a gift. The grateful husband of a hostage and potential murder victim was a master gunsmith. A few months after Harry had rescued his wife from the mess of a botched bank robbery, he had sent him the boxed gun and a card that read, "You saved my wife's life. Maybe this will help to save yours.".
In his time as a cop, Harry had never accepted a thing, not even a free cup of coffee. But he accepted this gift.
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” -- Thomas Jefferson
I believe Harry Sanford opened his "Auto Mag Corporation" (the first producer of them) in Pasadena, California in 1970 and the first Auto Mag shipped in 1971.
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