Question for any AMT Backup .45 owners

Question for any AMT Backup .45 owners

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    Question for any AMT Backup .45 owners

    Lately I've been using and carrying my amt backup a lot. It seems to be working great now. But I'm noticing something and was wondering if it was common with all backups because of it's design.

    When I chamber my rounds, it seems the extractor itself doesn't pull back the cartridge from the magazine. Instead it just pushes it forward than kinda "jumps" over the rim. So in the end, it's been chewing up my rounds a lot. Is that common? Do others' work the same way? It still extracts and ejects fine. But is this a bad thing? Also, will using the scratched up/chewed up rounds affect anything?


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    LOS posted a great thread on this. My Primary will soon be my Back Up (and vice-versa)
    PM him

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    It's working perfectly. :)
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by los View Post
    It's working perfectly. :)
    Working Perfectly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zwanboy104 View Post
    Working Perfectly?
    Mechanically, the Extractor is functioning as designed. :)
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by los View Post
    Mechanically, the Extractor is functioning as designed. :)
    Thank you los!!!!! Heck, the manufacturer couldn't even answer my question!! lol. Do you use those chewed up rounds? Do they still operate fine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zwanboy104 View Post
    Thank you los!!!!! Heck, the manufacturer couldn't even answer my question!! lol. Do you use those chewed up rounds? Do they still operate fine?
    Now exactly sure what you mean by "chewed up"? Can you explain with more detail..?

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    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by los View Post
    Now exactly sure what you mean by "chewed up"? Can you explain with more detail..?

    Thanks.
    The rim of the cartridge gets scratched/chewed from the extractor slamming over it. So now a lot of my carry rounds have nice sharp edges around the rim. My questions are do yours get like this? Do you continue to use those "chewed" up rounds?

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    you mean reload them after you've fired them? not reuse them right?

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    I know that with some semi-autos if you manually let the slide run forward too slowly when chambering a cartridge the cartridge will miss the extractor & not move up into it.

    Try racking the slide fully to the rear & then just let go and allow the slide to run forward at full speed to chamber your round.

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    I'm understanding that you unload at the end of the day and so the round that got nibbled should be at the bottom of the mag the next day and rotate
    it such that the scratched area is180 degrees to the extractor. now when it gets ejected, the extractor will be in contact with a fresh area of the casing.

    alternately, don't unload at nite. leave it in the holster in the safe loaded. doubles as a last ditch gun in the safe also.

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    Working as designed. Remember, it's an extractor not a round inserter.
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    I love my little AMT .45. It packs a serious punch in a small (but heavy) package. Mine was a true piece of junk until I performed a 'fluff and buff' on it. Since then, it has been flawless. But I only use FMJ ammo.

    Here's a fluff and buff for similar semi-auto pistol: KTOG.Org - TecWerks - GL's Illustrated Fluff & Buff (fluff and buff) - Page 1 - Kel-Tec Owners Group . The idea is to lightly smooth rough edges and reduce friction throughout the gun. If you do this to your AMT, I would recommend complete dis-assembly, so that you can examine every single piece and smooth out everything. The difference from 'before' to 'after' is simply incredible. My AMT was hanging and jamming and everything about it felt awful. But after a good F&B, the little AMT now works smooth as butter.

    Good luck with your AMT.

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    Do you guys have the new High Standard/AMT Backup or an original AMT Backup?

    The original AMT Backup I had was a .45 ACP(bought used) and after about 350 rounds wouldn't feed rounds,etc.

    I would like to own a NIB and see how that one responds but suggested retail is $525.
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