This is a discussion on Pistol,revolver within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; A friend of mine recently passed,his wife knowing I was into guns gave me an AMT cal 380 9mm kurz back up.Any info would be ...
October 24th, 2008 09:21 PM
A friend of mine recently passed,his wife knowing I was into guns gave me an AMT cal 380 9mm kurz back up.Any info would be appreciated.Worth ect.Also a 357 speed six ruger 4in.I have not taken either to range yet,Iwill after info Thanks Granpa Skip
October 24th, 2008 09:42 PM
Hi Grandpa Skip and welcome to the Forum!
If the AMT Back Up will function reliably it could make a decent gun to carry as a back up, just as its model name would suggest. I knew a fellow who had one of these and it was a little picky as to what it would feed. It was a little unpleasant to fire as it had sharp edges.
Same fellow had a 4-inch Ruger Security Six which I also fired on many occasions. The Speed Six is the fixed sight version of the Ruger DA .357/38 revolver of the 70s and 80s which was succeeded by the SP 101. There's nothing wrong with a Speed Six which is a sturdy revolver in a nice general purpose size. I like fixed sight revolvers for their simplicity. Most quality modern fixed sight revolvers will shoot on or near point of aim with a variety of ammunition.
October 24th, 2008 09:51 PM
from Central Florida!
Don't know about that firearm...but someone here will.
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October 24th, 2008 09:56 PM
Thank you bmc,you answered all my ?s,love this forum
October 24th, 2008 10:01 PM
Can't help with the AMT, other than to say check it out, see if it works reliably. If it does you have a decent BUG. If not, it is a memento of a departed friend.
As for the Ruger, depending on the condition of it, probably worth around $350.00. I have a 2.75" Bull Barrel Speed Six, that I bought back in I think 86. Well built, accurate, but heavy for a CC gun. If yours has the stand barrel on it, it should make a good carry gun with the right holster, or an excellent night stand gun for HD.
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October 24th, 2008 11:32 PM
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October 25th, 2008 03:48 AM
Here is a link to another DefensiveCarry thread that we had running fairly recently on the AMT. There is some good information to be found there.
October 25th, 2008 12:31 PM
I've had a couple of the .380 Back Ups and they all fucntioned just fine with most ammo. Well made and stainless steel, just a little heavy for their size.
The Ruger Speed Six is also a well made and reliable revolver. You ended up with two nice pieces. Congrats!
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