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Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday Gun Pr0n #295

Today's gun pic comes to us courtesy of friend, Appleseed instructor, and fellow MA inmate Ross:


It's an AMT AutoMag in .22 Magnum, and Ross just picked it up this month. For a while, AMT billed the Automag as being the only mass-production semi-automatic pistol chambered in .22 Magnum - there's the Grendel P30 and the Excel Arms Accelerator Pistol, but those are specialty runs. Now, of course, there's the PMR-30 available from Kel-Tec, which I had the pleasure of shooting courtesy of Wing last month in Colorado.

The AutoMag has always fascinated me - in .30 Carbine especially. It'd be a hoot to have that oddball pistol/rifle combination - a .30 Carbine AMT along side my M1 carbine. And if they made one that just happened to take M1 carbine magazines, well... ;)  They also have them available in .45 Winchester Magnum and .50 AE - so if .22 Magnum isn't expensive enough...

Thanks for sharing her with us, Ross!

That is all.

11 comments:

Weer'd Beard said...

Don't forget. 44 Automag!

Ammo is impossible to find, but IIRC the cases can be made from. 308 Win brass trimmed to length and seating a 0.429" bullet from. 44 special and Magnum fame.

Tho IIRC not all of these Automags were made by Arcadia Machine and Tool.

Old NFO said...

Interesting pistol, but I've got ENOUGH calibers I have to keep up with... :-)

AuricTech said...

Now, of course, there's the PMR-30 available from Kel-Tec

For certain values of "available," anyway...

Jay G said...

Well, I've actually *seen* a PMR-30 in the wild, unlike the rumored KSG that I've only seen at SHOT Show and the NRA Convention...

Rifleman762 said...

I've also wanted a .30 Carbine Automag to go with my M1 Carbine. Unfortunately, unless one turns up for a private sale in MA there isn't a single .30 Carbine handgun (including the Ruger Blackhawk, which I wouldn't mind having, either) that can be transferred by a MA FFL.

Wally said...

Weerd,
I believe you are referring to the "Auto Mag" (in .44AMP or .357AMP, based on .308 cases), not the "Automag" (.22WMR, .30Carbine). Completely different pistols.

I do love me both Auto Mag, and Automag.

Glad to see the AMT here Ross! I have a few AMTs and love each and every one of them.

Pakkinpoppa said...

I shot one of those once at the range...an indoor one to boot. It was loud. Very.

22 magnum...a centerfire priced rimfire. Think I'll pass on that caliber.

Anonymous said...

When AMT went out of business they were re-incarnated as IAI (Irwindale Arms). I happened across an IAI Automag III (.30 carbine) at a gunshow a few years back. It is literally a blast to shoot. Giant kaboom and fireball :)

Geodkyt said...

Having read Mack Bolan and The Destroyer in junior high and high school, I have always wanted a .44 Auto Mag, for no good reason whatsoever. "Just cause" was the closest I could ever give myself as an answer. Saw a matched set in .44 Auto Mag and .357 Auto Mag at a fun show a few years ago -- only $1600 each. Spent fifteen minutes or so just enjoying the sight, since I wasn't about to drop $1600 on ANY gun that weekend, certainly not for anything that would be a "shot very occaisionally" safe queen.

When the Automag II came out, I liked it quite a bit. Unfortunately, I would have only bought one if it came in .22LR, as I'm not that thrilled with .22WMR in handguns. (Feel the same way about the PMR30.)

Stretch said...

Gave Dad a .30 carbine Blackhawk for his last birthday. Goes with the M-1 I gave him for Father's Day some years ago. He spent no time in getting a western holster for it.

Ross said...

I, too, drooled over a .44 Auto Mag when I got the chance to shoot one. Should have kept my illusions... way too big for my hands and it was a serious jammomatic. :-(

As for the cost of rimfire ammo... DILLIGAF??? It's so damn much fun that I just. do. not. CARE.

Giving serious thoughts to taking up handgun hunting of whatever I can figure out to take with .22 WMR. (probably not rabbit... I'd like to have some meat left!!)