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AMT
Model Backup II
AMT Pistol Backup II .380 Auto Variant-1
Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:No Data Height:No Data
Barrel:2.5-in Weight:18-oz
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Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (90 grain bullet)81720
  • Recoil Factor (90 grain bullet)2.68 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity6 rounds
  • ConcealabilityInsufficient Data
  • Defense FactorInsufficient Data
Gun Specifications
Type:Pistol
Produced:1993 - 1998
Caliber:.380 Auto
Action:blowback operated semi-auto
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:grip safety, manual thumb safety
Magazine:5-round
Frame:stainless steel
Grip:black carbon fiber
Sights:grooved slide
Notes:small frame
Manufacturer
AMT-High Standard Manufacturing Co.
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Gun Value
MSRP:$369.00Used Est:$225.00
Last Update:1/27/2021
About the Gun

Compact hammer-fired pistol. Extractor on top of removable bolt rather than on the side of the slide. Barrel is welded to the frame.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .380 Automatic
Alias: 9mm Browning Short
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:90 grains
MV:908 ft/sec ME:165 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

Designed by John Browning and introduced by Fabrique Nationale of Belgium, this cartridge has achieved world-wide acceptance and has even been adopted as the standard pistol cartridge by several governments. One reason for the round's success is that it is the largest practical cartridge that can be easily adapted to small automatic pocket pistols. Ballistics fall far short of even the 9mm Luger, but still prove adequate for most self-defense situations. The round has established quite a niche position in this role, often being chosen over more traditional small calibers such as the .25 and .32 Autos.

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