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Model Backup
AMT Pistol Backup .38 Super Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:1-in
Length:5.75-in Height:4.063-in
Barrel:3-in Weight:23-oz
1 Variant
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (130 grain bullet)138320
  • Recoil Factor (130 grain bullet)6.36 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity7 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor70%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1995 - Disc.
Caliber:.38 Super
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action only (DAO)
Frame:stainless steel
Grip:checkered fiberglass
Sights:grooved slide
Notes:large frame
AMT-High Standard Manufacturing Co.
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Gun Value
MSRP:$635.00Used Est:$350.00
Last Update:1/27/2021
About the Gun

The AMT Backup is a small semiautomatic pistol available in a wide range of calibers. No external controls or sights. Bottom magazine release

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .38 Super Automatic
Alias: .38 Super Auto Colt
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:130 grains
MV:1064 ft/sec ME:327 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

Introduced by Colt as an improved version of the older .38 Auto, the Super Auto is identical to the original cartridge except that it uses a more powerful loading. For many years this cartridge was considered the most powerful automatic pistol cartridge made in the US from the standpoint of both velocity and energy. It can give greater penetration than the .45 Auto cartridge, bit is inferior to the .45 Auto in actual stopping power for defense use.

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