amt 1911 Commando?

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  1. bigd1590

    bigd1590 New Member

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    i have the opportunity to buy a amt that was custom made for the now ex owner of amt and another amt Commando for 900$ unregistered private party transfer the custom made has one box of shells threw it and the other Commando has never been shot is this a good deal i have never heard of AMT before this friend asked me if i wanted to buy he has a few k of ammo all good stuff not wolf he said i can test fire it (witch i will do if i like it when i see it) also i have only seen mec-gar makes mags for them....i know meg gar are amazing in my 45's but in 40 S&W idk i want a 40 S&W bin a 1911 frame is this a good deal in like new ( all cleaned perfectly) thank you if i do buy will do the full wright up on both if i do as always thank you:) again
  2. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    Arcadia Machine and Tool started making 1911s back in the 70s. In the first Terminator movie, when Arnold went to the gunshop and tried to get a plasma rifle, and ended up with a Uzi and a shotgun and a "stainless longslide 45", that was an AMT. They made some good guns, and they made some crap. Quality control problems. They went out of business, and was bought and started again, and went belly-up again, and were bought again...

    I've got a Commando. Decent gun, but nothing special. I paid 399 for it, in February of '99. I think, if someone wanted to give me 900 for it, I'd sell it purty quick, but I don't see that happening any time soon.

    If you are being offered both guns, for 900 (hard to tell from your post), that might not be a bad deal. But 900 for a Commando? No way. Unless he is throwing in that "few k of ammo". And even then, it would have to be at least 5K, for me, and several spare mags.
  3. bigd1590

    bigd1590 New Member

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    no both for 900 plus a few k of ammo
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    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    Both for 900, one "new in the box", and several thousand rounds of ammo? That sounds like a much better deal. Is the one that was "custom made for the ex owner of AMT" also a Commando, or is it a 45?
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    In that case, I'd take the deal. Two SS 1911's and scads'o budditts? Deal.

    I enjoy the heck out of my Commando.
  6. bigd1590

    bigd1590 New Member

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    ok guys i will buy them and post pic.....but honest i don''t know what to compair them too.
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