Used AMT Hardballer for $300

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  1. win308

    win308 New Member

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    Got this one about a year ago....and have taken it to the range twice. Very impressed with the accuracy. It feeds the full metal jacket all day long, but ocassionaly has issues with hollow points. Some with a small opening ok, but the wide mouth type refuse to feed. But for the price, not too bad:
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  2. Big ugly

    Big ugly New Member

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    want to make your money back off it?
     

  3. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Good price !!

    I have had a couple of longslide AMT 1911's. Both had minor problems at the time of purchase but, with new mags and springs, all was well.
     
  4. gdmoody

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    AMT makes some pretty good guns, I had an AMT Lightening 22 which is a "clone" of the Ruger 10./22. It was a very good rifle.
     
  5. Brian48

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    If it works for you, that's great, but my AMT Hardballer was the worst gun I ever shot and unfortunately, bought. I would have been happy if it could only shoot hardball reliably, but it couldn't even do that. Finally traded it in at a tremendous loss to a dealer who agreed to take it (two others had refused).
     
  6. berto64

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    Welcome to TFF, win308,

    Want to double your $$$$$? Just let me know, that one would go good with my stainless AMT 1911.
     
  7. win308

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    Naw.....I'm keeping it. A cheap way to get into the 1911 game....and it works for me. But thanks for the offer.
     
  8. U-turnwilly

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    I have an AMT Hardballer that I bought for about $250.00 (long time ago) and shot IPSC with it for 2 years befor I got hi-cap fever & bought a para P14.

    Still have both of them and the AMT has become a project to see just how cheap I can be & still trick it out.

    Put a group gripper in it years ago, still has original barrel, did a down & dirty trigger job with the original parts ('bout 4lb & clean), put a "beaver tail" grip safety on it before the "memory groove" hump came out - made the hump with JB weld, added a pair of hand me down Coco Bolo grips from another 1911 that got new ones, replaced the rear sight with a Millet (I think Millet did the original sight but I didn't like the width of the notch), had a friend bead blast the stainless and fianlly painted the rib flat black with Brownells laquer finish.

    Oh yea, it is utterly dependable (been shooting IDPA a little bit lately) and 25 yard head shot are a given (if I pull the trigger right)

    All in all, I think my Hardballer is pretty damn good.
    Bill
     
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