View Full Version : AMT Long Slide .45 - Who owned/owns one?

10-05-2011, 11:29 PM
I've read a lot of bad reviews - But it seems like mostly "I heard...." reports.

Thought I'd ask for opinions from those who actually owned/own one.



How much work to make it reliable?

10-05-2011, 11:45 PM
I have owned 3 and they were all different. The one that I had the longest was a good runner but shot pie plates for accuracy at 15 yards. The other two were better at the accuracy game but would stovepipe even with hotter loads and ball ammo. Finally I just bought a long slide and will build my own.

I must say I made a good deal of money on all of them.

10-05-2011, 11:55 PM
Makes you wonder why hitman used them :D

10-05-2011, 11:59 PM
I always wanted an AMT "Hardballer" 1911. Sorry, I cant help you with your question because my experience consists of "I heard this...." but here is some pics ;)

The Terminator: If it is good enough for the Terminator lol
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http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/5655/terminatoramthardballer.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/40/terminatoramthardballer.jpg/)

10-06-2011, 12:03 AM
There was a beat up one on CL for months. Guy wanted $1200 and would not go a dime less. Guess he got tired of reposting. I doubt he sold it.

10-06-2011, 8:28 AM
I had one many years ago which I purchased new. I always liked the looks but the fit/finish and reliability was lacking. I sold it long ago and never missed it for it's shooting ability, just for the novelty.

Bug Splat
10-06-2011, 8:50 AM
I'll admit that I've always wanted one. Its a very sexy pistol but I know that I'd do nothing but fondle it in my gun room and never shoot it because of its reliability issues. Can't justify spending that much money for eye candy.

10-06-2011, 9:03 AM
Don't have a 45, but have one in 10mm. It's very accurate and mine is very reliable.


10-06-2011, 9:11 AM
OH balls, that's nice! ^^^

10-06-2011, 9:16 AM
I had a .45, quality was average not great, function was spotty with anything but FMJ's, and accuracy was fair. I sold it years ago, & bought a 70Series Colt.

The King
10-06-2011, 9:16 AM
For what it's worth, Springfield's long slide 45 is a fine firearm.
I did own one, but sold it like everything else...

10-06-2011, 9:21 AM
I saw a guy come into our local shop using one as a carry gun. I about peed myself laughing at the thing. We all laughed and ribbed him for compensating for something else...

10-06-2011, 9:37 AM
Sor what it's worth, Springfield's long slide 45 is a fine firearm.
I did own one, but sold it like everything else...

If I could find a used Springfield Trophy Match Longslide I'd buy it in a heartbeat :) Too bad they discontinued that version.

10-09-2011, 2:18 PM
Will 1911 grips fit the AMT frame?

10-21-2011, 3:56 PM
I have 1 and it works just fine. Only thing I replaced is the barrel bushing and it made it even more accurite. Other than that a recoil spring.

The AMT and IAI guns get knocked a lot but if anything goes array any gunsmith worthy of the title can repair it.

Keep it clean and lubed and it will run just fine.
I owned just about all of the AMT guns except the 10mm I passed on a while back and some what regret but price was to stiff for the shape.

10-26-2011, 7:14 AM
There is a 45ACP for around $900 -

A 45Mag (trashed) at $699 -

A 45Mag at $997 -

And a 30 Carbine I bid up to $650.

(All on GunBroker)

Might have to make a run at that 30 Carbine -

Seems to fit into the "different" category I'm drawn to....

10-26-2011, 7:37 AM
"The .45 longslide, with laser sighting"