AMC Auto Mag Pistol

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Specifications

Type: Pistol

Caliber: .44 AMP, .357 AMP, .41 JMP, .22 WMR, .30 Carbine, .45 Winchester Magnum, .50 AE

Capacity: 7-round magazine

Fire Modes: Semiautomatic - short recoil operated, rotary bolt

Information

.44 AutoMag - .44 AMP (Auto Magnum Pistol)

The .44 Auto Mag Pistol has a long and strange history. The Original company AMC (Auto Mag Company) or AMP (Auto Mag Pistol) had a controversial start and the gun was assembled and sold through a variety of different companies (or variations of the same company) between 1971 and 1982. AMC/AMP went bankrupt in 1972 due to really unsound business practices, and other companies continued making or assembling the weapon for another 10 years with varying degrees of success. But ultimately all production of the weapon stopped in 1982. The version most commonly seen (at least in chains of U.S. 'used gun' commerce) is the AMT .44 Automag, which is the 8th incarnation of the weapon (built in Covina, CA and assembled in Irwindale, CA). The .44 Automag was given a brief bit of glory when it was featured in the 1983 Clint Eastwood Movie Sudden Impact but that didn't revive any attempts to bring the gun back into production.

AMT (Arcadia Machine and Tool) was one of the followup companies that tried to resurrect the Auto mag Pistol (While the name Automag was used the designs had very little to do with the origional Auto Mag handgun). AMT manufactured the Automag II in .22 WMR, Automag III in .30 Carbine, Automag IV in .45 Winchester Magnum and Automag V in .50 Action Express. AMT also made a Baby Auto Mag chambered for .22LR.

The AMC .44 AutoMag pistol and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

High Standard .44 AutoMag TDE (Covina, CA) - .44 AMP (Auto Magnum Pistol)

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Scared to Death John Stinson Ted Lonergan 1981
Sudden Impact Clint Eastwood Harry Callahan Fitted with wooden grips 1983
The Intruder Various gang members 1986
Beverly Hills Cop 2 One of the robbery crew 1987
Malone (1987) Burt Reynolds Richard Malone 1987
Hardware The deputy security guard 1990
Destination Vegas 1995
Hackers Robotic arm fitted with pistol 1995
Crying Freeman Masaya Katô Ryuji Hanada blued 1995

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Miami Vice - Season 2 Ted Nugent A drug dealer "Definitely Miami" 1984-1989

Video Games

Game Title Mods Notations Release Date
25 to Life 2006
Grand Theft Auto IV Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony As "Pistol .44" 2008
Hitman: Absolution 2012

Anime

Character Film Title Note Date
Kanuka Clancy Patlabor: The Movie . 1989
Yakuza thug Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence 2004
Ein Phantom of Inferno 2009


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