AMC Auto Mag Pistol

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Type: Pistol

Caliber: .44 AMP, .357 AMP, .41 JMP (Jurras Magnum Pistol), .300 AMP , .30 LMP (Lomont Magnum Pistol), .25 LMP, .22 LMP, .22 WMR, .30 Carbine, .45 Winchester Magnum, .50 AE, .475 Auto Mag (experimental only), .45 ACP (experimental only), .45 ACP Magnum (experimental only), .40 KMP (Kincel Magnum Pistol; experimental only), 8mm KMP (experimental only)

Capacity: 7-round magazine

Fire Modes: Semiautomatic - short recoil operated, rotary bolt


.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. 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 original 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)


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 II One of the robbery crew 1987
Malone (1987) Burt Reynolds Richard Malone 1987
In the Line of Duty III: Force of the Dragon Stephan Berwick Underground Gunsmith 1988
Hardware The deputy security guard 1990
Hackers Robotic arm fitted with pistol 1995
Crying Freeman Masaya Katô Ryuji Hanada blued 1995


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
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony As "Pistol .44" 2008
Hitman: Absolution 2012
Mafia III 2016
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Scoped As the Krivosk-XS, Lost Legacy only 2016
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard As ".44 Mag" 2017


Title Character Note Date
Patlabor: The Movie Kanuka Clancy 1989
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Yakuza thug 2004
Phantom: The Animation Ein 2004
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom Ein 2009

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