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AMT Backup

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AMT Backup II with stainless steel finish - .380 ACP
AMT Backup II with stainless steel finish - .380 ACP

The AMT Backup is an American compact semi-automatic pistol. The Backup was first made in 1978 by Ordnance Manufacturing Corporation (OMC) and sold as the OMC Backup. Arcadia Machine & Tool (AMT) soon took over production and sold it as the AMT Backup. It was one of the first ultra-compact semi-automatic handguns, released at a time when compact firearms was a role typically taken by snub-nosed, small-frame revolvers. As the name would imply, it was marketed as a backup gun for police officers or security guards, as well as a concealable weapon for self-defense.


(1978 - early 2000s)

  • Type: Semi-Auto Pistol
  • Caliber(s): .380 ACP, .22 LR, .38 Super, 9x19mm, .357 SIG, .40 S&W, .400 Corbon, .45 ACP
  • Capacity: 5 or 6-round magazines
  • Weight: 18 ounces (510 grams)
  • Length: 5 in (12.7 cm)
  • Barrel Length: 2.5 in (6.35 cm)
  • Fire Modes: SAO (early models), DAO (later models)

The AMT Backup has been used by the following actors in the following films and television series:


Title Actor Character Note Date
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore David Yow Marshall 2017
Spawn Melinda Clarke Jessica Priest .380 ACP 1997
Get Shorty Dennis Farina Ray "Bones" Barboni 1995


Title Actor Character Note Date
NCIS - Season 7 Cote de Pablo Ziva David "Jack Knife" (S7E15) 2008
Breaking Bad - Season 5 Aaron Paul Jesse Pinkman "Gliding Over It All" (S5E08) 2012
Elementary - Season 1 . Murder Suspect "While You Were Sleeping" 2012

Video Games

Game Title Appears As Mods Notes Release Date
World of Guns: Gun Disassembly AMT Backup wood or black plastic grips 2014


Title Character Note Date
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom Cal Devens 2009

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