High Standard AMT BackUp

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Manufacturer’s Description

High Standard is producing the AMT BackUp, a double-action-only semiauto chambered in .45 ACP, .400 Corbon, .40 SW, .38 Super and 9mm. Features include:

The AMT BackUp from the left.

The AMT BackUp from the left.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Width Height Weight
.45 ACP, .40 SW, .400 Corbon 5+1 3″ 5.75″ 1″ 4.0625″ 25 oz.
.38 Super, 9mm 6+1 3″ 5.75″ 1″ 4.0625″ 23 oz.

MSRP: $525 (.45 ACP, .40 SW, .38 Super, 9mm)
MSRP: $625 (.400 Corbon)

Shop for this item at Gander Mountain, SWVA Arms or Blue Ridge Firearms.

The AMT BackUp from the right.

The AMT BackUp from the right.

Posted in $751-$1,000, .38 Super, .40 SW, .400 Corbon, .45 ACP, 9mm, AMT, High Standard, Semiauto, Subcompact • • Top Of Page

4 Responses to “High Standard AMT BackUp”

Comment from Gary Emch
Time August 6, 2011 at 8:33 am

I have an amt 45 backup DAO and found it to be the best gun I’ve ever owned along with the amt 380 backup SS. These guns are durable and extremely easy to take down for cleaning. I can’t say enough about the stainless steel that they’re totally made of. I wouldn’t own anyother gun than these. They kept me alive when two guys tried to rob me in a store parking lot. One guy had a knife pulled the other stood behind me. I came out of that situation the winner.

Comment from TOM
Time October 3, 2011 at 7:10 am


Comment from Paul
Time September 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Just got one of the new Hi Standard Backup’s in 40 S&W what a great improvement from the old AMT backup’s, current carry gun is a Kahr PM40 so this will nice as a back up in the same caliber. Surprisingly it doesn’t recoil anything like I thought it would, while not a target gun it will get the job done. Did the little trick of rubber cementing in a piece of string trimmer line in the front sight channel, big improvement.

Comment from Jim Milner
Time October 7, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Looking at a 40 cal. Is High Standard using a new slide stamped AMT – Houston, Texas, or using the old AMT logo slide? Also, is there any printing on the right hand side? Not sure if it’s a new gun or an older gun with a new slide. It’s in an older AMT cardboard box, not a newer plastic one. Thanks. Jim

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