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So I found an iAi/AMT hardballer 7inch 1911 clone. I wish these where more readily available...I want a long slide 1911really bad and I think the 7 inch would be awesome. Anyone have any experience? Anyone know of anyone who wants to sell one? I read their QC was hit or miss but I will take that chance for a 7 inch 1911...
 

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I have had 2 come through the store that I work at and I hate to tell you this BUT...save your money!

Both were jam-a-ma tics. Both had serious galling issues as the previous owner(s) never properly lubed the rails.The breech face on one looked like a cheese grater had been used on it to surface it .

A lot of 'smiths won't touch one for various reasons.My advice if you want a longslide 1911,save your money and buy a Les Baer PII or Ultimate Master or for less $$$,find a longslide Springfield like Ron Kokopelli did.

It will save you a bunch of headaches!

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I would not buy a Hard Baller unless ir was a ftf deal. A friend has a 6" Hunter,
he picked it up NIB and unfired. He had never had an issue with his, but it does
get run VERY wet.
 

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I admit I would like to own an AMT, not as a shooter, more as kind of a novelty. I like the GC styling, and their stainless originality, I think they were pretty cool, even though they weren't the best 1911s ever made. :wink:
 

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I don't know. It's sad that a lot more sellers take credit cards on gunauction.com. Every time I pay off the credit cards, something new gets my fancy.


And I end up screaming "CHARGE IT"!
 

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I have had 2 come through the store that I work at and I hate to tell you this BUT...save your money!

Both were jam-a-ma tics. Both had serious galling issues as the previous owner(s) never properly lubed the rails.The breech face on one looked like a cheese grater had been used on it to surface it .

A lot of 'smiths won't touch one for various reasons.My advice if you want a longslide 1911,save your money and buy a Les Baer PII or Ultimate Master or for less $$$,find a longslide Springfield like Ron Kokopelli did.

It will save you a bunch of headaches!

Just my.02

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A shooting buddy had one of these jamatics . No one would work on it . I heard the galling came from the grade of stainless they used .
 

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I actually owned one of those Omega 10mm pistols for a short time. I won it in an American Handgunner prize giveaway. I recall having a hard time selling it back then.
 

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I actually bought a 5 inch AMT Hardballer in 1984 new for $199. Mine is not horrible, but not real good as in accurate. It is 100% with 230gr FMJ. I bought into lubes with Teflon in them many years ago, so that may have helped it. It got stored for years and when it resurfaced it was old enough to stuff in the shooty collection. It is all original except for the grips. The original rubber wrap arounds smelled really bad so I put Pachmayrs on it back in 84. I recently found the originals and they have outgassed and are still flexible. Need to put them back on and take another picture.



I almost hate to take this pistol out and shoot it. I get to listen to many unhappy ex-owners recall their experiences when they owned one.
 

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I have come across one of these AMT Hardballers in 10mm. It's up for trade no cash value. Any ideas of value? It is 5in model not 7. Looks clean. SN starts with J0 if that helps. I can find no info on them.
Thanks.
 

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Mine was terrible. Purchased it when I believed everything I read in gun rags. An expensive lesson to learn for a semi broke college student.
 

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Wouldn't have that up my arse if I had room for a steamboat! (The amt,not the fusion!)


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My thoughts too. Seems they are hit or miss on reliability. My other option is kimber pro carry II. They seem to have no issues. That fusion is very nice!
 
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