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February 28, 2005, 09:26 PM
Just bought one. Got it through www.gunbroker.com. Anybody have a clue how to get the slide off??

March 1, 2005, 01:07 PM
If you didn't, I would write to AMT and request one. Use this link,


They should be able to help you out.

March 1, 2005, 01:49 PM
try this page for a manual.


This guy is handy, AMT went out of business and the rights were bought by someone else to make the backups, but I forget who, and the rest of the parts were sold off.

March 1, 2005, 06:11 PM
The AMT pistols are in the process of being resurrected by High Standard, down in Texas. High Standard is already selling some AMT parts, and the complete pistols are expected to hit the market soon.

March 1, 2005, 06:32 PM
i had one and you have to knock a pin out of it in order to take the slide off.thats the reason i dont own one no more

March 1, 2005, 06:44 PM
The DA backup seldom needs to be broken completely down. I did it once in 11 years. Most cleaning can be done without it and I carry mine around my property almost daily and when I workout at night in my driveway. Perhaps I was lucky in that my AMT does not jam and at close range has served to dispatch a couple of snakes. It has proved to be much more reliable than the 2 keltecs I have in recent years purchased. It just weighs a lot more and is thicker.

People say a .380 is not much, but with +P it must be pretty close ballistically to the old .36 navy colt round ball load that was considered adequate for military use at one time.

March 1, 2005, 10:41 PM
I have two .380 DAO Backups, and I rarely field strip them. Like the manual says, swab out the barrel, clean out the chamber and breechface and call it good. I do this, hose it out with CRC non-chlorinated Brakleen and give it a good shpritz of Breakfree CLP spray to lube it. My Backup has worked like a charm for me for many years now.