LaserMax laser sight for AMT .380 Backup

Matt, an alert reader who is a fellow owner/fan of the AMT Backup pistol felt the same way I did about the lack of actual sights on these little guns, and he found a solution!

This LaserMax sight, actually intended for a Colt Mustang .380, fits the AMT .380 Backup perfectly.

This LaserMax sight, actually intended for a Colt Mustang .380, fits the AMT .380 Backup perfectly.

This Laser Max model laser sight intended for the Colt Mustang .380 “pocket pistol” actually fits the AMT (SAO) as though it were made for it. The attachment is by snapping the sight housing around the tripper guard, then tightening two screws to hold it in place. Very simple – very effective. Adjusting the laser to highlight correct POI for the bAMT was pretty simple, and now the gun may be shot much more effectively (accurately). I followed his advice and ordered one for myself from Native Outdoors ( of Royce City, Texas – ordered on a Friday night, received it Monday! The laser came with one battery, but I ordered 3 more for future use. The fit is so good, the pistol/sight combo works well in my current pocket holster.

Got a chance to shoot it a bit yesterday, and the AMT is definitely more accurate with the laser than without. I was shooting at about 10 yards in bright sunlight filtered through the tree cover, and the red dot was fairly easy to see. I have done no elevation adjustments, but the shots went pretty much where the dot went.

Makes the AMT Backup a more effective pistol, as I’m sure it would for the Colt Mustang it was intended for!

As an update to this post, LaserMax tells me the future of the sight for the Colt Mustang which also fits the AMT Backup almost perfectly is “up in the air”. If I wanted one now, I would contact them directly or check with Pioneer Outdoors to see if they have any more in stock. I will update this situation when I can.

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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4 Responses to LaserMax laser sight for AMT .380 Backup

  1. happy wheelw says:

    Greetings! I’ve been reading your site for some time now and
    finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from New Caney Tx!
    Just wanted to tell you keep up the fantastic job!

  2. Fernando Gonzalez says:

    Anybody found a match for the 45 caliber AMT Backup DAO? Thanx!

  3. MikeH says:

    Fernando, I saw one for sale in Houston 2 weeks ago, probably would have bought it if our water heater hadn’t died and become a priority! I think it sold pretty quick. Last tiem I looked on Texas Gun Trader (.com) there was a 9mm DAO Backup for sale!


  4. MikeH says:

    I just picked up a DAO AMT Backup in .45ACP today! Appears brand new, never been shot. As soon as I have a chance to range test it, I will be doing a post on this unique and interesting pistol. Still trying to get an AMT Hard Baller 1911 .45 ACP>

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