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 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 (Nativeoutdoors.com) 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.