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Old 04-21-2006, 09:14 PM
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22 magnum autoloading pistol?


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Does anyone know who manufacturers 22 MAGNUM auto loading PISTOLS? One sees 22 LR all the time,but where can I buy a 22 Mag PISTOL, not a REVOLVER?
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Old 04-21-2006, 09:41 PM
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Does anyone know who manufacturers 22 MAGNUM auto loading PISTOLS? One sees 22 LR all the time,but where can I buy a 22 Mag PISTOL, not a REVOLVER?

AMT at least did offer one...not sure if any are being made now. I've seen a few of those arround, including one that seemed to function just fine.

Were a few Grendel (check spelling) P-30's that were (1) butt ugly (2) inexpensivly made (3) had a 30 round magazine but still looked like a normal pistol.

The .22mag. is not a semi-auto friendly round...too long for most existing frame designs.
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Old 04-22-2006, 11:14 AM
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Does anyone know who manufacturers 22 MAGNUM auto loading PISTOLS? One sees 22 LR all the time,but where can I buy a 22 Mag PISTOL, not a REVOLVER?
As ribonstone said, the AMT and the Grendel are the only two I know of. I purchased the AMT Automag II. Had a devil of a time with the CCI ammunition sticking in the chamber. (The pistol uses a retarded blow back system using small dimples in the chamber.) Called the factory and was informed that the firearm was designed around the Winchester ammunition, and CCI cases are too soft and did not spring back enough for extraction. Changed brands of ammunition, and have had no further problems. Pistol feels great in the hand, and is a natural pointer. Mine will shoot 1 1/4" ten shot groups at 25 yards from a rest. muzzle blast is as severe as any large bore pistol or revolver. Ear protection is a definite must. Finding one will be hit or miss. as AMT is no longer in business.

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Old 04-22-2006, 10:00 PM
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I found 2-AMT Auto Mag IIs @ a local gun shop & 1 on Gunbrokers.com & 1 Grendel P30 w/ 2 extra 30 rnd magazines also on Gunbrokers. All are going for + or - $500!!! I read that the P 30 was(past tense) on a ban list due to the hi capacaity magazine,but I guess they're legal-beagle now? That's a pretty hefty price to pay,but at least the ammo is inexpensive.
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Old 04-23-2006, 02:58 PM
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I found 2-AMT Auto Mag IIs @ a local gun shop & 1 on Gunbrokers.com & 1 Grendel P30 w/ 2 extra 30 rnd magazines also on Gunbrokers. All are going for + or - $500!!! I read that the P 30 was(past tense) on a ban list due to the hi capacaity magazine,but I guess they're legal-beagle now? That's a pretty hefty price to pay,but at least the ammo is inexpensive.
Seems like a pretty stiff price for either one, considdering they are used. guess they became collectable since I bought my Auto mag II. NIB was less than $300.00.

If you decide on an Auto mag II remember what the factory said about the CCI cases not having enough spring back. Mine likes both the Fedral 50gr and the WW 45gr.

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Old 04-28-2006, 11:44 PM
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Guns America has about a dozen AMT .22mag auto pistols from $379 to $550. Good luck.

George
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Thumbs up excel arms .22WMR or .17HMR

im not associated with excel...i just want one of their pistols.
MSRP: $412 (.22WMR or .17HMR)
and $125 for the optional conversion barrel.

http://www.excelarms.com/acceleratorpistol.html
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Old 05-30-2006, 03:40 AM
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im not associated with excel...i just want one of their pistols.
MSRP: $412 (.22WMR or .17HMR)
and $125 for the optional conversion barrel.

http://www.excelarms.com/acceleratorpistol.html

Unaware of those pistols...thanks for the post....will have to look into them.

Certainly looks to be the tried-and-true design that would be familiar to Hi-Standard and Browning shooters.
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Old 05-30-2006, 06:59 AM
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Unaware of those pistols...thanks for the post....will have to look into them.

Certainly looks to be the tried-and-true design that would be familiar to Hi-Standard and Browning shooters.
hi!
i had heard about excel and their accelerator pistol project a couple years ago but they did not go into production until recently, they are also working on 1911 conversion kits in the same calibers.

there was a writeup in one of the gun mags a month or two ago..dont remember which but the author stated that there are some folks from the former AMT working the project.

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Old 05-30-2006, 03:52 PM
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hi!
i had heard about excel and their accelerator pistol project a couple years ago but they did not go into production until recently, they are also working on 1911 conversion kits in the same calibers.

there was a writeup in one of the gun mags a month or two ago..dont remember which but the author stated that there are some folks from the former AMT working the project.
Cool...glad someone is giving it a try.

I'm not in the market for one, but field enough questions by others to be pleased that somone is making one. I like the .22mag., but like revolvers as the launch platform for personal reasons.
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