So you want .44 mag power in a semi-auto pistol but you don’t want to shoot a .44 mag. What do you do? You buy a .44 Auto Mag chambered in .44AMP. Originally released in 1971, the .44AMP had a short life with only about 9,000 units sold before the company went bankrupt. Five company name changes later, they finally gave up. Cool gun, bad business.
In 2015, a South Carolina company decided they would give it a fifth or sixth try and bought the rights to the .44AMP design. The original AMP was plagued with reliability issues. The newest owners are confident that “what we produce is mechanically far superior to the original Auto Mag.”
The newly re-re-re-re-released old gun is limited to 77 units at first. Early reviews have been short and sweet. According to the press release, “One of first [sic] Founders Edition owners (with the 8-1/2” barrel) had a few words to say: I GOT MINE!”
So there you have it, someone received their $3,795 gun.
If you want a little more information check out their website here. Actually, this is what you’ll learn: choose between an 8.5” or 6.5” barrel and G10 or wood checkered grips. Finally, according to the product description it must be sent to an FFL. This is all of the info in the description.