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The Automag Is Making A Comeback!

 The .44 Auto Mag has reached mythical status in the gun culture even though only about 9,000 were built over just a dozen or so years of production. The pistol was manufactured by several companies during the 70s and early 80s, flipflopping due to management issues with the last gun being assembled in 1982. But now, Auto Mag, Ltd of Florence, SC has acquired the rights and is set to begin manufacturing of the Auto Mag X.

Like I said, it’s reached mythical status, most likely because of its appearance in Dirty Harry’s ‘Sudden Impact’ installment. It sure made for good cinema, but the Automag is also familar to Mack Bolan fans. There’s something about the pistol’s lines and the thought of a controllable .44 automatic pistol that inspires the imagination.

But enough of what was, visit www.thenewautomag.com to learn about the future of this iconic American firearm.

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33 Responses to “The Automag Is Making A Comeback!”

  1. B31A says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who remembers Mack Bolan and his Automag.

  2. Disco says:

    ….okay now when do I get a Wildey?

  3. patrulje68 says:

    Sudden Impact was on TV last night.

  4. Fly on the Wall says:

    Need dis. Need dis bad.

  5. Gary Paul Johnston says:

    The Automag was always a fascinating pistol and way ahead of the competition. I woiuld love to do a story about the new version for Shooting Illustrated or SWAT magazine, and also Visier magazine, in Germany.
    Thanks, Gary Paul Johnston

  6. Bill says:

    Hopefully it doesn’t become the New BrenTen.

  7. GW says:

    What was the line in sudden impact, “have to strain the remains for fingerprints”.
    I will have one of these if I don’t have to take out a second note on the house.

  8. Scot says:

    I always thought someone should take the design and give it an intregal suppressor barrel ala a giant Colt Woodman hushpuppy, heck one in 45acp too. I seem to remember Bolan carrying a 93r too, or am I thinking of someone else?

  9. Invictus says:

    I couldn’t find a source, any word on whether they are going to use standard .44MAG or the propriety .44AMT ammo?

    • SSD says:

      I haven’t yet either.

    • Mark G says:

      I wouldn’t hold my breath on this project. Just like the Bren Ten, magazines are going to choke this pie-in-the-sky project out of existence.

    • Mike Nomad says:

      I doubt it will be standard .44 Mag, as that is a rimmed cartridge. Will most likely be .44 AMP, which isn’t all that proprietary: It uses cut-down .308 brass.

      The Cor-Bon load is still in production: 240-grain Hunter JHP. $36.48/20 Ct.

    • The new AutoMag will be chambered initially in .44 Auto Mag. Brass is available from Starline. Loaded ammo is currently available from Cor-Bon with more ammo companies coming online.

  10. Keith says:

    It’s like a super sized Ruger Mk2

  11. D.B. says:

    It’s also reached mythical status due to it’s Luger-ish look and feel.

  12. bulldog76 says:

    looks like a oversized ruger 22lr

  13. 18Derp says:

    44spl, subsonic, integral suppressor

    Kthnx

  14. LCSO264 says:

    Burt Reynolds had one in Malone also…..