AMT Hardballer Holsters

The AMT Hardballer is a clone of the .45 ACP Colt M1911, although some components of the action are not interchangeable with other M1911s. It was made by Arcadia Machine & Tool, commonly known as AMT, from 1977. The Hardballer was the first entirely stainless steel 1911 pattern pistol. Other features included adjustable rear sights and a lengthened grip safety.

The name Hardballer derives from this pistol's reluctance to feed anything but round-nose hardball ammunition (full metal jacket bullets). Modification to the feeding ramp will alleviate this problem.

The Hardballer series of pistols all share a stainless steel finish, wrap-around rubber grips, matte serrated slide ribs, a lengthened grip safety, loaded chamber indicator and a wide target style trigger with adjustable trigger stop. The later Galena-made pistols have an elongated "beavertail" grip safety and a beveled magazine well.

Galling of the stainless steel was a common issue, as lubrication technology at the time of original manufacture of the Hardballers was not suitable enough to prevent it. Galling occurred due to the alloy used, as well as the fact that the same hardness of alloy was used for the frame and the slide. Usually, different alloys and hardening are used to prevent galling. Modern stainless guns are much less susceptible to galling. Galling is a condition whereby excessive friction between high spots results in localized welding with subsequent splitting and a further roughening of rubbing surfaces of one or both of two mating parts. Early stainless steel alloys suffered from this due to the breakdown of lubricants. Galling can also be prevented by electrolytic nickel plating of the surface. Typically either electrolytic nickel plating the frame rails or slide rails will take care of the problem in virtually all cases.

WSB 35 Side Gun Holster fits AMT HARDBALLER 45 LONGSIDE with 7 Barrel
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Bulldog hand Gun Hip holster For AMT Hardballer 45 with 5 barrel
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Safariland Colt Combat Elite Amt Hardballer Match Govt 1911 Holster 527
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Bianchi 100 Professional Holster Plain Tan Left Hand AMT Hardballer
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Safariland 070 53 161 Mid Ride Holster Black Faux Leather RH for AMT Hardballer
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Safariland 6280 53 61 Duty Holster Plain Black RH Fits AMT Hardballer
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Galco International Vhs Shoulder System Color Tan Gun Fit Amt Hardballer
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Galco CCP Concealed Carry Paddle Holster AMT Hardballer Right Hand Black CCP212B
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Galco Silhouette Belt Holster AMT Hardballer Right Hand Black SIL212B
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AMT HARDBALLER 45 5 BARREL EXTRA MAG HOLSTER BY ACE CASE 100 MADE IN USA
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Galco International Kingtuk 2 Iwb Holster Color Black Gun Fit Amt Hardballer
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XL Vertical RIGHT Hand SHOULDER HOLSTER AMT HARDBALLER 1911 w 7 barrel USA
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AMT Hardballer 5 1911 OWB Leather 2 Slot Molded Pancake Belt Holster BLACK RH
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AMT Hardballer 5 1911 OWB Leather 2 Slot Molded Pancake Belt Holster TAN RH
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Galco Waistband Inside The Pant Holster for Hardballer Colt 5inBlack WB213B
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NYLON LEG HOLSTER THAT FITS ALL GUNS WITH A 4 TO 5 BARREL WITH LASER ATTACHED
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Safariland 6280 53 81 Duty Holster Basketweave RH Fits AMT Hardballer
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WSB 19 Hand Gun Holster fits AMT HARDBALLER 45 WITH LASER 5 Barrel
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Safariland 6280 53 131 Duty Holster STX Black RH Fits AMT Hardballer
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AMT Hardballer 45 Longslide With 7 Barrel
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