Introduced at the beginning of the year, the AMP (Aluminum Match-grade Pistol) is a new handgun by Live Free Armory (LFA). In a nutshell, it is a Gen 3 Glock parts compatible 9mm pistol with an aluminum frame and serialized fire control unit. Let’s see what features Live Free Armory AMP pistol packs.
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The AMP is the perfect blend of precision and feel of a traditional steel pistol without compromising the reliability and comfort of a modern polymer handgun. This Aluminum Match-Grade Pistol was designed by a team of engineers, competitive shooters, and law enforcement with the purpose of developing the ultimate mission ready pistol that they would depend their own life on.
Like in the case of other pistols with non-serialized frames (e.g. SIG P320), the frame of the AMP pistol can be replaced without any paperwork. The fire control unit of the pistol is CNC machined from 17-4 stainless steel. The frame is milled out of aluminum and features a 1911 grip angle, extended beavertail, double undercut trigger guard, ambi thumb shelves, 1913 accessory rail and removable grip panels. The slide has four windows cut on each side of its front portion for weight and cycling time reduction and features a Trijicon RMR footprint red dot sight mount milled directly into it. The 3.9″ barrel is honed and nitrided. The trigger pull weight is 4.5 lbs. The Glock parts that this pistol is compatible with include the magazines, trigger, barrel, slide, sights, and most internals. The pistol is currently available in Graphite Black or Flat Dark Earth Cerakote colors.
The LFA AMP has a Glock 19 height grip, however, there is also a version of this pistol called AMPX which features a taller, Glock 17 height frame. The AMP pistol weighs in at 1.7 lbs and has the following dimensions: length – 7.1″, width – 1.275″ (slide width – 1″), height – 5.2″ (AMP) or 5.6875″ (AMPX).
All versions of the Live Free Armory AMP pistol are listed on the manufacturer’s website at an MSRP of $699.99. For an additional $69.95, you can add Black/FDE or Black/Grey two-tone G10 grip panels made by LOK Grips. The pistol is covered by Live Free Armory’s lifetime warranty.
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