Auto Mag Pistol Slated for Reintroduction in 2011


( — An Alaskan firm called the Auto Mag Company will introduce the Auto Mag Kodiak chambered in .44 Auto Mag in the first quarter of 2011. It’s been about 20 years since a similar gun has been manufactured.

Built to the same specs as the Model 180, the new Kodiak will be available in traditional stainless or standard Parkerized chrome-moly. A limited number of Kodiak pistols will be built in 2011. Stainless finish will run $5,600 and Parkerized $3,100.

The Auto Mag was created by American businessman Harry Sanford during late 1960s. Sanford envisioned the semiautomatic pistol, similar in power to the very powerful Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum revolvers, but with less recoil and more round capacity.

Prototype pistols were designed by Max Gera for Harry Sanford’s Auto Mag Corporation in around 1970.

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