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After my purchase I went up to Georgia arms ammo and purchased a bulk pack of .380 ammo. 95 gr. hardball and went to the range.....Oh Goody !!!! 8)
The mustang is smaller than the government model and is SA like the government model. WARNING ! Keep this gun outta womens hands, you'll never see it again !
The gun itself is all steel. The only exception is the plastic grips and plastic spring recoil guide rod, and thats gonna be replaced. The recoil spring is actually 2 springs, which I will replace with one spring from wolff. The sights look like they are from a Springfield mil-spec, etc. Just nothing special. I see a set of Novak tritiums in my future.... :)
The safety is easy to get your thumb on to operate. I have it cocked-n-locked now in my Jerry Ahern natural holster.
The magazine release works well. The mag "springs" out so you can slap one to home and continue to fire. When the magazine emptys, the slid stays open. :D
The gun is a nice blued piece. It looks like a tiny 1911A without the grip safety. The gun came with 2 colt magazines which hold 6 rounds each. Its a hefty piece, one that you'll appreciate and will comfort you with its presence. 8)
I put up a target at about 50 feet and let'er rip. For a lil' gun its got quite a punch. Theres nothing that can't be controlled unless you been shooting .22's and nothing more. Then....it only takes a lil' practice to learn control.
She was accurate with no deviation from the target area. It helped with my good sighting, but I ain't gonna take all the glory. A gun like this should give its user total confidence. After all, its the point of aim that counts, right ? I was comfortable doing double taps, and had a blast with triple taps. I will continue practice with the triple tap and to slow down just a mere fraction of a second so I can regain my sight in the hit zone.
I did not clean this gun before I shot it. Not once did I have a FTF issue, stovepipe, etc. She performed flawlessly from the 1st shell to the last. About 150 rounds worth. SWEET !!!
I'll be the first guy to tell you that I stole this piece for $450. It bluebooked easily for about $100 to $150 more. :shock:
Keep an eye out on gun broker.com and you too can get the same type of deal with lil' or no resistance. :D :D :D
 

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great write up,

I'd like to see either kimber or springfield do a run of this model in the near future. If the used market is any clue as to what people will pay for a quality SA .380, than it ought to be economically feasible...

just a thought...
 

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I know it's been quite some time since you posted but I have to say we share the same appraisal of the .380. It is extremely reliable, light, easy to conceal and can be customized. They are great CCWs when weight, size, etc is an issue.
 

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Mine is the Pocketlite, and I like it. It has some shortfalls being a .380, but it's bonus is that it's small and tucks into any pocket. Some may argue with this logic: but a .380 in the pocket beats a .45 at home in a drawer!
 

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great write up,

I'd like to see either kimber or springfield do a run of this model in the near future. If the used market is any clue as to what people will pay for a quality SA .380, than it ought to be economically feasible...

just a thought...
I just saw 3 of these in the used display at my gun store; one was stainless. None were less than $750.
 

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I also have the pocketlite. One of the easiest guns to conceal. IT offers a very high degree of prtection for itd size and weight.
 

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I also have the pocketlite. One of the easiest guns to conceal. IT offers a very high degree of prtection for itd size and weight.
 

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Ditto the kind words. this one is a winner right out of the box. I bought one from my brother, who never shot it much, and it's for all intents and purposes a new weapon. After buying this pistol, I became quite a fan of it, and even learned to like the .380. I ran across a bunch of Spanish surplus .380, weird looking stuff, exposed concave lead tip with a jacket covering the lead to the tip, it's hot as a $2.00 rollex, and shoots disgustingly close to where I point it. Furthermore this stuff has never failed to feed or fire, and it was dirt cheap, oh well, I'm sure you're tired of hearing me gripe. 8)
 

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I had one ages ago, nice one. Sold it and I'm still kicking myself.

I suppose I should add that the REASON I sold it was to buy a full-size 1911, which hatched as an idea after having the Mustang and wishing I had its "big brother."

They're offering smaller, lighter, thinner handguns these days. But the Mustang is just plain SEXY!
 

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They are reliable, too. I know a guy who has carried one in his jeans pocket for several years, and it's always ready to go with no problems. He workd for a gun shop, and can buy any pistol he wants. He wants the little Colt.

Somebody should make a new version of this one.

I'd shop around for a few extra mags-they may be very hard to find, but they won't get any easier.

Enjoy.

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Re: re: Range report......Colt Mustang .380

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Somebody should make a new version of this one.
You would think so with the popularity of .380 pocket pistols these days.
 

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My Mustang is an ultra lite and it gets carried a lot. Very light, very reliable, fits in my front pocket, and in warm weather, it is very comforting to carry when I can't carry my Kimber Tactical Ultra II. After reading the other posts, I am almost embarrassed to say that I got mine for $150 plus three mags. I love mine.
 

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nice review. I also own and carry,every day a colt mustang .I stole it for 300.00 I reparkerized it installed wolff springs. a solid alum trigger, a solind stainless recoil spring guide rod. I love it light easy to conceal and it seems to feed everythig. I carry golden sabre ammo.The 380 is a litte anemic but it's better than a larger gun you'll leave in your vehicle.
 
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