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COLT MUSTANG WITH NEW GRIPS
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waltfraz
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July 5, 2012 - 9:07 pm
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Nice looking little carry piece.  Is that similar to their commander?

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The mustang is a .380, scaled down version of their 1911 style autos.  It's a 6 rd., 3 in. auto and is a little bit smaller than the 380 gov't. which is 7 rd., 3.25 in.  It also was manufactured in an Pocketlite version which was 2.75 in and I believe the frame was alloy.

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It is a 1911 style gun, but nothing conforms to the traditional 1911 platform. I've owned two, one many years ago and one fairly recently. They are really nice guns, but kind of a compromise these days, at least for my purposes.

For me, a .380 is a pocket carry/always have it/last ditch gun. Pretty much always available, and with the right ammunition +1 magazine it ends up being the best I can do sometimes. The Mustang was just too heavy, and the only way a 1911 style gun makes sense for me for SD is Condition 1.

Pocket carry in a 1911 style gun with no grip safety was too scary for me. I'll accept a long DAO trigger pull on a pocket gun, and feel better about possibly not shooting my "cojones" off.

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman "Were is the Self Help Section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

George Carlin

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July 5, 2012 - 11:21 pm
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Steve, this mustang has a thumb safety which I like.I carry this gun quite a bit even though its a 380 and it is a little heavy but not compared to a full size.

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July 6, 2012 - 6:18 pm
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Walt, you are a braver man than I (but many people are braver than I embarassed). I got nervous about having a thumb safety getting bumped "off safe" and have a cocked and NOT locked pistol in my pocket.

I do think the Mustang is a nice pistol, just not right for me. And, as you said, pretty heavy for the pocket.

Here's a picture of the cute little guy, posed with a P3 AT

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It does not show up well here, but this was another of my bright and shiny objects, the grips were very glossy and shiny (pretty funky grip screws too!)

It was fun, but not functional for me.

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman "Were is the Self Help Section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

George Carlin

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