Nearly bought a polymer Colt today....
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The new Mustang II. Local emporium had one in stock, for a very fair price (that is, after pricing online, I wouldn't save more ...
Post By Cuda66
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Post By Easy8
November 21st, 2013 03:12 PM
Nearly bought a polymer Colt today....
The new Mustang II. Local emporium had one in stock, for a very fair price (that is, after pricing online, I wouldn't save more than $10 after figuring shipping and transfer).
I've been tossing around the idea of a pocket .380 for a while. I was up in the air between a Sig 238 and a Mustang, but I rather like the better sights on the 238...but I also prefer the Pony.
The polymer Mustang II has a dovetailed front sight--it could easily be replaced.
I slipped it in my pocket (with blessing, of course)--without a holster, it was like it wasn't there (it would get a holster for actual carry, of course).
The trigger was a little heavy, but for a pistol for pocket carry this is not a bad thing--at least in my view.
So--anybody have one? Thoughts?
And--for our resident Colt knowledge base (I'm talkin' to you, OD* )--I was told that the polymer frame was subcontracted out of the US--but I'm not seeing any import marks, nor would I think that it would work with the GCA 68 laws...any truth to this, or is it typical gun shop "I gotta act like I know more than you about these guns" foofooraw?
Because, I must say--I LIKE THIS PISTOL. If I hadn't just spent way too much on some optics, it would have come home with me (and still might...it's only 5 minutes away!).
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November 21st, 2013 03:23 PM
I've got one of the earlier Mustangs (mid '90s). It's a nice little pistol and I carry it a lot in a pocket holster. I don't have any complaints about accuracy (at least for something that size) or reliability. If I had to replace it, I wouldn't think twice about buying another one.
November 21st, 2013 03:28 PM
I have a '66 Mustang 289.
Not what you are talking about, huh? Anyway, I have heard nothing but good things about them. If I were buying a .380, that would be way high up on my list.
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November 21st, 2013 03:30 PM
Had a mustang many years ago great gun very reliable, scot mcdougal used to do great work on them out of california but
I think they closed up.
November 21st, 2013 05:09 PM
The pistol that almost emptied your wallet is actually the XSP version of the Mustang.
There was a Mustang II back in the early 90's, I believe. ("Plus II" actually, as it added two rounds with it's longer grip)
My next pistol purchase will be the new Mustang XSP. Just need to find one for the right price...
November 21st, 2013 07:52 PM
Don't know about the new polymer model, but I have had a Govt. model .380 (1980's) and was my EDC for many years until I got
a Pocket Nine as an anniversary gift around 2004 or so. The .380 is a great pistol, and now is my son's EDC. Nice shooting, easy
carry and all around fine weapon. And you can't go wrong with a Colt......
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