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Colt is Reintroducing the Mustang Pocket Lite 380

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by MTA Tom, Jan 20, 2011.

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  1. MTA Tom

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    I shot my stainless one the other day- and they really are easy to shoot- and of course they fit in your pocket easily because of how thin they are- even with a holster on

    The stainless has a following and the lightweight is of course lighter --

    Good they reintroduced it- about as good of a concealed carry gun size wise as you can get

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene

    PS- the only challange is figuring out what of all the ammo available should you load it with
     
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    Gene, what ammo have you had problems with?
     
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    Do you carry the Colt "cocked" in your pocket?
     
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    Havent had problems with any ammo-- all feeds and fires- just wonder what are the best options for a personal defense round

    I kind of would like to have another magazine though- just to have one but the one I do have works flawlessly- you do have to put a lot of pressure on though to fill it up

    I actually dont usually carry with a round in the chamber- if I did I would use the holster I have -

    Regards from Iowa

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  6. MTA Tom

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    IMO, it's hard to beat the Corbon 80 gr DPX .380.
     
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    I asking from being stupid about the Colt Mustang. Why would you carry cocked? Doesn't the Mustang have a transfer bar setup to carry hammer down on a round?
     
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    What's the price on the new pokect lite 380? Jimmy
     
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    The only thing I don't like about that gun is its SA and not DA.
     
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    Too bad it's not 9mm.
     
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    I always suggest hardball with the 380. In this little gun, you can have penetration or expansion. Pick ONE.
     
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    Hmm...Sig must be getting to them.


    Personally, I always liked the Gov't. .380, bulky as they are. Don't see many around though.
     
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    I've carried the Govt. .380 as a tool for a Summer, even though it is the largest of the useless calibers. Aside from the factory recall fix of the triple leaf spring, it has other more serious reliability issues. Most notable being that it dumps the clip just enough to not pick up the next round after your thumb bumps the mag release during recoil. That particular problem was so prevalent that aftermarket grips were designed that would shield the release button from thumb contact when using a right handed grip. And it (mine) would jam hollow points on the feed ramp. My next foray into something too underpowered will be a Sig 238 HD cuz it's stainless and has a steel frame instead of an 'alloy' frame.
     
  14. School Teacher

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    I have a Browning BDA 380 which has a 13+1 capacity and an approximately 4" barrel. I do not carry it but keep it around the deer shack. For personal protection in the home, I have an 870 with a riot barrel and buckshot.

    The BDA was originally designed as a service weapon for the Belgium police and military. It is double action and has a very smooth trigger. Mine was made by Beretta in Italy for Browning and it is deep blue with walnut grips. Used BDA's go for $500-$700 on GunsAmerica.

    It is super comfortable to shoot and with an extra magazine and Hornady 90 grain Critical Defense or Federal Hydra-Shok cartridges, I feel comfortable if I have to defend myself.

    When the BDA was introduced in the early 1980's or so, its nickname was "the pocket rocket".

    Ed Ward.
     
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    Whats the MSRP on this colt 380?
     
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