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dubya450
May 3, 2012, 01:19 AM
Hey guys, I'm looking at the new colt mustang and REALLY like it. My grandpa recently got his CC permit and is retired, on a fixed income, so I sold him my LCP for 20 bucks. With summer right around the corner I'd like to pick up a new "pocket pistol". I've got my Glock 36, which is my primary CCW, but I'd like to get something a wee bit smaller for certain times. I really didn't like the long crappy DAO trigger on the LCP (or most other DAO guns for that matter) and with the Mustang being basically a mini 1911 I think its exactly what 'm looking for. And an added bonus of being an absolutely beautiful pistol, might I add. So does anyone have experience with the new Mustang? Reliability, conceal-ability , pros cons, ect? If not the new one any experience with the original one helps too. Thank you.

Cory

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Girodin
May 3, 2012, 04:19 AM
I have experience with the old mustang and the the LCP. I find the mustang no more difficult to conceal than the LCP. It is an appreciable amount heavier but it is hardly burdensome.

The Mustang is a much much better shooter than the LCP. This is likely a result of having a vastly superior single action trigger. It also has better sights, although adding some Novaks seems like a good upgrade. The Mustang also has a lower bore axis and allows for a higher grip. Those things combined with its added weight make it less snappy.

If I were going to be in a gun fight with one of the two I'd much rather have the Mustang.

One thing about the Mustang is that at its price point, size, weight the Kahr CM/PM 9 is worth a hard look. Some people take issue with having a manual safety and single action trigger. This is a none issue as far as I am concerned. In ten years I have never experienced the safety being accidently disengaged while carried in a pocket holster.

In sum, the LCP is smaller, lighter, and cheaper. I like everything else about the mustang

bannockburn
May 3, 2012, 06:42 AM
I have an older Mustang and a KelTec P3AT. Just like Girodin posted earlier, I appreciate the smaller size, lighter weight, and lower price of the P3AT but that's about it. For great ergonomics, trigger, sights, accuracy, and controlability, the Mustang is a far better choice for CCW. My Mustang is very accurate for its intended purpose and has been 100% reliable everytime I have used it.

JMACDONALD
May 3, 2012, 06:47 AM
Cant comment on either gun as I've never handled one of them.How ever it sure is nice to see a grandson gift a grandfather ($20 bucks!) with a firearm instead of the many "I got this from my grandfather how much can I get for it?" posts.

2wheels
May 3, 2012, 02:08 PM
I have experience with the old mustang and the the LCP. I find the mustang no more difficult to conceal than the LCP. It is an appreciable amount heavier but it is hardly burdensome.

The Mustang is a much much better shooter than the LCP. This is likely a result of having a vastly superior single action trigger. It also has better sights, although adding some Novaks seems like a good upgrade. The Mustang also has a lower bore axis and allows for a higher grip. Those things combined with its added weight make it less snappy.

If I were going to be in a gun fight with one of the two I'd much rather have the Mustang.

One thing about the Mustang is that at its price point, size, weight the Kahr CM/PM 9 is worth a hard look. Some people take issue with having a manual safety and single action trigger. This is a none issue as far as I am concerned. In ten years I have never experienced the safety being accidently disengaged while carried in a pocket holster.

In sum, the LCP is smaller, lighter, and cheaper. I like everything else about the mustang

I've got the Sig version, the P238, my experience has been pretty much the same as yours. Due to the sights, trigger, and heavier frame I can easily outshoot most other popular pocket .380s and that's why I put up with the extra weight and cost.

It conceals well in a pocket and I have absolutely no problem with it being cocked and locked all the time.

dubya450
May 3, 2012, 11:39 PM
Well I surprised myself and actually picked up the sig p238 equinox. I really liked the night sights and the $100 difference. The colt was $729! I was thinking it'd be ~$600. Ill have to get pics up soon. Still have to get pics up of my new Five-seveN for another THR thread too.

dubya450
May 4, 2012, 12:48 AM
I think ill be so much happier with the p238 than I ever was with the lcp. I almost feel bad letting my grandpa have the lcp now knowing how much crappier the trigger is and he's not a very experienced shooter at all. Maybe in a year or so ill buy another p238 or mustang and "trade" him for the lcp and sell it. It'll be a much easier and better platform for him to work with I think.

2wheels, do you have a holster for the 238? If so what do you suggest for comfortable carry?

2wheels
May 4, 2012, 09:33 AM
I think ill be so much happier with the p238 than I ever was with the lcp. I almost feel bad letting my grandpa have the lcp now knowing how much crappier the trigger is and he's not a very experienced shooter at all. Maybe in a year or so ill buy another p238 or mustang and "trade" him for the lcp and sell it. It'll be a much easier and better platform for him to work with I think.

2wheels, do you have a holster for the 238? If so what do you suggest for comfortable carry?
I've just got a simple leather Galco holster I picked up at the gunstore, it works pretty well. That's what I normally carry it with, I do have a cheapo Uncle Mikes ankle holster for those rare occasions when I feel like ankle carrying, usually that's if I'm carrying the P238 as a backup.

dubya450
May 4, 2012, 11:03 AM
Is it an IWB galco? That's what I'm thinking I'll get since i have one from galco for my g36 and its alot more comfortable than some other IWB brands I've tried. I was curious if you used a pocket holster or IWB. I may just try both.

2wheels
May 4, 2012, 04:43 PM
Is it an IWB galco? That's what I'm thinking I'll get since i have one from galco for my g36 and its alot more comfortable than some other IWB brands I've tried. I was curious if you used a pocket holster or IWB. I may just try both.
Oops, forgot to mention that the Galco is a pocket holster. I do have a cheapo IWB holster for it but I never use it since if I'm carrying IWB I carry a larger gun.

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