My New Mustang

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by No Quarter, Oct 15, 2011.

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  1. No Quarter

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    New to me at least...

    Picked her up at the gun show for $500. Perhaps a bit high, maybe not. Blue is in great condition. I looked her over real well with a flashlight at the show and it appeared she just needed a good cleaning. Thankfully, I was right. A little blue wear around the edges of the slide at the muzzle. Otherwise, in really good shape.

    Took her apart and the finish is still on the rails, no real wear at all. I have to wonder how much she was ever actually shot or carried.

    So, how did I do?
     

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  2. nwilliams

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    $500 is a very reasonable price, I say you did well! Congrats
     
  3. Pancho

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    $500 seems reasonable to me also especially since Colt is supposed to bring out a second generation. It seems when Colt does that the first generation gains in value.
    I too have resonantly acquired a new to me Mustang. I like the gun a lot more since I bought the extended magazines from Midwayusa.com.
     
  4. No Quarter

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    Panch,

    The extended magazine - added rounds in addition to the pinky extension or just the pinky extension?

    I bought some extra standard capacity mags but would not mid a slightly longer mag for range fun.

    Chris
     
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    <drooling in envy>

    I've borrowed one of those a couple times and absolutely fell in love.

    $500 is a lot less than I've seen them going for.

    Enjoy it!
     
  6. Ringolevio

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    Dandy little gun

    I've owned a Colt Mustang for many years, and used it as my deep concealment piece. It's the smallest gun I own, and certainly very easy to hide.

    [On another gun forum, which shall remain unnamed because I have been banned from it for life (!), I wrote about concealing my Mustang in the pocket inside the crown of a "Tilley" or "Ultimate" hat.]

    Previously I had a .380 BackUp (stainless), but I traded it for the Mustang because I preferred the Mustang's exposed hammer and ease of disassembly; the BackUp had to be unloaded and dry-fired in order to de-cock, and a pin had to be driven out to strip it. For all practical purposes, the Mustang operates and strips like a 1911.

    You might want to replace the plastic guide rod with a metal one, like I did. 'Not that I ever heard of the plastic rod breaking, but since metal ones are available, why take a chance?

    My Mustang has always been very reliable, even with HPs, which are what I usually load it with. I only wish that it had an ambidextrous safety. Since my gunsmith informs me it's impractical to install one, I usually carry the Mustang in Condition 2 (round chambered, hammer down) and thumb-cock the hammer as I pull it out of my pocket or waistpack.
     
  7. No Quarter

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    Ringolevio,

    Thanks for the tip re: guide rod. I am taking her out to shoot today for the first time and am looking forward to seeing how she does.

    I am a lefty, and the safety is something I have dealt with on a lot of 1911 style guns. I have gotten where I can work around it as fast as an ambi safety just from a lot of practice.

    Other than a good cleaning and some range time, I might dress her up with some gold micarta grips.


    BTW - I used to love playing Ringolevio when I was a kid. Grew up in Mineola, NY. Hearing that name again brought back a flood of memories of me and my buddies running rampant through the neighborhood when we were boys.

    Regards,

    NQ
     
  8. Pancho

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    Midway's magazine holds 7 rounds.
     
  9. No Quarter

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    New grips for my baby. Spresser makes some awfully nice grips for the Mustang. These are his antique gold micarta with gold Colt medallions.

    They really show some nice "grain". Quick delivery and reasonable prices. They fit like a glove.
     

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    Nice, I think you did good on that deal. Ill give you a little warning, before you try and remove the trigger. Make sure you know where to get a new one. Ive seen many break the trigger by simply trying to remove its retaining pin. I like the mustang but I think they should have used a steel or alloy one in the first place.
     
  11. No Quarter

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    Clifford,

    Thanks for the tip. I might buy an aluminum one from Cylinder and Slide just to have a backup if needed.

    Regards,

    NQ
     
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