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new colt mustang

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by dubya450, May 3, 2012.

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  1. dubya450

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    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.

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    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
     

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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