Colt Mustang 380

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by LandMonster, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. LandMonster

    LandMonster New Member

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    Anyone have experience with this little pocket pistol. I handled it in my LGS and was impressed. I am a 1911 fan so this struck a chord.

    This is not a 1911 however and the lack of a grip safety has me a little worried. In a pocket I can easily see the thumb safety getting switched off. Then all the stands between me and a bad day is a short throw single action trigger.

    Maybe a pocket holster with a cover on the thumb safety?
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I always recommend a pocket holster. It's all you need to make sure the booger picker (or keys etc.) stay off the boom switch. No need for other safeties. People rely entirely too much on safeties.
     

  3. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I like Sigs version better.
     
  4. pilotmedic

    pilotmedic New Member

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    I loved mine! Sold it in 99. I used to carry it in concerts or out and about in the summer. Easily concealable and works great in or out of a holster. Wish I had it back ... My full size HK is too big to summer-carry and my compact Taurus is not-too easily concealed. G26 or G33 is going to eventually be my next summer gun when I stop buying rifles.
     
  5. jackrich3

    jackrich3 Active Member Supporter

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    I own an FI mod. D, (Colt Pony Auto). Resembles a miniature 1911, cool looking but not very reliable. FTFs and sloppy slide. I may try to have it tightened up, I don't know
     
  6. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    I find the thumb safeties only get flicked of during entry and exit of pocket, never while in. So don't worry about that, just check is still engaged once holstered and you'll be good to go.
     
  7. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    I have carried a Colt Mustang Plus II for many years. I carry mine in a Don Hume Yauqi slide. I would not carry any handgun lose in a pocket. There is a chance that lint dirt etc. can disable a pistol.:(
     
  8. indy36

    indy36 New Member

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    I think the Colt looks nice. I carry the Sig every day.

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  9. treehugger49

    treehugger49 New Member

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    A good pocket holster with the trigger covered is what you need. A Galco PRO 460 or 608 fits the Sig P238, identical to the Mustang for all intents and purposes.
     
  10. RustyShackleford101

    RustyShackleford101 New Member

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    Well, I've shot this gun quite a bit and carried it quite a bit. If you use a holster for it, you're fine. Do not just drop it in your pocket, hosterless. I've always been a big fan of single action, small carry guns. It's a good product.
     
  11. LandMonster

    LandMonster New Member

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    Thanks for all the good advice. I will look for a holster that covers the safe as well as the trigger.
     
  12. CarmelPaneristi

    CarmelPaneristi New Member

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    Have owned the sig 238 and 938 which are very similar. I am a huge fan of the Stoner Bodyshield IWB holster (made by stoner holsters out of Ohio). I carry at 4:00. The body shield keeps the safety from digging into your skin if you aren't wearing a t-shirt.

    I know what you mean about the grip safety but at least on the sig the safety is rock solid and crisp when engaged. Also, you can pull the slide back on it WHILE THE SAFETY IS ON to unchamber a round. Try that on a 1911!
     
  13. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I agree with the other posters for a pocket holster. I have a Colt Mustang and a Sig P938 and they both work well in my Galco front pocket holster. In fact the same holster fits both pistols great. They are both great for conceal carry. Good luck.