Colt Announces the .380 Mustang (June 15, 2011) Colt announces the .380 Mustang - When Less Is More!
The Colt .380 Mustang is new and improved for better accuracy, tighter tolerances and enhanced durability. Colt Flyer:
November 8 : 2011
Colt Introduces .380 Mustang® Pocketlite Pistol
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC, celebrating its 175th anniversary this year, is proud to introduce a new and improved version of the classic Colt Mustang. The new Colt .380 Mustang Pocketlite is small, lightweight and boasts enhanced durability, reliability and accuracy, making it an ideal handgun for personal protection.
The precise machining process, use of high quality materials and improvements in design make Colt's new .380 Mustang Pocketlite one of the most consistent and reliable firearms on the market. The aluminum alloy receiver, stainless steel slide and barrel are CNC machined from solid bar stock for precise tolerances. "Machining solid stock is certainly a more involved manufacturing process," said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing, Colt's Manufacturing Company, "But it is that process, combined with our engineering specifications, expertise and demand for perfection that allows Colt to deliver one of the highest quality products available to today's marketplace."
With a loaded magazine, this handgun weighs less than one pound. It measures 5.5 inches long and has a 2.75-inch barrel. The minimal weight and length of the gun, combined with the short single action trigger, grip design, frame design and firing pin safety block, make this firearm ideal for personal protection.
The magazine holds six rounds. Improvements in powder and bullet design have increased the velocity and terminal performance of .380 caliber ammunition, adding to the viability of the Colt .380 Mustang Pocketlite for personal defense.
"Accuracy and reliability was a top priority as we looked at what improvements could be made to make this classic backup even better," said Rubino, "Though the changes may seem subtle to the untrained eye, every Colt employee takes great pride in knowing that their dedication has helped bring a vastly improved and enhanced firearm to market."
The new Colt .380 Mustang Pocketlite descends from a famed line of pistols, including Colt's Government Model, and improves upon the best that each had to offer.
About Colt's Manufacturing Company, LLC
Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC is one of the world's leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms. Colt pistols, revolvers and rifles have been marketed, distributed and sold to law abiding, responsible citizens in the United States and throughout the world for 175 years. Colt operates its manufacturing facility in West Hartford, Connecticut.
- Category : Pistols
- Type : Pistol
- Action : Single
- Caliber : 380 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
- Barrel Length : 2.8"
- Capacity : 6+1
- Safety : Firing Pin
- Grips : Black Polymer
- Sights : 3-Dot White
- Weight : 12.5 oz
- Frame Finish : Nickel
A great pistol. Functions perfectly. It's as small as a wallet in my back pocket. A great summer carry.
mine doesn't chamber, most of the time. If it does fire it will not cycle maybe 3 shots if your lucky, That is with round tipped bullet, will not chamber a hollow-point whatsoever. They are to short and hits the feed ramp almost straight and will not feed.
Ordered the Colt Mustang Pocketlite 380 from Impact Guns in late January. Two week later it came in, I could not be move pleased with it. Impact Guns had the best price on these guns that I could find.
I bought mine about three weeks ago - was also looking at the Sig P238 and decided on the Colt. Due to our recent wet weather here I have only had a couple of chances to shoot it - no problems at all with three different brands of 380 ammo - around 120 rds total. The gun just feels correct in my hand and I shoot good groups at 7 to 8 yards. The Colt 380 Mustang works well in a DeSantis Nemesis pocket holster and will be my CWP choice for the time being.
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