Just picked up a Colt Mustang .380

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      Just picked up a Colt Mustang .380

      Decided to trade a rifle I wasn't shooting for something I *would* shoot - went to my favorite gun shop and started going over the selection. I had in mind getting a Kel Tec .380 that would fill a pocket-carry niche, but got interested in several other options. Shipwreck will be disappointed with me in that I reluctantly passed on a nice little S&W 99 compact (the rifle wasn't worth as much as that sweet little 9mm), I considered a Vaquero but I really prefer autos, and I handled a couple of Browning High Powers (one new, one used in excellent condition)...

      ...then I sighed and asked if they had anything 'interesting' in a small form-factor.

      The dealer knows me pretty well, and went to another case, saying he was surprised that I hadn't looked at *this* one, pulling out a nice little Colt Mustang .380.

      It's not in great shape, but then I'm interested in shooters, not display pieces. Anyway, I bought it. Came with three magazines and has been upgraded with Wolf spring, steel guide rod, and has no rust. Pictures to follow.

      I'm as happy as a puppy in a drawer full of slippers.

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      Yep, U missed the boat with the SW99

      I had a Colt Pony for many years - it was basically a DAO version of the Mustang you have. Nice gun. Better 380 than the Keltec if U don't mind the weight. It has less recoil.

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      ...and here it is - with it's little big brother, my 3" Para Ordinance .45 LDA



      Colt Mustang .380

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      Looking good there Kansas. I wish I could fine one at a fair price. At a gun show awhile back the wife seen a Colt Government .380. Picked it up and had to have it. Well my Ruger SP-101 and $150 bucks later she had it. I'll say one thing it is a accurate little devil. Good luck with the Pony.

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      Nice

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      I'm no .380 fan, but the Colt .380s are nice guns. I had a Mustang Pocketlite for a while, and it was a really good gun. Great shooter, and never choked.

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      I don't carry my Mustang much anymore and have laid in a supply of spare parts. Would love to find another for carry . But ones I fine are now to much money. Their a great pistol and mine loves Corbon.

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      Colt .380 Mustang/Pony

      Hi All, Man I've been trying to find a nice little Colt

      80 mustang/pony around here for a couple months with no success. If any of you all know of any for sale I would really appreciate letting me know about it.
      Kansas, thats real nice. What were they asking for the gun before your deal?
      Jim

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      Quote Originally Posted by JimK66 View Post
      Hi All, Man I've been trying to find a nice little Colt

      80 mustang/pony around here for a couple months with no success. If any of you all know of any for sale I would really appreciate letting me know about it.
      Kansas, thats real nice. What were they asking for the gun before your deal?
      Jim
      I was at The Sharp Shooter in Corpus Christi a couple of weeks ago when a man brought one in. He was selling off his guns to pay for medical bills.

      The gun was sweet. Not sure if they still have it. 361-980-1190.

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      Kansas, thats real nice. What were they asking for the gun before your deal?
      Don't remember off hand - I *think* they were asking around 400.

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      Colt Mustang/Pony

      They have a few Colt Ponies on Gunsamerica for around $700-750. Don't know what a fellow might end up paying after a little squabbling. lol
      Are you guy's familiar with the Pony? From what I gather the only real difference between it and the Mustang is that the Pony is DAO. Other than that are they a pretty good gun? I've read where they meed a little help before they're as good as the Mustang.
      I would appreciate your input.
      Thanks,
      Jim

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      Quote Originally Posted by kansas_plainsman View Post
      Decided to trade a rifle I wasn't shooting for something I *would* shoot - went to my favorite gun shop and started going over the selection. I had in mind getting a Kel Tec .380 that would fill a pocket-carry niche, but got interested in several other options. Shipwreck will be disappointed with me in that I reluctantly passed on a nice little S&W 99 compact (the rifle wasn't worth as much as that sweet little 9mm), I considered a Vaquero but I really prefer autos, and I handled a couple of Browning High Powers (one new, one used in excellent condition)...

      ...then I sighed and asked if they had anything 'interesting' in a small form-factor.

      The dealer knows me pretty well, and went to another case, saying he was surprised that I hadn't looked at *this* one, pulling out a nice little Colt Mustang .380.

      It's not in great shape, but then I'm interested in shooters, not display pieces. Anyway, I bought it. Came with three magazines and has been upgraded with Wolf spring, steel guide rod, and has no rust. Pictures to follow.

      I'm as happy as a puppy in a drawer full of slippers.
      Great choice!

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      Picked up a Mustang Pocketlite in excellent condition this past September for $400.00 and then found a Series 80 Mustang in December for a little bit more. It had some pitting, but after a couple of hours work, got it back in working order. Consider that my parts gun for the pocketlite.

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