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The New Colt Mustang Pocketlite .380 ACP Pocket Pistol

| Product Info, Reviews | February 8, 2012

It’s back! Colt has reintroduced the .380 Mustang Pocketlite with numerous improvements that spell out one heck of an accurate pocket pistol. Yes, a 2.75 inch barrel pocket pistol firing .380 ACP is accurate, very accurate. This comes thanks in large part to a fully machined receiver, slide and barrel.

In addition to the solid bar CNC machined parts, the Colt Mustang Pocketlite benefits from high profile sights that make target acquisition much easier.

Colt also used a solid aluminum trigger similar to that of a 1911. Depending on the .380 ACP Pocket Pistol that you have experience with, you will find this trigger to be either exceptional or beyond exceptional.

Speaking of a 1911 style trigger, the entire Colt Mustang resembles a 1911. Even though it may be a baby 1911, the grip angle and grip size fit the hand extremely well.

Outside of all the features that make this a great shooting gun, there is also a standard safety which many people are looking for in a pocket pistol. With a trigger like the Ruger LCP you would not need a safety, but with this finely tuned pistol a external safety is a plus.

A few other notable features:
-Alluminum Alloy Receiver with E
-Stainless Steel Slide and Barrel
-5.5 inches total length
-Single Action Trigger
-Commander Style Hammer
-Lowered Ejection Port
-6+1 Capacity

Add all these things up and still this feature packed Mustang weighs in at just 12.5 ounces, making it an ideal choice for Concealed Carry.

During the SHOT Show Media Day many products impressed me. It would be impossible for me to pick the most impressive without putting 3-5 names in a hat and picking one. However, the new Colt Mustang Pocketlite was at the very top of the list and would surely be tossed in the hat for best in show.

In the video below you will see that we were shooting at around 20 yards and I managed to hit 10 of 10 with very little effort. I promise my LCP wouldn’t pull that off.

The Magpul FMG9 / FPG Folding Gun aka Box Gun

| General 2-Cents | November 19, 2011

Currently the Magpul FMG9 is a prototype, but the possibilities are amazing. It is built around the use of either a Glock 17 Semi Auto or a Glock 18 Auto, both are 9mm.  I suspect they could include the Glock 22 in 40 or Glock 31 in .357 to the list since they follow the same dimensions as the 9mm versions.

Using the semi auto options they could market this to civilian sales on the Class 3 market. They could potentially make adjustments where the folding action does not expose a stock, but just the grip. Doing that would allow them to mass market the design as a concealed carry option. Magpul could make a pocket pistol that would have no imprint using something like a Ruger LCP or even one of the 9mm pocket pistols on the market.

Based on what Magpul is saying on their website, a folding concealed carry pistol without a stock may be an option: “Magpul FMG9 (Prototype) featured on Discovery Channel’s Ultimate Weapons. Production version is called FPG (Folding Pocket Gun)

:::Discovery Channel’s Ultimate Weapons Video:::

Magpul FMG9 Patent Application

Support H.R. 822 the National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act

| General 2-Cents | November 8, 2011

Please Support H.R. 822 the National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act for current and future generations.

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS EMAIL OR CALL YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS!!!

Follow this link – http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Federal/Read.aspx?id=7158 – to the NRA-ILA site where you will find an email form that you just fill out with your information or the phone number you need to reach them with.

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Ruger LCP 380 ACP Pocket Pistol Size Comparison

| Comparisons, Product Info | October 1, 2011

It would appear that Ruger was the first major manufacturer to take a look at the Kel Tec P3AT and realize the benefit and marketability of a small 380 ACP pistol. Thus they released the Ruger LCP to compete in the 380 pocket pistol market. It was and is remarkably similar to the Kel Tec P-3AT.

When the LCP hit the market it was nearly impossible to come by. If you were able to get your hands on one there was a good chance your next obstacle would be finding ammunition for it. The 380 ACP pocket pistols’ explosion in popularity along with the surge in firearm and ammo sales after the election created the perfect storm. That storm stripped almost every caliber from the shelves. However it was the 380 ACP ammo that was hit the hardest. Finally the supply and demand on 380 ACP returned to normal, and just in time as the pocket pistol market grew even more.

We are comparing the Ruger LCP with the following .380 ACP pistols:
Kahr P380
Taurus TCP
Sig Sauer P238
Kel-Tec P-3AT
Diamondback DB380
Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380

Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 ACP Size Comparison

| Comparisons, Product Info | September 24, 2011

Smith & Wesson has done a great job with the Bodyguard .380 ACP pocket pistol. They created a highly concealable and reliable pistol to compete in the extremely competitive .380 pocket pistol market. Doing your best to compare apples to apples you will see the Bodyguard is close to, if not, the best priced .380 pocket pistol on the market. In pricing this pistol you need to remember it comes stock from the factory with a laser.

Here is how it compares in size to the Diamondback DB380, Kahr P380, Kel Tec P3AT, Ruger LCP, Sig Sauer P238, and Taurus TCP.

9mm CCW Comparison, Kel Tec PF-9 vs. Kahr PM9 Kahr CM9

| Comparisons, Product Info | September 8, 2011

There is a chance that the first thing you notice about these 9mm pistol options could be the price difference. What justifies spending, in the case of the Kahr PM9, up to $450 more than the Kel Tec PF-9? Well, that is an extremely hard question to answer. Both the Kahr and Kel Tec are good firearms. The size of the Kahr PM9 / CM9 is preferable from a concealed carry point of view, but even that can be argued based on your method for concealment. Let’s be honest, it really comes down to personal preference on this one.

Specification Comparison:

Make / Model Height Length Width Weight Capacity Price
Kel Tec PF-9 4.3 in. 5.85 in. .88 in. 12.7 oz. 7+1 $333.00
Kahr PM9 4.0 5.42 .9 15.9 6/7+1 $786.00
Kahr CM9 4.0 5.42 .9 15.9 6+1 $565.00

Size Comparison:

Kahr PM9 / CM9 vs. Kel Tec PF9

Kahr PM9 / CM9 vs. Kel Tec PF9 Triggers Aligned

Additional information can also be found at:

keltecweapons.com
kahr.com

Kimber Solo and Kahr PM9 – Kahr CM9, a 9mm CCW comparison

| Comparisons, Product Info | August 25, 2011

The Kahr PM9 was micro 9 pocket pistol before micro 9 pocket pistol was cool… After the huge boom in popularity of .380 ACP pocket pistols we saw demand for .380 ACP exceed production for both ammo and arms. Take that and throw in our constant desire for more stopping power and you get the micro 9 concealed carry 9mm market.

Let’s be honest though, how many of these 9mm pistols even deserve to be called a pocket pistol? I suppose it’s all relative and subjective and such, but last time I checked most of these so called pocket pistols have nearly the same print as a 1911. Given the choice, I would take a .45 or even a 9mm 1911 design over any of the micro 9’s that don’t fit the pocket pistol description.

Thankfully with all this said, the Kimber Solo, Kahr PM9 and Kahr CM9 actually went with the concept and did a fairly good job. They may border on being small enough to deserve the tag pocket pistols, but right now bordering is better than missing the mark.  We have a quick comparison below for you to check out.  One thing that might stick out is the $$$$$$ section.  The Kahr CM9 gives you a nice little savings.  The differences between the PM9 and CM9 come down to manufacturing processes, but the dimensions of both remain the same.

Make / Model Height Length Width Weight Capacity Price
Kimber Solo 3.9 in. 5.5 in. 1.2 in. 17 oz. 6+1 $747.00
Kahr PM9 4.0 5.42 .9 15.9 6/7 $786.00
Kahr CM9 4.0 5.42 .9 15.9 6 $565.00

9mm Size Comparison Aligned on Triggers

9mm Size Comparison on X and Y axis

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE KIMBER SOLO, KAHR PM9 AND KAHR CMP:
http://www.kimberamerica.com
http://www.kahr.com

NAA 22 LR Mini Revolver Belt Buckle Improvements

| How-To, Product Info | August 18, 2011

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The North American Arms 22 LR Mini Revolver Belt Buckle that we have pictured is very close to perfect. It makes a great carry option that is extremely quick and easily accessed. The belt buckle holds the NAA 22 LR Mini Revolver with a rear clasp that locks onto the included grips. This clasp offers a solid hold and eliminates the cumbersome front clasp the other buckle has.

As good as this belt buckle is, there was some room for improvement. The only issues we improved upon were the small amount of rattle that came from the button and the actual revolver contacting the buckle.

The three improvements we made to the buckle itself are:
1. Placed the smooth side of Velcro tape under the barrel.
2. Placed a small piece of electrical tape just behind the cylinder.
3. Most importantly the O-Ring on the back side of the button. I/D= 1/8″ O/D= 1/4″ Section= 1/16″

We made only one improvement to the grips. That was to smooth out a few of the burrs on the grip notch just to improve the fit and finish.

A few noteworthy bits of additional information:
1. This specific model is still available at some retailers, but it is getting harder to find. NAA has changed the mechanism to use a magnet now.
2. If you have an older model 22 LR Mini Revolver there is a good chance it will not fit properly. Things to look for to recognize older models would be; a smooth trigger, smaller and smoother hammer, and/or cylinder without safety grooves in it.

.380 ACP or 9mm – Sig Sauer P238 or P290

| Comparisons, Product Info | August 15, 2011

Of all the companies that are manufacturing ultra compact .380 ACP and 9mm pistols, it is perhaps Sig Sauer that has made the decision between the two calibers harder than any other manufacturer.

For example, Kimber has the Solo in 9mm, but they do not even offer a .380 ACP.  Ruger does offer both the LCP in .380 ACP and the LC9 in 9mm, but there is a significant size difference.  Like Ruger, Kel Tec offers the P-3AT and PF-9, which also have a very noticeable difference in size.

Sig Sauer heats up the 9mm and .380 ACP debate because their P238 and P290 are nearly identical in size and relatively close in weight and price.  The million dollar, or $79, question is; 9 mm or .380 ACP???  Which would you choose???

As for the specs on the Sig Sauer P238 and Sig Sauer P290:

Make / Model Height Length Width Weight Capacity Price
Sig P238 3.9 in. 5.5 in. 1.1 in. 15.2 oz. 6+1 $679.00
Sig P290 3.9 in. 5.5 in. .9/1.1 in. 20.5 oz. 6+1 $758.00

.380 ACP Sig Sauer P238 and 9mm Sig Sauer P290

 

http://www.sigsauer.com

A couple semi-large market manufacturers do offer both a .380 and 9mm pistol with similar sizes like Sig Sauer, those are Kahr and Diamondback.

Micro 9 Pistols – Kimber Solo vs Sig Sauer P290 vs Ruger LC9

| Comparisons, Product Info | August 15, 2011

Concealed Carry permits, after the Obama election, were hitting record levels so it makes sense that there would be a big market for concealed carry pistols.  We saw the .380 pistols explode onto the market with the Ruger LCP joining the Kel Tec P-3AT to lead the way until the Sig Sauer P238, Taurus TCP, and Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380 jumped into the mix.  A few other players were the Diamondback DB380 and the Kahr P380.  The pocket pistol was a huge success!

However, many people felt the .380 just didn’t pack the punch needed for defensive purposes.  Oh, and there was also that little issue called “A MAJOR SHORTAGE OF .380 AMMUNITION”.  This perfect storm of supply and demand helped to start the micro 9 arms race.

For this comparison we are going to ignore the Kel Tec PF-9, but don’t worry, we will have the PF-9 in a few comparisons to come along with the Diamondback DB9 and Kahr PM9 and Kahr CM9.  For now we wanted to focus on three of the new mass marketed big name micro 9 players.  Thus, the Kimber Solo, Ruger LC9 and the Sig Sauer P290.

There are really so many angles you can take on this: size, price, capacity, etc etc.

We chose to create an image that compares the size and let you make the determination on price.  That said, the RUGER LC9 is MUCH CHEAPER, but also the largest of the three.

Quick Breakdown:

Make / Model Height Length Width Weight Capacity Price
Kimber Solo 3.9 in. 5.5 in. 1.2 in. 17 oz. 6+1 $747.00
Ruger LC9 4.5 in. 6.0 in. .9 in. 17.1 oz. 7+1 $443.00
Sig P290 3.9 in. 5.5 in. .9/1.1 in. 20.5 oz. 6+1 $758.00

 

Ruger LC9 - Kimber Solo - Sig Sauer P290

 

Kimber Solo vs Sig Sauer P290 vs Ruger LC9
For additional information you can visit their respective websites:

http://www.kimberamerica.com
http://www.sigsauer.com
http://www.ruger.com

England Home Defense Weapon – The Broom

| General 2-Cents | August 10, 2011

broom

We just saw something on the news about residents of England defending their homes and neighborhoods with brooms….  REALLY, A BROOM?

Can you imagine only having a broom at your disposal to defend yourself, your property, family, friends, and neighbors?  I find that a shotgun, pistol or rifle works much better.  A criminal wants to meet as little resistance as possible.  A broom is like using a garden hose to put out a house fire.  I want a fire engine, not a garden hose.  The police are expected to defend the citizens, but what happens when that police force is stretched too thin?  You are $&!# out of luck!

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