The following information is designed to provide you with a quick concise comparison of the Glock 17 (standard), 19 (compact), and 26 (subcompact). We have consolidated both images and specifications for the Glock 9mm models in an effort to help you make a more informed decision on which pistol best suits your needs. There are multiple factors to consider when comparing the three, but quite often the focus eventually comes back to concealability versus capacity and accuracy.
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
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.
A few months ago I was trying to think of a more potent production pistol than the Draco Mini AK Pistol. Considering I am still drawing a blank I suppose I will crown the Draco MINI AK Pistol the most devastating and awe inspiring pistol currently in production.
I prefer not to say, “most powerful”, because you could easily argue the .454 Casull or .500 S&W to be a more powerful round. However, I have yet to see the 30 round or 75 round magazine for either of those rounds.
I approached quite a few people about this, and continually received a blank gaze as they unsuccessfully tried to come up with something that could rival the MINI AK. So I ask, is there anything in the ballpark of a Draco MINI AK Pistol?
Things to consider:
Reliability, Accuracy (at 0-100 yards), Power, Recoil, Cost, Capacity, Durability, Simplicity, and Availability (firearm and replacement parts/pieces)
The Draco AK Pistols, both Standard and Mini, are an absolute blast to shoot. There is no mistaking why these things are some of the hottest firearms out there right now. While taking a few shots we caught these images. The second shot is where you can see the pressure wave creating a pocket in the water.
I would like to say it was rain, but unfortunately I hadn’t realized I was downwind of the pond I was shooting into. Oh, and there was a hurricane passing the East Coast of Florida that day so the wind was strong. Not one of my proudest moments. Don’t piss into the wind, don’t piss on a flat rock, and don’t shoot an AK Pistol into a pond during a hurricane.
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.
This design was the first model that FN ( Fabrique Nationale de Herstal ) produced in a very successful partnership with John Moses Browning. This particular pistol was the Model 1900, or M1900 chambered in .32 ACP. It was also known as the M1899 until some improvements led them to update the name. However, that wasn’t the extent to the naming of this pistol; it was also known as the Browning Number One and even the FN Browning M1900.
The most influential part of this particular pistol on the future of firearms was that it was the first to introduce the “slide” mechanism. Using the slide mechanism John Browning was able to create a semi-auto single action pistol. The Model 1900 was produced in Belgium and eventually came to total around 700,000 units manufactured.
The design was granted US Patent 621747 on March 21st, 1899. John Moses Browning had applied for this patent on December 28th, 1897.
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.
This Patent was the final of four semi-auto pistol designs that were granted consecutive US Patent Numbers. This particular design was granted US Patent 580926 on April 20th, 1897. John Moses Browning had applied for this patent on October 31st, 1896. Patent 580926 utilized the .32 caliber round with a semi-auto blowback action.
Here we see the introduction of the popular grip safety that has found its way into many pistol designs since 1897. John Browning utilized the .38 ACP caliber round again for this semi-auto pistol. Another feature that was introduced with this patent was a locking recoil system. A quick glance at the patent drawing and you will notice this design stands out compared to his other designs. Colt purchased this design and tested it, but never moved forward on production. The design earned John Moses Browning US Patent 580925 on April 20th, 1897. He had applied for this patent on October 31st, 1896.
This design became the Colt M1900 or Model 1900 and later with very minor modifications the Model 1902. It was the first self loading semi-auto pistol manufactured by Colt and would become the foundation for most of the Colt auto loading pistols. It was actually the second semi-automatic pistol designed by Browning and purchased by Colt, but the previous patent never hit production. The Colt M1900 also marked the introduction of the .38 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) caliber round. In addition to the introduction of the .38 ACP, this design stood out because it was the first with a full length slide.
All of these features are seen in the Patent Drawings. This US Patent was granted to John Browning on April 20th, 1897 under the Patent Number 580924. John Browning had applied for this patent on October 31st, 1896.
This was the first semi-automatic pistol that John Browning designed. It used a .38 caliber round with a single stack magazine. That remained the standard magazine design until the John Browning Designed Hi-Power (Patent 1618510), which used a double stack magazine. He was granted US Patent 580923 for this design on April 20th, 1897. Browning had applied for this Patent almost two years earlier, on September 14th, 1895. Patent 580923 was sold to Colt, but Colt never manufactured this particular design.