The Colt Mustang is a line of two lightweight, single-action pocket pistols chambered for the .380 ACP cartridge, produced by Colt’s Manufacturing Company. The firearm line was produced from 1983 to 1996 as the Colt Mustang and from 2011 to present the Mustang was reintroduced along with an alloy frame model and an updated polymer frame version, the Colt Mustang XSP
Unlike most .380 pistols, the Mustang fires from a locked breech instead of straight blowback. It’s easy to use and about as reliable as you can expect. Throughout hundreds of rounds, I’ve never had any issues with cycling or shooting.
The Mustang has a 6+1 capacity and comes with two stainless steel mags that fit flush with the frame. It doesn’t use a magazine disconnect, which means it’ll still fire the chambered round without the mag attached. To make it safe, you’ll need to fully remove the magazine and empty the chamber.
The Colt Mustang retails for around $650, which seems to be a reasonable price for what you get but you can get it at even a lower price from us. It’s a little more expensive than the Walther P99, but offers much better recoil management at a lower weight. While you won’t get great long-distance accuracy with the Mustang, it is a very easily concealable pocket gun that works great for self-defense purposes and looks great!
Richard Douglas writes on firearms, defense and security issues. He is the founder and editor of Scopes Field, and a columnist at The National Interest, 1945, Daily Caller and other publications.