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Old January 23, 2008, 09:17 PM   #1
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Colt Mustang measurements

Hi, was wondering if anyone could supply measurements for the Mustang.
Checked around the internet but cant find all the specs.
I have a Kahr PM9 but want a more 1911 type pistol. but similar size.
Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old January 23, 2008, 09:40 PM   #2
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Anyone own one?
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Old January 23, 2008, 10:54 PM   #3
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Got one at Ford's for a hard Chrome job...

Mines at the refinisher for a dress up. Don't have the spec but its smaller than most anything cept the NAA, seecamp, etc. I have a Robrbaugh R9 and the Mustang is about that size.

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Old January 23, 2008, 11:14 PM   #4
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Oh...forgot...mine is a pocketlite....12.5oz....2.75 barrel
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Old January 23, 2008, 11:58 PM   #5
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12.5 oz. Wow! i knew they were small but not that small. metal frame and lighter than my PM9.
now if i can just find one thats affordable...
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Old January 24, 2008, 05:39 PM   #6
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5 -1/2 overall lenght. I have had one for a number of years and 100% reliable.
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Old January 24, 2008, 07:05 PM   #7
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Go to this site and click on pocket gun chart.

http://www.mouseguns.com/
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Old January 24, 2008, 11:12 PM   #8
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they might not like remote linking so here's the URL
http://pff.hostkansas.com/pffimages3/Picture_005.jpg

i've got mine in my pocket if you want measurements in the 0.001"

And if you dont like your PM9 let me know if you are selling.
i'm itching to get a small framed 9mm
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Old January 25, 2008, 03:59 PM   #9
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Colt Government Model .380 cal, SS.... In my hand as we speak.....

Slide thickness: .755
Overall length: 6.078
Height: 4.418
Thickness over the grips: 1.119
Weight: 18 oz (unloaded, no magazine)

Now that just mine...... other may vary.....
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Old January 25, 2008, 10:02 PM   #10
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He is askin about a Colt Mustang
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Old October 22, 2010, 02:26 AM   #11
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Colt Mustang Measurments

Colt Mustang in Stainless.. Cal: 380 ACP Weight: 18.5 oz Width: 1.1" at widest point (grip) Overall length: 5.5" Height: 3.9" Capacity: 6+1 Sights: front fixed rear drift adjustable. Action: Single only. The pistol, acording to my manual, can be caried safely with one in the chamber and hammer down or cocked and locked.
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Old October 22, 2010, 12:08 PM   #12
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dreamweaver ...want a more 1911 type pistol. but similar size.
Any advice would be appreciated.
The Series '80 Mustang & Government Model .380's only appear to be little 1911's. They are not.

I have the Goverment Model and while it is a neat little gun.........wait until something breaks. Finding parts is not as easy as it was ten years ago.

The Mustang is pretty much the same size as the PM9 but in a significantly weaker caliber.
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Old October 22, 2010, 01:27 PM   #13
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The Mustang is pretty much the same size as the PM9 but in a significantly weaker caliber.
Tell the surgeon that, when he's extracting .380 projectiles from your center of mass. I don't think it'll matter much.
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Old October 22, 2010, 08:55 PM   #14
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The Mustang is pretty much the same size as the PM9 but in a significantly weaker caliber.
Tell the surgeon that, when he's extracting .380 projectiles from your center of mass. I don't think it'll matter much.
Well.......if it's a surgeon then I'm still alive. I imagine those same COM hits with a 9mm would have a coroner extracting those slugs (if they didn't penetrate all the way through me).

Don't get your man panties in a wad....I'm not dissing the .380 as I think it is a fine round. I own seven different .380 handguns- one is the first handgun I ever bought. I bought,traded & sold another five or six over the years. But I don't for a single minute think the .380 is equal to a 9mm.

The point I was making (that you missed completely) is that switching from a 9mm to a .380 in the same size package is a step backwards.

The appeal and desirability of the micro sized .380's is due to.......wait for it..........their size. Whoddathunkit?

Would you really choose a .380 over a 9mm if the pistol was exactly the same size? Not many would.
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Old October 23, 2010, 12:32 AM   #15
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Would you really choose a .380 over a 9mm if the pistol was exactly the same size? Not many would.
That depends on the pistols in question, and their intended purpose.

And... when you go too small with a 9mm, you run into feeding problems with a variety of ammunition -- problems the .380 can often overcome, due to its shorter OAL. What's the point of ignoring a reliable .380, in favor of a 9mm that can only feed FMJs?


...And this thread is over 2 years old.
Got me again. It's not even worth addressing the other points.
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