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    I am very happy with my Government Model 380, very reliable, accurate for its size, easy to conceal and light





    That was shot at 15 meters



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    I had a Government .380 Pocketlite which sat on consignment at lgs for months; finally had to lower $ > $500 before it would sell. It was lnib.

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    I bought a Colt Mustang Pocketlite in 1993. I carried it daily for 25 years. Never a malfunction. About 2 years ago I switched to a Sig P936, very similar just a little larger and heavier. The Pocketlite is still in the rotation depending on how I am dressed. I did add some custom wood grips with finger grooves as the grip is a bit small. I bought the Sig 936 model with the black rubber finger groove grips as well. I would not hesitate to recommend the older Pocketlites.
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    .380acp would not be my 1st choice for CCW caliber. I want something light, reliable, and 9mm at least, preferably 10 rounds too.
    Colt's 380 doesn't cut it for me. My 1st choice would be Glock's 43X or Sig's P365. Lighter, reliable, more powerful. Plus, 110 grain +P+ to 147grain factory ammo makes 9mm a great choice.
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    Phyllis1 said:
    why would you want to carry a .380 when you can carry a 9MM in the same size gun?
    Pardon me, but what 9mm's are the same size as a Colt Mustang?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjwils View Post
    Phyllis1 said:

    Pardon me, but what 9mm's are the same size as a Colt Mustang?
    Sig 938 (my carry), Colt Pocket Nine (VERY heavy trigger), the Kahrs. I believe Kimber makes one, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phyllis1 View Post
    Sig 938 (my carry), Colt Pocket Nine (VERY heavy trigger), the Kahrs. I believe Kimber makes one, too.
    Just a heads up, as someone who has owned both the 938 and 238 they are not the same size. I'm pretty sure anyone who has owned and operated both would back me up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLASSIC12 View Post
    I am very happy with my Government Model 380, very reliable, accurate for its size, easy to conceal and light





    That was shot at 15 meters



    I wish Colt would make these again. I think they would sell, just not very much. Beretta still makes the Cheetah line and manages to sell some.

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    I have one of the small Gov't model 380's with the electroless nickel finish. I have not seen many of those.
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    I have the mustang XSP. With the extended finger grove magazine, I am 7 plus 1. Shoots Lyman’s 90 grain cast and Hornady’s 90 grain XTP HP wonderfully at about 1000 FPS with 231 powder. That is a serious performer. I don’t use a holster so the hammer is down on a chambered round ( series 80). I got to remember to cock the gun. For less printing in my pocket, I can use the supplied 6 round magazines. Good sights for a pocket gun and it shoots really well too.
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