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Took the tiny Colt .380 Mustang Pocketlite to the range today for the first time and was delighted with the results. About 2-2.5 inch groupings @ 5 yards (easy) and a bit less tight at 15 yards - due to my shitty aim, not the pistol. I had no trouble hitting the target even 20 yards out - but I wasn't close to dead center (LOL). So, for me, it's accurate enough.
Wonderful, repeat, wonderful, trigger pull. Smooth, short and (as gun mavens say) crisp single action. Much, much, much better than the hated Ruger LC or LCP - whatever the hell it was - dual action .380 that should be melted and yanked off the market.
Fired 200 rounds with only one problem - the first bullet had to be hand ejected after a failure to fire. Both the range guru and I figure it was a "new gun" oil issue. It performed flawlyless with little recoil.
I carried it the rest of the day in my left front jeans pocket very comfortably (broken finger on right hand - don't ask). No digs, bumps etc. So light (less than an Invicta SubAquaNoma III - and I am NOT kidding) you almost don't know it's there.
So I'm very satisfied. It compared well in smoothness and accuracy (with me on the trigger) to Mrs. B's new .45 Kimber at short range.
I paid $700 for this (full sticker) at Gander Mountain, less trade on the hated Ruger. I think it was money well spent.
Here is a photo with the Colt and my Citizen titanium and a size comparison to Mrs. B's 9 mm Taurus, which she also took to the range today and shot. I did not fire the Taurus.