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Introducing the Colt .380 Mustang Pocketlite

by Guns & Ammo News   |  November 9th, 2011 84

PocketliteColt introduced an upgraded version of the Colt Mustang on Tuesday.

The Colt .380 Mustang Pocketlite boasts a small, lightweight design, along with increased durability, reliability and accuracy, the company said.

The aluminum alloy receiver, stainless steel slide and barrel are all CNC machined from solid bar stock.

With a loaded magazine, the Pocketlite weighs less than one pound, measuring 5.5 inches long with a  2.75-inch barrel.

The Pocketlite, which holds six rounds in magazine, is set to join the abundance of pocket pistols on the market. Look for more coverage of Colt products, including the Mustang Pocketlite in the months to come.

  • Bill Cameron

    Is it double action ? Would be great if it was !

    • Rob

      its a 1911 stile so no its a single acting

  • Rob

    This is the pistol I carry during the summer

  • dewey dubose

    And how much can we expect to pay for this lite weight? With it being less than a pound, how much felt recoil can we expect?

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.delaney3 John Delaney

      Being light weight it could be a pain to shoot ..literally. That was the one complaint I had with Mauser's HSc. It hurt the web of the hand after about 30 rounds and caused a flinch after a bit.. My Sig Sauer is potent but for some reason does not hurt as much. I'd have to shoot it some before buying it.. oh and before someone starts with the Puss@ comment.. I am a weapons instructor.

      • Hersfelder

        Hey, John, if you are a Puss@, then I'm a member of that club, too! My PPK (all stainless steel) stings my hand when shooting my "service" .380 loads, and, after thinking about it, so does my Colt .380 Govt model and, especially, my S&W BG380. I'm a pistol instructor as well.

      • ROBERT AUGERI

        I OWN A MUSTANG TWO. THIS IS NOT A WEAPON THAT YOU WOULD WANT TO SHOOT LIKE A TARGET PISTOL. IT IS DESIGNED FOR SELF DEFENSE. SHOOT IT ONCE IN A WHILE TO SEE HOW IT SHOOT AND ONLY CARRY IT FOR PROTECTION. BECAUSE OF THE SHORT BARREL IT IS VERY LOUD.

      • Fitch

        It is very plesant to shoot.

      • Dave

        The new Pocketlite is lighter than the old Mustang series 80 it replaces. Cant speak to the PL but the series 80 is easy to shoot and not hard on the hands. I'd like to try the new version to compare.

      • Victor Wolf

        Bzzzt! Thanks for Playing.
        It is inappropriate for you to post inaccurate and misleading suppositions, and attempt to lend them undue authority by stating that you are a “weapons instructor”, whatever that is. You may or may not be a weapons instructor, but you should not be making misleading statements about things you DO NOT have firsthand experience with.
        I own and shoot 3 of these (ORIGINAL) Colt .380 Mustang Pocketlites. They have ZERO excessive or uncomfortable kick, I have had both young children and small woman easily shoot them with no discomfort of drama what-so-ever.

        • Rodolfo

          You rigth they dont know anything , the kick depend on the recoil system and the mustang is not a blowback , tell them to learn before said they are instructor, yea sure

        • Jake

          Yeah. These are .380's, ladies.

      • LostLakeDave

        John, I suspect fit has everything to do with it. I've got an older Colt Pocketlite. Recoil is a delight – women 10 year old boys try it and love it! My Colt and the Sig feel comfortable and easily controlled in my fairly small hand. Some other .380s feel difficult to control and even painful to shoot. I don't care how much it costs – if it doesn't fit, get one that does!

    • John

      The felt recoil on my original mustang 380 is very easy to manage and this little beauty is a pleasure to shoot. I have never felt as though I was uncomfortable after putting any amount of lead down range.

    • Leroy S

      Have you ever shot an AMT backup in 45 ACP? Now THAT is a bitter recoil! Fare worse than my Para Warthog. The Thunder Five with the 45-70 cylinder is not much worse than the AMT Backup. More than 5 rounds a day with the Thunder Five is masochism.

      • Dixon Lee

        Have you ever shot a double-barreled 12 gauge shotgun and accidentally pulled both triggers simultaneously and then found yourself in a heap with a very sore shoulder? I have.

  • dewey dubose

    I like the looks and the basic info and a 380 does have stopping power at close range.

  • Andrew Eckles

    My original .380 Mustang Pocket lite is one of my favorite carry guns. However, when using hollow point ammo I had frequent "rim locks" which caused my gun to freeze-up. Therefore, I carry only full metal jacketed. A recent article on the new pocket-lite indicated that they had no malfunctions with any of the ammo tested, including several hollow point types.
    How has Colt solve the problem of "rim Lock", if they have. If it was a magazine design, will the magazines for the new pocket lite fit in my old version?
    I would appreciate an answer. As a CCDW Instructor Trainer, I pass a number of handguns around to show my students the wide availability of carry guns. My Pocket Lite attracts more attention than any other gun, and I hated to tell them that it was no longer available. I am very happy that Colt is now continuing to make the .380 Pocket Lite.
    Sincerely, Andrew Eckles

    • Rich

      All "recent articles" on new products find few malfunctions. These gun mags have to sell ad space.

      If you want the truth, you'll have to test the gun yourself, or just wait and see what issues pop up on the internet, as explained by actual owners who will tell you without agenda.

  • JRB

    More importantly, when are they bringing back the Python??? I'll take a Lawman in .357 please. Or how about the King Cobra, that would be nice too.

    • Tracy Thorleifson

      Dittos!!!! Prices on used Pythons are through the roof. And the Python is the sweetest DA revolver ever. Bring 'em back, Colt, please!

  • John

    What about the all staibless version? Also I thought they sold this to Sig?

    • John

      I have the Gov model and it is less that reliable, mostly FTF despite all attempts to fix.

  • http://www.facebook.com/danny.frias Danny Frias

    I own a old one and it is the I like to carry. glad to see a come back on the one..

  • Alan

    I love everything COLT. I wouldn't want to be shot with a BB, leave alone a .380. But my favorite is the .45 ACP which speaks perfect English anywhere and everywhere.

    • Pecos

      Test fired my new S&W sub-compact 1911 .45 today. Two boxes of ammo, no problems, no FTF, no stovepipe. very accurate and comfortable to shoot. I vote "ditto" on the .45 ACP. I hope I NEVER have to pull it out to defend myself, but if I DO need it ….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002746694728 Thomas Griffin

    My brother carries an original Mustang and loves it. IMHO, a 380 with expanding bullets just does not have the penetration needed. If I were to carry one, I would stoke it with FMJ ammo and hope for the best.

    • John

      The winchester PDX1 and Critical Defense in .380 will both expand and penetrate! I have a Sig P238 .380 and it is one bad mother with Winchester PDX1 or the Critical Defense. I have shot 2 boxes of each thru it and it does not kick bad at all. At 7 yards it will shoot a group the size of a golf ball. It is the most accurate of all .380's I have shot and I have shot alot of them.

  • Redman

    I wish Colt would bring back their limited edition Parkerized WW2 1911A1 reproduction. They made the WW1 model pretty much a mainstay (at least you see them for sale everywhere) but made only 4000 of the WWII model. I personally like the 1911A1 better than the 1911. It would be cool if they also brought back some historical type arms like the SP-1 Rifle and Colt 1917 and Commando revolvers. And DEFINITELY the Python. I always thought it would be cool if they made a reproduction M16A1 semi with cool marketing materials and collectors packaging

  • Garandguy

    I have an original Mustang

  • gbr

    What about Pythons and Anacondas … They belong to the past, definitively ????

  • Garandguy

    Sorry – I must've hit Send unintentionally.
    I have an original .380 Mustang Pocket Light. I bought it primarily because of it's similarity to my 1911's and it's small size for carry purposes. I like the little pistol, but so help me, I can throw it as accurately as I can shoot it. I don't seem to have this problem with any of my other pistols or revolvers (I have about ten). I can shoot pretty darn accurately with any of those. Anyway, if I want to hit something with my Pocket Light, I need to be CLOSE. So, as a carry weapon, I guess that works…. I even had another (experienced) shooter try my Pocket Light and he wasn't good with it either. I know… Everyone's going to tell me practice, practice, practice. But I can get a ten inch grouping at maybe fifteen feet… It'll take a LOT of practice to iron THAT out. :-(

  • Hersfelder

    After a box or two of "break-in ammo," my Series 80 Gov't Model .380 is 100% reliable with any make of ammo or type of bullet. I don't know if I would rather have a Mustang Pocketlite or a Sig P238. I suppose I would have to shoot both before I made up my mind, and I haven't done that, yet.

    • John

      You need to shoot the Sig P238 and you will buy it. The most reliable, accurate and quality made of all compact .380's.

  • LSL

    According to a press release I read, pricing is MSRP $599, and yes, this version has been designed so that original (1987-'96) production magazines are indended to operate as well.

  • roadkil2

    I have carried a Colt 1991A1 compact for over 12 yrs. Never have had any probles. Reliable weapon. I use the Kimber mags (7rd). Great slze to carry in 45 acp

    • roadkil2

      I meant problems/sorry.

  • Bobr

    I put 50 rounds through my sig p238 this morning. Mostly one handed grouped about 3in. at 12yards. Gotta love it,

  • Carl S.

    I have a Sig P238 and love it. Puts holes in a six inch circle at 20 yards all day long. Little snotty, but does not hurt to shoot. Carries easily. My only complaint is stiff trigger pull when new, but after a couple hundred rounds it seems better. And not one malfunction of any kind.

    • Hokeez

      What kind of ammo and self defense ammo you shoot?

  • Doug

    I purchased my original Colt Mustang Pocketlite for just under $400. in 1991, and it is my favorite CCW carry weapon. 3.5 lb trigger pull out of the box, very easy to handle, good working sights, and as accurate as my Sig P230 (very accurate). The .380 round may not be a "man stopper" like the .45, but I can carry this one in a holster pocket without leaning over to that side, so I've always got it with me. Never a failure to feed or malfunction over all these years with thousands and thousands of rounds. I've been offered four times its cost, but I won't part with it. If the new ones are as good as this one, Colt will sell 'em by the railcar load.

  • greg

    Does anybody remember the Colt Lady Derringers? Matched pair in .22 short with pearl grips and gold plating in a beautiful velour case. I entrusted mine to a "friend" and believe they were pawned long ago. I'd love to have another set if anyone is selling.

  • Mitch

    I have a Series 80 Gov't Model .380 I purchased for my wife but she prefers the XDM 9 3.8 to carry.

  • Jim

    I have an original colt mustang pocketlite that I had a milt spark custom holster made for but have never even shot. I bought it because it seemed like the perfect light carry gun at just about 12oz w/an acceptable caliber. There was nothing that matched its lightness back then. The gun however turned out to be defective out of the box. When I tested the pull by dry firing it, most of the time it would not fire – the trigger stayed locked as though the safety was engaged. Playing with it I found it would only fire most of the time when held at an certain angle to the side. You were never sure when the trigger would release and when it wouldn't. I sent it back to Colt with a detailed letter explaining the problem. After a couple months I got it back with a brief note saying they found nothing wrong with it. It seemed to dry fire flawlessly after its return however but between their denial that it ever had a problem and the potential that the problem might still be there, perhaps just sporadically, I had no confidence in the gun anymore as a back up and just set it aside. And I never bought a Colt product again after that.

  • terz81

    I bought a Cz-75 compact in 40 S&W good pistol and very comfortable to shoot,
    I also own a Smith & Wesson M&P 45 auto, when I took this pistol to the range for the first time I was not impressed I inserted a loaded chamber operated the slide and chambered a round when I went to pull the trigger nothing happened I pulled the trigger again nothing happened, I droped the magazine and operated
    the slide and ejected the live round it appeared to be ok, I left the slide in the locked back position and reinserted the magazine and released the slide this time it fired and after that no problem, recoil was a different
    matter the insert I had with me right at the hump was an issue when in recoil it felt as if you were being smacked in the hand by a hammer, I shot about half a box of ammo, I latter changed the insert that was a big improvement , and I had no other issues with the Smith & Wesson M&P. Field Stripping it is a complex issue
    if you follow the manual and remove that tool thats in the butt I have to use a tool to get it out.

  • Steve

    I bought a new Colt Gov't .380 in the light alloy model around 12 years ago for my wife (she actually picked it out from a wide selection at the Gun Shop). $350 on sale. It is great. I think its a better siize too. Its barrel is a little longer and the grip holds 3 fingers or 4 if you have small hands like my wife. Never had a problem with function, recoil is minimal, ergonomics are the best ever. Plus, its very thin.
    A friend bought the Mustang which is basically the same gun but a little (1/2"?) shorter – he had nothing but jams and problems. Colt quality was at a low point 12 – 15 years ago.

  • StoneyFF

    I love it when people have these small, anemic caliber handguns for 'personal protection' and say they've got faith in them because they don't jam or FTF, etc. Never had a single problem with it, so it's my carry gun. But they have no idea (unless they have done their homework and personal research with their carry ammo) whether the gun will be of any real self defense value. You can kill someone with a 22LR, but by the time they expire, they could have killed you 20 times over. That's not a 'self defense' round. All these people carrying 380's are in for a shock unless their aim is really good or the are really lucky with their shot. But they have had no problems with the gun. Unbelievable how ignorant most people are, especially when a little research and education can remove that ignorance and replace it with knowledge.

    • shootbrownelk

      A couple of GOOD hits with a .380 are better than a couple misses with a .45!

    • Buie

      StoneyFF, you are right, talking about the small, anemic caliber handguns for personal protection not having the killing power of the larger caliber weapons in a self defense situation. Carrying larger weapons with larger calibers might be fine for a man or someone who loves shooting like me (retired law enforcement of 30 years) or you, but in the case of someone like my wife, who has a CWP and unfortunately is more afraid of the recoil of a large caliber weapon than she would be of an attacker, bigger is not always better. Therefore, her choice in a concealed weapon happens to be a small 9 shot (8 round mag. and 1 chambered) .22 LR caliber semi-auto Taurus PT-22 DA loaded with Stingers which she has learned to operate very efficently.. Even though a well placed .22 caliber will kill you deader than a door nail, and she might not kill an assailant with the first shot, I dare you or any predator to continue advancing toward her in an aggresive manner while she is armed with this "small, anemic caliber handgun." And I will take it a little further, "shootbrownelk," a couple of GOOD hits with a .22 are better than a couple of misses with a .45!

      • Dave

        I agree that the .380 is light for self defense, but 20+years in law enforcement says that the majority of shootouts take place at very short distances. And a heck of a lot of bad guys are not prepared for return fire, and are more apt to beat feet rather than face someone who is willing to defend themselves. As stated, a .22 can be very deadly, which is why it is a favorite among professional assassins f you can get one inside he skull, it will bounce around like a blender.

  • Mike C.

    Someone complain of experiencing recoil from their 380. Hummm, thats why I stay with the 1911's. I wouldn,t want to hurt my hand with the recoil of a mean 380. I have a sig & a bersa in 380, they are both good close range guns and easy to conceal. Recoil from a 380 is almost nonexistance. Other times when I can It will be my 1911 Kimber Pro. Recoil? Somewhat, but if you pratice enough, you will not notice it.

    • Guest

      Honestly, I'm not trying to be disrespectful to anyone, but uncomfortable RECOIL is something that people only feel when they're target shooting or practicing (and, of course, people should be intimately familiar with their weapons.) But in actually using these pistols for their intended use – self defense – RECOIL will be the least of your concerns. You'll never even notice it with the adrenaline. If you have the muscle memory to put the pistol on target and squeeze, then it's done. Just pray that you never have to do it.
      If you're looking to buy a target pistol, these are probably not the best choice of pistols to buy and that's when you need to start considering recoil.

  • mark

    Have owned a mustang plus two since the 90s-works great for what it is designed for. I would rather carry a larger caliber but i would walk in a circle-160# soaking wet. With the proper choice of ammo i think 380 will be adequate. The best carry weapon is one you can/will carry.

  • mark

    I forgot-practice with carry ammo!! ALOT!!

  • BroncoBob

    I'm saying that if it's A colt,it's single action.As for the 380 it's not going to be A gun that you stand up at the range and run 500 rounds through and not draw back A bloody stump.But if you have to use it to save your life, I doubt if you'll notice the recoil.I have A interesting collection of hand guns,and I have A Sig in 380, I don't shoot it much, but if I had to use it, then by all means I would blast away. I also have both Colt Python and the Anaconda. all guns have there own properties,either you like them or you don't.

  • Boomer Johnson

    I have been a police firearms instructor for about 25 years and have seen pretty much all of the name brand 380's in action. The lion's share of the FTF's experienced by officers qualifying with lightweight compact weapons (45 cal. Included) is due to "shock absorber shoulder", or the failure to lock their wrist and arm to give the slide something to work against. I carried a pair of Walther PPK's as back up guns for about 30 years and they worked every time. A 380 wouldn't be my 1st choice for defensive use, but it beats having no gun at all. I carried Federal Hydra-Shock ammo and found that it performs very well. I shot a 240# wild hog with my PPK/Hydra-Shock, and dropped it with one round to the shoulder, breaking both shoulders and taking out the heart and both lungs. (I don't use it to hunt with; this was an impromptu shot.) Speculation on whether a 380 or any other caliber is suitable for defense always depends on shot placement, but the real test is to shoot a live target and the 380 works just fine if you do your part.

    • Judge

      Idiot. You don't hunt with a .380. Especially not hog.j

  • daytripper

    I have A Pocket Lite that I have carried for about 15 yrs . It shoot fine and functions flawlessly . In FL it's hard to Carry big guns . I am kind of sorry to see Colt reintroduce these . It was worth over 3 times what I paid .

  • Don Keirn

    I own a .380 Colt Govt. Pocket lite and have found it accurate enough for its purpose and extremely reliable. I truly wish Colt had recreated their 1908 .380 hammerless pistol-still (my opinion of course) the finest concealed carry .380 ever produced. Maybe Taurus will pick up on it.

  • Chuck

    My wife and daughter both carry KT P-32s, and of course I get the pleasant duty of firing them every month or two, and it ain't that pleasant. 5 rounds and the hands are stinging- but we all know ya have to shoot a bunch to be sure they're behaving.

  • 1911A1Bob

    I had a Mustang years ago, then had transmission problems and had to sell the gun to pay for the repairs. Mine was pretty accurate and reliable, and more pleasant to shoot than the LCP my wife had.

  • Gary

    I had the original Colt Pocketlite is was an awesome gun fired very accurate, very little recoil but as the other guy said the old one jammed a lot with hollow points. cant wait to get the new one if it doesn't jam

  • Jim I

    Did Colt replace all the Plastic parts they used in first issue ?

  • Shane

    I wonder if Colt now will bring back the Pocket 9.

    Everything I want in a CCW:

    - Small
    - Single-stack
    - Metal
    - No external safety
    - DAO only
    - 9 mm

  • John Lofland

    It looks as if it is still the same piece of junk I own. Have had a PONY POCKETLITE for close to 15 years. The front sight is usless on mine and this one appears identical. From 5-7 feet it shoots 7-10 inches high with everything from 102 gr Rem Golden Saber to Cor Bon 90 gr. +P Loads. I sincerely hope the trigger is better than my 15 LB DA.. Knowing Colt, as I do, legal issues are front and foremost. Not your comfort. I understand the allure of the name and the attractive design if a mini 1911. Lastly, after under 450 rounds the slide lock is loose and works it's way out when shooting and has a plastic guide rod. I now use both my SIG P232 and P238 which has a tremendous out of the box trigger and the best small gun sights I have ever seen. Stay alert brothers and sisters.
    John L.

  • John Lofland

    To those of you who are content I am pleased + happy for you but many people who shell out good money seem reluctant to address any misgivings about there Colts. As for there wonderful revolvers, a big thumbs up. Anyone who is interested in my Pony Pocketlite can have it for $450 with it's huge original container and any and all paper work. FFL Only. Hope I did not step on anyones toes as this is not my intent. I bought into the myth and did not do my home work. Good luck to all and stay alert.
    John L.

    • Tom Y.

      Is this pocketlite the new issue? I'll take it if it is

  • Charlie K.

    Bought a Gov't .380 all Stainless in the mid 90's for my wife. She absolutely loves this gun. Has never had a malfunction of any kind. I bought a P238 last year and was pleasantly surprised that the 7 rd. gov't mags fit and work great in the 6 rd. Sig at more than half the price. Mag sticks out a bit, but gives a little better grip on the gun. If you are worried about recoil, try shooting full bore magnums in my S&W 360 Scandium revolver! The .380 will feel like a BB gun after that.

  • Tom Y.

    Can anyone tell where to purchase one of the new issues,without having to bid on those ridiclous auctions.Get real the msrp is only 599?

    • Dave

      My local gun shop will order in about anything I want and they don’t rip me off with a huge markup.

  • Dicky Go

    I have a pocketlite mustang as well. The new ones look like the exact copy than their older models. I have fired different brands of hp ammo and have no problem with feeding. The only concern is, one should test different brands of ammo to see the accuracy. My unit choose federal hydrashok with 3 shots-one hole grouping at 7 meters, while the rest is 3" grouping. If you plan to buy this wonderful gun, take note that this is not your competition gun that you go through hundred rounds everytime you shoot since the receiver for this is made of aluminum. To those who is not familiar with this gun, this is the following info: Single action like their .45 cal. older brother, S/S slide-aluminum alloy receiver, no grip safety, no barrel link connector, standard sights. Regarding the magazine, I have 2, 1 six-rounder and the 2nd is a 7 rounder. The 7 rounder extended mag is better for those who have big hands but the drawback is, its hurts when you plan to tuck it in your waistline. my two cents. . . . .

  • Tom T.

    My brother had a Pocketlite 10 years ago. It was the best .380 that I have ever shot. It was easy to carry and the kick was far less severe than my Bersa .380. I am thrilled that they are coming back. Used ones in good shape are going for $800.

  • Bill

    I have a Series 80 Gov't 380, a PPK/S and a Sig P238. All shoot great but I carry the PPK, P238, or my LCR when carrying concealed. As far as caliber goes, would I rather have a 40, 45, or AR well yes of course but I maintain the best caliber is the one you have when you need it. It's easy to carry a Glock or 1911 when you're in tactical gear or a uniform but not so much when your at the movies in civies on the weekend. Just my opinion.

  • billy faulkner

    i have a colt mk1v series 80 goverment model 380 auto nickle plated. it is a very good shooting pistol.

  • judge

    I can't carry this gun. I own the pony version, but same mechanically. Because you have to carry condition 1, and it has no grip safety, the only thing keeping a hole out of your loins is the feeble side safety (and modest trigger, of course). But on two separate occasions I took this gun out after a day of carry and the safety was mysteriously off. I haven't carried it since, but still love the little gun. If it were dao, I would still carry. Has anyone else had this issue?

    • Rich

      These guns are relics, and only belong in the safe or at the range for fun day of nostalgia. Much better real world solutions for concealed carry exist now.

      • mark fischer

        Can you be more specific instead of just dissing the gun entirely? Like what is wrong with this gun that makes it completely useless for personal protection or is it just another baseless opinion without fact. What other guns are of same size and weight that can be carried in a pocket. Also, don’t give me the name or model of a thick plastic gun that won’t fit in a pocket comfortably. thank you

        • Dave

          Mark, IMHO, it depends on how you want to use it. If it’s a backup weapon, there are a number of weapons which fit the bill, like some of the Bond Arms units. But, as a primary, something like the pocketlite is nice.
          Seems to me that number of people are concentrating on power over concealment, along with the ability to get to it and have it out in minimum time. That’s one reason I don’t care for pant pocket carry.

  • Dirty Devan

    I remember this small semi Automatic gun 2 decades ago. It a great gun. I don't mind & I liked this gun.

  • Baseballguy2001

    I have this, it’s fantastic. Here in Texas the summers are very hot (102.8 outside right now) and carrying this is a breeze. I’d love to carry my .40 in the summer but it doesn’t go well with cargo shorts. The pocketlite is light, accurate, comfortable protection. It beats throwing rocks.

    • Dave

      In the mid to ate 1970s, I carried the Colt Pony (licensed to Firearms International and sold as the FI Model D) as a backup. One must remember that it wasn’t a primary weapon, it was there for when, for whatever reason, your primary was out of commission. Today, I carry the Kimber full size 1911 and a Kimber Ultra Carry II is my alternate, both in .45 caliber. I go for accuracy over quantity… one good hit is far better than a whole magazine flying wild.

      • Baseballguy2001

        Hey Dave – you carry a full size 1911? May I ask, how? I have a 1991 A1 .45 I’d love to carry, but as I said, here in Texas with lighter summer wear, it’s difficult to do. I agree, accuracy beats quantity if they are all misses. I practice regularly with the pocketlite and I have good groups.

        • Dave

          When I said I carry the full size, I’m talking duty, with the UC II as a backup and an alternate or when I can’t reasonably carry the full size.
          I don’t carry the full size very often, but it does get mighty nippy on the coast and in the mountains, and even here in the valley, when it’s over 110* during the day, you can feel like it’s freezing when it drops down to 70* at night and I can wear light jacket.
          You could go with a holster designed for the small of the back; it holds the 1911 near parallel to your belt. With a long loose shirt, it’s well covered. Not to good/comfortable while driving.
          The majority of the tie I like the UC II with McCormick extra capacity magazines.

          • Baseballguy2001

            Thanks Dave — I’ll look at some holsters.

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