Thursday, January 19, 2012

2012 SHOT Show Media Day: The Starting Gate

I got to the SHOT  Show Media Day at what I thought was bright and early at 8:00 a.m. only to be faced with a massive crowd of people who were thinking the exact same thing!

Waiting to get the badges
Apparently, there were over 1,000 registered media plus some guests. Quite a crowd! Everyone I met was great and I had some fantastic conversations just waiting in line! To my relief the line moved quite quickly and orderly and I was out and enjoying the rest of the day.

First stopped by the Colt booth to check out their 380 Mustang Pocketlite.

Colt 380 Mustang Pocketlite

I got to shoot a mag through it and it was very controllable and I could easily hit my target at 15 yards off hand. With a 6 round magazine and controls very similar to a 1911 this little gun is very nice. The fit and finish is excellent with no short cuts taken during manufacturing. The the popularity of the .380 growing Colt was smart to bring this back into production.

Some of its features include firing pin safety block, the barrel is 2 3/4", weight is 12.5 ozs., and it sports a brushed stainless steel, electroless nickel finish.

I'm glad I had an opportunity to try out this cute gun.

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