Announced at the NRA Annual Meetings and Expo earlier this month, the new Mustang XSP is a polymer-framed version of the single-action .380 ACP pistol. Â Do not think that this is the same pistol just with a plastic frame. Â Colt made a number of changes in the frame that many shooters will like. Â For example, there is a relief cut into the frame, behind the trigger guard, which allows the shooter to get a grip higher up on the gun.
Other enhancements on the new Mustang XSP include an ambidextrous safety, dovetailed front sight and short accessory rail. Â Total weight of the pistol is less than 12 ounces (unloaded) and the MSRP is $649. Â For now the frame is black, but polymer frames allow for relatively easy color additions to the handgun line. Â Don’t be surprised to see an OD green, FDE or even pink Mustang XSP in the future.
The AR-15:Â Practical, Tactical or TACTI-COOL!
The American Gunsmithing Institute released a new gunsmithing DVD on customizing the AR-15 rifle. Â The video course starts with an overview of different customization options that are available for the rifles, and then launches into a number of project builds for different needs. Â The course is taught by a master gunsmith with decades of experience with the AR platform. Â The DVD retails for $79.95.
Long time gun writer and TV personality Michael Bane publishes a weekly podcast called Down Range Radio.Â The show is a general firearms program that covers Second Amendment issues, product reviews, shooting, competition, Bane’s TV programs, and other bits of random things that may relate to music, outdoors, extreme sports, or even gang-bangers in Tampa, FL.
Each program is about an hour, and comes out on Wednesdays.
Podcasts, if you aren’t aware, are audio or video recordings published on the Internet in a fashion similar to syndicated radio or TV shows.Â Most podcasts are free, and many are produced by the average guy or by a small business.Â If you have a computer with an Internet connection, you can download and listen to podcasts.