Wednesday’s gun news…
Colt Mustang XSP
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.