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Old 02-09-2004, 08:37 AM
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Springfield .380 acp "Mini Govt" ?




Thought that might get your attention .

Would you buy a Springfield .380 Govt/Mustang type pistol if SA mfg it ? I'm going to ask them about it at SHOT this week in Vegas .
Mil-Spec basic ? "Loaded" with mini Novak's ?

I would order 10 today .

Deb from Springfield checks our forum so let her know by posting here what you think .
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:48 AM
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PLEASE do sir!!! I've been wanting one ever since I sold my Colt Mustang Pocketlite 8-10 years ago. Now the Colt Mustang's I've seen run around $500-$600.
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:51 AM
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BTW, could you ask the guys at SA to come up with a better extractor design then Colt did with the Mustangs. Thank you, sir.
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:56 AM
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Sorry to bug you, Mr. Sajer, I forgot one more thing - could you ask that it be designed with slightly better sights also.
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Old 02-09-2004, 11:38 AM
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Guy Sajer, you may have had a true brainstorm there. As good a bargain-hunter as I am, the Colt .380s are just a bear to find at a decent "used" price anymore. Seems like Springfield could kick some butt if they did this and kept the price at reasonable levels. Offer plain-jane and "loaded" versions, the latter with tritium sights maybe. Stainless or flat black would be the other choices. Can't hurt to ask 'em while you're at SHOT, give it a whirl...
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Old 02-09-2004, 11:42 AM
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I'd buy one.
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Old 02-09-2004, 01:18 PM
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I wouldn't buy one in .380. I probably would if it was 9mmP. A 1911-style gun in (about) that size in 9mm would be a winner.
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Old 02-09-2004, 01:47 PM
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Yup I'd buy one. I don't know why Colt hasn't reintroduced the darn things, I'm sure they'd make money. I'll chalk it up to the business wizardry at the Colt Corporation I guess.
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Old 02-09-2004, 04:09 PM
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I was never a fan of the Mustang sized models, but I have regreted selling my .380 Government Model for years. I'd buy one in that size in a heartbeat.
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Old 02-09-2004, 07:17 PM
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Was just looking at the little Colts yesterday. If you're a 1911 fan they definitely catch your eye. I think there would be huge interest if they could be made in true pocket dimensions. Personally, I don't think mini glocks or even the micro-compacts of this world are really "pocket guns". Even some other .32's like the Tomcat are a little on the chunky side. A j-frame snub is at the absolute top end, size-wise, of something that can truly be carried in MY pocket. Look at the number of P32's that are sold. Although I love mine, they have a questionable reputation at best. I question mine's accuracy, not it's reliability. Mine will fire any .32 I put in it but it gives true meaning to the term belly gun. People just want something with more punch than a .22 or .25 that they can put in a pocket. And if you can hit a paper plate at 'across the room' distance...BONUS!
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Old 02-09-2004, 07:27 PM
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AHHH Let me think, YES! I will....two of them one in stainless and another parkerized.
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Old 02-09-2004, 07:27 PM
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RE: My P32

It's more reliable than I expected but not perfect and as I said in the prior post not accurate at all. But 7+1 .32's in a package small and light enough to fit in the pocket of a dress shirt or gym shorts? I'm in!
In reference to price, even as 'only a .32', at the size and capacity of my Kel-Tec P32, if it was stone reliable AND more accurate, it would absolutely be worth double what I paid ($249)
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Old 02-09-2004, 07:46 PM
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If you can drop something in the ear of springfield .....

(1) 9mm or 38 super milspec Parkerized
(1) Bring back the mil-spec operator

Now that would be a good start if they can't do something that simple I figure they shouldn't try to expand there line any further with another frame..
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Old 02-09-2004, 08:18 PM
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Sign me up and thanks for asking
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Old 02-09-2004, 08:33 PM
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I'd jump all over that but would have to be single stack. I've got an old Colt 1903 that I've always thought would make a great CCW, but mines an hierloom.
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Old 02-09-2004, 10:18 PM
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I want one

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Old 02-09-2004, 11:52 PM
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Yuppers.
I would agree also, that a pistol that size in 1911 config. would be the sweetest platform a 9mm round could ask for!
But I'd settle for one in 380
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Old 02-10-2004, 12:28 AM
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I would buy one for my wife, as long as it retains the grip safety. Make mine stainless. I don't know if the .380 cartridge really warrants any fancy "loaded" models, though.
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Old 02-10-2004, 12:32 AM
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I'll take two, 1 Stainless fully loaded and 1 Mil-Spec.
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Old 02-10-2004, 03:11 AM
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Never really cared for the anemic .380.
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Old 02-10-2004, 01:19 PM
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I have a Colt Government .380 and it is a nice little gun. I bet SA could sell them where Colt couldn't be bothered.

But mostly I am with Rhino; I would like to see a 1911 pattern gun scaled to true 9mm size. Ok, maybe big enough to take .40, but NO LARGER. About the size of a Kahr K9 or perhaps as big as a T9 but single action.

Find the old American Rifleman article about the Colt 9.8 mm to see what I want. Also the similar FN Grand Browning 9.65 mm.
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Old 02-10-2004, 02:03 PM
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Ditto what Jim said. A 1911 sized to fit the 9mm/.40/.357Sig would be great. The small .380 don't fit my hands well enough to serve any purpose for me.
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Old 02-10-2004, 02:55 PM
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How About A Springfield Pocket-Nine?

I think the PocketNine was about the perfect concealed carry gun -- a serious caliber, combined with just enough size (some of the others -- Mustangs, etc -- are too small for my hands) and a rounded-enough profile to be highly concealable. I think this is why the little Kahrs are taking off so well.

If SA made a little PocketNine replacement, I'd be camping out at the gun shop to buy one...
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Old 02-10-2004, 04:19 PM
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I wouldn't buy one in .380. I probably would if it was 9mmP. A 1911-style gun in (about) that size in 9mm would be a winner.
Took the words out of my mouth...I wouldn't foresee see many people wanting a .380. They'd have much better luck with a 9mm in that style pistol.
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Old 02-10-2004, 10:53 PM
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I would buy one in a heartbeat, Maybe two!
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