Colt Intros the Mustang XSP Pocket Pistol

The Mustang XSP is the Newest Offering in Popular Line of Pocket Pistols

Colt Mustang XSP Pocket Pistol
Colt Mustang XSP Pocket Pistol
Colt Defense
Colt Manufacturing Company

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. –-( Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, one of the world's leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms, is proud to introduce the newest member of the Colt Mustang family, the polymer framed Mustang XSP.

Like its predecessors, the classic Colt Mustang and Mustang Pocketlite, the XSP is sure to become a popular option for concealed carry.

“The Mustang and Mustang Pocketlite have been favorites of our customers for years. We are excited to build on those very successful products and evolve them even further to meet ever growing customer needs,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing.

“The new XSP takes the best of its predecessor models and adds features that will make it appealing to an even wider customer base.”

Taking advantage of the polymer grip frame, the most noticeable features of the XSP model revolve around optimizing grip comfort and utility. A molded thumb perch under the safeties lets the gun sit easily and comfortably in hands of all sizes. A special enhanced cut behind the trigger guard also helps the gun sit lower in the user’s hand. Blended safety and sidestop profiles, as well as enhanced texturing on the front and back strap, provide increased comfort and create a snag-free profile.

While some basic features of the Mustang Pocketlite, such as size, magazine and slide, continue in the Mustang XSP, numerous changes to the new model reflect customer sentiment. This includes upgrading the front sight on the XSP to a dovetailed design that is more visible to the user. The slide serrations on the XSP have been enhanced to offer an improved grip when working the slide. The XSP also features ambidextrous safeties, rather than the typical single sided safety. Two additional changes are an integral 3/8” accessory rail below the dust cover, and a squared off trigger guard that will allow for easy mounting of lasers and lights to enhance personal protection capabilities.

The Mustang XSP is constructed of an ultra-durable engineered polymer, making it the lightest-weight of all the Mustang models at less than 12 ounces.  The slide and barrel are machined from stainless steel bar stock, and the slide has a blackened finish. The XSP has a 6-round magazine capacity, is chambered in .380 Auto and has a recommended retail of $649.

About Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC

Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC is one of the world's leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms.  Colt pistols, revolvers and rifles have been marketed, distributed and sold to law abiding, responsible citizens in the United States and throughout the world for 177 years.  Colt operates its manufacturing facility in West Hartford, Connecticut.  For more information on Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, please visit

  • 7 thoughts on “Colt Intros the Mustang XSP Pocket Pistol

    1. i have a taurus model 709 9MM. i like the new colt, but like others here, i would want one in 9MM…….my taurus is an excellent gun. it only cost me about $330.00. i do wish that it had a shorter stroke trigger though. .380 can get the job done, but 9MM is much better.

    2. I love Colts, but I found the Sig Sauer P238HD to be a superior gun. Sig took the Browning (Colt) design of this little .380 and made a few improvements. For those that like the 9mm, there’s the Sig P938. It comes with an ambi safety, but as a right handed person, I find it useless and in the way for concealed carry. The recoil on the .380 HD model is not bad and there is no apparent muzzle lift because of the heavier weight of the all stainless steel frame and slide. I’ve also never had a FTF or FTE issue.
      Both the Colt Mustang and Sig P238/P938 have composite triggers and msh. I replaced those with stainless versions obtained from third party vendors.

    3. I remember when Colt came out with a steel frame .380 back in the 80s. I bought one and after a few rounds, the ejector broke.

      The dealer fixed it and I was back in biz in under a week.

      Oh, and I shot a piece of 1/2 pine, the bullet never went through and didn’t even deform. Actually turned sideways, and I dug it out of the wood. I shot from about 20-feet away.

    4. With COLT you may or may not getting the quality you expect , you are paying for the name and can get just as good or better for much less .

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