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GSSF17 01-11-2012 08:00

Joined the "mouse gun" club
 
Hey all-

I just purchased a Masterpiece Arms Protector II, in .380. Cool little gun, and thought I'd do a quick review of initial impressions. I have lost some weight and concealing a G 27 is becoming a bit more difficult, plus, I just wanted a pocket gun.

http://www.theonlinegunshop.com/shop...S_1__50470.jpg

I have had the little legos, Kel-Tecs and the LCP. Sold them. No problems, just could take it or leave it kinda thing. I am staying away from the Diamondbacks because too many bad reviews.

This weapon is all metal, and NOT a polymer frame. The fit and finish are excellent. Weighs only 2 more ounces than the LCP unloaded, and is smaller. Mine came with a single groove in the top of the slide for sighting, not with the raised sight pictured above.

After a good cleaning, I shot 18 rounds of Cor-Bon through it, with no problems at all. Good feeding, ejecting, and accurate enough for what it is. Trigger reset is consistent and similar to the Kel-Tec, which is all the way at the top (beginning) of the pull. Mine came with the pinky extension on the mag, which I removed. The weapon comes with one mag with a std. floorplate, and a pinky extension, as well as an extra magazine spring. Manual says the extra mag spring is included with the pistol to accomodate a wide variety of the ammo choices out there. First I have heard of something like that, but anyway. The mag release is shown above on the right side rear of the grip, which is good for a pocket gun, allowing for sure mag releases and no accidental mag drops resulting from pressures of pocket carry. Well thought out ergos on the weapon make it a comfortable draw from the pocket from a blackhawk #1 pocket holster.

Gun carries well and literally fits in the palm of my hand. I opted for the stainless finish, due to only being a few more bucks than blued. I purchased it at Bud's gunshop online, and have just over 300 in it to include FFL fees. Pretty hard to beat.

Safe shooting, everyone.

MarcDW 01-11-2012 08:05

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Originally Posted by GSSF17 (Post 18415399)
...I have lost some weight and concealing a G 27 is becoming a bit more difficult, ...

A Baby Glock to large to conceal?
Yeah, you properly don't want to go outside when the wind is more then 15 mph!
Congrats on the Protector, I would make sure it works right before I leave without the G27.

GSSF17 01-11-2012 08:06

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Originally Posted by MarcDW (Post 18415417)
A Baby Glock to large to conceal?
Yeah, you properly don't want to go outside when the wind is more then 15 mph!
Congrats on the Protector, I would make sure it works right before I leave without the G27.

MPA works well, and as far as concealing the weapon, I live in FL. You only need a shirt about 3 weeks out of the year down here. I took the trash out this morning in shorts and flip flops. 6'2" and 200 lbs, a G27 looks like a fax machine in my pocket :rofl:

MarcDW 01-11-2012 08:42

When I am in FL I just have a shirt out of pens with short and a belt for the holster. I use a Walther PPS in 9mm.
But then, I am in FL about once or twice a year.
Prefer a less populated areas.

TN.Frank 01-11-2012 09:28

I use to be a member, I still miss that little Kel-Tec P32 that I use to own. :crying:

bac1023 01-11-2012 09:29

Congrats! :cool:

Gregg702 01-11-2012 10:14

That is a cool looking little gun, never heard of it before, but now I will have to look into it. Here are my mouseguns, and welcome to the club!
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...2/3485f563.jpg

Bob Hafler 01-11-2012 10:44

Congrats
I still have that little Kel Tec P3at that I carry on special ocassions. It's been a great little Deep CC tool. It been as reliable as any gun I own. Including my G26. I've sold or traded a few guns in the last couple years and thought about getting rid of it a couple times but just couldn't find a good enough reason. I carry mine mostly at weddings and funerals. ETC.

GSSF17 01-11-2012 15:02

I had some issues with oxidation with the Kel Tecs here in FL- such moist environment(s). I had to keep so much oil on the slide, I was afraid I'd get oil on my clothing....

We'll see how this one works out.

Gregg702 01-11-2012 15:04

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Originally Posted by GSSF17 (Post 18417150)
I had some issues with oxidation with the Kel Tecs here in FL- such moist environment(s). I had to keep so much oil on the slide, I was afraid I'd get oil on my clothing....

We'll see how this one works out.

Please let us know. It is a very interesting looking little gun.

Cap'n 01-11-2012 16:00

GSSF17, I'm another interested in your future experience with this pistol.

I'd never heard of the company, but that .380 looks interesting.

Reaper19 01-11-2012 16:31

Congrats!! I love pocket guns! My GF bought me a Phoenix Arms HP22 for xmas. Not much for SD but a fun little gun for plinking.

For $300 that seems like a pretty good deal. Im gonna check one out.

Taphius 01-11-2012 16:34

been looking at one of these for awhile, found out about the company as buddy was looking at the mpa 930s. Its nice to see a metal pocket gun in 380

GSSF17 01-11-2012 16:52

Thanks guys. Yes, I will keep you all posted.

As I said, I ran nearly a box of cor-bons (18 rounds) though it with no probs. This is not a range gun, nor is it one that I plan to fire often. I will run a box of carry ammunition though it about once a year. For those of you that are familiar, it is VERY similar to a Seecamp pistol, but at a significantly less cost.

There are some youtubes of this pistol out there and some other reviews. The main negative review I found was one that came with the wrong recoil spring; it was a 380 and came with a .32 recoil spring. Once that was replaced, good to go.

So far I am pleased.

cowboywannabe 01-11-2012 17:01

i didnt know Autauga arms moved to florida....

barth 01-11-2012 17:17

Deep cover ultra light pocket pistol
 
I always wanted a gun to fill this role but never felt comfortable with a .380.
My solution?
S&W 342 ti - empty 11.1 oz
loaded 13.5 with Speer GDHP Short Barrel 38 +P 135 gr
http://www.speer-ammo.com/products/bullet_tests.htm
https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/mya...338634000.jpeg
http://www.vanceoutdoors.com/prodima...-DEFAULT-l.jpg

GSSF17 01-11-2012 17:19

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Originally Posted by cowboywannabe (Post 18417602)
i didnt know Autauga arms moved to florida....


Autauga Arms went out of business in 2002. MPAs are made in Georgia.

GSSF17 01-11-2012 17:21

@Barth- Yes, I love a revolver, don't get me wrong. But I never considered my Detective Special a mouse gun..... That setup you posted is hard to beat :thumbsup:

frank_drebin 01-11-2012 22:19

This gun is made by a local company. The shops around here recently toured the facilities and were very impressed with their setup. I handled one at Elite and, aside from the stiff mag release, really liked the feel. I may grab one when I get my bonus.

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svtpwnz 01-11-2012 22:47

Congrats!


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