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Old 01-11-2012, 08:00   #1
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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.

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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.

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Old 01-11-2012, 08:05   #2
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...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.
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:06   #3
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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
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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.
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I use to be a member, I still miss that little Kel-Tec P32 that I use to own.
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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
You have to place it close to your jewels and make yourself look "large".
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:57   #7
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Yeah, the whole, "is that a gun in your pocket or are you happy to see me?"

In all seriousness, I have carried this pistol often this summer and fall and it was a good buy. I had not fired it since the spring, and when I went shooting yesterday, I grabbed it and the 2 loaded mags (that stay loaded). I pull it out of the holster, pocket lint and all, and it goes bang every time. Very pleased.
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Old 09-15-2012, 16:34   #8
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Yeah, the whole, "is that a gun in your pocket or are you happy to see me?"

In all seriousness, I have carried this pistol often this summer and fall and it was a good buy. I had not fired it since the spring, and when I went shooting yesterday, I grabbed it and the 2 loaded mags (that stay loaded). I pull it out of the holster, pocket lint and all, and it goes bang every time. Very pleased.
Good info. I know someone looking for an inexpensive pocket pistol. tom.
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:14   #10
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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!
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:44   #11
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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.

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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.
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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.
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Old 01-11-2012, 16:00   #14
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GSSF17, I'm another interested in your future experience with this pistol.

I'd never heard of the company, but that .380 looks interesting.
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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.
I use a dri lube on mine. I spray some into a cap and apply with a 1/4" artist brush. Seems to due quite well at keeping it rust free and lubed. Good little inexpensive pocket piece, but sure isn't much fun to shoot. I can't complain though it has been very reliable and was never advertised to be a target pistol.
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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
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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.
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i didnt know Autauga arms moved to florida....
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Deep cover ultra light pocket pistol

I always wanted a gun to fill this role but never felt comfortable with a .380.
My solution?
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i didnt know Autauga arms moved to florida....

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