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UrbanNinja 09-21-2011 04:56 AM

Colt Defender .45?
 
Hello Everyone,
I am new to the forum and I guess you could still consider me "new" to the gun world. I have been making a hobby of firearms for the last 2 years, but I am still learning as i go.

I came across the Colt 'Defender' recently at my local dealer. I really liked the size and feel of this little 1911. Any thoughts, Suggestions,pro/cons..etc..?

I currently carry my Kimber "Custom" combat carry on a daily basis. I like to switch up my carry once in a while, Although most of my other pistols are "cheaper" (as I said, Im new and still learning. lol) and I do not fully trust in them as I do my Kimber. Would I be making a sacrifice picking up the Colt?

MrWray 09-21-2011 06:08 AM

Welcome to the forum sir, i like kimbers but if u put the kimber and the colt commander side by side and told me to pick one to carry i would actually pick the colt commander.. Thts just me

boomenshutzen 09-21-2011 01:26 PM

I'd pick the Colt too.

-boomenshutzen

rigjumpr 09-21-2011 02:09 PM

welcome to the forum, I too would pick the Kimber, I'm a big Kimber fan.

canebrake 09-21-2011 02:11 PM

Colt here too.

Why?

Because I don't need to carry a bobby pin with me to do a field strip.

Yes, I own and carry a Defender.

neilage66 09-21-2011 05:43 PM

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_XCkTSf0swc...ndDEFENDER.jpg

Xavier Thoughts: The New Agent versus The Defender

I am enjoying the blind (unsighted) model. :D

samurai 09-21-2011 09:26 PM

I have both the New Agent and Defender Plus- both have been 100% with the New Agent one of my main carry guns.

UrbanNinja 09-22-2011 01:22 AM

Thank you all for the welcome.

Quote:

Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 583695)
Colt here too.

Why?

Because I don't need to carry a bobby pin with me to do a field strip.

Yes, I own and carry a Defender.

This is a very good reason. HAHA

My kimber is great as a carry gun. Full size barrel with an easily concealable "officers" grip. I would love to continue carrying the Kimber. Although it is a very rare piece and probably a collector..Id really like to clean it up and just put it away.

I added the Hogue rubber wraparound grip, I really enjoyed the way it helped with recoil and stability while firing. The Colt Defender was the next best thing I could find to compare. Yes, I know I could just add the grip to any other pistol and make it similar, But something about the colt just grabs my attention.

I know that purchasing a pistol is personal preference but, Is there anything else anyone could suggest in similarity I should look at?

canebrake 09-22-2011 01:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UrbanNinja (Post 584073)
I added the Hogue rubber wraparound grip, I really enjoyed the way it helped with recoil and stability while firing. The Colt Defender was the next best thing I could find to compare. Yes, I know I could just add the grip to any other pistol and make it similar, But something about the colt just grabs my attention.

I know that purchasing a pistol is personal preference but, Is there anything else anyone could suggest in similarity I should look at?

Yea, put a set of these grips on the defender:

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v.../1_WRCB1-1.jpg

Or these:

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v.../rattler-1.jpg

UrbanNinja 09-22-2011 01:57 AM

[QUOTE=canebrake;584080]

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v.../1_WRCB1-1.jpg


Im sorry, I was distracted by the bourbon. :D


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