Originally Posted by eborden1122
Nice shooting. I am thinking about getting a colt new agent. How is the recoil? Did it shoot good right out of the case or was there some break in time? Thank you for your help. Ed
normally small frame pistols are difficult to shoot. for some reason the recoil and controllability in the new agent/defender design is on par with the full size 1911s. i actually find it a bit faster for follow ups than my series 70 colt. but i think that is more due to the fast trench sight it s a more instinctive shooting style with those sights.
shot great right out of the box. colt's claim is if their guns have problems out of the box and require a "break-in" period there is something wrong with the gun and should be sent back for service. ive got about 400 rounds through the new agent atm and no failures at all.
there is some adjustment to the sight style as it is radically different than traditional style and is actually a throwback to the early colt revolver days. if you dont like the trench system the defender line is the exact same gun with traditional sights.
my new agent will feed empty shell casings from the magazine. ive about 6 different brands of hp ammo with no failures. the mags it comes with hold 7 and will not work with a fullsize frame but the new agent and defender work just fine with the mags from a full size 1911. so you dont need to be a bunch of specialized mags for it. just use the ones it came with and use regular less pricey mags for extra when ccwing.
the only downside is the recoil spring needs to be changed every 500 rounds or so according to colt to make the gun reliable with extended use. so its not a gun your gonna want to run 20,000 rounds through in a year. when i go to the range i take it and shoot 100 rounds each trip to keep my hand in.
i highly recomend the new agent/defender 1911's.