Colt Agent .45

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Tom the roofer, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. Tom the roofer

    Tom the roofer New Member

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    I went to a gun show today and looked at a Colt NEW Agent .45 with a blued finish and wood grips. Man that pistol was nice. By brother has a Colt Commander 4691 that I really like and that is what got me to looking at the colts.
    The Agent fit my hand just right but I like the 4691 also. I can't make up my mind on what to get. It will be a CCW.
    I should just get both huh? :)
     
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  2. Tom the roofer

    Tom the roofer New Member

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    I googled the Colt NEW Agent and learned quite abit. I'm not too sure about the gutter sight. Otherwise I really like this pistol.

    This would be my 1st 1911 pistol so I think I may go with the Colt Commander 4691 with the 4-1/4" barrel. I carried my brothers Colt 4691 in Fla. and it was a breeze to carry. It has conventional sights too. :)
     

  3. SixthTry

    SixthTry New Member

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    They are a sweet looking gun.

    They feel right and the shorter length makes sense in concealment conditions.

    I was looking at used Defenders for a while until I saw the New Agent in the Colt catalog. I do like the formed rubber grip on the Defender.

    I'm so new to guns it's not funny, but those are two I'd really like to have.
     
  4. Tom the roofer

    Tom the roofer New Member

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    I'm also looking at the Kimber Ultra Carry II. The Kimber has traditional sights and are available with night sights and a laser grip from the factory. The Kimber Pro Carry with a 4" barrel is a bad to the bone pistol too.
     
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  5. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I carry the Defender 3" and would recommend it without a single doubt.
    I run Wilson Combat 47DOXB 8 rd mags.
    IMHO the best carry out there, with the added advantage of the 45ACP 8+1
     
  6. Lankknigh

    Lankknigh New Member

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    Hello to all

    I am new here to the forum and greetings to everyone here.
     
  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Welcome Lankknigh, you should click on the Forum button above ^ them drop down three topics to introductions and re-post.

    That's where we look for new members! [​IMG]
     
  8. Lankknigh

    Lankknigh New Member

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    Hello to all

    I am new here and greetings to everyone on here.
     
  9. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 New Member

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    Colt New Agent

    Yea Tom, I got to handle one at a gun show in Pennsylvania a couple weeks ago, and it IS a sweet .45 just begging to be carried. Alot of people are put off by the lack of "target" sights ( and the trough channel ), but it was made to be what it is...a concealed carry belly gun, that gets drawn and point shot at the threat...it is not a target pistol.

    I WANT one...!!

    BTW...NRA American Rifleman did a write-up on it too...April 2009 pages 60-61
     
  10. beelsus4307

    beelsus4307 New Member

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    Im new at this and im trying to learn how to set the sights on the traditional firearms pistol and rifles as far as distance is concerned
     
  11. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    And from the dead it rises...

    Found this thread on a Google search.

    I'm very interested in this Colt New Agent. I know Cane loves his Defender. Tell me if I'm wrong, Cane, but I think he also doesn't care for lasers. On a carry gun I LOVE Crimson Trace.

    I'm wondering if people with Colt Defender/New Agent experience could let us know if CT might make up for the gutter sight.

    I'm asking cuz I'm considering trading away my 9mm Kahr PM9 (my EDC) for a .45acp Colt New Agent. Then I'd be able to use any holsters I buy for it to also carry my Government when the inspiration hits.
     
  12. JonM

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    ive run about 500 rounds through my new agent so far. i REALLY like it. the lack of a real sight doesnt bother me. the gutter sight was actually a selling point to me. the only diff with a gutter sight is your sight picture is on top of the target instead of just under it. if you use the standard sight picture and hold just under you will show about an inch inch and a half low. no real biggee since your only going minute of badguy anyway.

    i find it very accurate 15 yard handgun. recoil and muzzle flip on par with fullsize colt. it holds seven in the shorty mag +1 in the pipe same as a standard 1911. it will also work with standard length mags meaning you dont need to buy specialized mags.

    right out of the box no jams no stoppages. it feeds hp like it was ball ammo. if you do not have a lot of 1911 experience the combination of gutter sight and slim frame will mean you need to spend a bit more quality time with it.

    trigger is excellent for an out of the box piece. series 80 safety is easily removed if you care to in order to install a different non-compliant series 80 trigger sear.

    takedown and put together is a little on the hard side manual dexterity is a plus. if you do buy a new agent go to colt's site and check the serial number to make sure your has recieved the factory refit. if it hasnt and is an effected one colt will pay shipping and update the parts. the recall involved a few pistols with a faulty recoil buffer plate.

    wonderful little gun i love mine.