Colt new agent vs. defender

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Broke124, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. Broke124

    Broke124 New Member

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    Guys I need a new ccw and am lookin at both of these. The more I read, the more I'm concerned about trusting my life to a 3" 1911 .45 acp. Anyone have any experience with jams or extractor problems?
     
  2. JonM

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    my new agent has 1500 rounds through it no failures.

    it even feeds empty cases from the magazine.

    the defender/new agent is about as 100% as a handgun can be made to be
     

  3. Broke124

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    Nice. Thanks. I've read a lot about the defenders having certain extractor issues, amongst other things. Hope those don't carry over to new agent, as that's the one I'm leaning towards. How ya like the different trough sighting system?
     
  4. gutz47

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    I bought a new agent used about a year ago. Put about 1500 rounds flawlessly through it, then sold it. I liked it a lot, but impulsively purchased it. When my wife put that vacation bug in my ear I sold it to take a little time away. The things we do for love....
     
  5. Broke124

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    Amen to that...
     
  6. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i wish my series 70 had a trench sight. its very fast and easy once you get a few rounds through it. for sd use i think its one of the better designs.

    never heard of the defender having extracor problems. quite a few members here have new agents and defenders
     
  7. Broke124

    Broke124 New Member

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    Might have been on the older models or something...not sure
     
  8. Marlinman

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    Ya they were older and more than likely cleaned wrong
     
  9. canebrake

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    A bit dated but a good read.

    Xavier Thoughts: The New Agent versus The DefenderI like the Defender, but then I'm kinda partial.

    I like the Defender......but then I'm kinda partial.

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    The 1911 pattern pistol is to hand guns what the V-Twin is to motorcycles and the Colt is the Harley!
     
  10. Marlinman

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    Agreed on that. Im also a colt junky so......of course i have to agree. Them are sone beeeautiful grips cane;)
     
  11. canebrake

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    Thanks Marlinman.

    The grips are Timber (Canebrake) Rattlesnake hide. ;)
     
  12. Marlinman

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    I know they are cuz i seen where you were talking bout dog making em for you. The elk horn grips i messenged you bout didnt work out. They were to brittle, so now iv got my gunsmith friend/master is making me two sets out of pronghorn. Your welcome.
     
  13. michigan0626

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    If you ever get bored with the finish on Canebrake, you could always try a finish like one of these three.
     

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  14. Broke124

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    Okay guys....I just put the first hundred rounds through my brand new Colt New Agent! I swear it is always so hard to fork out the money for something like this, but when you get the gun home and admire it, shoot it, clean it, wear it....its all worth it. Love my new CCW. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
     
  15. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    Great news, but where are the pics?

    Meanie :mad:
     
  16. Marlinman

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    Wheres the range report and wheres the pics?
     
  17. Broke124

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    No range report yet, just knocked around some cans when I got it home and broke it in a bit...Idk what I was doin right but I swear I can knock cans around all day with the point N shoot sights...just comes natural. Missed a few times obviously, but a lot more were dead on than I expected. Will post pics in due time...
     
  18. Broke124

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    Here it is gentlemen.

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