Colt New Agent

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by JL77, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. JL77

    JL77 New Member

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    Hey guys, saw a Colt New Agent in a local shop today, priced around $900.

    They had both .45acp and 9mm.

    Anyone shot one of these sweet pistols, in either caliber? Any recommendations?

    Had been looking at Sigs until I saw the Colt today, now I am mesmerized.

    Looking for any feedback anyone can provide.

    TIA,

    JL77
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Cane's got one. I'm not sure of the caliber, but I believe it's a .45ACP.
     

  3. JL77

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    I'll tell you what CA, its a beautiful pistol. Just looks like a 1911 should. I'm sure it shoots and handles like a dream.

    Felt great in the hand.

    And, I'm one of those guys that think every gun owner should own at least 1 Colt. They are the standard, IMHO.
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    If you can afford it, get the .45 and don't look back.
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Ive gota new agent in 45acp. Absolutely superb firearm. Best of all the micro 1911 out there. Feeds everything without issue. The 45 version can also use any full size mag not just the short ones. The short mag it comes with still holds 7 giving you a 7+1 load out.

    My preference is the new agent over the defender because its all rounded off with no sights to hang on anything when drawing. It utilizes the old colt trench sight system from the colt single action army minus the front sight blade.

    This doesnt hamper short range shooting like you find in a defensive situation. You womt be using the sights anyway if you ever need to use it for its intended purpose so training with the trench system i think prepairs you better for a defensive situation.

    Ive got nothing but good to say about the new agent. 9mm or 45acp you cant go wrong either way
     
  6. otisthecat

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    I picked up a Defender (New Agent with sites) in .45 a week ago and basically haven't put it down since. I've been obsessing over it for months though, so my opinion is biased. For me it all just works. Weight, looks, feel, it's the complete package. Been to the range twice with it, zero issues with multiple kinds of ammo.

    I do think it shoots a little low, but I'm also a subpar shot, so I'm still not completely convinced it's not just me.
     
  7. JL77

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    It's got me pretty fired up.

    They are so hard to come by and you rarely see them.

    Thinking about going ahead and picking one up tomorrow.
     
  8. JL77

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    I can and think I will.
     
  9. CA357

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    Of course we will require a full range report and accompanying gun pron. :D
     
  10. JL77

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    Thanks for the info.

    Just curious, in your opinion, how would trench site system perform in a low light situation?

    That is my only concern with the gun. And, I'm certain that plenty of practice would provide confidence. I'm just wondering about a scenario where it would have to be used or pulled against a threat at night or in a dark area.
     
  11. JonM

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    its all point and shoot in self defense situations. your not going to be using it to arrest badguys and clear houses.

    none of my defensive guns have night sights. well my ar15 does have an acog but thats a rifle. if you can see the goblin you can see the sights. but if lack of a strong sighting system bugs you then i suggest looking at the defender rather than the new agent.
     
  12. CA357

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    Over the years, I seem to have learned to point shoot. I used to aim and line up the sights for the perfect shot. However that opportunity will not likely happen in a self defense situation. I feel much more confident with the way I shoot now.
     
  13. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    Get the .45, it's a lot more fun to shoot IMO.
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2013
  14. JL77

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    I don't have my carry permit yet. Just looking for a future carry weapon. I'm looking to get my permit sometime this year.

    It does look like the crimson trace grips are available through the Colt website. I like the snag free nature of the trench sights and the laser grips may provide confidence to a novice shooter such as myself.

    What type of ammo do you carry? I've heard of some concerns of the 3 inch barrel not providing sufficient velocity with standard rounds and that +p short barrel rounds should be considered?
     
  15. canebrake

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    Save your money and buy ammo and range/training time! Just when you get use to the laser........the battery will die.

    There's a 90%+ chance your first PD action will be you fending off the bad guy's knife/gun with your weak side arm while you blow the dirt-bag's heart out with your gun only inches from your holster. Taking time to aim will get you dead!

    I can tell you what I use but you need to let your carry gun tell you what it likes and cycles 100%.
     
  16. JL77

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    I'm a somewhat decent shot at 5-7 yards. Didn't mean to sound like I can't hit the target or anything. But at the same time, I'm not clearing out the x-ring with 10 rounds either, lol.

    I'm just in the market for another gun, would like to carry in the near future but at the same time, have no experience with this type of sight or a 3" barrel in .45 ACP. I certainly would not carry the gun without plenty of range time and break in.

    I'm not trying to start a big debate between any types of barrel length/muzzle velocity matters, just curious what others carry.

    I really appreciate everyone's feedback on it.
     
  17. JL77

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    My bad, I think I may have misunderstood your post, at first. You were saying save the money on the laser grip. Sorry man.
     
  18. JTJ

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    It is not bad advice. I have removed the laser from my SP101.
     
  19. CA357

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    It's a "Doctors Gun". You know; eyes, ears, nose and throat.
     
  20. canebrake

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    In a PD action what good is it to put a second bullet in the first hole?

    Multiple traumas to multiple systems gets the job done.

    Drop the blood pressure, drop the target!

    In fight shooting all you need is minute-of-bad-guy.


    Be good at 2 and 4 meters. Laugh at that and you will get yourself dead. - cane