just bought a colt defender 90 series.

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by tankwilson, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. tankwilson

    tankwilson New Member

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    Heres a lousy pic. I think it was manufactured in 99.

    What can u guys tell me about it?

    Ive put bout 150 rounds through it with only one failure to feed. It has the orange follower and appears to have gouged the feed ramp a little.
     
  2. tankwilson

    tankwilson New Member

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  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Are you saying that the orange plastic follower (I presume in the mag) seems to have gouged the feed ramp?
     
  4. tankwilson

    tankwilson New Member

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    Its orange metal follower.
     
  5. tankwilson

    tankwilson New Member

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    So whats a good magazine to use with this gun? Would like an extended round with some sort of cover for the bottom to make it fit the grip better than just a hunk om magazine hanging out.
     
  6. tankwilson

    tankwilson New Member

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    Kimber 7rd mag for a compact model works great.
     
  7. tankwilson

    tankwilson New Member

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    Kimber mags work great and dont dink up my feed ramp. I bought this gun used and it is round 14 yrs old. Works great 99% of the time but not knowing how many rounds that have been through it I would like to do a "rebuild" of sorts.

    What should I repair/reace when doing a freshn up? I would also like to do a trigger job for a smooth trigger.

    Thanks
     
  8. tankwilson

    tankwilson New Member

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    Any suggestions on freshing up my colt?
     
  9. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Send it to a good gunsmith and get a reliability package done. That would include a trigger job and polish the feed ramp. New ceracote finish if you want it to look better. Maybe a round butt job done. The possibilities are endless if you have the money.
     
  10. davem

    davem New Member

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    I have a defender and love it. Its my summer cc/oc gun. Cold weather i switch to my sig.
     
  11. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    if you have the new colt barrel throat dont let a smith touch it.

    you prolly just need a new recoil spring. the springs in the very small compacts wear out fast under recoil.
     
  12. ltcfb118

    ltcfb118 New Member

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    It is a great gun. I have a Kimber Tactical HD II that is a great winter gun. Love my. 45's.
     
  13. connectegr

    connectegr New Member

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    You cannot beat the Wilson Combat magazines. They were much more reliable than the factory magazines that came with my Kimber.