3 inch Colt 9mm defender 1911


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Full Metal Jacket
May 23, 2010, 05:27 PM
can anyone provide some feedback on this as far as reliability/accuracy?

just saw one at a gunshop for $890, and it was fit pretty nice.


thanx :)


http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff111/BillCA/Hobby/2010_SHOT/Colt_9mmDefender065_RT.jpg

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Nushif
May 23, 2010, 05:34 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=521932

Should probably explain this, heh. the only difference as far as I know is the sights, so just ignore those bits.

Full Metal Jacket
May 23, 2010, 05:37 PM
^^thank you :) but the one in that link is a colt new agent in 9mm. quite a bit different. still an interesting read though.

Nushif
May 23, 2010, 06:06 PM
I don't imagine it being entirely too different, reliability should be identical, I'd think.

MattTheHat
May 23, 2010, 06:12 PM
I used to own one in .40 S&W. Being lightweight, it was a bit of a hand full when shooting. I would suspect being 9mm would help with that. 9mm shot from a 5" steel 1911 is very pleasant to shoot. As almost no recoil whatsoever.

-Matt

Gun Geezer
May 23, 2010, 09:39 PM
I thought the Defender was .45 ACP only. I even checked Colts web site and 45 ACP is all it shows to be available in.

40 S&W in a 1911 3" would be my dream gun!

MattTheHat
May 23, 2010, 09:47 PM
The .40 Defender is no longer produced. You do see them offered from time to time, but you can imagine the asking price is usually a bit obscene.


-Matt

Tim L
May 23, 2010, 09:59 PM
The .40 Defender was only produced during the first year of production and has, predictably, become a collectors item. Nice to see that there is another option in small 9mm 1911 style guns.

Jimineer
May 23, 2010, 11:15 PM
can anyone provide some feedback on this as far as reliability/accuracy?

just saw one at a gunshop for $890, and it was fit pretty nice.


thanx :)


http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff111/BillCA/Hobby/2010_SHOT/Colt_9mmDefender065_RT.jpg
Absolutely love my Colt Defender in 45 ACP. My only 1911'ish gun. Not issues whatsoever, after about 350 rds, only cleaned once after 300 rds.

Shear_stress
May 23, 2010, 11:58 PM
I even checked Colts web site and 45 ACP is all it shows to be available in.

It's been on the website for a little while, but with no description. For crying out loud, how hard could it be to toss the thing's specs on there?

http://www.coltsmfg.com/products-c5-q51-COLT_PISTOLS.aspx

Anyway, the 9mm Defenders are new. There can't be many in circulation. As one of these weird folks who loves the 1911 in 9mm, I'm glad to see more options available.

MICHAEL T
May 24, 2010, 01:16 AM
Glad some one found one I haven't even saw one. I have the 45 and it my main carry 1911 I would love to have in 9mm just to out shoot a friends little expensive Springfield EMP. I know it would he will miss a barn standing inside.

9mmepiphany
May 24, 2010, 02:54 AM
i've only had experience with one in .45ACP

for what they cost, i think you would be better served with a Springfield EMP...not a lot smaller, but build quality is superior and the action's timing has been optimized for the 9mm cartridge

Full Metal Jacket
May 24, 2010, 06:09 AM
i already have an EMP40. there's no question the EMP's are built to better quality.

i was just thinking of the defender as a cheaper alternative to an EMP9.

paul45
May 24, 2010, 09:17 AM
Ha!! Does that shiney finish have a place on a "serious combat / defensive weapon" ??

Full Metal Jacket
May 24, 2010, 09:49 AM
^^no it doesn't, but what you gonna do? lol

at least it's not as shiny as DW finishes :eek:

Kingofthehill
May 24, 2010, 11:52 AM
Ooo... I like that!

Looks nice for the price

G27RR
May 24, 2010, 04:21 PM
The top of the slide is a matte finish, so no problems with glare or anything. I love mine and carry it when wardrobe permits. I have about 450 rounds with only one malfunction, which I believe to have been ammo related. No problems with hollowpoints wither. I've run about 100 of those through. It is very accurate at 7 to 15 yards. I haven't tried it beyond that.

Full Metal Jacket
May 24, 2010, 05:19 PM
The top of the slide is a matte finish, so no problems with glare or anything. I love mine and carry it when wardrobe permits. I have about 450 rounds with only one malfunction, which I believe to have been ammo related. No problems with hollowpoints wither. I've run about 100 of those through. It is very accurate at 7 to 15 yards. I haven't tried it beyond that.

thanx for the input, my friend. have you tried +p, by chance?

G27RR
May 24, 2010, 07:02 PM
Yes, all of the hollowpoint was +P. The FMJ was standard. I think the HP were Winchester (PDX or something like that).

Full Metal Jacket
May 24, 2010, 07:05 PM
^man, i should get it lol.

wonder if i should act immediately. are they hard to find?

G27RR
May 24, 2010, 07:15 PM
I'm not sure on the hard to find part, but I would guess so as I bought the only one they had and haven't seen a replacement come in yet.

mesinge2
May 24, 2010, 07:42 PM
Mine has been absolutely reliable and it is surprisingly accurate for a 3" 45. The group below is 7+1 rounds at 14 yards. It shoot better than I can, I threw two shots away due to impatience. I put the highlighter in for a group size comparison.

121725

121726

Full Metal Jacket
May 24, 2010, 08:14 PM
^^hey, that's pretty good accuracy there. thanx for the pics, and range report. :)


well, i've only seen that one, but i really haven't looked for any others....


how much did you guys pay for yours? is $890 a decent price?

mesinge2
May 24, 2010, 08:20 PM
I paid $885 for mine, so that is probably about MSRP. I would love a 9mm one, that might cost more due to rarity.

Full Metal Jacket
May 24, 2010, 08:21 PM
^^hmmm the $890 price i found also includes 3 months of free rangetime at the indoor range there too. so i guess that's a good deal....


found out on another forum that colt made some mods to it too. the one i saw has the upswept beavertail, rather than the downswept one like yours. not that it really matters, they both feel good. the original 9mm defenders didn't have the bottom of the slide beveled either.

Lonestar49
May 24, 2010, 08:21 PM
...

Yes, what is the MRSP of the Colt Defender 9mm..?

Also, how many rounds per mag.. ?


Ls

mesinge2
May 24, 2010, 08:24 PM
what is the MRSP of the Colt Defender 9mm..?

I don't know about MSRP for the 9mm model but Lipsey's has it for $939.00

http://www.lipseys.com/itemdetail.aspx?itemno=COO7002D&mfg=Colt&family=1911+Style+Pistol+Series&model=Defender

Also, how many rounds per mag.. ?

Description: CLT DEFENDER CMPCT 9MM 3SS 7R
Manufacturer: Colt
Model #: Defender
Type: Semi-Automatic Pistol
Finish: Stainless Steel
Stock: Rubber Grips, Finger Grooves
Sights: White Dot Carry Sights
Barrel Length: 3"
Overall Length: 6 3/4"
Weight: 22 1/2 oz
Additional Features 1: Adjustable Aluminum Trigger, Combat Hammer
Caliber: 9MM
Capacity: 7+1
Action: Single Action
# of Mags: 2

Full Metal Jacket
May 24, 2010, 08:39 PM
^^so, what your saying is i should grab it for $890 including 3months range time lol :)

mesinge2
May 24, 2010, 08:44 PM
You might find a cheaper one but I would grap it, especially with the range time. A 9mm one is probably very soft shooting compared to my 45.

Remember we'll need pics and a range report. :)

Keep us posted

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