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Colt 1911 Defender
Colt 1911 Defender
  • Great as a backup gun or CCW
  • Snazzy design
  • Reliable, workhorse
  • Can be finicky with ammo
Editor’s Note:

The Colt Defender has stood the test of time for a reason. This small 1911 is a workhorse on the range! It would make for a good backup gun due to its size. It can be a little particular when it comes to ammo, but once you figure out what it likes it’s pretty reliable.

Product Details

Action
Single Action
Caliber
45 ACP
Price
$1,069.99

Product Features

Extended beavertail
Stainless steel match-grade barrel

Product Description

Available in .45 ACP or 9mm, the Colt Defender is a 1911-style pistol. It offers a 3-inch barrel and 24 ounce weight. It features a stainless steel frame, which should hold up at the range.

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By The Numbers

Accuracy
For a small gun, it's pretty reliable
Reliability
Finicky on ammo
Customization
1911s have a large after market
Ergonomics
Despite being small, it feels pretty good in hand
Price
$1,069.99
Overall
Solid choice for CCW

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final verdict

A great little gun for CCW or backup carry!

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