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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

Single Action
45 ACP

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

For a small gun, it's pretty reliable
Finicky on ammo
1911s have a large after market
Despite being small, it feels pretty good in hand
Solid choice for CCW

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final verdict

A great little gun for CCW or backup carry!

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