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11th August 2007, 16:21
Just got back from the range with my new Colt Defender. Man, is this thing accurate! No failures at all with ball and controlled expansion ammo. I shot 100 rounds of ball and 120 of controlled expansion. She is ready to be put to work.
Here are some pics. The targets were out to 25 feet. The first target shows the very first 6 rounds fired through it. Not too bad. Recoil is not bad at all either--I could shoot her all day.
Still waiting on my Commander from Colt--they are fixing some corrosion on the frame. Should be here any day.
So far I have been very pleased with my Colts!
11th August 2007, 16:32
Your pistol is quite nice. I am not familiar w/ the compact versions of the Colt. Can someone advise as to the various models & their prod periods?
I see several 1991A1 compacts listed on the Auction Arms site. Are the prices seen there, $400 to $800 + about what these pistols command used?Is the 1991A1 compact still in prod? If not is there a compact version (Colt) which is?
11th August 2007, 16:33
By the way, how do you explain the 2 hits in the white?
11th August 2007, 16:43
Nice little Defender you have. I would be proud of those groups from a 5" pistol. I would say she is ready for duty.
You did a great job on those pictures as well.
11th August 2007, 17:58
Nice Defender, Christopher...and GREAT shooting!
11th August 2007, 18:27
I still love mine, although, since I live in a more rual environment, I usually carry a Colt Commander.
11th August 2007, 19:06
Size doesn't matter from the looks of those targets. Great shooting.
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11th August 2007, 19:26
Nice shooting my friend! :D
We all appreciate the fine photographs as well. Enjoy your Defender!
(Thanks to you too, dakota1911) :D
11th August 2007, 20:29
ChristopherJ, nice shooting indeed! http://forum.m1911.org/images/icons/icon14.gif
12th August 2007, 01:16
LOL, the two hits in the white where while firing single handed left side (I'm a righty)
Thanks for the compliments. I was quite vocal about the first group not being more in the center. An old salt at the range couldn't figure out why I was not happy with the group. He keeps telling me I should shoot competition. Don't know about that!
Next in the corral will be a 5" target gun. I want to have something with a red dot sight...
12th August 2007, 04:20
Nice Defwender and nice shooting!
13th August 2007, 21:58
My defender has been 100% out of the box with all ammo tested, and very accurate. The only mod to it has been to get rid of the plastic mainspring housing for a Wilson combat one. Floydhttp://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e288/vagunner/Wilsonmainspringhousing.jpg
13th August 2007, 22:28
I love my Defender as well. Has anyone heard of an aftermarket recoil spring and guide rod replacement for the Defender? That cheesy setup is the only thing I am not wild about.
14th August 2007, 13:25
Fine Colt!And fine shooting!
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