The story of Colt Pistols is written indelibly across the pages of 168 years
of history. There are millions of pistols and revolvers bearing the Colt name
attesting to the company’s keen knowledge of shooters' needs coupled with
the ability to deliver a quality product. More than four hundred distinct models
of Colt handguns and longarms are included in this phenomenal accomplishment.
Colt has always been an innovator, a pioneer – implementing mass production
techniques, designing for parts interchangeability, always striving to improve
production methods. Today, Colt maintains its position as one of the world’s
leading pistol manufacturers by blending state-of-the-art technologies and modernized
manufacturing methods. Colt tradition dictates that the technology in its handguns
be the best available and that quality never be compromised.
Excellent firearm! Received and shot the firearm today, it's a Colt so it's exactly what I expected! Very high quality, accurate and no issues after 100 rounds. Definitely tight and needs some break in but thats to be expected. This firearm was my first purchase with Able's and I couldn't be happier! Great customer service, prompt shipping and firearm arrived as expected! - MICHAEL
I was fortunate to have placed my order right here on the Able Ammo WebSite for a COLT "Defender" this past June just as their inventory was being re-stocked, and I am delighted with my purchase. This is the first "1911-type" handgun I have owned (other than an original collector-grade M1911 Government-issue I owned many, many years ago), and it has turned out to be everything that I had hoped. I definitely agree with all of the other "5-star" reviews I have read here and on several other WebSites. I have subsequently ordered two additional spare Colt stainless steel 7-round magazines and (10) 50-round boxes from Able Ammo and been equally pleased. The light weight, balance, and ease of operation make the "DEFENDER" an ideal weapon for self-defense or just plain plinking and target shooting, and the excellent front and rear sights have more than compensated for my aging (73 years and counting) eyes (having had right-eye cataract surgery 3 years ago). I would highly recommend it is a carry weapon because of its compact size and easy-to-grasp rubber wrap-around grips. The "DEFENDER" field-strips quite easily and effortlessly for cleaning, the only difficulty I encountered having been the re-installation of the left-side Slide Stop (just takes a little patience and practice). All-in-all, I would rate it as a definite "5-Star" product. - P. N.
I shot this firearm in Montana while working on the Eagle Nest Lodge off the Little Bighorn River. Sometimes, I carried it 12 hrs a day. I have all ways wanted one for myself because the one I carried at the time belonged to the Eagel Nest Lodge. I finally have enough to own my own. Sorry to hear they are back ordered,,, - C. J.