WEST HARTFORD, CONN. – The Colt Defender lives up to its name, offering power, performance, and concealability. It's an accurate and reliable workhorse that withstands the rigors of grueling range sessions and everyday carry. Colt's Defender 1911 pistol series is an excellent choice for concealed carry and is available in three models.
Classic 1911 styling is evident throughout the Defender. Features like an upswept beavertail grip safety, commander-style hammer, and familiar controls allow a seamless transition from full-sized pistols to the compact Defender series. Modern enhancements include a dual recoil system that lessens recoil, a high-swept grip safety, and an undercut trigger guard for better control, all of which contribute to an exceptional grip and quick target acquisition.
The Defender includes features intended to enhance concealability, function, and performance in a personal defense engagement. Its front night sight pairs with a blackened NOVAK rear sight for rapid target acquisition in all light conditions. The barrel, a mere 3 inches long, shortens the Defender's overall length. At the same time, an integrated carry bevel on the front of the slide also helps glide the pistol effortlessly into a holster.
The Defended SS model features a lightweight aluminum frame with a matte stainless-steel finish, topped with a forged stainless-steel slide. It's a pistol that looks as good as it conceals. Blued models use a deep blue metal finish. All models are equipped with specially designed G10 grips to prevent printing – a vital factor for deep concealment.
Colt Defender Features:
- Night sight; front
- NOVAK rear sight; blackened
- Front carry bevel aids reholstering
- Dual recoil system lessens recoil
- High-swept grip safety
- Undercut trigger guard for better recoil control
- Specialty-designed G10 grips improve shooting, but clothing to print
- Deep concealment carry design
Colt Defender Specifications:
- SKU: O7000XE; O7800XE; O7802XE
- Caliber: 45 ACP; 45 ACP; 9MM
- Capacity: 7+1; 7+1; 8+1
- Barrel: 3-inch
- Finish: Stainless Steel; Blued; Blued
- Grip: G10
- Sights: Front – night sight; Rear – Novak
- Trigger Action: Single Action
- MSRP: $999
Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC (www.colt.com) is among the world's leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms. Founded by Samuel Colt in 1836, Colt’s Manufacturing has supplied civilian, military and law enforcement customers in the United States and abroad for over 185 years. Colt operates its manufacturing facility in West Hartford, Conn.