Reviewed By: Adam K on 01/23/2011
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
Had this one on my wish list since June. Finally became available in October. I didn't have the money to buy it outright, so I took advantage of Bud's excellent layaway program. Three months later I'm out at the range with my new Colt and man was it worth the wait. I thoroughly cleaned it before heading out to the range and took my Glock 19 along as well. I was a little shaky on the first couple of magazines, but after that was consistently in the nine and ten ring from 7-10yds. It performed as well as my Glock, which has a one inch longer barrel and function was just as flawless.
I came away very impressed after my first range session. I've read about many people not liking the grips, but they fit my hands perfectly. I prefer function over looks, but they don't look bad either. Overall, the Colt Defender in 9mm should make any excellent CCW gun with a little more range time. The only knock is that when I opened the case upon arrival, I noticed one of the magazines included was a .38 super. However, a quick call to Colt and a 9mm mag was on it's way.
I waited a long time for this one and it was well worth the wait. It's my first Colt, and I highly doubt it will be my last. I have a Colt Gold Cup now on my wish list, so it's time to start saving up!
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