Defend the Defender

This is a discussion on Defend the Defender within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I've had a Colt Defender for several years and it runs well but requires some care and attention, especially with respect to recoil spring replacement ...

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    Colt Defender

    I've had a Colt Defender for several years and it runs well but requires some care and attention, especially with respect to recoil spring replacement and cleaning. I've found that 1911s in general and 3 inch models in particular are more touchy about maintenance than other handguns. But if you want a 7+1 .45 that is easy to conceal, the Defender is a good choice.

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    The ejector (not extractor) can be adjusted to change the ejection path. Simple job for your gunsmith.

    Part of my job is keeping range rentals running, I wouldn't hold any problems against the gun. It's probably dirty and likely gets abused.
    Try not to screw up so bad they name the screw up after you. (Station 15 saying)

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    I have had no prblems with my Defender at all. I have replaced the original recoil spring (incomplete/open ended) with a new set.
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