I was thinking of buying a Colt Delta Elite or a Night Defender and wanted to get some opinions.
The Night Defender would be used as a BUG to my Rail Gun. I already carry a J-Frame or a Glock 26 as a BUG, so I already have BUG. I like being able to use the primary gun's magazines in the BUG, but that's not an option with the Glock or the J-Frame obviously. I used to carry a .357 Magnum Revolver and then went to the Glock 19/26 combo. Now that I'm carrying a 1911 again I'm thinking of going to a small 1911 as a BUG.
I've always stuck with a 5" 1911, as I've had some reliability issues in the past with non-Colt 1911's with shorter barrels. Also, I'm concerned about the loss of velocity that the shorter 1911's give you. With all that said, I'm used to packing a J-Frame and find that to be an acceptable BUG.
On the other side of the equation is the Delta Elite. I handgun hunt with a .44 Magnum, but think the Delta Elite would make a good "wood's gun". I might be inclined to take a deer or hog if the shot presented itself. I've shot a few rounds of 10mm, in other platforms, and have to admit that I'm impressed with the caliber. I really wish the .41 Magnum Revolver had caught on, as I think it offers the best combination of power, bullet weight, penetration, and accuracy for a handheld firearm in a revolving platform.
So, with all that information, which one do you all think I should plunk my money down on? FWIW: I'm getting in to reloading, so I will have the ability to reload the 10mm so that I can send ammo downrange. Right now my focus, reloadingwise is the .45 ACP, for obvious reasons. I'm carrying a non-railed 1911, railed 1911, or a Hi Power in .40 S&W as my primary carry gun on most days. I'm giving all this information so that you all may take that in to consideration. I look forward to your replies and I thank you in advance for your help.
I shoot a buddies 1911 in 10mm frequently and it shoots great. It would be mine but he won't let it go. IMO the 1911/10mm combo is a winner.
I say Delta Elite...just cause I want one too! :embarassed:
I’ll throw in a vote for the Delta Elite also plus the dies for 40S&W can be used to load the 10MM.
It sounds like you got a bug, a COLT bug!
Why be common man? Hell, go for the power and get the DE. You know that's what you really want anyway.