Anyone here have the Colt New Agent 1911?

Anyone here have the Colt New Agent 1911?

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    Anyone here have the Colt New Agent 1911?

    If you do, I'd be curious about your feedback about this weapon; especially if you CCW it alot.

    I'm still looking for a small compact .45 and it has to be single stack because of my hand shape/size so I'm considering the Kahr but really like 1911s.

    I'm wondering what gutter sights would be like. I don't like how it looks without them but let's face it, i don't think too many people really use sights at all in a true defensive mode.

    So if you have some comments I'd love to hear it and wouldn't mind knowing what kind of holster you use.

    Thanks and God Bless
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    Here's a small article, written by a friend of mine.

    http://ezine.m1911.org/ColtNA.htm
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    Saw one during the Orlando 2007 SHOT Show....I'll pass, I like real sights on my guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srfl View Post
    Saw one during the Orlando 2007 SHOT Show....I'll pass, I like real sights on my guns.
    I handled one today, and agree. The "gutter" sights ruined it for me, but I did come home with a little "gas" relief, a Glock 30 with night sites. Just to hold me over until after X-mas, hoping for a Kimber from Santa

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    That was a nice write-up with great, crisp, photos OD.
    Tell your friend "Good Job!" on a really complete review.
    I like the pistol.
    There is still a sighting system included on that handgun.
    Not a traditional or common sighting system but, there IS a way to grab a sight picture should it be necessary to do so.
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    That was a good review. I especially appreciate the high-quality photos and comprehensive range report.

    It's interesting that they're calling it the "New Agent". More of a market than for the old Agent I suppose. It's a shame that Colt no longer makes their D-Frame snubbies.

    A compact 1911 makes a great carry piece, but I do have to side with those who prefer real sights to a trench. I've never had a problem with combat sights snagging. No disadvantage with point shooting and an enormous advantage when the range increases.

    Thanks a lot for sharing the info, OD!
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    You're very welcome, fellas.
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    I carry a Colt New Agent on a daily basis, it resides in a Brommeland Max-Con V IWB holster. It is a great little gun, no FTF, FTE, just a smoth operator. I carried a Kimber Ultra for a while but was not impressed with the recoil spring setup. I had to replace it around 1800 rnds . The setup in the Colt looks much more stout. The gutter sights are a non-issue to me as I point shoot that gun. The trigger pull is smooth and crisp, and double taps are a breeze. The bobbed safety took a little getting used to, but that was only a minor thing with a little practice. I would highly recommend the Colt New Agent to any experiened shooter who wants to carry a small .45, after all, Its a Colt!
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    Here's my experience with it-

    http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=181789

    Very pleased with it.

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    Nice review and photos.

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    I was initially turned off by the lack of sights, but then I remembered I shoot my D-frames all the time with surprising accuracy and they have the same basic sight set-up. They shoot POI at 10yards with 158gr LSWCHP. Its amazing. I go to my LGS often and hold the 'new agent' and drool over it now. I wouldnt mind having one, but I already have an Officers model and a Defender, so its hard for me to justify the cost of another one. Oh well, we'll see.....
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