This is a discussion on Colt Defender vs Colt New Agent within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Gideon had the Colt New Agent and loved it. I found it "ok" to use the trench site and in some ways ...
Defender (Regular Sights)
New Agent (Trench Sight)
Liberty, Property, or Death - Jonathan Gardner's powder horn inscription 1776
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
("Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it.")
-Virgil, Aeneid, vi, 95
I picked up a New Agent a little less than a year ago; I've become quite fond of it, and have found that it's a nice choice when I choose not to carry my full-sized 1911.
The sights did take some getting used to; for quite some time, I always shot low--until I found out how it worked. Now, I can easily keep a mag in the chest of a silhouette at 25 yards.
Point shooting has never been an issue with it. Works wonderfully in that capacity.
The only function issue that I've had in around 700 or so rounds I've put through it is that it hates the DPX-type copper bullets. Got through half a magazine with only one succesful feed, and I decided those weren't going to be my choice.
I have it loaded with 230gr HST's; in some informal backyard testing, I found it got a solid 12.5" of penetration in wetpack with expansion to about .60; not the quarter-sized expansion that one usually sees from HST, but not too shabby from a 3" barrel.
I've decied that it's a keeper.
There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.--RAH
...man fights with his mind; the weapons are incidental.--Jeff Cooper
There is a reason they try and make small bullets act like big bullets--Glockmann10mm