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Defender Decision

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This is my first post but you folks can give me some needed advice. I am looking at adding a Colt Defender to my collection and I shoot all guns I own except one (Gold Cup Commander). Because I shoot my collection the gun can be new or a used cherry. There are four choices. The Defender was made in both 40S&W and 45acp. I am a 45 guy (see handle) but thought the 40 would be tolerable and might be a bit more collectible long term (although I really don't see any of these mass produced guns setting price records). The other variable is the wedge shaped (Novak looking) sights which cosmetically don't seem "right" on this gun vs the 3 dot billboard rear, the more recent addition. There are the 4 choices, 2 possible calibers, two sight styles, please give me some points to consider along with opinions on this gun. Thanks, nice to be here wih you. Ed
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Welcome Ed45. I have had a Defender for two or three years now. .45 cal. Great gun. I love the sights and beavertail. It is reliable and accurate. The recoil is very manageable and this would be one of if not the last one that I would let go. They are so nice to carry. Light and easy to conceal. I have added a Chip McCormick trigger, 19lb main spring, checkered MSH and day before yesterday rosewood grips. I guess from my post you can tell I am a definite fan of the Defender. I think Mr. Neal and I always respond to the Defender posts. By the way the only .40 cal Defender I have had any experience with is not reliable and doesn't get shot any more. It belongs to a Dr. friend of mine.

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