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I've been looking hard at the Colt Defender.
It doesn't look like there is one around here to shoot, so here is my question:
I've got a S&W 457, which is a 28oz., aluminum framed .45.
That gun is a pleasure to shoot.
I've shot full size, all steel 1911s, and the recoil wasn't bad.

How would the recoil of the Defender compare?
 

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it is no worse if not better than a full size steel gun. This is just not my observation, but others too that have shot mine. I believe it is due to the low slide mass and the excellent double recpoil spring set-up.
 

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Thanks guys, that is what I was hoping to hear.
I've got one on order. :D

One other question:
I've read something about aluminum feed ramps that get beat up with hollow point ammo.
Is that a problem with a Defender?
 

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The Defender is the best of all worlds. Big bullet, light weight, compact, accurate, easy to shoot, and very reliable in most cases. Great package in my book.


Chuck
 

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mini14jac said:
Thanks guys, that is what I was hoping to hear.
I've got one on order. :D

One other question:
I've read something about aluminum feed ramps that get beat up with hollow point ammo.
Is that a problem with a Defender?
I have had no problem with my ramp at all so far and I have one of the original XS style Defenders.
 

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If you find that one brand of hollow point is wearing on an alloy ramp, try another. Not all hp is made equal.

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