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Just picked up a new Defender today to replace the one I traded off...bad move. My first one was an XS and this one an XSE. This one stays with me. Only one minor complaint. Within five minutes of removing it from the box the front sight white dot fell out. Unfortunately I was outside and it fell in the grass. Haven't found it yet. I am thinking about going to a hobby shop and getting some hi viz orange model paint to fill the hole left by the missing white dot. Anyone ever tried that?
 

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yes, it will work, just make sure there is no oil on the front sight. Get florescent paint.

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The dot fell out of my Commander's front sight and I just used white acrylic paint and clear fingernail polish. I applied and let the paint dry, approx. (1 hr.) and then applied 2 thin coats of the polish. I allowed the first coat to dry to the touch, approx. (30 min). I then applied the second coat and let it dry overnight.

UdontnoME is right, make sure the sight is free of dirt and oils before attempting this, or you will have the same problem again.

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Would you mind explaining the difference between the XS and the XSE? I've wanted a Defender since they came out but I'm just now beginning to look, and I'd like to know what I'm looking at.

Thanks.
 

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Let me help you Highspeed. Colt makes a Defender. Just a Defender. NO XS. NO XSE.
It is a model O, which makes it a 1911 "Style" pistol, it was never anything else. The model# is O7000D, they are available in Stainless with an aluminum alloy frame, that's all.
 

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Early defenders had the Novak type sights like the XS models while the latest Defenders have the same type sights that ship on the XSE models.I would think that is what Whit is referring to
 

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Exactly Meb1. Early Defenders came with features that were on enhanced models, but Colt never called them XS or XSE. The sighting on the first Defenders were known as "snag free", they now have a blade sight. I personally like the snag free...as mine has with Trijicon inserts.
 

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You guys are probably right in stating that there is no XS or XSE Defender. I was referring to the sights and grip safety on my first on in calling it an XS. It did have the Novak type sight and the beavertail grip safety with the "bump" running it's length. The new Defender has the standard rear sight with the "peened" front sight, not the dovetailed as on the XS.

I hope to make it to the range with it tomorrow, even without the white dot on the front sight.
 
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