I bought a new defender Thursday and took it to the range for the first time today. I've been looking for one for a bit and suddenly this week my dealer had a new one and a used one in stock. The used one had Novack sights and the speed bump grip safety. I picked the new one because the smooth grip safety fit my smallish hands better. After shooting this gun all I can say is WOW. I was amazed at the accuracy and ease of shooting. I think I have a new favorite Colt. Thanks to all of you who made previous postings in which you provided information that helped me make my decision.