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Model Defender
Colt Pistol Defender .45 Auto Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:6.75-in Height:No Data
Barrel:3-in Weight:24-oz
Variant 1 of 5
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (230 grain bullet)171580
  • Recoil Factor (230 grain bullet)8.91 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity8 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor76%
Gun Specifications
Produced:2016 -
Caliber:.45 Auto
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:grip safety, manual thumb safety
Grip:custom Black Cherry G10
Sights:Novak night sights
Notes:matte black finish slide
Colt's Manufacturing Company, LLC
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Gun Value
MSRP:$999.00Used Est:$750.00
Last Update:8/26/2023
About the Gun

Compact, lightweight carry pistol. Early models have rubber wrap-around grips with finger grooves. Later models have G10 grips. Lightweight perforated trigger, stainless steel slide and Cerakote coated aluminum frame.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .45 Automatic
Alias: .45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:230 grains
MV:746 ft/sec ME:284 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was developed by John Browning and was adopted by the United States Ordnance Department along with the Colt-Browning automatic pistol in 1911. It has also been made the official military handgun chambering by several other governments, notably Argentina, Mexico and Norway. The 45 Automatic is the most powerful military handgun cartridge in use today. This is a heavy and powerful sub-sonic round. Although its muzzle energy can exceed 400 ft-lbs, its velocity and bullet weight creates a steep trajectory curve that limits its effective range to self-defense distances.

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User Comments

5 of 5 Stars
Superb Carry
By frcarvell on 19 May 2021
I’ve had a Colt Defender at my side since 2000. With hundreds and hundreds of rounds thru it, using any number of types of ammunition, I have never once had a failure of any kind...not even a minor hiccup.