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kerryp
03-08-2009, 05:54 PM
I have decided to purchase my next gun which will be a Colt Defender. I have looked all over town here and noone seems to have one in stock, so I am going to have to either order one from my local FFL here or online, so I thought I would post up here first to see if any of you know of any good places to get one at a good deal. If not, then i will just call around the FFLs here and check prices. Thanks

Mr.RonGilbert
03-08-2009, 06:19 PM
I have decided to purchase my next gun which will be a Colt Defender. I have looked all over town here and noone seems to have one in stock, so I am going to have to either order one from my local FFL here or online, so I thought I would post up here first to see if any of you know of any good places to get one at a good deal. If not, then i will just call around the FFLs here and check prices. Thanks

Champion Firearms in College Station has one... I held it in my hand last week.... I bought mine almost 10 years ago and remember it costing about $500 at one of the Houston gun shows. I have not looked at the price since then but 8 bills seems steep... I have only searched for a few minutes and am finding that $805 isn't a bad online price. I would still go to a gun show though..

Try one of the SA gun shows... no doubt about finding one there.

http://championfirearms.com/component/page,shop.product_details/flypage,flypage-ask.tpl/product_id,377/category_id,23/option,com_virtuemart/Itemid,67/

This one was nice as well... called the "New Agent" model (released in 2007) - same size as the defender.. but tailored for concealed carry. Funny though, I couldn't find it on the Colt website - I wonder if they stoped production on these already? Looks like a nice option.

http://ezine.m1911.org/ColtNA.htm

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i302/TheGman_/Misc/50828.jpg

kerryp
03-08-2009, 06:31 PM
Yeah I looked at the agent too and if I can find one for the same price, I will consider one of those. I like the lack of sights, but until you posted those links, I thought the agent cost more.

Yes $800 is a chunk of change, thats one of the reasons I decided to post up to see if anyone knew of any better deals out there. I think the Saxon Gun show will be in Austin the 21st, so I may just wait and head over there and see what they have.

SDMF
03-08-2009, 06:36 PM
Check out these two places. I got my 1911 from a mom and pop in Florida and had it shipped to my FFL. Saved 300 bucks!


gunsamerica.com (http://www.gunsamerica.com/)

gunbroker.com (http://www.gunbroker.com/)

Mr.RonGilbert
03-08-2009, 06:46 PM
Check out these two places. I got my 1911 from a mom and pop in Florida and had it shipped to my FFL. Saved 300 bucks!


gunsamerica.com (http://www.gunsamerica.com/)

gunbroker.com (http://www.gunbroker.com/)

Hell ya... good post!!! Great prices.. I "need" one of those New Agent models...

Mr.RonGilbert
03-08-2009, 07:54 PM
While doing more research for you (i needed a reason:D) I ran across this video.... pretty cool:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P4XJTKzKEU

It is an animated assembly of a 1911.

kerryp
03-08-2009, 08:20 PM
Yeah, I have seen that, its petty cool, and thanks for the research ;)


If you like that you will really like this, click on the boxes to the left to remove components or make them transparent, pretty cool little presentation:

http://www.m1911.org/loader.swf

Mr.RonGilbert
03-08-2009, 08:28 PM
Yeah, I have seen that, its petty cool, and thanks for the research ;)


If you like that you will really like this, click on the boxes to the left to remove components or make them transparent, pretty cool little presentation:

http://www.m1911.org/loader.swf

That is very cool... I took a pic of my 90. I just finished coating it with matte black Duracoat. I like it but don't like how shiny it ended up. I used the matte clearcoat as well. Overall it is cool but I wanted it to be flatter. Looking at their website I now see that they have a "flattening" agent that you can add to the mix. Might have to put one more coat on.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i302/TheGman_/Misc/P3080269.jpg
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i302/TheGman_/Misc/P3080271.jpg

kerryp
03-08-2009, 08:46 PM
Nice gun, it is a little shinier that I would have thought matte would be

Mr.RonGilbert
03-08-2009, 08:48 PM
Nice gun, it is a little shinier that I would have thought matte would be

That second pic is the inside the belt/pant holster. Fits nicely in the ol' butt crack.

I ordered some of the "flattening" agent... hopefully it will dull it down a little. I want it almost as flat as the grips. This is my first go-round with DIY gun coating... should have practiced a bit first...

Grant211
03-09-2009, 07:07 PM
I have decided to purchase my next gun which will be a Colt Defender. I have looked all over town here and noone seems to have one in stock, so I am going to have to either order one from my local FFL here or online, so I thought I would post up here first to see if any of you know of any good places to get one at a good deal. If not, then i will just call around the FFLs here and check prices. Thanks

Do a search for B&H GunRack over at Meritt Island Florida. They are pretty cheap. I bought my last 3 guns from them.

GonzoX
05-24-2009, 05:23 PM
Man that's cool as heck RG.

Wish it was an AVI file. Could come in handy if I ever buy a 1911 receiver.