Gun Report

Colt Series 90 Defender

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The top performer in the test, and the one we'd buy. It's small, has good capacity, and is accurate.

Colt Series 90 Defender

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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Both the 1911s in this test come with the Hogue rubber grip that wraps the frontstrap with three finger grooves.
The Colt's has a bull barrel that has been scalloped, probably to reduce weight. There's a two-piece guide rod that includes a dual spring system.

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