Gun Report

Colt New Frontier Model P4840 45 Colt/45 ACP, $1818

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GUN TESTS GRADE: A-
The New Frontier offered a more traditionally operated SAA revolver with a very crisp trigger - but at a high price. No doubt the Colt will live up to its price if not abused.

Colt New Frontier Model P4840 45 Colt/45 ACP, $1818

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Home Defense
Recreational
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Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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At full cock, notice how the spring bends toward the interior of the front strap; testers noted the smoothness of the Colt's cocking. There is also less room between the fully cocked hammer and back strap.
The large rear-sight notch and ramped blade front of the New Frontier gave a good sight picture.
The rear sight uses a large screw to adjust elevation that was clearly marked.
The Colt's ejector rod head was larger and pivoted away from the ejector-rod tube and barrel.
Still uncleaned, note the step in the chambers to headspace the 45 ACP cartridges on the case mouth.
The Colt's grip (left) was fatter than the Ruger's (right), but these grips are preferences of the current owner.

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