Colt Defender Lightweight Stainless O7000XE

We want our frames to last for years, so we are not great fans of aluminum feed ramps as used on the Colt. We prefer a design that provides a fully ramped barrel, the extension of which drops down into a slot milled into the frame.

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Gun Tests Grade: B+ $999 Colt debuted the original “Colt Officer’s ACP” in 1985. This first version was all steel. A lightweight, aluminum-framed version hit the market about a year later. One member of our test group owns one of the original models, and we were able to compare that pistol versus Colt’s 2020 submission. […]
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