Colt Defender, A Carry-Ready 1911 in a Compact Size

Colt Defender, A Carry-Ready 1911 in a Compact Size
Colt Defender, A Carry-Ready 1911 in a Compact Size

U.S.A.-( The Colt Defender lives up to its name, offering power, performance, and concealability. It’s an accurate and reliable workhorse that withstands the rigors of grueling range sessions and everyday carry. Colt’s Defender 1911 pistol series is an excellent choice for concealed carry and is available in three models.

Classic 1911 styling is evident throughout the Defender. Features like an upswept beavertail grip safety, commander-style hammer, and familiar controls allow a seamless transition from full-sized pistols to the compact Defender series. Modern enhancements include a dual recoil system that lessens recoil, a high-swept grip safety, and an undercut trigger guard for better control, all of which contribute to an exceptional grip and quick target acquisition.

The Defender includes features intended to enhance concealability, function, and performance in a personal defense engagement. Its front night sight pairs with a blackened NOVAK rear sight for rapid target acquisition in all light conditions. The barrel, a mere 3 inches long, shortens the Defender’s overall length. At the same time, an integrated carry bevel on the front of the slide also helps glide the pistol effortlessly into a holster.

The Defended SS model features a lightweight aluminum frame with a matte stainless-steel finish, topped with a forged stainless-steel slide. It’s a pistol that looks as good as it conceals. Blued models use a deep blue metal finish. All models are equipped with specially designed G10 grips to prevent printing – a vital factor for deep concealment.

Colt Defender Features:

  • Night sight; front
  • NOVAK rear sight; blackened
  • Front carry bevel aids reholstering
  • Dual recoil system lessens recoil
  • High-swept grip safety
  • Undercut trigger guard for better recoil control
  • Specialty-designed G10 grips improve shooting, but clothing to print
  • Deep concealment carry design

Colt Defender Specifications:

  • SKU: O7000XE; O7800XE; O7802XE
  • Caliber: 45 ACP; 45 ACP; 9MM
  • Capacity: 7+1; 7+1; 8+1
  • Barrel: 3-inch
  • Finish: Stainless Steel; Blued; Blued
  • Grip: G10
  • Sights: Front – night sight; Rear – Novak
  • Trigger Action: Single Action
  • MSRP: $999

About Colt Manufacturing Company LLC

Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC ( is among the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms. Founded by Samuel Colt in 1836, Colt’s Manufacturing has supplied civilian, military and law enforcement customers in the United States and abroad for over 185 years. Colt operates its manufacturing facility in West Hartford, Conn.

For more information, please visit WWW.COLT.COMColt's Manufacturing Company

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Us Elderly CANNOT AFFORD THESE PRICES!!! Why are these so expensive??? Bring Back THE PRE- COVID PRICES!!! STOP


Then go buy a HiPoint.


$400.00 added to a $500.00 pistol for the l-o-n-g gone “Colt” name/rampant pony. There are at LEAST 5-6 other like pistols out there for HALF the price.
Place this one in the range it SHOULD be and it will sell.


My 45 Defender SS shoots as nice as it looks. One of my favorites.


Years ago I had a Colt Government Model jammamatic. Purchased new, it would seldom get through a full magazine of hardball without jamming. Different magazines and brands of ammo didn’t help – nor did THREE trips back to Colt’s for their laughable “warranty service.” That utter lack of after-the-sale service soured me on Colt’s forever. And as for the price of this $999 MSRP Colt Defender . . . good, reliable compact defensive pistols can be had for roughly half that from S&W, Glock, Springfield, Ruger and others.


I bought a new Ruger stainless steel SR1911, ZERO problems and extremely accurate !
The SR1911 is loaded with usual additional cost features offered on other manufacturers pieces, the Ruger is hundreds less than this “in name only” Colt, and the Ruger is 100% made in America too.
Sadly, this new Colt isn’t your daddy’s Colt at all, it IS, only in price….