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Old 02-13-2009, 06:23 PM
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Colt Night Defender




This afternoon, I happened upon a brand new, just received Colt at the local money pit. It was a Colt Night Defender. Looked to be an alloy frame with a blued slide. Had a Trijicon front night sight, with Novak style rear sight which is marked with the Colt logo. The rear sight didn't appear to be a night sight. Had a Commander hammer, and the standard duck-tail grip safety (which I don't mind). Had rather unique stocks, marked Colt, which were black and appeared to be ebony, but I don't know for sure if they are. The slide is marked "Night Defender" on the drivers side, and "Lightweight" on the right side. Anybody seen these yet? Comments? I'm interested!!
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Old 02-14-2009, 12:04 PM
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It is a TALO offering, I bet.
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Old 02-14-2009, 07:16 PM
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Yeah, it is a TALO special run. There is one on Gunbroker which just appeared yesterday. TALO's webpage says this model was just released this week. I like it, and went ahead and put this piece on layaway at the money pit. I still haven't found out how many were made, but this one is a two digit number.
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Old 02-15-2009, 02:27 PM
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I got to play with one Friday. Pistol was....pretty good. But the trigger?
SO WEEEET. I thought the frame seemed to be satin stainless, I had to put it down quickly. My 1911 ,12 step program doesn't allow me to touch,
I'd rather have that Talo Blue Commander.. THAT is nice.
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:01 PM
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Just purchased SN NDF0100. Will take it to range tomorrow. Hope to put several hundred rounds of WW 230 FMJ through it. Cleaned and "over" lubed. Hope it is as reliable as my first two Defenders.
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:58 PM
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Hey.....where's my pics?
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:24 PM
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Hey.....where's my pics?
I agree???????
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:25 PM
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CRT2, Great! I am intensely interested in knowing how she shoots! BTW, what loads have you found will shoot to POA in these little Defenders. My 5" XSE shoots Winchester 230 gr. SXT's perfectly, you know, the dot the i business. A friend, who has had a Defender for some years now, claims the lighter loads shoot better in his.
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:34 PM
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I stock this particular model, and it is a neat gun. Tritium front sight, neat grips, etc. Will post a pic or two tomorrow, if anyone wishes. FWIW, frame is aluminum, and not stainless. IIRC, Colt advertises weight in the 22+ ounce range! Haven't weighed one to be sure, but it is doggone light.
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:40 AM
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mudstud. Will try several bullet weights and post later today or tomorrow and hopefully with pictures.
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:47 AM
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I stock this particular model, and it is a neat gun. Tritium front sight, neat grips, etc. Will post a pic or two tomorrow, if anyone wishes. FWIW, frame is aluminum, and not stainless. IIRC, Colt advertises weight in the 22+ ounce range! Haven't weighed one to be sure, but it is doggone light.
I wonder why it takes TALO to introduce a nice variation of the Defender? Meaning, why can't Colt make their own different variations of existing models? I probably don't get marketing........
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:02 AM
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Alternately, in this case, perhaps you DO get marketing... Will go ahead and post a pic later today/tonight.
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:14 PM
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Took SN NDF0100 to the range and fired 236 rounds with no malfunctions. Used WW 230 grain FMJ, Gold Dot 230 grain GDHP, COR BON 185 grain DPX and COR BON 160 grain DPX. Used the 2 COLT magazines and a Chip McCormick. At 10 yards all rounds impacted at point of aim (considering my ability to hold steady). Like this Colt.
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:32 PM
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I saw it here....!

(A TALO pistol I actually love!)

Nice pistol!
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:28 PM
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CRT2, Very encouraging! Thanks for the update! I can't wait to get mine out of layaway!
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:42 PM
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Nice gun. Years ago I saw a Night Officer in a pawn shop. It was rollmarked that. The guy had it at $999 as I remember and would not come down. Outside of the night sights and the rollmark it was a Colt Officer's model. I think it was from Colt. It looked in great shape, but no box or papers. I walked away.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:47 PM
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That is a sweet pistol!

Here is my Night Officer II serial No. 005

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Old 02-18-2009, 09:05 PM
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Never really looked into TALO stuff. So not very familiar with them. But I have a Defender. What about the Night Defender? Anything else upgraded on the inside or pretty much standard?
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:31 PM
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Looks like a two tone with night sites....nothing more, or less. (Pretty, though!)
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:03 PM
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Here's the Night Defender I just took into Stock. Really a pretty neat little gun. Grips, 2-tone finish, markings, contrasting small parts and sights (tritium front and Novak style rear) are unique. Comes with 2 SS mags.




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Old 02-20-2009, 07:15 AM
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Is the recoil spring guide road assembly identical to that of the New Agent? (I think I've already read of 3 or 4 instances of these guide rod assemblies breaking within the first mag or two of firing!)

I'd kind of like a Defender in addition to my all steel OACP, but, this potential guide rod fragility is a cause for concern!
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:09 AM
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Yeah. That is a damn good looking gun!

Always carry and be safe.
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:45 PM
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night defender recall

saw one today at the gun show. I have been looking for a 3" carry gun and think I have found it. With all the 3" models out there I decided on Colt just because they hold their value so well. I did run across a recall however, so if you buy one you might want to print this and take is with you to verify the numbers, that is my plan.

http://www.coltsmfg.com/recall.aspx
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:51 PM
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my Colt Talo NDF 1125

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Old 04-01-2011, 03:50 PM
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Good Colt referance Guide

http://www.coltsmfg.com/CustomerServ...llRequest.aspx
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