I'd appreciate some info. from those of you having experience with the Colt "Defender". I am considering one, and am getting conflicting stories from people at gunshows (of course), including "it's junk", "the slide hasn't enough size to cycle properly", and "look at all you see traded in". My be true, or possibly, "I have something else to sell, so the other guy's is junk".
It's all part of a "condensing" phase: having a few useful pieces, and less to keep up with. Right now, I have some nice .45's, including S&W 945's, but I want to stick to one manufacturer, similarity of parts and takedown, etc. The thing that bit me is I got a Caspian/Clark full size in a trade, and I really like it - if I had to drive tacks in an inaccessible place, it has the accuracy for it. So, it's either sell that (which I don't really want to) and keep the Smiths, and sell off another one or two other Smiths, or keep the Caspian and get the Defender or a Springfield Micro for carry purposes.
Also, any price info on the newly issued Colt 1911A1 reproduction/reissue?
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.