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Well, I don't have any experience shooting them and after seeing them at the SHOT show I had mixed feelings. I knew Colt was coming out with a new pistol and had hoped it would be a real 'bell ringer'. The exposure I had left me a little ... let's just say... wanting?

The pistol has a distinct profile with the absence of sights, and it sort of threw me a curve. Being somewhat of a purist, it didn't suit me. And I noticed over at Davidson's, they offer 38 New Agents as compared to 2 and 3 of other models of Colts. I guess they aren't selling very well?

That's my .02, hope it helps ya.
 

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Havent shot one but feels nice in the hand and light .. The thin grips feel right for the small size also ..
 

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Hunter a great review on the Agent I would have one problem I noticed it had a groove sight only, I never shoot well with those.
 

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Series 90?

Hunter,

Excellent review, I started looking for one at GunsAmerica and have a question now. I understand what a Series 70 is and how it differs from the Series 80. Several of the listings on GA say this is a Series 90. OK, WHAT is a Series 90? Sorry for such a basic question.
 

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Thank you Driver, as far as I know there is no difference in the Series 80 and Series 90 mechanically in the single action pistols. I have seen the double action Colt rollmarked Series 90 but I believe the 90 is more of marketing than anything else. The Series 80 has been around a while now and rollmarking Series 90 does not date the pistol so bad. They use the same firing pin block.
 

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Yep, they are just trying to make it sound newer. I wonder if the "double naught", as jethro would say, is in the works.

I have gone back and forth on a small colt, but I don't know if I would go defender or new agent. I had an lwt officers I liked a lot and sometimes wish I still had.
 

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Well I have the new Agent and it has ate everything I have fed it with out a problem . Can't say about reloads as I never use them. .
The sight is easy to use and only takes a little practice . It has becomew my main carry pistol with my Defender and LTW Commander sitting at home .
I carry Corbon 185+P DPX in it . I have found this round works well in my Officer acp Defender and now agent.
This is a carry gun you won't win no bulleye 50yd target matches. But as a SD pistol It will be fine.
 

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Great point Michael, some folks don't understand the New Agent is a defensive pistol and the trench sight works great for it's intended purpose.
It is not a bullseye pistol.
 

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I'm speaking from someone that hasn't owned one so take it with a grain of salt, but I would agree with you guys that I would think for it's intended purposes it would be great. In most states you will get in trouble for pulling a cc gun unless your life is in danger and at that point what type of sights you have will be the least of your problems. You will be pretty much face to face and I'm willing to bet it will be "point and shoot" anyway.
 

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I'm speaking from someone that hasn't owned one so take it with a grain of salt, but I would agree with you guys that I would think for it's intended purposes it would be great. In most states you will get in trouble for pulling a cc gun unless your life is in danger and at that point what type of sights you have will be the least of your problems. You will be pretty much face to face and I'm willing to bet it will be "point and shoot" anyway.
Amen! Everything will be used at "waltzing" distances (7-21'.)

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If the deal with the officers falls through I am leaning heavily toward a new agent.
 

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I have owned a New Agent since they came out and have shot upwards of 600 rounds through mine. The trench sights ARE adequate for fighting distances but I added Crimson Trace grips and proved this gun is accurate at up to 20 yards (haven't tried further yet). Pricing is getting better, from what I can see! It's a fun gun too!
 

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Well, I got the officers so the new agent will not be happening at this time.

When the new agent was released and pictures of it were on 1911forum they had a msrp price with it and it was enough lower than the defenders list price I thought street price would wind up somewhere in the high 600's. I don't know what the msrp is now as the defenders have gone up a little but whittakers has the new agent for the 750. range and the defender is right at 800. so I think there is still some room for the new agent to fall a little...that is unless the price of both goes up after the first or something. The one guy did have the NA's for 730. on gunbroker so the price seems to be edging down. That's much better than them being priced over the defenders in the beginning.
 

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I just bought one don't have it within my grip yet (being shipped) but the best part of this deal was knowing I wouldn't have to worry about the sight adjustments :biglaugh:

It will be a tool for which it was intended Conceal Carry only - "shoot'em up within ten yard'er" - don't need any sights for that whether you have them or not -:gun2:
 
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