A Nurse with a Gun

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Colt New Agent

The Colt New Agent. A gutter sight, a mil-spec thumb safety, and a lightweight aluminum frame. A dedicated concealed carry gun from Hartford.

I really don't need this pistol, but the more I read about it, the more interesting it becomes. It seems Colt is making pistols that apply to the real world. I saw one in a local store new for $950. I passed. There is a gun show coming up.......Maybe this is what I will find at a decent price.

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Anonymous marvin said...

At the gun show I went to last weekend in DFW had then going for $750 at quite a few dealers. I almost picked one up, but instead severely overpaid for a NIB Gunsite CCO.

9:34 PM  
Blogger /dn said...

I'm a fan of the Kimber Custom CDP Ultra II - got it NIB for about $1000 and it's been my edc for nearly a year. for around 150 more - you get a helluva lot more pistol. just scoped out gunbroker and it looks like I got my UII for a steal, ymmv. that being said, another cc 1911 would never hurt!

6:01 AM  
Anonymous beth said...

why does anybody need a gun?

6:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Though I fear that you'd never seriously consider the following typed words, I will try anyway:

Because this is not a perfect world, because there are very very bad people in it, because I would like to have every single option available to protect my family and myself in this non perfect world, when the police may be minutes away from a split second life or death encounter.

Because I like the sense of accomplishment I get when I use it at the range, in practise. That I have developed better than average skill with extensive training though it took a lot of work makes me proud of myself, as opposed to just quitting something that looked too hard to do the first time I tried.

Because some of us use guns to hunt, because it is cheaper than going to a store to buy overprocessed hormone stuffed cows.

For these and a million other reasons which I hope, one day you will understand, and appreciate instead of spending time trolling on a web page.


7:01 AM  
Blogger misawa said...

Beth - here's why.

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Billy Sparks said...

I don't know why but this one calls out to me. I have handled one and it was nice and it is getting some good write ups on the m1911 forum.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Blackwing1 said...


What kind of holster would you carry this in? Just curious to see what your preference would be for this kind of carry pistol.

9:51 AM  
Anonymous zane said...

I am starting to get the distinct impression that this "beth" person is nothing but a troll. Ma'am, if you could please write something other than these comments that are just re-tread old ideas obviously designed to get a rise out of those of us who frequent this blog, it would be greatly appreciated. If you raise your points in a way that is not obviously inflammatory then maybe we could have some useful discourse with you, maybe even answer real questions.

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before you get a ton of people flaming you for making such a comment, Beth, I thought I would give you an (in my opinion) intelligent answer.

First and foremost, the right to defend one's self is inherent and inalienable (some would say God-given). This right is protected (not granted) by our bill of rights.

Secondly, as free individuals, you should not need a reason to buy anything. Suppose you went to a restaurant and the waiter asked you to provide a reason why you needed that extra serving of fries. You would probably either laugh or get mad at him, because you know you dont need a reason to order more fries; they have no right to decide who does and doesnt need more fries.

Thirdly, the practical reality is that there is crime in this world, and you can either be a victim or you can do something to protect yourself. If you choose to be a victim, thats your decision; just please dont attempt force your decision upon me. I dont try to shove a gun in anyones hand, dont try rip one out of mine.

Someone (dont remember who) once said "you rarely need a gun, but when you need one, you need it bad." It is entirely possible for a gun owner to go his or her entire life without drawing or firing it in self defense. I would love it if that was the case with everyone, but it isnt.

I hope my words will at least help you understand where gun owners are coming from, and maybe sway you a little bit into agreeing with me. Thank you for respecting my opinion as I respect yours.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Jp said...

"beth" seems to have nothing better to do than complain. She should find a blog she agrees with and spare everyone here her random blathering.

On a better note, I just stumbled upon your site for the first time a few days ago and wanted to say that I thoroughly enjoy your posts. Keep on keepin' on!

3:54 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

My preference for a stubby 1911 is a Summer Special style IWB holster carried at 4:00.

I have also carried the same type pistol in a SmartCarry holster with good results.

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Blackwing1 said...


Thanks for the reply...I've been carrying my Springfield compact in a Don Hume IWB:
But I've only had a CCW permit for 5 years, and carrying a 1911-style cocked-and-locked made me nervous. I opted for the thumb-break version with the leather between the hammer and the slide, just in case the safety is rubbed into the off-position while I'm carrying.

Have you ever found the safey in the "off" position on a 1911 after you've carried it for the day?

8:20 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

No, BW, I haven't. The holster I use has a leather piece that cradles the thumb safety. Then, I only use a single side safety for carry. I also work the detent engagement for a very positive snick to release it. The usual factory fitting of the piece is a bit mushy for my tastes.

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live a few states over from you Xav and a buddy of mine has raw cost from Ellett Bros. at 713.00, thought you might like to know. That doesn't include his markup.

11:15 PM  
Anonymous Mike Harbour said...


I'm surprised you're just now getting on the New Agent bandwagon; I know you don't worship everything that comes from Hartford, I figured you'd be singing Colt's praises for this competitor to Kimber's RCP. I know I've been seriously contemplating it ever since it debuted!

Mike Harbour
Helena, Montana

10:02 AM  
Anonymous 1894C said...

Nice piece.

Not sure about the gutter sight though.

Also I've got to wonder how well they think it will sell at that $900+

Mostly I wish Colt or someone else (the patent has to have run out by now) doesn't come out with a modern redeux of the model 1903 hammerless.

It was a sweet carry piece and I think would sell like hotcakes...

Nice post as usual, thanks Xavier.


9:44 PM  
Anonymous Chimpy said...


I picked up a New Agent 3 days ago from my FFL. I had it shipped from Doc Holiday's General Store in Ozark, MO. The price was $735.

I went to the range for the first time with it yesterday, and let me say that I am more than impressed. The gun is solid and tight. And the trench sights take a few shots to get used to, but when you do, you start to become a more proficient point shooter.

After 850 rounds through it yesterday, I had no FTE, FTF or any malfunctions. This round count includes WWB, Speer Gold Dot, Federal, Remington Golden Saber, Winchester Ranger SXT and even homebrew wadcutters.

At the first few targets, my best group on it was 1 1/2" at 7 yards. As I started to progress through the 3rd box of ammo, My group tightened to 3/4" with aimed shots. With speed draws from the hip my shots were about 1 1/2" groups.

I then moved the target out to 15 yards, accuracy stayed on par for the most part. I took my time and maintained a 1 3/4" inch group.

I have moderately large hands, I experienced no hammerbite or slide nip.

The weapon has truly amazed me for what it is, and it seems Colt is trying to get back into the game of Niche guns. I'm happy, I'd recommend this to anyone.

Today, it goes into it's new CTAC :-D

8:40 AM  
Blogger Zeke said...

Beth, I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop. When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

12:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I picked up a Colt New Agent 2 weeks ago. I love this gun. I have about 400 rounds through it and it has worked flawlessly. It carry's great and not having traditional sights is a win when holstering and drawing. It shoots great... using the guter sights and pint and shoot. It has become my primary carry gun. Only down side is that the small beaver tail has left the web of my hand with two cuts from recoil, not that recoil is sever, its because the gun is small and so it the beaver tail... I am sure my hand will toughen up in no time.

9:27 PM  

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