Made by Wingun for Umarex, Colt Defender
Colt Defender (45 ACP)
Made In: Taiwan
177, steel BBs, 16-shot magazine
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Recommended Pellet or BB: Daisy Avanti BBs
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
metal, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled: 4.1, steel, no
Trigger Action: DA only
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable: 7.5 (DA), no
Velocity (fps): 440
Sound Level (dB): 98
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in):
Manufactured Dates: 2009-present
Condition/Manual/Box: 98%, yes, yes (backer card)
The Colt Defender, made
for Umarex in Taiwan by Wingun, is an all metal
replica of the Colt firearm. The controls of the firearm are
faithfully reproduced on the Umarex replica but, except for the
magazine release, are molded into the frame and therefore
nonfunctional. The magazine release, when pressed, causes the
spring loaded grips to slide back exposing the BB magazine and
the chamber that holds the CO2
cylinder. The trigger on the Umarex is double-action-only (DAO)
with a smooth pull and a fairly crisp release. The sights are
not adjustable, but they present a good sight picture. The
Umarex Colt Defender has excellent power and good accuracy,
especially for such a small gun. While the measured muzzle
velocity does not reach the figure quoted by Umarex (440 fps),
it should be noted that the temperature during the tests was
only 67 ºC. The Defender is very efficient in its use
of gas and gets 80-90 good shots per cylinder. This airgun is
fun to shoot, inexpensive, and easy to recommend.
Pyramyd Air Report
Part 1 on the Colt Defender.
Pyramyd Air Report
Parts 2 and 3 on the Colt Defender.
Measurements were made on
1/31/10 at a temperature of 67 ºF and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired
from a bench rest at 15' using Daisy Avanit BBs (5.5 gr).
The highest velocity measured was 429 fps, the lowest was 422 fps
(average of the 10-shot string was 424 fps, s = 2.0). A six shot string
fired with open sights grouped at 0.70". Click the thumbnail below to see a
here for a description of the measurement methods.
The Colt Defender was tested with RWS BBs, Crosman Copperhead BBs,
and Daisy Avanti Precision Ground BBs. The results of these test
are shown below.
When fired off-hand at 15' using
Daisy Avanti BBs, the Defender consistently produced 5-shot
groups between 1.1" and 1.3".