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Old April 18, 2010, 08:07 PM   #1
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Colt Defender Disassembly / Reassembly Video link – No Tools

Hey guys - I posted this on another forum and had some great responses, so I will do it here also since this is the forum I spend most of my time on. The Colt Defender need not be difficult to take down and no special tools are needed. I made this video today and it is posted on my YouTube Channel (StevieBar) or by clicking on this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgvldxZQbqI
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Old April 18, 2010, 09:10 PM   #2
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Good video. But weren't you carrying a Sig C3?
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Old April 19, 2010, 06:59 AM   #3
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KyJim..

I still have the C3, but this is my everyday favorite since I bought it around 1-1/2 years ago.
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Old April 19, 2010, 03:38 PM   #4
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Nice work with the video. Thanks much!

I have a Colt New Agent and I'll admit it can be tough to take down and reassemble. Seems like a need a third hand.
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Old April 19, 2010, 05:37 PM   #5
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I saw this thread on the other forum too so I finally decided to have a looksee at the video (cuz I might be missing something). Hmmm, that's the way I've always done it, there's another way? What "special tool" are we avoiding the use of?

You *have* to have a little clip-on thingie that goes on the guide rod of a Springfield EMP to keep the recoil spring partially compressed. Without it, I can get the slide off of the frame but I cannot get the recoil spring assembly out of the gun. I've never had the problem with my Defender.

But anyway, great video- good visibility and great use of time.
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Old April 19, 2010, 09:00 PM   #6
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Fast forty..

Several people that own the Colt Defender dread cleaning them because they perceive the takedown adn reassembly as too hard. people just use a bore snake and spray the gun down instead of giving it a proper cleaning. I think part of this is because the Colt manual is not very detailed and leaves a lot to be desired. I just kind of worked my way into cleaning it like I show in the video. Some people buy a special tool to help depress the recoil spring....not sure why????
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Old April 20, 2010, 08:20 PM   #7
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great video. nice, clear, verbal instruction. one piece of constructive criticism - don't move your hands/fingers so fast when executing each step. i can follow with ease, but if i did not know what you were doing, i might lose you or not really see how you were doing something here and there. i wish that i had a video like this for some of the various guns that i owned over the years. thanks!
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Old April 20, 2010, 08:23 PM   #8
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good point

I was trying to talk slow and keep my hands out of the way
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Old April 21, 2010, 04:00 PM   #9
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Good video... You said it all... "Don't make it any harder than it has to be"....... I really like my Defender..
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