New Agent ?

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by GzzV, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. GzzV

    GzzV New Member

    Oct 19, 2012

    I am interested in buying the New Agent in 9mm for CCW but I'm undecided about the no sights. I see Talo makes them with sights. Anyone have either of these Colts? Do you like the no sight version? I am leaning toward the Talo.

    Thanks GzzV
  2. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    I have the colt defender and the colt wiley clapp commander and they both have sights. I dont think I would care for the no sight version of the new agent myself. I would go for the Talo if possible, I think you will be happy you did. The new agent will make a great carry gun.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2012

  3. GzzV

    GzzV New Member

    Oct 19, 2012
    Thanks D

    I agree, Many people like the no sight. I guess it's all about preference.
  4. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    A carry gun really doesn't need sights. A gun for shooting targets does. I like sights, you can carry it as a SDW, and shoot targets as well.
  5. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    Yep, its all about preference. I shoot alot so I like my sights. If I wasnt going to shoot the gun much, it wouldnt matter much.
  6. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Active Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2010
    Medina, Ohio
    If you don't want normal sights, get a New Agent. If you want sights, get a Defender. They are the same gun. I just compared them an hour ago.
  7. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    I've never had the opportunity to own or shoot a hand gun with " Gutter " or trench sights, I have read that for close range and quick acquisition they are the cats meow. They are not meant for target shooting and the Agent sure isn't a target pistol. However most of us are married to the traditional sights and it is hard to give old habits. I have several guns with target sights and I have found that once they are adjusted I never change them:). From the news articles about the today's police shootouts, where the police shoot 30 to 40 rounds and the bad guy is hit once ( plus at least one officer who is hit by friendly fire ), apparently the police don't have much use for sights either. Gutter sights may be just the thing for a close in personal weapon where the longest shot will be no more than 10 feet. I think that if I was in the market for a new gun I would consider them.If the truth be known, 99and 9/10 percent of the people who carry a hand gun will never use it for it's intended purpose, and when used, 99and 9/10 percent of those who do use it for self defence will never see the sights, they will point and shoot.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2012
  8. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    Maybe. But if you are going to use the gun to practice with and target shoot with, why not have sights? Just my preference.....
  9. GzzV

    GzzV New Member

    Oct 19, 2012
    I am leaning toward the Colt Talo Agent, 9mm. It has the sights & I go to the range a few times a month to practice so that will be a better choice for me than the trench sights.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2012
  10. chrislind2

    chrislind2 New Member

    Dec 4, 2007
    I would reccommed the New Agent in a 9mm. I fired 100 .45 rounds through my New Agent and it is rough on the hands. I really like the gun, but kind of wish I had bought a 9mm. I don't mind shooting it without sights. Takes some getting used to.
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