Colt Defender 9mm facing right

Colt Defender 9mm

SAO Subcompact Pistol Chambered in 9mm Luger
Springfield 1911 EMP facing left

Springfield 1911 EMP

SAO Compact Pistol Chambered in 9mm Luger

Colt Defender 9mm vs Springfield 1911 EMP


  Length L Height H Width W Weight W
Colt Defender 9mm 6.75 in 5.13 in 1.25 in 24 oz
Springfield 1911 EMP 6.6 in 5 in 1.12 in 27 oz


  Barrel BBL Trigger Manufacturer Page
Colt Defender 9mm 3 in SAO
Springfield 1911 EMP 3 in SAO

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Cartridges and Ammo Capacities

  9mm Luger
Colt Defender 9mm 8 (+1)
Springfield 1911 EMP 9 (+1)

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Parts & Accessories

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DropSlide OWB Holster
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