Colt Adds Crimson Trace Grips to New Agent Pistol


January 31, 2012
- Courtesy of Outdoor Hub

Colt's Manufacturing Company, LLC has teamed up with Crimson Trace Corporation® for the first ever grip-integrated laser sight emblazoned with the Colt logo, which is now standard on the Colt New Agent pistol.  This compact, lightweight Colt 1911 series pistol with wrap-around, front activation laser sight, gives shooters increased accuracy and confidence in their shot placement.

"The Colt New Agent is an excellent choice for a concealable pistol for personal protection," said Joyce Rubino, Colt's Vice President of Marketing, "With the addition of Crimson Trace laser sights, New Agent shooters can be increasingly confident that their shots will hit the mark."

The upgraded New Agent model 1911 weighs less than 24 ounces and measures 6.75 inches in length.  While possessing the power and protection of a full-sized pistol, this compact model is a great option for concealed carry.  Colt's New Agent offers a seven-round magazine capacity in .45ACP and an eight-round magazine capacity in 9mm Parabellum.

The carbon steel slide is finished in matte blue and the lightweight alloy frame is black anodized.  The New Agent's trigger is skeletonized aluminum with a 3 inch bushingless barrel.

The New Agent's traditional double diamond grips have been replaced with black, wrap-around Crimson Trace Lasergrips® made of a polymer and rubber combination.  With the Crimson Trace laser sight and trench style sighting system in lieu of iron sights, the New Agent has a snagless draw, adding to the capability of this pistol.

Highly visible at self-defense distances, the red laser comes factory-zeroed at 50 feet.  The unit may be fine tuned by the user for their choice of ammunition, via integral windage and elevation adjustments.  When the pistol is held with a natural firing grip, the instinctive, front-activation laser is initiated.

"we're thrilled to offer this quality Colt pistol paired with Crimson Trace's popular laser sight to give shooters a product combination that will increase shot confidence," said Rubino.

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