the return of the King!!! (Read 681 times)

stangzilla

the return of the King!!!
« on: January 09, 2019, 11:31:26 AM »
Colt King Cobra that is.   ;)

https://colt.com/detail-page/king-cobra-357

I might have to get one to go with my new Colt Cobra 38sp.  if its the same trigger, hell yeah I'll get one!   :geekdanc:

19pontiac79

Re: the return of the King!!!
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2019, 11:00:17 AM »
I like the price point that they are bringing these back at.  Too bad i'm in the middle of a purge to buy some parts for a truck I just bought :oops:

Heavies

Re: the return of the King!!!
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2019, 03:53:36 PM »
Food for thought... 2:05...

stangzilla

Re: the return of the King!!!
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2019, 05:32:26 PM »
Food for thought... 2:05...



I think i'll hold off on the King Cobra and wait for the Python!!!!   :shaka:

changemyoil66

Re: the return of the King!!!
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 08:53:59 AM »
When I first got into guns, I was at HFR and my friend there showed me a "unicorn" that came into the store.  It was a Python.  But I was a noob so I didn't know heads from tails.  And I never asked him what's so special about it.

So what's so good about the Python? 

stangzilla

Re: the return of the King!!!
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2019, 09:11:37 AM »
When I first got into guns, I was at HFR and my friend there showed me a "unicorn" that came into the store.  It was a Python.  But I was a noob so I didn't know heads from tails.  And I never asked him what's so special about it.

So what's so good about the Python?




stangzilla

Re: the return of the King!!!
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2019, 09:56:32 AM »
I've only shot a Python once. Maybe 50 rounds. I remember the trigger was very good and it felt very smooth to shoot in DA.
For me, a Python is more of an iconic revolver to add to my collection. But the new ones probably wont be as good as the old ones. Hope it's not too expensive but will most likely be more than the king Cobra which retails for $899
In my top revolvers I would want, the Python would be behind the Manurhin and Korth

changemyoil66

Re: the return of the King!!!
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2019, 10:05:39 AM »
Watched the 1st few mins (at work, so youtube is limited).  So is the big deal because the gun is "smooth".

Was this the gun that many LE were issued?  Like Carl in Die Hard.

Heavies

Re: the return of the King!!!
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2019, 11:50:46 AM »
Watched the 1st few mins (at work, so youtube is limited).  So is the big deal because the gun is "smooth".

Was this the gun that many LE were issued?  Like Carl in Die Hard.
A smooth, even, double action pull is a thing to behold.  If a double action is smooth all the way through, no stacking, and breaks at the same point every pull, it makes it easy to shoot accurately.   

Heavies

Re: the return of the King!!!
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2019, 11:53:34 AM »
On the hank strange vid, the reps answer at 2:05 is why I posted.  Pretty much, yeah well take your money, but "no comment" on your 2A rights.

I dunno. It rubs me the wrong way. 

Plenty other companies in hank's vid say they will support 2A. 

Flapp_Jackson

Re: the return of the King!!!
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2019, 12:19:50 PM »
Watched the 1st few mins (at work, so youtube is limited).  So is the big deal because the gun is "smooth".

Was this the gun that many LE were issued?  Like Carl in Die Hard.

When LE agencies switched from .38 to .357, the Colt Python became the firearm of choice.

Colt said they'd never be able to sell that Python today, because cost to produce the same quality firearm would be cost-prohibitive.

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... the Colt Python was intended for the premium revolver market segment. Some firearm collectors and writers such as
Jeff Cooper, Ian V. Hogg, Chuck Hawks, Leroy Thompson, Scott Wolber, Renee Smeets and Martin Dougherty have described
the Python as the finest production revolver ever made.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_Python
It is usually futile to try to talk facts and analysis to people who are enjoying a sense of moral superiority in their ignorance.

changemyoil66

Re: the return of the King!!!
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2019, 12:27:56 PM »
I guess I haven't shot any type of revolver since I became a gun owner in 2016 and have better fundamentals now than I did prior to.

I'll look into shooting one just to see how they compare to non-revolver handguns.

stangzilla

Re: the return of the King!!!
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2019, 02:49:40 PM »
On the hank strange vid, the reps answer at 2:05 is why I posted.  Pretty much, yeah well take your money, but "no comment" on your 2A rights.

I dunno. It rubs me the wrong way. 

Plenty other companies in hank's vid say they will support 2A.

Ok. I heard that too. Wrong answer.   >:(

stangzilla

Re: the return of the King!!!
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2019, 02:54:35 PM »
I guess I haven't shot any type of revolver since I became a gun owner in 2016 and have better fundamentals now than I did prior to.

I'll look into shooting one just to see how they compare to non-revolver handguns.


Be careful, you might like it and then you have to get one or two.  :shaka:

changemyoil66

Re: the return of the King!!!
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2019, 09:42:06 AM »

Be careful, you might like it and then you have to get one or two.  :shaka:

Getting a revolver is on my list of guns to buy.  I was looking at a boot gun in 9 (LCR IIRC). But it moved down the list since Hawaii doesn't allow CCW.  Would be more for Vegas.

drck1000

Re: the return of the King!!!
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2019, 10:16:21 AM »
I've only shot a Python once. Maybe 50 rounds. I remember the trigger was very good and it felt very smooth to shoot in DA.
For me, a Python is more of an iconic revolver to add to my collection. But the new ones probably wont be as good as the old ones. Hope it's not too expensive but will most likely be more than the king Cobra which retails for $899
In my top revolvers I would want, the Python would be behind the Manurhin and Korth
After you get one, we can test side-by-side with an older production one that I have access to.  :D

stangzilla

Re: the return of the King!!!
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2019, 10:04:53 AM »
After you get one, we can test side-by-side with an older production one that I have access to.  :D

 :thumbsup: