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Since Colt announced the return of its Cobra revolver back in January 2017, shooters immediately began clamoring for an updated Colt Python. In January 2018, Colt announced another “snake” gun, but it was the King Cobra. Well, for 2019, shooters have finally gotten their wish: the Colt Python is back.

New Colt Python Details

As far as revolvers go, the Python is iconic. The double-action revolver originally debuted in 1955. The newly upgraded model is available in stainless steel and in both 4.25- and 6-inch barrel lengths. One of the improvements is the use of stronger stainless steel alloys. Also, the new Python features a redesigned rear sight that Colt says, “allows for a 30 percent increase in the cross-sectional area of the top strap”; that means there’s more steel beneath the rear adjustable target sight, for a stronger revolver and more robust shooting experience.

Then there’s the trigger, which was integral with the original Python. For the new model, Colt minimized the amount of parts in the trigger action; that simplifies the mechanism, which elevates reliability and allows for more straightforward maintenance.

Colt says its testing process included more than 40,000 trigger pulls on a single Python. The rigger pull scans showed lighter trigger pull weights, less friction, and increased consistency.

Additionally, Colt added a recessed target crown and a user-interchangeable front sight. Lastly, an updated Walnut grip makes the new Python very user-friendly. Colt chambered the DA revolver  in .357 Magnum, but also accommodates 38 Special cartridges.

Python MSRP

“We took our time on R&D; we needed to be sure the look and performance of this redesign lived up to its legendary name and kept its impeccable reputation for quality and accuracy. This new Python lives up to the legend in every way,” Colt Product Director Justin Baldini told BallisticMag.com.

Last item we’re sure is on everyone’s mind is price. Both new Colt Python models have an MSRP of $1,499. For more information, please visit Colt.com.

4.25-inch Model Specs

  • Barrel Description: 1:14 LH, 6 Groove
  • Barrel Length: 4.25 inches
  • Finish: Semi-Bright
  • Frame Material: Stainless Steel
  • Grips: Walnut Target Stocks
  • Height: 5.5 inches
  • Overall Length: 9.75 inches
  • Weight: 42 ounces
  • Width: 1.55 inches
  • Capacity: 6 rounds

6-inch Model Specs

  • Barrel Description: 1:14 LH, 6 Groove
  • Barrel Length: 6 in.
  • Finish: Semi-Bright
  • Frame Material: Stainless Steel
  • Grips: Walnut Target Stocks
  • Height: 5.5 inches
  • Overall Length: 11.5 inches
  • Weight: 46 ounces
  • Width: 1.55 inches
  • Capacity: 6 rounds

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