Last item we’re sure is on everyone’s mind is price. As a result, it features precision adjustable sights, a smooth trigger, solid construction, and extra metal. I have to disagree that it is the greatest revolver of all time. Well, for 2019, shooters have finally gotten their wish: the Colt Python is back. I saw a few videos where the gun didn’t fire the cartridge- LMAO. In the TV-series The Walking Dead the main character Rick Grimes uses a Colt Python with a 6 inch barrel. I still have and shoot my Colt Python. The Python Hunter was the first field-ready handgun hunting package made by a major handgun manufacturer. The balance is typical of a 6″ Python, nothing less than outstanding. If so, you in too big of a hurry to measure the pull. Moving to raccoon, a .38 Special handload at 900 fps is ideal. Similar to the Grizzly was the Colt Kodiak, which was a Colt Anaconda with a Magna-ported barrel and an unfluted cylinder. Cylinder didn’t lock up tight, was sloppy, front sight was loose, and wood grips were low quality. I don’t know if I’ll buy a new one. Five-hundred of these revolvers were manufactured, with six-inch Magna-ported barrels and smooth, unfluted cylinders. Casing and barrel were embossed with His Majesty's crest. I puchased one last month, It cost me $ 1595.00. The move away from the Python is also being driven by the increasing number of law enforcement agencies that require officers to carry department-issued weapons (as a way to reduce liability). The DAO offers excellent adjustment by tension screws. According to Colt historian, R. L. Wilson, Colt Pythons have been collected by Elvis Presley and various kings in the traditional sense: "H.M. (His Majesty) Hussein I of Jordan ordered a limited number of Pythons with 4-inch and 6-inch barrels, as gifts to his selected friends. I really hope to buy one, but if not, I’ll just look around for an original. Yep, Colt did exactly the same to me. While driving in I spotted a couple 80 yards away. The new Python parts WILL NOT fit the old lockwork. Shot is several times with a variety of ammo, .38 and .357. I am glad they have brought them back so that more people may see what an excellent guns these were. But I can guarantee you the new Python is the best Python yet manufactured. Pythons have a reputation for accuracy, smooth trigger pull, and a tight cylinder lock-up. In a 2000 follow-up letter to distributors, the company cited changing market conditions and the costs of defending lawsuits as the reasons to discontinue the Python line, as well as a number of other models. There is not better revolver for home defense. Week-In-Review News Roundup: October 25-31, 2020. When the revolver is at full cock, just as the trigger is pressed, the cylinder locks up for the duration of the hammer strike. I am waiting for the 4″ model to be released next. The Python was manufactured in barrel lengths of two and a half to eight inches, with the four-inch and six-inch barrel Pythons the most numerous. [13] The Python Hunter was the first field-ready handgun hunting package made by a major handgun manufacturer. Colt should be going after these dealers that are ripping off consumers. In a 2000 follow-up letter to distributors, the company cited changing market conditions and the costs of defending lawsuits as the reasons to discontinue the Python line, as well as a number of other models. [11] The Colt Custom Gun Shop continued making a limited number of Pythons on special order until 2005, when this limited production ceased. Some firearm collectors and writers such as. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window). High prices are the result of the Python being out of production and a tremendous collector’s market. [7] However, the revolver is not without its detractors. [3] However, it has since fallen out of common use (along with all other revolvers) due to changing law enforcement needs that favor semi-automatic pistols. Like Richard’s comment, ” HOW DO I GET ONE AT MSRP? Sees Shift in Colt Strike. For several years before that, however, the mighty Python's days were numbered, and some collectors believe the sterling quality of these guns were not the same during the "strike years," which began on January 24, 1986, when more than 1,000 workers struck the Colt Firearms division of Colt Industries and Colt hired replacement workers. I own 4 Pythons. [3] As a result, it features precision adjustable sights, a smooth trigger, solid construction, and extra metal. I have one on order but the fit and finish does it seem to be on par with the prior pythons. $ 250.00 A S&W model 19 was about $ 125.00, A Colt 1911, Govt Model, $ 128.00. OUT OF STOCK (4) COLT KNG COBRA CRY 357 DA REV 2 $ 856.00 (0) Colt 1911 .45 ACP USA Shooting Team 7RD $ 1,455.00 (0) Used Colt SAA 44sp $ 1,899.00 (0) COLT PYTHON IN .357 MAGNUM WITH A 4" VENT RIB BARREL, CHECKERED WALNUT GRIPS AND ADJUSTABLE REAR SIGHT. Stay in the know. The new Python is much the same as the original in that the balance is perfect. They are the result of efforts to create a revolver that is neither muzzle heavy nor handle heavy. This is a full-power load, breaking 1,260 fps in the Python. I’m guessing that maybe the newfound popularity has to do with it being showcased on “The Walking Dead”, as Rick’s hand gun of choice. I own the 2020 Python and I can assure you it is worth every single penny. If it was distance I would not and did not shoot. It is comparable to Colt’s Python and Cobra in every way and very popular with law enforcement. How the New Python Compares Ever since 1955, the Python was a deluxe revolver in every way intended to win competitions, take game, and serve for personal defense with no need for further modifications. Colt. My only Uncle was a Police Officer. I will make this new Python my first Colt purchase! It uses a Python barrel mated to a Colt King Cobra frame. The Python is a deluxe holster revolver. Medium-range Magnum loads offer good wound ballistics for personal defense. I have had the perception of the Colt as a hand-fitted personal gun while other revolvers perhaps were better suited to general issue. Its the best looking revolver made in my opinion. Colt's Manufacturing Company - firearms, handguns, pistols, rifles, revolvers. (Photos: Richard Taylor/Guns.com). A 46-ounce, six-inch barrel Magnum with high-visibility, adjustable sights is a joy to fire. $2,395.00. I own several other Colt revolvers as well as several S&W revolvers and have never seen anything like this. First introduced in 1955– and to this day one of the few hand-fitted modern revolvers to be factory produced for the commercial market– the beefy .357 Magnum-caliber six-shooter was described by Colt as, “A finer gun than you actually need,” and its list of standard features set it apart from many of its pencil-barrel contemporaries. [2] They are similar in size and function to the Colt Trooper and Colt Lawman revolvers. [2] From the 1970s each Python revolver was boresighted at the factory with a laser; the first mass-produced revolver for which this was done. Purchased a new 6 inch python 300 dollars over sticker as I was eager to get my hands on one. They will be passed on to my children with an explaination of how these were some of the greatest guns ever built. My 4″ Python is more or less 50 years old and in that time has had several thousand rounds through it. The bright nickel model was discontinued with the introduction of the more durable satin stainless and mirror-polished Ultimate Stainless models.