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 Colts 'New Python' MSRP $1,499 
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If the trigger is the same as the new Cobras, then it is a winner. It is so easy to control compared to every other revolver trigger pull out there.

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Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:25 pm
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That was an interesting video. Never been much of a wheel gun guy, but watching him handle and load that thing like a champ was intriguing.

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Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:32 am
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It don’t revolve??


Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:44 am
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Arisaka wrote:
It don’t revolve??


Seems that one did, then didn't, then did.
Looks great, but at 1.5k it better debut and continually perform flawlessly if Colt, and dealers, expect to pull a nostalgia price cash-grab.


Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:25 pm
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Arisaka wrote:
It don’t revolve??

This reviewer had a lot of problems with his. Light primer strikes, and the cylinder not revolving.



Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:21 pm
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Either Colt is selling shit, or Hickok 45 and the guy in the above video had the same gun.

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Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:56 pm
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Based on the comments fom the above videos, there are some pretty widespread problems with this "new" model. I learned my lesson about 30 years ago when Colt released a new .22 pistol that was supposed to be "just like the Woodsman". What a joke. It wasn't a bad pistol, but it had about as much in common with a Woodsman as a Mustang does with a Camaro. Seems like since then Colt has been going downhill and giving up entirely on the retail market to concentrate more on military contracts. Sad.

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Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:51 pm
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I too have seen the news on the new Python.

If you have a couple hours to spare, head over to the Colt forum and read the Python 2020 threads. Excitement quickly turned to disdain as buggered crowns (and they're fuggin' recessed for cryin' out loud!) and reliability issues started popping up, way too many for the sample size.

Either Colt is going to fix the issues or this will go down as their latest pathetic attempt at getting back into the civilian market. What's really sad is, almost all of the big manufacturers in the US (and some smaller ones) have major QC issues. I'm not a huge Ruger fanboy but they definitely stand out as the one big guy in the market not to have this chronic problem; it just might explain why they're #1 overall in sales in the US. Another key difference is it's publicly traded and not owned by a holding company.

I'm rooting for Colt but not holding my breath either.

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Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:15 am
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I am happy for the Colt fans and hope any and all bugs get worked out. As a machinegunner I carried a Beretta M9 for two years. After leaving the service I got a security job on a Navy base and carried a S&W model 10 for a year before we switched to M9s. It made me a better handgun shooter. I was trained with S&W and own several S&W revolvers. The only reason I wont own a Colt or clone is because of the cylinder release. It is one great looking gun, but not one I trained for.


Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:10 am
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Faster horses, Younger Women, Older Whiskey and More Money!

Older Guns should be added to this song.


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Words to live by, along with Old Dogs and Children and Watermelon Wine! :thumbsup2:

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Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:35 am
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Traut wrote:
PMB wrote:
Faster horses, Younger Women, Older Whiskey and More Money!

Older Guns should be added to this song.


https://youtu.be/vnvMcX95G20


Words to live by, along with Old Dogs and Children and Watermelon Wine! :thumbsup2:


Great song! What about "and pre-lock Smith and Wessons"


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Pass at $1.5K, maybe at half that price.

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The new python is a great looking gun, sorry to hear about the QC issues. The price is really steep. It's apparently a pretty expensive proposition to manufacture all stainless guns (revo or pistol).

At the price tag it's too steep for me for sure. I've had several S&W revos (686, 617, 627, 442/642) and they've all been great. My 686 and 617 are gone now for some time. Eventually I'll pick up a 686+ for sure.

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Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:11 am
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Price tag is steep but for what you get I believe it is comparable. Finding a like-new python will cost more and with today's manufacturing processes (vs hand fitting) IMHO is superior, I believe the improvements justify the price tag.

Python is iconic for sure.

BTW - I could only muster reading about the last 20 pages of the 2020 Colt Python thread. From what I've ready it is not as "widespread" as the rumors floating around. Many owners are not experiencing issues with cylinder cycling, light strikes, or blemished barrel crowns. Also, sounds like the issue was with very early guns. Shot Show Industry Range day has a Colt Rep stating there are about 2000 Pythons that have been released thus far. That is not many.

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