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Colt’s King Cobra

The King is back, and no I'm not talking about Elvis, Michael, or George VI. I'm talking about King Cobra, Colt's revisit to a classic .357 magnum revolver, and it's got me smiling.

With the gun economy being in shambles when compared to the Obama years, it's got companies thinking outside the box. If companies not listening to what customers want is inside that box, then thinking outside of it means implementing what people have been asking for, for over a decade.

It's about time.

I personally love revolvers. The simplicity of operation, the way they feel in hand, etc. And, I'm glad that Colt has decided to make this comeback with their King.

The revolver is far from dead, even if not as popular as it once was, and Colt's re-entry into this market with their 6-shot revolvers and enlarged trigger guards is likely making some other manufacturers uneasy.

I shot this thing at SHOT Show's Industry Day at the Range and can say that this was one of the best double action (DA) triggers I've felt to date. It was buttery smooth without any stacking.

And, because the trigger guard is over sized, I didn't get any knuckle bumps on my trigger finger. When I say knuckle bumps, what I mean to say is a bloody mess all over the place because regular revolver trigger guards are too small.

And they suck.

Anyway, I think Colt has a real winner on their hands here. Stay tuned because I'm going to try as hard as I can to get my hands on one to do a review on.

Check out our video with range footage and an interview with a Colt employee, here:

Let us know what you think about Colt's King Cobra, in the comments below.

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3 Responses to Colt’s King Cobra

  1. BAM January 30, 2019 at 4:26 pm #

    When & where can I get a KC?
    How much are they?

  2. Dale January 30, 2019 at 8:45 pm #

    Like the Cobra 38 special reintroduction two years ago, it could be awhile before production meets demand. The retail price is supposed to be $899, but I’ve seen bandits listing them online for twice that. Patience….

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