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    Colt Python

    Think i NEED a colt python... got to handle one at our local gun club, and i have been lusting ever since. I tend to be on the obsessive compulsive side, and cannot stop looking online. I really like the Nickel finish, but i heard they are known best for their bluing. What do you guys think. Most seem like they have too long a barrel length to CC, except for the 2 1/2 length. Anyone have some pics i can drool over????

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    It's probably the slickest revolver ever designed. Always wanted one after "Hutch" carried one on that show. I'm pretty sure it came in various barrel lengths, but I don't think it quite reaches "stubbie" proportions.
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    Wink Python Target .38 Special 8" bbl.

    I can't help with the short barrel,but here is one of the long ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunker View Post
    Most seem like they have too long a barrel length to CC, except for the 2 1/2 length. Anyone have some pics i can drool over????
    Depends on how much you want to spend.
    Colt offered them in 2 1/2", 3", 4", 6" and 8".

    Mine is a 4".

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    I carried a 4 inch Nickeled Python for a few years in a pancake holster.It carried fine under my botton down shirt.But like you said, I think the Blued Pythons are the ones to have.I would give my left thumb for a 2 1/2 in blued Python.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pistola View Post
    I can't help with the short barrel,but here is one of the long ones.

    Sweet!

    Fairly rare Python you have there.
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    The Colt Python is the finest out of the box revolver ever made.

    I own three "E" models made in the 70's. A 4 inch blue, a 6 inch blue and a 4 inch nickel combat magnum that came with three dot sights.
    They conceal just as easy as any full size gun, accuracy is superb and the triggers are fantastic.

    You will never regret owning one but be warned it is hard to stop with just one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bunker View Post
    Think i NEED a colt python... got to handle one at our local gun club, and i have been lusting ever since. I tend to be on the obsessive compulsive side, and cannot stop looking online. I really like the Nickel finish, but i heard they are known best for their bluing. What do you guys think. Most seem like they have too long a barrel length to CC, except for the 2 1/2 length. Anyone have some pics i can drool over????
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    I have a nickle finish colt pyton Elite that looks almost unfired 99% that I am gonna sell. PM me.
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    Classic gun

    Like you, I decided 10 years ago that I had to have a Python, and bought the one below on Gunbroker for $630. It functions mainly as a safe queen - I've shot maybe 300 rounds of .38 through it over the 10 years.

    The things that you notice about them, when you have one, is the incredible finish Colt put on them and the remarkable trigger feel. It is very easy to shoot good groups with a Python.

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    Here's a picture of my Python. (Sorry the picture quality isn't better).
    It's a safe queen but does go to the range a few times a year.


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    My dad used to have a 4" Python. I learned to shoot a handgun with it. I really wish he had not sold it. I loved that gun. It was his primary HD weapon for as long as I can remember.

    My cousin has one too. I think it is a 6", but it may be an 8". He hunts cougar with in in CO. On foot. Without dogs. He trains for like a month before he goes out and I swear, he can run at a flat out sprint for 2 miles, at an altitude of 8,000 feet. LOL. But he loves that gun.

    Definitely get blued though. Looks SOOOOOO much better.

    Dang......now I'm starting to really want one.
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    The Python is a worthwhile revolver to own if you will go ahead and enjoy it by shooting it. It is good with full-power .357 loads and soaks up recoil well. It gives really fine target accuracy and can become addictive to shoot because it delivers gratifyingly tight groups. I'm not as keen on the double action trigger on the Python as some owners are but sure like its light, crisp single action trigger.

    It is fully equal to the L-Frame Smith & Wesson in size so some thought would be necessary in contriving to carry the 2 1/2-inch or 4-inch versions. With care, some folks tote Pythons.

    I really like the 4-inch Pythons too and would like to have one. The 4-inch Python has a very business-like look to it. Pythons like Pistola's nice one are not commonly seen. I originally wanted the 8-inch model as I long favored long-barreled revolvers. If a person admires the vent rib, then the 8-inch Python has a mile of it.

    That vent rib is interesting. Many years ago companies like Kings Gun Works offered customization services back when the revolver was king of bulls eye competition, The vent rib was a popular custom feature added by many competitors and shooters. Colt brought out a deluxe revolver that "had it all" and required nothing in the way for customization. Weighted barrel, oversized target stocks, fine adjustable target sights, target grade trigger, hammer spur, vent rib ... it was all there.

    I have a great shooting 6-inch blue Python from 1978. Has a dab of holster wear so sees occasional field use. A fine revolver for target work, it is also very satisfying at the range on pleasant afternoons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragman View Post
    I have a nickle finish colt pyton Elite that looks almost unfired 99% that I am gonna sell. PM me.
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    I;d absolutely love to have a Colt Python!

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