Colt Python Carry Advice?

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    Colt Python Carry Advice?

    I have a blued Colt Python w/ 4" barrel with Packmayr grips that were on it when I bought it. No box or papers, a shooter no doubt. Outside of the grip and some holster wear on the bluing I don't believe this gun has been shot too much. Petty tight gun.

    What kind of grips can I change out for and I needs some direction on a custom holster also. I was thinking crossdraw but am open to all insight. What do you guys think?

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    hogue makes grips so will some of the custom makers

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    bulltaco - hope you post a pic or two of your Python. I have always loved the way the Python looks. They are great guns.
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    I'll get some pics on when my daughter gets home with her digital camera. I spotted this Python in a local pawn shop in 2000. It had a price of $650. I watched it sit in the display case for about a year and finally talked to the shop keeper. He told me he would let me have it for $450 + tax. I left it there for 2-3 months and scrapped together enough money and went in and bought it. Had to get the guy who waited on me to call the owner on his cell and remind him of my offer. He sold me the gun and I walked out with it. I don't have any history on it and I sure wish I had the stock grip. I have shot about a half a box of 38 Special in it and thats all. I finally decided I was going to enjoy this revolver instead of the next owner. So give me some tips on a good way to carry and a holster-maker!

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    something that big i would say shoulder holster

    not sure on holster maker for it

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    I don't think it would be that heavy to carry on your hip. I wear a gun belt. I am looking for a neat holster to carry it in. I'm thinking this revolver was carried on the hip by a LEO.

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    ahh but concealing it is what im thinking not weight it will be long for the hip and i would say uncomfortable for IWB

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    bulltaco,

    I carried a 4" Python as my 1st duty revolver for about 3 years. It wasn't too bad on a duty belt, but I wouldn't want to CCW one. They're just a little heavy, and don't have a nice slim profile. Bianchi does, or at least used to make holsters for them.

    I've owned 3 Pythons over the years, I sold that one (my first) after I had to go for a short swim after a guy while wearing it. By the time our boat came and picked us up, and I got back to the station, the rust had already started. The salt water was not kind to the deep lustrious Colt blueing. I took about a $300 loss on it and carried a S&W 28 after that.

    I've still got a 6" "Ultimate" stainless, but it's strictly a range gun.

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    Maybe I need to re-think my plan to carry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulltaco View Post
    Maybe I need to re-think my plan to carry?
    Right now Python's are going for a pretty decent chunk of change, I've been looking for another 4" one for a little while. When Colt stopped making them, the price climbed some.

    You could always sell it and get a very nice CCW gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulltaco View Post
    . . . I don't have any history on it and I sure wish I had the stock grip.
    If you really want stock Colt grips, you can get them from Gun Parts Corp.

    http://www.gunpartscorp.com/

    (Formerly known as Numrich Arms)

    Personally, I never found them to be that comfortable.

    I would recomend a nice set from Herretts, instead.

    http://www.herrett-stocks.com/

    I'm personally very fond of the Jordan Trooper. You send them a tracing of your hand, and they carve you a set that fits you PERFECTLY! These are the grips that were considered state-of-the-art during the Golden Age of Police Wheelguns. I had a set on my S&W and I loved them.

    As for carry, most people find non-snub revolvers easier to conceal in an IWB holster like the old Summer Special. I like Milt Sparks, myself.

    http://www.miltsparks.com/

    I've had Tony and the boys make me a number of nice holsters.
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    Sell it! I don't think so! I got some other ones I can CC. I was thinking more along the lines of when I am walking in the woods and when I was trail riding horses on/off the road. Who makes a good holster to carry strong-side OWB? I just want to take the Python out more. I wasn't thinking of it as a primary carry gun. Sorry I wasn't more specific as we are on a CCW forum.

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    OP! Thanks for the tips! That's what I was looking for!

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    I'd try a horizontal shoulder type rig.........I've carried L and N frames that way up to a 4 inch BBL with the grips facing slightly downward..comfy at times unless it's warm and you can't wear a jacket/coat........then a IWB holster is needed....
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    Man, don't turn anything you don't have to. Hard to kick you own butt when you do..Great shooters, but hard to conceal and the weight is deterent to that. Besides, what is there to look forward to in life if you can't go gun shopping for another carry piece..
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