Does Anyone Out There Take Colt Revolvers Seriously?

Does Anyone Out There Take Colt Revolvers Seriously?

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    Does Anyone Out There Take Colt Revolvers Seriously?

    Gone but not forgotten, Colt double action revolvers in the 20th Century were mainstays for law enforcement use and popular for private self defense. There are still large numbers of sturdy Colt double action revolvers out there that would be wonderful for self defense purposes, whether for concealed carry or for household defense.

    The Detective Special still has a large measure of popularity that is well deserved. It and it's alloy-framed variants, the Cobra and the Agent are the most commonly encountered Colts still used in these times.

    Most know of the Python, few use them for self defense.

    Does anyone keep an Official Police, Marshall, Border Patrol, Trooper, Lawman, Officer's Model, 357, Peacekeeper, King Cobra, Diamondback, Viper, Anaconda, or New Service for serious personal protection? If not for serious protection perhaps as a satisfying range handgun?

    If you got 'em then show 'em and tell of your experiences with them.
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    Problem with Colt revolvers is they quit making them,I had 3 pythons in the past,I spent 671.00 NIB for a 6" SS python in 1983,that same gun they want more than double the money for used,my 4" blued python was 350.00 can't touch one for much under 900.00 today
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    I shoot my Anaconda alot.

    I do use it for bear protection when I up and about.

    I have a Trooper MK3 .22 that I shoot alot just because its fun.
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    I carry a Cobra in an Uncle Mikes ankle holster. I take it seriously, and so have a few miscreants.

    I'd like to find a nice 1973 Official Police Special too. Regards 18DAI

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    Sure. The Colts are great guns. The problem is, they are hard to find and the ones out there people are holding on too. Not to many people are on the net bragging about that new Colt they just picked up.
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    I like them and appreciate the history but the price tag on the ones I see keep me from owning any.
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    I take them seriously for sure I have a 1972 colt cobra and a 1968 agent(same as cobra with shorter grip). Both are great and I have and still do carry both for defensive purposes,here is my cobra:
    from the side

    And its business end
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    1962 Colt Python

    Here is a couple of pics of my Colt python, it was the primary service weapon used by my step-father from 1962-1973, as an Il. LEO. Was used in 1968 Chicago riots, as well as a couple of other incidents in the south-side Chicago area. A truly fine piece, with an unequalled action. Big bark, as well as a fine shooter. Has walnut grips, and a true nickle plating...Hope you like
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    I have a nickel plated Trooper MK V that I never use. It's impractical to carry. Beautiful though.

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    "I have a Trooper MK3 .22 that I shoot a lot just because its fun."

    Hey Hotguns; I got to shoot one of those a while back and it sure was nice. It had a long 8-inch barrel. A great way to enjoy .22 handgunning.

    Cobras are really nice. Quite light in weight and six shots too!


    "...it was the primary service weapon used by my step-father from 1962-1973..."

    Hi dagace; That one may be old enough to have been manufactured with the hollow lug beneath the barrel. I think after about 1964 all Python barrels featured solid lugs. Colt collectors talk of the Pythons with hollow lugged barrels.

    PNUT; could that Trooper be fun for range use?
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    Does Anyone Out There Take Colt Revolvers Seriously?
    I reckon there's alot of dead folk who wish they did..

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
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    That is one thing I need to pick up (too late now to do it but still need to) is a Python in 4" blue... Let one go years ago and regret it. Don't think I would carry it but I would put it in the bed side for sure.

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    A matte stainless Colt SF-VI is my current ankle-rig revolver. A blued six-inch Python was the first firearm I purchased (in 1981). I also own a four-inch satin stainless King Cobra and a six-inch .44 Magnum matte stainless Anaconda. I have carried the King Cobra in the past, and would not hesitate to do so again, especially in colder weather with a full coat. I have never carried the Python or the Anaconda for self defense, but would do so without qualm. All currently are fitted with Hogue Coco Bolo monogrips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Does Anyone Out There Take Colt Revolvers Seriously?
    Yes Sir, 1960 Dick Special, 1978 Python and four SAAs (you didn't name them specifically, but they are revolvers )
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    Three Colts I'm still sick over selling...

    Colt Python 6"
    Colt King Cobra 4"
    Colt Trooper MKIV 6"

    They were absolutely serious guns indeed.

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