anyone seen the- Cobra Shadow 38spl

anyone seen the- Cobra Shadow 38spl

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    anyone seen the- Cobra Shadow 38spl

    i was looking at a gun magazine that showed this replica of the S&W j-frame..i believe the company is called Cobra Arms.. never heard of this company before?


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    Have not seen them before but here is a link to their ad.

    http://www.cobrafirearms.net/media/the_shadow.pdf
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    Looks like a bad copy of a 642... Why try a new manufacturer when S&W has been making the J-frame for years...
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    you get what you pay for... when I saw the website my first thought was Saturday night special.

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    hhhmmmmm.... Davis, Lorcin, Raven, Jennings, Jiminez........

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    Maybe it is without the "Hillary Hole"?
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    If the peice is reasonable and it works reliably, it could be a very useful tool. Not everyone can afford a Smith.
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    Avoid the cheap route...buy several times cheap, buy quality once.OMO
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    Looking at their site , I would say most likely the revo isn't good quality. Most of the guns are cheap Sat night Special type pistols. My buddy owns a derringer , it is crap IMO.
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    Would that be COBRA Enterprises in Utah?
    I would not trust a firearm made by them.
    BTW: they are not showing a S&W Type J-Frame on their website yet so it must be pretty new.
    Here is a link to their site ~~~> Cobra

    If money is a problem - you would probably be much better off with a pre-owned Smith & Wesson until more is known about the quality of the COBRA. They actually LOOK well made and decently finished.

    There are a few of them listed on gunbroker. Price range around $349.00
    They actually look pretty good & OK for +P - though none of the other COBRA guns are +P rated.


    and you can get one in pink.

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    Some are so ready to condem this gun and haven't ever looked at it or shot the gun. Lets see what shakes out with it before we pass judgement. I like to see the inners of the revolver. It could be junk or it could be a sleeper. No lock that's a plus and better than a smith. Mim parts isn't that what smith is using today. I carry older Colts Agent & Cobra but I just bought a smith 37-2 made in 93 with wood grips and non MIM in 98 % for $325.00. I like the Colts better plus I get six shots which I like. No Locks and MIM for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX-JB View Post
    Looks like a bad copy of a 642... Why try a new manufacturer when S&W has been making the J-frame for years...
    I saw it a few weeks agon the magazine and thought the identical thought....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cocojo View Post
    Some are so ready to condem this gun and haven't ever looked at it or shot the gun. Lets see what shakes out with it before we pass judgement. I like to see the inners of the revolver. It could be junk or it could be a sleeper. No lock that's a plus and better than a smith. Mim parts isn't that what smith is using today. I carry older Colts Agent & Cobra but I just bought a smith 37-2 made in 93 with wood grips and non MIM in 98 % for $325.00. I like the Colts better plus I get six shots which I like. No Locks and MIM for me.
    I have to agree with cocojo... What grounds does anyone have to dismiss this company? Don't get me wrong, it could be junk, but shouldn't we have a little proof before we make assumptions....

    I think we can agree S&W knows they're a well-known company, and probably make a couple extra bucks on that fact. What company wouldn't?

    Every company has to start sometime, and build their own reputation. As I'll be in the market for a small revolver next year, I'm hoping some reviews will come out. Cheap price doesn't always mean cheap quality.

    I think we should wait on first hand reviews, not how how much they spend on quality advertising.

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    Im not a Taurus fan by any stretch of the imagination but I would buy a hundred Tauri before I ever touched a Cobra snubby.

    You know what you are right. I have no experience with this revolver. I really dont know what it will do. In this case though I know what kind of quality you can expect from Cobra because I have seen and handled their derringers and their 380. They feel like junk so I am not going to test fate. With this new revolver I am willing to bet it feels the same way. I dont regret not wanting one or encouraging others to look more closely at a Taurus or a Rossi if money is tight.

    OTOH kudos to Cobra for jumping on a bandwagon that has proven to be very profitable. There is also no shortage of people that like cheaper guns. Hi Points sell like crazy where I am at.

    In the pictures it honestly looks decent. Very close to the Smith and Wesson. Let us all hope that it is VERY close.

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    But it isn't anything new, it is a almost exact copy.....just don't see the point unless it is truly different.
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