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    Just helpin' things along while listening to the clip Dan's provided.



    This older photo's crummy, over-processed in a re-edit effort and the Python's wear looks worse in person than it shows in the photograph, but it just makes the revolver more of a usable "usin' gun."

    Thinking about all things Python has me enthused. I'm going to be in the car all day tomorrow and may have to include it as the "car gun" for the long miles there and back across West Texas in a day.

    A 4-inch ('scuse me, 4.25-inch) would be nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Just helpin' things along while listening to the clip Dan's provided.



    This older photo's crummy, over-processed in a re-edit effort and the Python's wear looks worse in person than it shows in the photograph, but it just makes the revolver more of a usable "usin' gun."

    Thinking about all things Python has me enthused. I'm going to be in the car all day tomorrow and may have to include it as the "car gun" for the long miles there and back across West Texas in a day.

    A 4-inch ('scuse me, 4.25-inch) would be nice.
    That's a nice one, Bryan.

    I'm surprised at how interested I am in these new Pythons, sounds as though Colt has indeed improved the lock work on the new snake.
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    Yeah Dan. Me too.

    Sounds like Colt put in a good effort in bringing it out. I've been allowing my mind to calculate how I might acquire one in 4.25-inch guise. I'd enjoy wringing it out and putting it to work too. Of course I'd also enjoy having the time to devote to more shooting this year.

    Wouldn't it be grand to pit an old Python against the new one? I'm really intrigued about the lock work in the current rendition of the Python. I'd love to take it down and look at the "inwardness of the thing."

    I kinda wanted to buy an new Cobra when those were introduced, mostly just to be able to enjoy buying a new Colt revolver. Haven't done that yet.

    I'd told myself that, barring unforeseen "deals" that might suddenly emerge out of nowhere, the only scheduled acquisition this year would be a Colt in .38 Super.
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    Oh man, I'm the last guy you want to talk about the Super with, Bryan, I have fallin' completely in love.
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    Thanks for posting the vid - seems like he really likes the new Python. It will be interesting to see if others say the trigger is as good as these guys.

    $1500 is a lot of money for most folks - me included - though I just may have to dig deep and plunk down the cash money for one of these.

    (I'm old enough to know there's more than 1 way to skin a cat but must confess I was cringing watching both those guys use thumb forward grip on a revolver...I had to laugh out loud when he acknowledged one had to be careful about that later in the vid.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Oh man, I'm the last guy you want to talk about the Super with, Bryan, I have fallin' completely in love.
    Hey. What can I say. I'm a suggestible copy-cat.

    I've long wanted to hand load for the .38 Super and chronograph test it against the best the 9mm has to offer (.357 SIG too for that matter). My money's on the ol' Super.

    Any Day Now;

    It' is a sizeable chunk of change. I've already eyed my 40-something year old penny jug in my calculations. Substantial quantity of pennies in there, but really won't buy much Python so if one is acquired it'll require sterner measures.
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    Would it be smart to hold off on the new Python until the kinks are worked out (if there are any)?

    I bought the Springfield XDS right away and ended up having to send it back for the recall issue. Taurus had the Curve that had issues at first.

    Id hate to drop $1500 on a gun then have to send it back for several months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    I'd told myself that, barring unforeseen "deals" that might suddenly emerge out of nowhere, the only scheduled acquisition this year would be a Colt in .38 Super.
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    Oh man, I'm the last guy you want to talk about the Super with, Bryan, I have fallin' completely in love.
    Oh yeah! I'm looking for a LW Commander in .38 Super and I'll make one myself if I have to!


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    I just had a lesson in two truisms today and the new Colt illustrates both of them.

    #1-The more things change, the more they stay the same.
    #2-Gold is money.


    Both are related:

    Watching a YouTube video today about the new Python. There was a factory shooter there talking about it, etc. The price was mentioned. The man from Colt answered that adjusted for inflation, it as pretty the same price as before. This got me thinking about the saying about gold, "gold is money". This is meant to tell people that it isn't an investment. If it goes up, your dollars likely went down. Gold is just money, it doesn't really change(in the long run. obviously panics or other things can cause it to vary). Another thing people say about gold is that an ounce of gold will buy you a nice Colt. That was from back in the SAA days but if you look at prices now, Python=$1500 MSRP/ 1 oz gold spot price=$1500.

    This seems to go with the argument that gold is not an investment, simply a store of value that remains consistent(over the long term). I have also read over the years that an ounce of gold will buy a really nice suit. That was also from 100+ plus years ago but seems consistent. Gold is up a bit recently but $1200 was not long ago and a well tailored suit ofr that price is fair. Same as the Python, street price around $1200 and gold back down to that level without any war fears from Iran.

    Just something I found interesting today since the Python price has been mentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMinSC View Post
    I just had a lesson in two truisms today and the new Colt illustrates both of them.

    #1-The more things change, the more they stay the same.
    #2-Gold is money.


    Both are related:

    Watching a YouTube video today about the new Python. There was a factory shooter there talking about it, etc. The price was mentioned. The man from Colt answered that adjusted for inflation, it as pretty the same price as before. This got me thinking about the saying about gold, "gold is money". This is meant to tell people that it isn't an investment. If it goes up, your dollars likely went down. Gold is just money, it doesn't really change(in the long run. obviously panics or other things can cause it to vary). Another thing people say about gold is that an ounce of gold will buy you a nice Colt. That was from back in the SAA days but if you look at prices now, Python=$1500 MSRP/ 1 oz gold spot price=$1500.

    This seems to go with the argument that gold is not an investment, simply a store of value that remains consistent(over the long term). I have also read over the years that an ounce of gold will buy a really nice suit. That was also from 100+ plus years ago but seems consistent. Gold is up a bit recently but $1200 was not long ago and a well tailored suit ofr that price is fair. Same as the Python, street price around $1200 and gold back down to that level without any war fears from Iran.

    Just something I found interesting today since the Python price has been mentioned.
    Yep, my Dad taught me years ago the value of gold never changes, the value of the script changes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    It didnt look to me like Hackathorn was shooting 125 weight DT 357 mags in that gun. The muzzle blast was the same as the 38s.

    Think they may have May an editing mistake?
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man* View Post
    It didnt look to me like Hackathorn was shooting 125 weight DT 357 mags in that gun. The muzzle blast was the same as the 38s.

    Think they may have May an editing mistake?
    I agree, or he has truly amazing recoil control.
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    So I paid my deposit today and got on the waiting list. Im just not sure which barrel now!! I plan on getting both eventually and I already have a 1982 royal blue 6 model so I was kinda leaning towards 4 now and 6 later unless they decide to just stop making them again. My LGS just put me down for either model since Im undecided. Any advice to help me decide?


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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMan0352 View Post
    So I paid my deposit today and got on the waiting list. Im just not sure which barrel now!! I plan on getting both eventually and I already have a 1982 royal blue 6 model so I was kinda leaning towards 4 now and 6 later unless they decide to just stop making them again. My LGS just put me down for either model since Im undecided. Any advice to help me decide?


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    I guess I want the 4.25". I had my gun buying planned this year and had wanted the King Cobra Target since I really like the size in between a J and K frame. The Python coming out kinda threw a wrench in the plan. I should go with the 4.25" Python as I have a great 6 inch Model 28. The Python in 6 inch would kind make that old 28 redundant but that is a family gun so I have to keep it. Likewise, if I buy the 4.25" Python, then I might not need the King Cobra. These decisions are tough!

    Of course if Colt releases an 8" Anaconda, that one will be a no brainer.
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