Colt Python

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Austin, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Austin

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    Alright ,uys, I've just got to know what is so spectacular about the Colt Python. I don't have any experience with one, Don't know much about them. But to me they just look like a discontinued Large frame Revolver that is SO expencive. Someone tell me what I am missing.
     


  2. kawi jm

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    Finish is second to none
    Action smoothness
    Very clean, crisp trigger
    ACCURATE
    Balance

    The Python is the Bentley of revolvers. Right out of the box, the gun is a stunner.
     
  3. I agree with Kawi.

    I own two wheel guns; one is a Python Elite; the other's for sale.

    Find someone with a Python, and ask if you can shoot it. You'll see.
     
  4. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known

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    I wish you lived in El Paso.I have a 4" python that my dad gave me when his department made him start carrying a Glock 22.
     
  5. robocop10mm

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    The Python is the Bentley of revolvers. A Bentley is expensive and requires expensive maintenance. There is no debating the beauty of a Python. The accuracy of a Python. The wet dream of a trigger of a Python. The sturdiness is questionable though. If you want your Python to remain well timed, shoot few magnums or be prepared to send it back to Colt periodically.

    For my money, a Smith L-frame (586/686) with a good trigger job is pretty much the equal of the Python. It will withstand many years of a constant magnum diet and never give you a problem. It just depends on what you want it for.

    Yes, the Python is still the standard by which all others are judged.
     
  6. Robocop, that borders on heresy! :rofl:

    I agree with you on limited use of magnum loads in the Python. I shoot only .38 spl in mine. It's better to shoot the light loads & savor the accuracy of this fine firearm.
     
  7. Austin

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    Thanks Guys, I have noticed that they were lusted after like no other I just needed to know why. I'm not really in th market Mostly because I can't afford one, I have a S&W Model 60 in .357 2" and I Love it, it is remarkably acurate with .357's in it, but when I start to load .38's in it I'm all over the place. Is this normal? Is it just me? thanks guys.
     
  8. zembonez

    zembonez TGT Addict

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    Been years since I fired one but smooth comes to mind. They feel like a very nice handmade machine. Apparently I am not the only one who thought so.
     
  9. chevydeerhunter

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    When I was 16, my cousin let me shoot his, but I didn't know what it was at the time. All I remember was that it was big, shiny and totally badass looking. I remember how smooth the cylinder spun and the solid sound it made as the wheel was locked into place. The gun just plain felt solid without being too heavy. The trigger is still probably the smoothest trigger I've ever pulled on a gun. With a good, solid grip, you can put them where you're aiming.
     
  10. robocop10mm

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    Because the bullet out of the .38 case has to jump to the "throat" and then the forcing cone, some .38 ammo has dismal accuracy through .357 revolvers. You might try a different brand of specials to find something that is more accurate out of your M-60. For accurate, low recoil practice ammo, try light loaded .357 ammo.
     

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