Beautiful! Custom Engraved NRA Grips on New Limited Edition Colt Cobra

Editor’s note: The following post comes from GunsAmerica reader Richard Stevens. If you have a cool story about finding or buying a limited edition firearm, feel free to email 

Wow, I thought I won the lotto. I opened the case containing my new Colt Cobra SM2FO, 38 Special +P that I had ordered online. Inside the case was the new Cobra, but to my surprise it had a wood grip with the image of a cobra and the NRA logo. The pistol was supposed to have a relatively plain Colt logo molded rubber grip. I got excited over how awesome the grip looked, but then thought this must be a mistake. It was a mistake but not mine. Lucky me.

I wanted to know more about this edition and the wood grip. I could not find any information about it anywhere on the internet so I telephoned Colt customer service. The representative I spoke with listened to my explanation of the surprise discovery and then put me on hold. After a few minutes, he got back to me and explained it was a fluke that I got this NRA model, it had not been officially released but a “batch” accidentally shipped out. Again, lucky me.

I’m not sure how many of these NRA wood grip Cobras are planned to be released, but according to the Colt representative it is a special low quantity edition.

This is an impressive new revolver from Colt worthy of its heritage. The grip and balance are superb, great satin stainless finish, very comfortable in hand, and a fast-natural sight picture.

This new Colt significantly exceeded my expectations for a compact carry revolver.

Richard Stevens
Bandera, Texas

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  • Martin Arant April 6, 2020, 1:39 pm

    How can I purchase a pair of the beautiful Colt/NRA wood grips for my 2017 Colt Cobra? Please e-mail me at What is the cost? Thanks Martin Arant

    • S.H. Blannelberry April 10, 2020, 10:00 am

      Not sure, I’d contact NRA for info.

  • martin arant April 25, 2019, 6:15 pm

    Where do I purchase the NRA colt cobra grips for my 2017 model?

    • martin arant October 3, 2019, 3:42 pm

      How do I purchase a set of the NRA Colt cobra grips for my 2017 Colt Cobra

  • Philip Walker January 11, 2019, 9:33 am

    Bet you can only buy these grips if you only buy the limited edition of this gun!!

  • Fred Osborne December 18, 2018, 12:54 am

    I’m trying to find more information on a 1911 WWII PKZ SERIES 80 NRA 45. ACP Pistol I just picked up only 100 made I have #27.

  • martin arant November 26, 2018, 12:10 pm

    How do I purchase a set of the custom engraved NRA limited edition grips for my 2017 Colt Cobra? Thanks Martin Arant

  • Judy brown Atwell September 24, 2018, 12:55 am

    Won mine at a FNRA BANQUET IN HAMILTON, MT. MY FAVORITE GUN SO FAR. So comfortable to handle, shoots like a dream. Easy to clean..having a holster custom made for cc.

  • Eddie April 22, 2018, 9:20 pm

    I also won the 38 SP NRA grip at a banquet and also wondering what it is worth.

  • Bill March 31, 2018, 6:04 pm

    Just won this same gun at a NRA banquet. Does anyone know what it is worth. Should i keep it and never shoot it or just go ahead and have fun with it.

  • Mike Woodruff December 7, 2017, 8:47 pm


  • Denise October 20, 2017, 2:13 pm

    Lucky you!!

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