Colt Introduces New Barrel Lengths to Its Iconic Python Line

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WEST HARTFORD, CT (April 23, 2024) –  Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC proudly announces the expansion of its renowned Python line with the introduction of 2.5” and 5” stainless-steel models. 

The decision to revive the production of the Python has sparked excitement among firearm enthusiasts worldwide. The expanded Python lineup now comprises of six distinctive handguns, all chambered in .357 Magnum, featuring barrel lengths ranging from 2.5” to 8”. The introduction of the 2.5” and 5” models add new dimensions to the series, enhancing its versatility and appeal.

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The compact 2.5” Python, boasting a six-round capacity, is engineered for optimal concealment without compromising functionality. Constructed from modern stainless-steel alloys, this revolver features enhanced durability, with 30% more steel beneath the rear sight. Its target-style adjustable sights make it suitable for a range of shooting scenarios. The revolver’s compact yet robust build, combined with a double action trigger-pull between 7 and 9.5 lbs., provides a balanced shooting experience.

The 5” model, a reincarnation of the classic Python design, caters to the demands of the modern sportsman. The crisp trigger and optimized balance ensure smooth, consistent shooting performance, making it a preferred choice among discerning enthusiasts.

Colt 2.5” Python Specifications: 

  • Chambered: .357 Mag
  • Frame Material and Construction: Forged Stainless Steel 
  • Barrel Description: 1:14 LH, 6 Groove 
  • Adjustable target rear sight 
  • Double / Single Action  
  • Finish: Semi-Bright 
  • Grips: American Walnut, Classic Panel Stocks with Silver Medallion
  • Height: 5.5 in. 
  • Overall Length: 8 in. 
  • Width: 1.55 in. 
  • Barrel Length: 2.5 in. 
  • Weight: 39 oz. 
  • Capacity: 6 rds.
  • MSRP: $1,499

Colt 5” Python Specifications: 

  • Chambered: .357 Mag
  • Frame Material and Construction: Forged Stainless Steel 
  • Barrel Description: 1:14 LH, 6 Groove 
  • Adjustable target rear sight 
  • Double / Single Action  
  • Finish: Semi-Bright 
  • Grips: Walnut Target Stocks
  • Height: 5.5 in. 
  • Overall Length: 10.5 in. 
  • Width: 1.55 in. 
  • Barrel Length: 5 in. 
  • Weight: 43.3 oz. 
  • Capacity: 6 rds.
  • MSRP: $1,499

About Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC

Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC (www.colt.com) is among the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms. Founded by Samuel Colt in 1836, Colt’s Manufacturing has supplied civilian, military and law enforcement customers in the United States and abroad for over 185 years. Colt operates its manufacturing facility in West Hartford, Conn.

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  • Mark N. April 23, 2024, 10:53 pm

    Not knocking the Cobra by any means, it is a tad on the expensive side, especially in view of the fact that all the heavy work is done by machines instead of highly trained gunsmiths.

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