This is the first I'm hearing of the new Cobra. Mine is a 1968 model (lighter than the new one) purchased new for $85 as my first off duty weapon and while it's not carried much now, it still goes to the range. My issued weapon was a Det. Special when I was a working detective in the robbery squad. It saved me when I had to use it in a gun fight w/an armed robbery suspect who shot a cop in '74.