Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-29-2016, 11:49 PM
gaf gaf is offline
Member
Exciting Revolver Times Exciting Revolver Times  
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 207
Likes: 7
Liked 98 Times in 42 Posts
Default Exciting Revolver Times

With the recent announcement by Colt of their return to the revolver market and Kimber's entry it looks like some rather intriguing choices will be coming. It's notable that both of these are 6 shot compact revolvers. There is even talk of the possible return of the Python.
I am looking forward to see how these revolvers fair and what impact it will have on S&W product development, possibly a value line new version of the 6 shot model 12?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-30-2016, 12:15 AM
gman51 gman51 is offline
Member
Exciting Revolver Times Exciting Revolver Times Exciting Revolver Times Exciting Revolver Times Exciting Revolver Times  
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Just West of Houston
Posts: 1,215
Likes: 271
Liked 1,379 Times in 650 Posts
Default

I believe the Colt will be 38+P while the Kimber is 357 magnum.
The Colt will possibly hit the LGS in January for around $800. The Kimbers are priced around $900. By seeing a possible pic of the new Colt I would say the Kimber looks more appealing but that's just IMO.

I didn't care for looks of the Colt New Agent semi auto. The finish just looked done as cheap as it could be done. I hope this new revolver gets a quality looking finish.

It will be interesting to see how much quality Colt puts into this revolver. I am very surprised since a big wig for Colt said they wouldn't be getting back into the revolver. HMMM Maybe new management figured they needed get into the growing concealed revolver market.

Last edited by gman51; 12-30-2016 at 12:27 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-30-2016, 07:04 AM
alwslate alwslate is offline
Member
Exciting Revolver Times Exciting Revolver Times Exciting Revolver Times Exciting Revolver Times Exciting Revolver Times  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 3,854
Likes: 1,026
Liked 2,476 Times in 1,312 Posts
Default

And just maybe the new "Colt" revolver will be made for them by
someone else and simply be a Colt in name only.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #4  
Old 12-31-2016, 07:06 PM
SquarePizza SquarePizza is offline
Member
Exciting Revolver Times Exciting Revolver Times Exciting Revolver Times Exciting Revolver Times Exciting Revolver Times  
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: CNY
Posts: 167
Likes: 19
Liked 134 Times in 56 Posts
Default

I'm really sad that colt has chosen to make the dick special, only in stainless, and then keeping it 38 spec +P

It seems to me that the revolver market should be lead by colt and S&W, but instead they are falling back on old cookie cutter designs. Limiting their guns to predominately stainless and 3 or 4 calibers tops.

While ruger has been charging ahead by expanding their lineups, adding more calibers, and keeping blued models in their catalogs. And unlike Colt, ruger continues to produce and expand their single action lineup too.

I had hoped that when Colt came back to the revolver market, that they would have brought something new, something more like the Kimber. Because right now, if I wanted a new dick special, I can just go get a rock island M206 and pay a lot less for the same thing.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-31-2016, 07:35 PM
Watchdog's Avatar
Watchdog Watchdog is offline
SWCA Member
Exciting Revolver Times Exciting Revolver Times Exciting Revolver Times Exciting Revolver Times Exciting Revolver Times  
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,058
Likes: 10,037
Liked 11,979 Times in 3,311 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SquarePizza View Post
It seems to me that the revolver market should be lead by Colt and S&W, but instead they are falling back on old cookie cutter designs. Limiting their guns to predominately stainless and 3 or 4 calibers tops.
Colt may be just testing the waters with their new Cobra. No one knows just yet exactly what else they might have in store. And rather than referring to the design as "cookie cutter", it's more like a "tried and true" design. And really, other than appearance, there aren't a whole lot of variations available in revolver design.

Don't see offering a revolver in three or four calibers tops is limiting. When all's said and done, how many different calibers does anyone really need in a revolver. Even when they were in full production mode, Colt revolvers were never aimed at handgun hunters...I don't believe they ever contemplated making anything like a .454 Casull revolver or a .460 or whatever. They were always aimed more at law enforcement and self defense.

The self defense pistol and revolver market is huge right now. Colt is coming back to claim its share of that market. I wish them lots of success.
__________________
I can't get no...satisfaction.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Exciting beach day seagill The Lounge 22 09-09-2013 07:30 PM
biggest revolver you guys carry at times donniedee Concealed Carry & Self Defense 63 06-23-2013 07:51 PM
How many times can you re-blue a revolver? aterry33 S&W-Smithing 5 08-23-2011 10:44 PM
Exciting discovery! lthuestad S&W Antiques 9 02-08-2009 07:05 PM
Exciting new purchase Bajadoc S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 21 09-20-2008 09:46 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:07 AM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)