Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-09-2017, 03:43 PM
VaTom VaTom is offline
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: SW Virginia
Posts: 337
Likes: 797
Liked 515 Times in 173 Posts
Default New Colt Cobra any reviews?

A friend who works at a local shop informed me that some new cobras are coming in this week. Have read info on colt website but no reviews. I own one colt revolver and a 1911a1-otherwise a s&w guy. Any information about the new cobra would be appreciated. I don't want to miss chance to get one early if good.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-09-2017, 03:55 PM
ISCS Yoda's Avatar
ISCS Yoda ISCS Yoda is offline
US Veteran
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 3,771
Likes: 725
Liked 3,239 Times in 1,523 Posts
Default

Well, you beat me to this thread so here's the Gun Digest review I just read this very minute.

First Look: Colt Cobra Revolver - Gun Digest

(C) Gun Digest 2017
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #3  
Old 01-09-2017, 04:03 PM
VaTom VaTom is offline
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: SW Virginia
Posts: 337
Likes: 797
Liked 515 Times in 173 Posts
Default

Thanks so much
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-09-2017, 05:31 PM
Targets Guy's Avatar
Targets Guy Targets Guy is online now
US Veteran
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Southwest Iowa
Posts: 4,531
Likes: 834
Liked 7,017 Times in 2,006 Posts
Default

Thanks. My LGS said I get the first call when one comes in. My '57 Cobra needs a playmate.

__________________
Mike
S&WCA #3065
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-09-2017, 07:24 PM
mojave30cal's Avatar
mojave30cal mojave30cal is online now
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 1,269
Likes: 2,169
Liked 1,868 Times in 569 Posts
Default

I really like my 1968 Colt Cobra in .38 special. It belonged to
a LEO and has lots of character. I carry it in a H. H. Heiser
457 holster that's inscribed "Cobra 2" in ink on the back. It
is my favorite CCW sidearm.
Attached Thumbnails
New Colt Cobra any reviews?-img_9289-jpg   New Colt Cobra any reviews?-img_9290-jpg   New Colt Cobra any reviews?-img_9293-jpg   New Colt Cobra any reviews?-img_9402-1-jpg   New Colt Cobra any reviews?-img_9406-1-jpg  

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-09-2017, 07:35 PM
MCorps0311's Avatar
MCorps0311 MCorps0311 is offline
US Veteran
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Derby City,Ky.
Posts: 1,705
Likes: 1,753
Liked 1,110 Times in 519 Posts
Default

I like the look of the Colt.38 SPL+P in the link.
__________________
Semper Fi.
#L1C4
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #7  
Old 01-09-2017, 08:45 PM
VaTom VaTom is offline
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: SW Virginia
Posts: 337
Likes: 797
Liked 515 Times in 173 Posts
Default

MSRP is $699. Trying to decide if that amount might be better spent on an older S&W or Colt revolver.

My only Colt revolver is this 1956 Official Police .38 purchased at auction for less than $400 a couple of years ago.
Attached Thumbnails
New Colt Cobra any reviews?-img_1278-jpg  
Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Like Post:
  #8  
Old 01-09-2017, 08:48 PM
silversnake silversnake is offline
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 227
Likes: 84
Liked 167 Times in 99 Posts
Default

The newer version has the advantage of being rated for +P ammunition and what sounds like a better trigger/ergonomics.

But why is it so heavy for just a .38?
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #9  
Old 01-09-2017, 10:30 PM
retiredbadge8091's Avatar
retiredbadge8091 retiredbadge8091 is offline
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Utah
Posts: 1,119
Likes: 2,273
Liked 2,516 Times in 714 Posts
Default

Anything to grow interest in the revolver market and to maybe put some fun back into the shooting sports is a good thing.
__________________
Join the NRA today
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Like Post:
  #10  
Old 01-10-2017, 12:17 AM
5point5sixGUY's Avatar
5point5sixGUY 5point5sixGUY is offline
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Posts: 132
Likes: 62
Liked 113 Times in 54 Posts
Default

Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Like Post:
  #11  
Old 01-10-2017, 02:53 AM
Mike in Reedley Mike in Reedley is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Reedley Ca. U.S.A
Posts: 194
Likes: 7
Liked 204 Times in 90 Posts
Default

It appears Colt borrowed heavily from Charter Arms and Taurus in the looks department. Wow 25 ounces, that's heavy.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-10-2017, 03:17 AM
silversnake silversnake is offline
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 227
Likes: 84
Liked 167 Times in 99 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike in Reedley View Post
It appears Colt borrowed heavily from Charter Arms and Taurus in the looks department. Wow 25 ounces, that's heavy.
I get the impression Colt cut a few corners to compete on price. Not something I would have expected from them.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-10-2017, 08:50 AM
Grayfox's Avatar
Grayfox Grayfox is online now
US Veteran
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Bartlett, Tennessee
Posts: 3,698
Likes: 686
Liked 5,832 Times in 1,806 Posts
Default

So far all the reviews I've seen come from professional writers and bloggers and they love it. But we all know how that goes.
I want to hear from some ordinary shooters.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #14  
Old 01-10-2017, 02:13 PM
American1776's Avatar
American1776 American1776 is online now
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 680
Likes: 922
Liked 1,244 Times in 377 Posts
Default

It's a six shot snub .38 spl, all steel. It fills a 'niche' that seems to have been missing for quite some time. I like J-frames: but the 5 shot capacity can be an issue.

If the materials and execution is on a par with current J-frames, I think it'll be a real hit. The absence of the key-hole lock will boost it's popularity as well.

I think it could be a great option for female shooters, new shooters, and advanced shooters who want a 'more capable' .38 that is still concealable. 25 ounces makes it just heavy enough to be a range gun in .38 spl, and light enough for all day comfortable carry.
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #15  
Old 01-10-2017, 03:13 PM
Texas Star Texas Star is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 14,830
Likes: 12,833
Liked 7,816 Times in 3,891 Posts
Default

Hmmm...dull matte finish. I hope they'll eventually offer a green fiber optic front sight as well as red.


And a semi-polished stainless finish like the S&W Model 60 used to have would also be welcome.


The Gun Digest review was written by some guy I've never heard of, who admitted that he has scant experience with revolvers. This may be why he didn't discuss the cylinder timing issue. I hope the new gun has an action of Colt's later style or a refinement. The old traditional Colt action that dates from the early 1900's has a rep for going out of time quickly.


Colt once made a cheaply finished version of the Agent. I guess it sold to people who just wanted a reliable .38 snub and didn't want to pay for appearances. This gun seems to appeal to that market.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #16  
Old 01-10-2017, 03:54 PM
epj's Avatar
epj epj is online now
US Veteran
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Posts: 3,553
Likes: 78
Liked 1,335 Times in 633 Posts
Default

I have a couple of Agents. One from 1975, which I carry a lot. The other from 1964. Both have the factory hammer shroud. The newer gun is supposedly rated for +P. That's what I carry in it. The relative light weight is part of the guns appeal. My other carry revolver is a M66 2-1/2". It's decidedly not light weight. However, it shoots just like a full size gun as far as I'm concerned. It is a load to carry though.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-10-2017, 05:42 PM
hkcavalier hkcavalier is offline
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Eastern WA
Posts: 847
Likes: 86
Liked 975 Times in 334 Posts
Default

I think this just follows the general trend in CCW handguns. We reached size limits with both revolvers and semis, and things are bouncing the other directions as people just don't want to shoot their Glock 29s, Kimber Solos, and scandium/aluminum J frames stuffed with +Ps or .357s all that much!

I'm still focused on the bigger guns but eventually will stumble across a six shot S&W snub I just have to own.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #18  
Old 01-11-2017, 07:45 AM
chief38's Avatar
chief38 chief38 is offline
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 8,821
Likes: 1,623
Liked 5,816 Times in 2,734 Posts
Default

I have yet to actually see one in person but I THINK from what I've seen on Youtube and other reviews so far I might just have to get one! List price is $699 but actual selling price after the initial release should be low to mid 600's.

I own a 3rd generation blued Dick Spl. and it is a pleasure to shoot. I did actually carry it for a while but went back to my Chief Spl. for ease of pocket carry. While the little smith has one round less there is no denying that the Colt is not really a pocket gun. That said, in an OWB holster the few extra ounces makes no real difference and the new Colt should handle the stiff Buffalo Bore 158 grain LSWCHP-GC +P's quite a bit better than my M60-7 does.

From what they say, the DA trigger pull is only 8 pounds with a sub 3 pound SA pull. However the DA pull is what excites me for a carry gun - that's pretty light!!

Aside from the front sight it comes with (don't like that type but is easily changeable with a conventional type) I think the new Colt Cobra will be a great, high quality, accurate and smooth 6 shot revolver and will be a much needed revenue producer for Colt. AND NO I/L!!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #19  
Old 01-11-2017, 10:26 AM
caleb4387 caleb4387 is offline
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 479
Likes: 90
Liked 211 Times in 117 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by silversnake View Post
The newer version has the advantage of being rated for +P ammunition and what sounds like a better trigger/ergonomics.

But why is it so heavy for just a .38?
why not? I love a good heavy 38. makes shooting them a joy
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-11-2017, 10:28 AM
caleb4387 caleb4387 is offline
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 479
Likes: 90
Liked 211 Times in 117 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike in Reedley View Post
It appears Colt borrowed heavily from Charter Arms and Taurus in the looks department. Wow 25 ounces, that's heavy.
that's heavy??? interesting. I carry a 32 oz model 13 everyday and wouldn't consider it heavy unless I'm in jogging pants
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #21  
Old 01-11-2017, 11:02 AM
silversnake silversnake is offline
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 227
Likes: 84
Liked 167 Times in 99 Posts
Default

Yeah, I carry a K-frame with .38+P most days myself, but come on if the gun is that heavy why not just make it a .357 magnum?

The K6S is only 23 oz, it's also thinner than the new Cobra. I cannot think of a single reason for Colt to be making this in .38 special only.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #22  
Old 01-11-2017, 11:18 AM
NCBeagle's Avatar
NCBeagle NCBeagle is offline
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 419
Likes: 581
Liked 771 Times in 175 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by silversnake View Post

The K6S is only 23 oz, it's also thinner than the new Cobra. I cannot think of a single reason for Colt to be making this in .38 special only.
I am not bothered by the .38+P only chambering. 357 in a 2" snub is absolutely punishing. I'll be the first one to say it...too much for me to shoot well in a small D frame. Also, the short barrel does not allow for the full ballistic benefit of .357. You run out of tube before running out of burn.

That said, I do think that the gun could be an ounce or two lighter. Every little bit helps.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #23  
Old 01-11-2017, 11:48 AM
Old cop Old cop is offline
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 4,549
Likes: 659
Liked 5,492 Times in 1,818 Posts
Default

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.
__________________
Old Cop
LEO (Ret.)
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #24  
Old 01-11-2017, 01:04 PM
samnev's Avatar
samnev samnev is offline
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Prescott, AZ
Posts: 205
Likes: 15
Liked 61 Times in 50 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ISCS Yoda View Post
Well, you beat me to this thread so here's the Gun Digest review I just read this very minute.

First Look: Colt Cobra Revolver - Gun Digest

(C) Gun Digest 2017
Read the article. The new Cobra to my eyes doesn't have thee elegance of my original Cobra, just saying.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #25  
Old 01-11-2017, 01:53 PM
sigp220.45's Avatar
sigp220.45 sigp220.45 is offline
US Veteran
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 3,463
Likes: 7,292
Liked 7,088 Times in 1,220 Posts
Default

I love Colts, and I'm delighted they are (at last) expanding their line rather than shrinking it.

This gun looks like a winner, and I hope they sell boatloads of them.

I will buy the first one I get my grubbies on.
__________________
Mornings=coffee/contemplation
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #26  
Old 01-11-2017, 02:12 PM
gman51 gman51 is online now
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Just West of Houston
Posts: 1,305
Likes: 290
Liked 1,476 Times in 696 Posts
Default

I think it is way over priced for a 38+P without a hidden hammer. I think they missed the boat by not making it a shrouded hammer for ease of concealment. But that's just my opinion which doesn't mean squat to anyone else.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #27  
Old 01-11-2017, 02:25 PM
Texas Star Texas Star is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 14,830
Likes: 12,833
Liked 7,816 Times in 3,891 Posts
Default

I really prefer the standard hammer. It looks better and single action cocking ability extends the practical range.


The gun can be useful in the field as well as for close range defense. And even for defense, I like to be able to cock the hammer when it seems advisable.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #28  
Old 01-11-2017, 02:58 PM
silversnake silversnake is offline
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 227
Likes: 84
Liked 167 Times in 99 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Texas Star View Post
I really prefer the standard hammer. It looks better and single action cocking ability extends the practical range.


The gun can be useful in the field as well as for close range defense. And even for defense, I like to be able to cock the hammer when it seems advisable.
In my ideal world every revolver would be available with both options. In this case I think Colt made the right decision, this isn't a pocket gun and I've never had a hammer snag when drawing from a belt holster.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #29  
Old 01-11-2017, 03:17 PM
silversnake silversnake is offline
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 227
Likes: 84
Liked 167 Times in 99 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NCBeagle View Post
I am not bothered by the .38+P only chambering. 357 in a 2" snub is absolutely punishing. I'll be the first one to say it...too much for me to shoot well in a small D frame. Also, the short barrel does not allow for the full ballistic benefit of .357. You run out of tube before running out of burn.

That said, I do think that the gun could be an ounce or two lighter. Every little bit helps.
I agree with you but when was the last time you saw any company built a steel framed revolver in .38 only?

I bet a year from now Colt will release a Magnum Cobra, with a slightly longer cylinder and maybe new sights, for $200 more.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #30  
Old 01-11-2017, 05:10 PM
Farmer17 Farmer17 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Edmond, OK
Posts: 2,150
Likes: 41
Liked 1,189 Times in 529 Posts
Default

I recently saw new S&W 642 no-locks .38s for sale on the internet for $344 shipped so I can't imagine paying 50% more for this new Colt. I want Colt to succeed and bring back some of their old revolvers but I don't really have a desire for this one based on first impressions.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #31  
Old 01-11-2017, 07:03 PM
moosedog moosedog is offline
SWCA Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 4,702
Likes: 2,225
Liked 4,225 Times in 1,207 Posts
Default

I'm going to have to shoot one of those Cobras. I like the front sight setup.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 01-11-2017, 07:53 PM
shawn mccarver shawn mccarver is offline
SWCA Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 7,210
Likes: 2,761
Liked 5,236 Times in 2,134 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ISCS Yoda View Post
Well, you beat me to this thread so here's the Gun Digest review I just read this very minute.

First Look: Colt Cobra Revolver - Gun Digest

(C) Gun Digest 2017
While I appreciate the link, the article by Drew Warden was certainly a disappointment. It leaves far more questions unanswered. The article was written by someone who apparently does not even know what questions to ask.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #33  
Old 01-11-2017, 08:02 PM
shawn mccarver shawn mccarver is offline
SWCA Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 7,210
Likes: 2,761
Liked 5,236 Times in 2,134 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sigp220.45 View Post
I love Colts, and I'm delighted they are (at last) expanding their line rather than shrinking it.

This gun looks like a winner, and I hope they sell boatloads of them.

I will buy the first one I get my grubbies on.
I agree with this. As to the Colt, I am looking forward to seeing one as I have always liked the D Frame Colts. Having the 6th shot has always seemed like a better idea to me, especially when the Model 10 and the D Frame use the same size speed loader.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 01-12-2017, 04:53 AM
kaaskop49 kaaskop49 is offline
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Demon-class planet
Posts: 4,742
Likes: 16,998
Liked 4,713 Times in 2,265 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by silversnake View Post
The newer version has the advantage of being rated for +P ammunition and what sounds like a better trigger/ergonomics.

But why is it so heavy for just a .38?
^^^^What he said. And yes, it's heavy for a snub, in any caliber. Weight is why my Ruger SP101 languishes in the safe while my M&P 340s rack up daily "frequent carry miles."

IMHO, seems like another boat missed. Ruger introduces a 5-shot hefty-medium frame in .44Spl while the Model 69 in a similar size frame was introduced in .44Mag a few years ago...

Now, 25ozs empty for the new Cobra while the Glock catalog shows their 26/27 mini guns at 21-ish ozs empty and the service size 19 at 23-ish ozs. And how many rounds does the 19 hold? Second boat missed...

As a revolver guy, I hope they sell a jillion new Cobras also, but it's not happening. The CC market has gone lightweight in a big way and 25ozs for 6 shots is not cutting it.

Kaaskop49
Shield #5103
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #35  
Old 02-19-2017, 03:06 AM
s2harry's Avatar
s2harry s2harry is offline
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 179
Likes: 63
Liked 64 Times in 36 Posts
Default Colt Cobra Trigger?

So Im watching the NRA Shot Show moment on the Cobra with Mark Keefe and at 1:35 he shoots it and the trigger slips. It doesn't move the hammer or cylinder. Not and issue for me its new and mine will work if they ever get to Commie Cal.
__________________
US ARMY
Viet Nam 70-71
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #36  
Old 02-19-2017, 08:45 AM
GA 1911's Avatar
GA 1911 GA 1911 is offline
SWCA Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sandy Springs, GA
Posts: 1,689
Likes: 891
Liked 3,520 Times in 868 Posts
Default

I would not buy one.

I don't like the finish, the stocks, or the front sights. The trigger and hammer are MIM. What else inside is cheaply made?

I still have my original one-owner Detective Special:
__________________
S&W revolvers and Colt 1911s
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #37  
Old 02-19-2017, 10:15 AM
Lee's Landing Billy Lee's Landing Billy is offline
Suspended
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Battery Oaks Range, S.C.
Posts: 1,528
Likes: 4,635
Liked 2,625 Times in 931 Posts
Default

Ruger sp101s were first available in .38 only. When that market was sold out, Ruger made them in .357. Colt will do the same marketing. Then, hammerless or with a shroud. You have to sell out each market first. Maximum marketing. Not many companies start with a small gun, they build the big one then start chopping them off. These marketing types have to get the most return on the original product, them SLIGHTLY modify and start selling to us again, aka..new and improved. Colt will sell everyone of these things they can turn out. Then the shiny ones and the hammerless ones and then the .357s. And the gun guys will buy them!! Cause that's what we do. And the beat goes on. I had a 101 first in the neighborhood, did measurements against a mdl 19 cylinder and went to work. .357 Ruger 101 months before they offered them. Retail marketing is a wonderment. Look how many of us are excited about a Mossberg 14 inch "not a shotgun".
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #38  
Old 02-19-2017, 10:18 AM
sheepdawg's Avatar
sheepdawg sheepdawg is offline
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Mempho, Tennessee
Posts: 2,553
Likes: 655
Liked 4,488 Times in 1,403 Posts
Default

16 ounces compared to 25 ounces. Here's my 1974 Cobra everyday carry. well worn on the outside but tight. I'll stick with the old Cobra.

__________________
LIVE FROM THE DAWGHOUSE
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #39  
Old 02-19-2017, 11:13 AM
OLDSTER's Avatar
OLDSTER OLDSTER is offline
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 808
Likes: 1,655
Liked 998 Times in 316 Posts
Default Cobra

IMO some of these gun manufacturers are putting out stuff that's really "tacky". Re; the Springfield "grip-zone" and now the new Colt with the merchandise code etched right into the side of the frame--C'mone Man
__________________
SWCA 2952
John
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 03-04-2017, 11:31 PM
Dr.Lou's Avatar
Dr.Lou Dr.Lou is offline
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Nevada
Posts: 1,212
Likes: 1,359
Liked 1,408 Times in 601 Posts
Default

I shot one at the 2017 SHOT. Not impressed. For starters, the matte finish doesn't appeal to my eyes as does the donut-looking stepped barrel. It functioned, but felt cheap. Was very disappointed and will happily stick with my P&R M60 Chiefs Special.
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 03-05-2017, 12:57 AM
GA 1911's Avatar
GA 1911 GA 1911 is offline
SWCA Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sandy Springs, GA
Posts: 1,689
Likes: 891
Liked 3,520 Times in 868 Posts
Default

I sure agree.

Here is my Model 36-1 .38 Spec. 3" barrel (a ~1974):



__________________
S&W revolvers and Colt 1911s
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 03-05-2017, 01:02 AM
NCBeagle's Avatar
NCBeagle NCBeagle is offline
Member
New Colt Cobra any reviews? New Colt Cobra any reviews?  
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 419
Likes: 581
Liked 771 Times in 175 Posts
Default

I am still working hard to find a new Colt Cobra. Glad to post a review at the earliest opportunity.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB Colt Hammer Shroud for Colt Cobra Early Model TheHobbyist WANTED to Buy 6 05-12-2012 12:01 PM
**SPF** 97% 1950 Colt OMT 38spl.... *SPF*: 98% Colt King Cobra 6" wdhdoc GUNS - For Sale or Trade 5 03-23-2010 11:08 PM
SPF: NIB Colt Cobra 3" rare revolver Attention Colt collectors!(TX) GrandmasterB GUNS - For Sale or Trade 3 11-04-2009 07:12 PM
+++SPF+++ Colt Cobra 38 Snubbie; +++SPF++ Colt OMT38 spl., 6", blue wdhdoc GUNS - For Sale or Trade 4 11-04-2009 11:52 AM

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 11:34 PM.


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