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Old 09-06-2018, 09:16 PM
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I just negotiated a trade for one on the local gun trader - pick it up next week. Trading my Beretta 21A and some cash. I have had an. HKS “DS” speed-loader in my drawer of stuff for over 30 years, and it has bothered me not having a Det Spec. I have a couple of other revolvers I can carry and shoot under different circumstances – I just wanted to have this one and the price was right. I would have to agree it kind of looks like the Yugo version of a Detective Special, but it’ll be nice to have some variety. 3rd Gen Det Spec’s in good condition are outa my price range ...
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:10 AM
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I have had an. HKS “DS” speed-loader in my drawer of stuff for over 30 years, and it has bothered me not having a Det Spec. (
I have some HKS 10 Speed-Loaders and I just bought a DS model. I have had the micrometer out and cannot tell a difference in the two models.

You will love the New Colt Cobra; I love mine. I have about 400 flawless rounds through mine to date.
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:35 AM
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I am probably what one would call an old fart. Aluminum, scandium and whatever. I have an old 17 year old S&W model 36. Feeds just about any 38 loading including +P. Don't know how much it weighs and don't care. Fits in my jeans pocket loaded with Speer 135 gold dots short barrel load. Had occasion to shoot one of the aluminum J frames in 357 magnum. No thanks, me and my model 36 will keep trucking along. May sound silly but like the way it handles and usually quick recoil recovery. Frank
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:50 AM
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Hopefully I won’t be ragged out for a wee bit of off-topic ... Have any of you owners found a decent set of grips to replace the awful/ugly factory grips? Altamont has some very nice ones with a Colt logo but I hate to order a set before I actually do the trade next weekend. Supposedly, and I do not know this for sure, older DS and other grips will not fit.



And, to get back on-topic, for those of us late to the game, who want a little bit lighter six-shot revolver, we are officially out of luck! Unless, a person has the money (I don't) to drop $800+ on a Kimber, or this little Colt. There are no other six-shot small-to-medium frame revolvers being made - no K-frames and nothing in the Security-Six series. I like my 2-inch Model 64 a lot, but it's on the heavy side for a six-shooter. This is where the new Cobra comes into play for me - heavier than a Model 36 or 60 - but lighter than the K-snubs.

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Old 09-07-2018, 09:49 AM
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The Charter Police Undercover is a 6 shot alternative. I haven’t found any grips that don’t fit the new Cobras.
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Old 09-07-2018, 02:34 PM
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Sadly, that's just the way that firearms are being manufactured these days, as cheaply as possible with complete and utter disregard for any legacy that they may have.

Unfortunately, the only classic firearm which is still in production which strictly adheres to it original configuration and is still manufactured to the same high standard of quality is the 1911, but only in limited quantities by custom shops who charge quite a lot of money for them.
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Old 09-08-2018, 03:08 AM
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Have they said anything about a 4 inch barrel and adjustable sites ?
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Old 09-08-2018, 06:10 AM
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this is my cobra...
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...and this is my Cobra

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I am a Smith fan no doubt and never rode the colt wave back in the day because I could get in on the Smiths much cheaper when disposable income was limited.....fast foward to now when I can dispose of my income pretty much as I please I have added a few ponies......I like the new cobra and the fit and quality is great.....the dull stainless finish leaves much to be desired but I fixed that on one of the three that I have.

Who did the polish job and how? I have a couple stainless guns that need to look like that.
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I've been considering getting one. The finish and that computer code squiggle aren't too appealing, but they seem functional. When they unveiled the Night Cobra (who picks these names) I decided to wait to get one of those. Still waiting, haven't seen a single one in person.
I saw one in a shop. The price was just south of $1000. Too much for too little IMHO. I don't ask to handle guns that I don't intend to buy so I can't comment on the action. I have multiple snubs in various calibers for CC duty and couldn't justify the price.
Now a nice "dick special" would be another matter. A local shop had one NIB for $1000 and I was tempted until car problems tied up my finances.
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Old 09-09-2018, 09:21 AM
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Got a chance to handle the new Colt yesterday. Didn't see any issues with it. If I was in the market for a Colt snubby I'd probably go with an older model DS, Agent, Cobra, etc., but depending on my need/want, price and availability at the time I'd not rule a new one out.
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Old 09-09-2018, 09:49 AM
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Some months back I went to my favorite lgs to buy the new cobra. Told they haven't been able to get one yet. He handed me a Kimber K6-S. I walked out with it and now I carry it everywhere.
I had a chance to shoot a Kimber K6-S and liked it. Fit, finish, trigger and sights were excellent.

It's ugly though. Even the gussied up versions I find ugly.

I have to admit, despite its unorthodox looks, the gun's attributes make it a compelling choice as a CC revolver.

All in all, it's great to see competition in the CC revolver niche.
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