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Old May 8, 2014, 12:03 PM   #1
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Colt Working to Bring New DA Revolver(s) to Market

I know that it seems that this rumor gets spread around the internet once or twice a year, but this time the information comes from a reputable source.

Well known gun writer and revolver-smith Grant Cunningham stated on the most recent episode of the Gun Nation Podcast (Episode 98) that during his time at the NRA convention in Indianapolis he had a conversation at the Colt booth with a personal contact who works in production operations. He went on to say that, although he could not say many details yet, there is work currently being undertaken at Colt to bring one or more double action revolver to market.

He was quick to assure us that it absolutely WOULD NOT be the Python (no surprise to me) but could be something along the lines of the Magnum Carry, King Cobra, or Anaconda. He also said that there probably won't be any kind of announcement about the project anytime soon (I got the feeling it could be at least a year or two). Being a huge fan of revolvers, particularly those form Colt, I find this to be very exciting news.

If you want to hear the comments for yourself, go to gunnation.us, find episode 98 of the podcast, and listen starting around 51 minutes or so to get to that particular topic.

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Old May 8, 2014, 12:11 PM   #2
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I'd love to see them bring back the detective special.
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Old May 8, 2014, 12:16 PM   #3
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Hi and welcome!

You might be interested in this recent thread: King Cobra ... Who Will Buy One?
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Old May 8, 2014, 12:22 PM   #4
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Colt will wait until the concealed carry market for revolvers is saturated (It probably already is.) and then introduce a suitable revolver... about typical for Colt since the 1950's.

If they bring something out, I'll take a look at it.
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Old May 8, 2014, 12:23 PM   #5
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Look again in 2015 or 2016.
All I can say on it.
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Old May 8, 2014, 01:55 PM   #6
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Id certainly look at a a pocket .38 if they bring it back out..

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Old May 8, 2014, 02:52 PM   #7
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I'll give `em a shot if it looks good but I ain't holdin' my breath.
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Old May 8, 2014, 05:00 PM   #8
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Yawn...

Colt abandon the civilian handgun market many years ago save the Government Model & SAA.

The market is well covered by other companies products. Revolvers are very well covered by S&W and Taurus.

The old action which makes Colts revolvers so nice is cost prohibitive to make due to labor costs. This means a redesigned gun intended for what market?

Sorry but you need more than somebody at Colt said this and it is a secret.

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Old May 8, 2014, 05:09 PM   #9
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I'd love to see them bring back the detective special.
Roger that...a new Detective Special especially in stainless? I'd be all over that.

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Old May 8, 2014, 05:20 PM   #10
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Not holding my breath. This rumor goes around at least once a year. When of IF Colt ever makes a DA revolver again (ESPECIALLY a Detective size) I'll be all over it. But I figure I have LOTS of time to save up my money!
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Old May 8, 2014, 05:27 PM   #11
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My question would be,,,

My question would be,,,

Why?

As in why do they think they can re-enter the revolver market?

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Old May 8, 2014, 05:32 PM   #12
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Can someone enlighten me? The only Colt revolver I would consider is a Python. Why is it the one gun they wouldn't re-introduce?
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Old May 8, 2014, 05:33 PM   #13
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Colt Working to Bring New DA Revolver(s) to Market
Bring back the MAGNUM CARRY!!!

With red insert front sight, 2 inch barrel, six shooter, no 'trigger lock'.

See few pack Pythons or King Cobras, but for CCW, snub revolvers are still very much used.

And yep, even with all my snubbies, I promises you I'll get one!

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Old May 8, 2014, 05:41 PM   #14
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Bring back the MAGNUM CARRY!!!
^^^^ This.
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Old May 8, 2014, 05:42 PM   #15
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Old news....

The "will Colt make new DA revolvers soon" posts were discussed a few weeks ago.
I think Colt making & marketing new DA revolvers in the USA in the next 5 years or so is about as likely as Kate Upton knocking on my door in a string bikini.

It's nice to think it could happen. But will it happen anytime soon?

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Old May 8, 2014, 10:00 PM   #16
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Expect something in 2015, possibly 2016 if things take a little longer than planned.
It will not be any revolver with the older V-Spring actions, for reasons discussed ad nauseum here & elsewhere.

This is not just an Internet rumor.
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Old May 8, 2014, 10:10 PM   #17
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But will it happen anytime soon?

Sure, sometime after the Second Coming.

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Old May 8, 2014, 10:23 PM   #18
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See above.
Believe or don't.
Grant has a good relationship with Colt & he's not the only one who talks to them about such things.
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Old May 8, 2014, 10:28 PM   #19
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Roger that...a new Detective Special especially in stainless? I'd be all over that.

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Why not just go buy one with the classic action then? I've got two of them, but mine are blued.
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Old May 8, 2014, 10:30 PM   #20
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Can someone enlighten me? The only Colt revolver I would consider is a Python. Why is it the one gun they wouldn't re-introduce?
Because it wouldn't be a Python. If you want one so bad, go buy one. There are plenty out there.
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Old May 8, 2014, 10:45 PM   #21
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So it is a matter of faith and belief? I don't think I will hold my breath.

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Old May 8, 2014, 10:52 PM   #22
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If you can't take a strong hint, then let it ride & keep an eye on the headlines next year.
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Old May 8, 2014, 10:58 PM   #23
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Because it wouldn't be a Python. If you want one so bad, go buy one. There are plenty out there.
The Mark III and Mark IV action is pretty darn good. I would put my Trooper Mark III against any Python I have owned in terms of accuracy and function. That doesn't make it a Python, it just makes it a much better revolver than what was commonly believed back in the 1980's.

AFDavis, if you have never shot a Trooper Mark III or King Cobra (anything in that frame size), you might check one out. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

DPris, I will be watching for the headlines. I can't hold my breath that long, but I would love to see Colt come out with a DA revolver. If nothing else, it most likely means they can continue to work on their older products.
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Old May 8, 2014, 11:24 PM   #24
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If you can't take a strong hint, then let it ride & keep an eye on the headlines next year.
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Nothing personal, but short of a press release from Colt stating they are coming, it's just the same internet rumor from a guy with simply a first name. You have zero credibility as a semi-annonomous poster on an open forum. Short of listing your full name as well as your significance as a decision maker with Colt, your word is as believable as the people that post they heard it will happen in 2115. I'm not trying to be insulting to you personally, simply that a guy named Denis posting on an Internet forum is as reliable as a guy posting he knows the world will end tomorrow, or that I can sell you the secrets to becoming a Millionaire for $49.99.
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Old May 8, 2014, 11:52 PM   #25
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Benzy,
Yep, if you don't know who I am, you have no need to pay any attention to anything I say.
Enough on this one.

Wait & see.
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