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Another Pony in the Barn...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by CajunBass, May 9, 2020.

  1. CajunBass

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    I've been looking for a 4.2" Python, since I bought my 6" one a couple of months ago. My dealer wasn't having any luck, so I started looking online and found one at Sportsman's Warehouse. I picked it up yesterday and cleaned it up a bit this morning.

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    I can't find a thing wrong with this one. The crown looks great. There isn't a scratch on it (there was nothing wrong with my 6" one either). The trigger is a little heavier than the 6" one, but Colt has made some modifications to stop the light strike problem some of the first ones had. It's still a very good trigger, just a little heavier, and still as smooth as a baby's butt. All the screws were tight, but I'll still be watching them when I do get to shoot it.

    A lot of people don't like the grips, but I do. I think the more muted color looks good against the "white" metal, but most importantly they feel great in my hand.

    I don't know when I'll get a chance to shoot it. Our governor still has the ranges shut down, but I'm looking forward to it.
     
  2. MaxP

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    Very nice!
     
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  3. JERRY

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    I've like the 6" python since Starsky and Hutch.
     
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  4. shoebox1.1

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    It’s beautiful.
     
  5. CajunBass

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    Just for you. (And because I like to show off.) :)

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    Now you need a nickel service grade 2.5 for your "Snake Farm"
     
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  7. Flatbush Harry

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    They look great! I owned a 1978 NIB 6" Nickel Python that I used to look at, occasionally hold, but never fired. I finally sold it last year for $3,100 just because my children and son-in-law didn't want it and I knew that my first shot would reduce its value by at least $500. I think both of the new ones are great lookers and, from what I've read, have better triggers and actions that stay in time better as well, than the original. I hope to get one one of these days...to shoot!

    Cheers,
     
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  8. sparkyv

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    Beautiful pair. Your governor sucks.
     
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  9. CajunBass

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    Well, I won't argue that point, but I have to give credit to the devil when it's due. I just got an email from the VCDL that says indoor shooting ranges will be able to reopen next Friday, the 15th. The usual "social distancing" rules will apply, which means only half occupancy, so longer wait times (or time limits...just ME thinking out loud) but at least they will be open again.
     
  10. Targa

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    Outstanding!! As for the grips, I think they are beautiful and couldn’t be any better.
     
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    Congrats, nice Snake for shooting...!!!
     
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  12. Slamfire

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    Pretty!

    Now, go shoot the things and find out if they shoot as well as they look.
     
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  13. CajunBass

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    Funny. I know a lot of people really like the short barrel ones, but I just don't have much interest. I've got a 2" Cobra (2019) that's one of my two carry guns, but that's the only one I have in that class.
     
  14. Sneakshot92

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    Oof! Gorgeous pair of pythons!
     
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    Well, I know the 6" one does. It's got 800 or so rounds of mostly 357 ammo through it before they closed the ranges for the Corona. I did have to tighten the sideplate screws once at about 500 rounds, but they haven't come loose again.

    I'm a really lousy shot, but it seems to work pretty well. This was only from 21 feet, but it was D/A.

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    Word is the ranges will open again Friday, with "social distancing" rules in place. I may let the first mad rush die down a bit before I try to get in.
     
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  17. Robert Highhawk

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    Wow, beautiful pistol
     
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  18. Slamfire

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    That is fine double action. Shooting a pistol double action is extremely difficult. Seeing what the Master's can do, is mind blowing.

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    There is a chance the Jim Collins had a Colt barrel on his S&W revolver. I was told, by a 10 times PPC Champion, that the Colt barrels were tighter and more accurate, and sometimes a competitor would have a Colt barrel installed to their K frame. The term was Smoult.
     
  19. CajunBass

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    I remember the Smoult or Smython, (and the Cougar...a Colt Barrel on a Ruger "Six" frame). Man, I wanted one of those "back in the day." All the cool kids had them. :)

    I was NOT a cool kid.
     
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  20. shoebox1.1

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    “ I was not the cool kid”.. I know the feeling
     
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    Nice get, CB! I am also in the search for a "little brother" for my six inch.

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  22. CajunBass

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    Sportsman's Warehouse is showing them in stock right now. (1432). They will ship to your FFL.

    I got no stake in them. Just passing the info.
     
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