I'm not 100% happy with the shape of the grips (and plywood? Really?), but they're easily changed. I just found out about a place that does pretty much exact reproductions of classic Python and Diamonback grips. (Downside: They cost about as much I paid for a whole like-new Python in 1976.)Snake, you are going on a good streak of correct guesses on where these guys are going.
It does look nice. I have to wonder if they are already planning a version with Rosewood Grips. They seem to have their next steps planned out in advance whenever they reintroduce something, and I really like what I am seeing.
It looks like they started 2020 off with a bang.
Happy New Year, gunners!
That would be a GOOD thing. I can get my hand around the King Cobra frame. The Python frame is even bigger (in trigger reach dimension) than the Smith N, and I've never been able to hold a Python properly for good DA shooting.The new Python frame is obviously a Mark III-King Cobra frame altered cosmetically to look more like a Python "I" frame.
The front side plate screw is in the exact same place as the Mark III-KC.
Listening to Tom Gresham's podcast on the new Python now. Says it's still a leaf spring, not a coil like Trooper III/V.The new Python frame is obviously a Mark III-King Cobra frame
...they've basically adapted the New Cobra/New King Cobra lockwork - V spring for the hammer, torsion coil spring (with legs) for he trigger return.Listening to Tom Gresham's podcast on the new Python now. Says it's still a leaf spring, not a coil like Trooper III/V.
And don't forget that Rick Grimes is the Dirty Harry of the millenials....young shooters who've heard the legend of the original Python will be able to by a more durable updated version for less then the used car prices of the original.
The 4" King Cobra has no competition from Smith or Ruger. It's heavier than their small revolvers, but much lighter than their heavy ones, even the Smith K. It alone occupies a particular and very interesting niche.Personally, I think the 4" target King Cobra has S&W and Ruger beat, so the new Python Mk II extends that lead a little more.
Since the new Cobra and King Cobra have both a "Vee" spring and a two stage hand they lock up with something like the old Colt "Bank Vault" lock up.I'm wondering about the Pawl design. Anyone know if it's a two handed pawl?
Does the new Cobra have a two handed pawl?
Just wondering if timing and lockup are going to be like old school Colt.
I don't see anything in your post, just blank space, but if I hit the Quote button, I can see two u2be links. Have had to do this several times now.This is weird...I've noticed on this forum before people post things that I can't see. Other people do seem to see them.
I just attempted to post two links to video of shootings from "Magnum Force" but they don't show...
Anyone know what gives???