[SHOT Show 2020] Colt Spotlights New Python
Terry Nelson 01.28.20
If you were ever lucky enough to have owned, or even shot the original Colt Python, you understand the appeal this revolver had. It always made me think of a well-built Swiss watch when cocking the hammer. The Colt Python was first introduced in 1955 and was produced until 2005 when production ceased.
Fast forward to SHOT Show 2020 and we find the Colt’s booth crowded with onlookers eager to put hands on the recently resurrected Python. The 2020 release features modern stainless-steel alloys, giving the shooter a stronger revolver and a more robust feel.
Additionally, the new Python has a redesigned rear sight (keep scrolling to see).
Additional features of the new Colt Python include:
- Barrel length of either 4.25 inches or 6 inches
- Stainless steel
- Rear adjustable target sight
- 30 percent more steel beneath rear sight
- Recessed target crown
- User-interchangeable front sight
- Walnut grip with iconic Colt medallion
- Caliber: .357 Magnum
MSRP is listed at $1499
It is unclear at this point if the new Python will be offered in the original blued finish. Without a doubt the new Python is demonstrating a strong comeback with high interest from admirers of a high quality and classic revolver. Check out this and Colt’s other revolver and pistol offerings at the Colt website.