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Thread: King Cobra coming 2019

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Black Hills, South Dakota
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    Is it any better than a stainless S&W K frame .357?

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
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    There are certainly some traits I prefer right out of the gate (although who knows long term?)

    1. It appears to weight 6 or so oz less even with a .25 inch longer barrel. That's more than the weight of an Aimpoint T-2 with mount. This means it will ultimately be more comfortable to carry.
    2. It doesn't have the obnoxious Hillary hole. Many don't care, but all of my J-frames are lockless because I can't abide them in any gun I might carry for self-defense.
    3. My suspicion is that it has a better trigger out of the box. I know my old Colt Cobra was better out of the box than my old 686, but I haven't played with the new release K-frames.
    4. I suspect the sights on the Cobra will be more robust for actual carry than the adjustable models on the K. Of course, that can be replaced with a Cylinder and Slide fixed rear but that will necessitate getting a new front sight, and that is generally a gunsmith option on the smith because you will have to get a special height front sight and drill the hole yourself for the roll pin. Annoying.

    These are a few things. But ultimately, we will have to see.

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