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    Is it any better than a stainless S&W K frame .357?

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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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    Handled one today as I was fuming about my canted Performance Center barrel. Better trigger on the King Cobra than a PC S&W gun, and better even than the Kimber. I am second guessing S&W altogether after playing with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowSpeed_HighDrag View Post
    Handled one today as I was fuming about my canted Performance Center barrel. Better trigger on the King Cobra than a PC S&W gun, and better even than the Kimber. I am second guessing S&W altogether after playing with it.
    That's what I thought after I fondled my first Cobra.......

    The moment I pressed the trigger I thought OMG S&W is screwed if Colt expands the line up and down.

    That coming from a die hard K frame fan is something indeed.

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    They revealed a 2" barreled and spurless hammer model at the NRAAM.

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    These will be interesting, I'm not familiar with Colt's revolvers but this is built on their D frame, a bit smaller than the S&W K/L frame.
    https://revolverguy.com/field-report...lt-king-cobra/

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    I bought the 2" factory bobbed version last weekend and have 150 rounds down range through it so far. It's basically what I have been hoping would come along for a while now. As I have always been a Smith guy, I almost bought a 686 a couple times but the overall size and weight put me off. I won't even mention the Hillary hole.

    The Colt has a few things going for it. First off, it has a fantastic trigger. Secondly, it's all bombproof. Say what you want about the trench sights but they are as rugged as it comes and are well regulated at 7-10 yards. Next, while it doesn't look so hot in photos but it's a down right sexy gun in person. Lastly I dig the cylinder release. I have a an old Smith 29 where the ejector rod can't stay put and backs out all the time resulting in a locked up cylinder. The Colt's release being a rearward pull affair won't have this issue. The size and weight are on par with my "sold" Glock 19. It will make a fine carry gun once suitable leather hits the market. All in all I couldn't be happier.

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    Double tap...for some odd reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fingerguns View Post
    Double tap...for some odd reason.
    Colts are worth doubling tapping

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    I agree about it having a very fine trigger, with just a hint of the old-timey Colt stacking when pulling it in DA mode.
    But I do not agree about it being a D-Frame model. The Cobra (2-inch) from last year seems to be a D-Frame, but this King Cobra is a bit larger and heavier. I think it closer to the Official Police frame.

    Bart Noir

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