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Hmm. I like it, but $200 more for black, a grip I'm going to change, and a bobbed hammer? Yep, that's the Colt we all know and love. :rolleyes:

Bet they'll sell the heck out of it. I hope so, just so they keep expanding their line!
 

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That doesn't look like the classic, deep rich blued steel that Colt was so famous for.....it kinda looks flatter. I would like to see one up close to see what's really going on there.
 

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That doesn't look like the classic, deep rich blued steel that Colt was so famous for.....it kinda looks flatter. I would like to see one up close to see what's really going on there.
That's because it's not blued. According to the article it's a matte black DLC coating. Not sure what exactly that is but I'm with you. I would like to see it in a blued finish. Hell, I'd be happy if any company actually produces a true blued gun.

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I guess it's just a lot cheaper to do it that way instead of blue it like they used to. Taurus does that now, and it's kinda surprising to see Colt do the same, but I suspect that they all will be soon.
 
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I think the old method of blueing that we all loved sadly created so much pollution that we'll probably never see a new production gun with it again.
 
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I think the old method of blueing that we all loved sadly created so much pollution that we'll probably never see a new production gun with it again.
Pollution? I thought it was just labor intensive, as demonstrated by the history of the Commando Special.
 

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I'll give the new Taurus 856 a whirl before I look to the Colt.

I admire Colt revolvers in general, but the 856 will be under $300, its black, holds 6 rounds, and is several ounces lighter.
 

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I'll give the new Taurus 856 a whirl before I look to the Colt.

I admire Colt revolvers in general, but the 856 will be under $300, its black, holds 6 rounds, and is several ounces lighter.
I feel exactly the same. Colt tends to make a fine revolver.....but Taurus has been no slouch in the revolver department in my limited experience. Only owned one of each. Colt was a 6" Python and well, it was a Python. 'Nuff said there. My Taurus is a recent model 85 stainless and although its trigger cannot match the trigger on the Python, not many pistols can. Although I did have the pleasure of shooting a Smith Model 19 that had a superb trigger job done on it that came really, really close.

Out-of-the-box trigger on my Model 85 is as good as any out-of-the-box trigger on any Smith I have shot and better than some of them. If the new 856's trigger is in that ball-park, it will be just fine with me. Plus I doubt that any of the Colt revolvers are going to come with a trigger as good as the old Pythons had.

I haven't seen the Cobra anywhere yet but then I tend to avoid gun shops as much as I can.......gets too expensive way too fast when I do go to one. LOL Checking the specs on it, I don't see anything that I absolutely need to pay that much $$$$ for when I can eventually get a Taurus for about 1/2 the price.
 

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Part of the finish issue might be to eliminate glare. If it's a defensive gun a little reflection
can give away your location.

Blue is nice. I kind of like parkerized, seems more durable than blue.

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I'm impressed that Colt actually included night sights on a firearm with "Night" in its name. I'm used to firearms like the early Smith & Wesson Night Guard series of pistols or the Taurus Night Court Judge in which "Night" was something of a misnomer didn't actually have night sights or anything else which would make them better suited for nighttime use.

I guess it's just a lot cheaper to do it that way instead of blue it like they used to. Taurus does that now, and it's kinda surprising to see Colt do the same, but I suspect that they all will be soon.
The Black Oxide finish used by Taurus is anything but a "Diamond Like Coating". My brother's Judge had that finish and it wore off very quickly just from routine use such as drawing/holstering the firearm. The only finish like that which Taurus is currently using is an FNC (Ferritic Nitrocarburizing) case-hardening method known as Melonite™ which while similar to diamond on the Rockwell hardness scale, is not considered a Diamond-Like Coating.
 

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When Colt starts making "range" revolvers again I'll probably get one. As far as carry revolvers go, I'll stick with Taurus and Charter for now. The thought of an expensive firearm sitting in a police evidence locker for an extended period of time is not something I like thinking about.
 

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When Colt starts making "range" revolvers again I'll probably get one. As far as carry revolvers go, I'll stick with Taurus and Charter for now. The thought of an expensive firearm sitting in a police evidence locker for an extended period of time is not something I like thinking about.
I understand that point of view, but I just can't see myself saying "dang it, I'm alive when I wouldn't be otherwise, but I'm not sleeping at night because I don't have the instrument back yet."

I once worked with a guy who had a very real near miss that could have killed him right then and there. They wouldn't have put him in an ambulance, they'd have gotten a squeegee. There were some fairly embarrassing aspects of the aftermath, and let me tell you, he very literally couldn't have cared less.

Carry what you shoot really well. If you're alive to worry about where the instrument ends up, be grateful.
 

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I understand that point of view, but I just can't see myself saying "dang it, I'm alive when I wouldn't be otherwise, but I'm not sleeping at night because I don't have the instrument back yet."

I once worked with a guy who had a very real near miss that could have killed him right then and there. They wouldn't have put him in an ambulance, they'd have gotten a squeegee. There were some fairly embarrassing aspects of the aftermath, and let me tell you, he very literally couldn't have cared less.

Carry what you shoot really well. If you're alive to worry about where the instrument ends up, be grateful.
I had that thinking too, for a while.

Then I thought about it just the way you said.

In CA we can only carry guns listed on our permit. Most sheriff's will only let you list 3 guns on your permit. I have guns that cost $200, $300 and $500 listed on my permit. Taurus PT 738, Smith and Wesson 908 and a Sig Sauer P290rs.

I trust my training, skill and all of these guns to protect my life. Which gun is my EDC? The Sig. Not because it's the most expensive. Not because it's the smallest.

It's my EDC because I find it the easiest to carry. I find it the easiest to draw from an IWB; my preferred location, holster. And regardless which hand I use I can dump a magazine fairly quickly and keep all the rounds center mass @ 5 yards.

Yeah, I don't care that it's my most expensive gun on my permit.

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So, are “broom handle” grips making a comeback?? Geez, those look hideous when compared with the stylish Colt revolver lines of yesteryear . . .
 
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