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New King Cobra

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by gerhard1, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. adamsredlines

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    I wanna shoot an 8" 44 mag! I love my 8" .357 and would love to know if the extra barrel length helps tame down .44 some.
    I can bring ammo :D
     
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    The older I get, the more of a Luddite I become. I'm digging these new revolvers and have even carried a single action revolver before. I'm either getting wiser or dumber; I'm not sure I care, though!
     
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    According to ad these are an instant collectable I better get one!
     
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    I just contacted Colt on Facebook about a 4" barrel for the KC.
     
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    I do not like it at all. Sorry folks.
    I like my pistols in 357 magnum to have 6" or longer barrels and adjustable rear sights.
    It's a 357 MAGNUM. They need to call this new 3" barrel something other than King Cobra.
    maybe King Snake of Garter Snake. To puny to be called Cobra of any kind.

    Looks as if they are trying to make money on a name.
    Fail in my book.
    Not even a legal length barrel length to hunt with.

    Researched velocity and 125gr from 3" in 357 mag is about the same as 115 gr 3" 9mm load.
    No King in that Cobra.
    http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/9luger.html

    I do not carry so I may be biased towards hunting guns.
     
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    Very good points
     
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    I'll wait to see if Kimber releases something with an external hammer before buying in to the new Colts. It looks like they've done some innovative things that improve on existing revolver designs.

    Does anyone else find it interesting that the marketing for the new King Cobra all focuses on how "collectable" it is? They may be great revolvers, but is seems like they're hoping that the Colt name is enough justification for anyone to buy one.
     
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    Looks a lot like an old Charter Arms Bulldog to me.
     
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    My Dad bought an Anaconda at his LGS when they first came out. It was a 6” (I believe) in .45 LC. The second time we took it out to the gun range (dirt pile on the edge of town) A guy offered him $600 for it. He was happy making $150 profit on a whim purchase... DOH.
     
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    https://www.kimberamerica.com/pistols/revolver?layer&cat=480
    I didn't know either but you made me google em up. Thanks to you I now have something to crave.
     
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