With well-known 1911 manufacturers like Kimber getting into and now colt re-entering the wheel gun market, one might claim that it is the year of the revolver. Yes, new 1911 and other semi-auto models continue to make an appearance, the new six-shooters have been welcome appearances for those bemoaning the plastic wunderkunds.
The rumor mill on Colt’s new revolvers has been substantiated with the now newly announced Cobra double-action revolver. The new small frame features “all the classic lines of a traditional Colt double-action revolver” and adds in a few new updates, namely Colts “LL2” or Linear Leaf Spring, Version 2. Colt asserts that this new linear leaf spring provides for a “premium trigger pull experience without the need for hand-fitting.” Other updates including moving the gear farther to the rear for better recoil control and an enlarged trigger guard area for larger and gloved paws.
The Cobra is purpose-built for concealed carry. The Cobra comes chambered in .38 Special (+P rated) across size cyllinders and a 2″ barrel. The Cobra is 100% stainless steel construction and comes with a Colt rubber grip. The sights are further user interchangeable, coming with a fiber optic option as standard. Tritium night sights are available from the aftermarket.
MSRP for the double-action gun is set at $699. Looks like a few have already made it to dealers and they are moving through the distribution networks now.