This announcement could be something that Colt intended to keep under their hat until SHOT Show in a few weeks, but “Shooting Industry” magazine happened to leak it early. In 2019 we will see the reincarnation of the Colt King Cobra .357 Magnum revolver! At this time, there is very little information surrounding this new revolver brought back to life from Colt.
If you happen to have read Shooting Industry’s January 2019 magazine issue and made it all the way to page 102, you would have found the news as well. The issue has literally a hundred pages of new products and happenings within the industry, but this one piqued our interest the most. That all-telling page can be viewed below:
There are currently no other images of this elusive Colt King Cobra in circulation (that we are aware of), and it is a little difficult to see the one in the magazine with great clarity. The small description of the unveiling of the Colt King Cobra from Shooting Industry reads as follows:
‘The King is back!’ Following the successful introduction of the Colt Cobra revolver in 2017, Colt’s King Cobra is reincarnated for 2019 as the 6-shot .357 Magnum big brother of Colt Cobra DA revolver. It sports a heavy-duty frame, 3-inch barrel and brushed stainless steel construction.
There are currently 5 different iterations of the Colt Cobra which could be easily applied to the King now that it is out. There is the standard which is depicted in the images above. There are also “Classic” and “Bright” potential models which feature improved finishes and wood grips. One more driven for concealed carry is the “Night” offering with a matte black DLC finish. Finally, Colt could (if they wanted to) create a “TT” or Two-Tone version with a black cylinder and a brushed stainless frame.
Many people were incredibly disappointed when the “snake guns” were discontinued, but now we are starting see some of them come back. One can only hope that the next snake gun on their docket is the Colt Python, but that might be too optimistic of thinking. So what do you think? Is this a good step in the right direction? Are you a fan of these new production revolvers from Colt? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.