Colt Viper, Kodiak, Grizzly, Python… Oh My!!! New Revolvers from NRAAM

Adam Scepaniak
by Adam Scepaniak

The NRA Annual Meetings (NRAAM) 2024 have officially kicked off in Dallas, Texas and many manufacturers are wasting no time to announce new offerings that they will have heading into summer. One of the companies who blew the doors off the convention is Colt. Colt has been busy having already announced 4 new revolvers: the return of the Colt Viper, Colt Kodiak, Colt Grizzly, and a line extension by offering 8″ Pythons. Let’s walk our way through all of these offerings to see which one/s you will need to add to your collection next.

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Colt Viper .357 Magnum – MSRP $999

For the history buffs in the reading audience, the old Colt Viper was only manufactured for 1 year back in 1977. So, to see this wheelgun rise from the ashes and return to store shelves could become quite the collectible item. Initially, the Colt Viper is going to be offered in 3″ and 4.25″ barrel length options for the same MSRP of $999 (originally the Colt Viper was offered in a 4″ barrel).

  • Capacity: 6 Rounds
  • Frame Material: Stainless Steel
  • Barrel: 3″ or 4.25″ w/ a 1 in 14” Left-Hand Twist & 6-Groove Rifling
  • Sights: Black Ramp Front & U-Notch Rear
  • Action: Double-Action/Single-Action
  • Finish: Stainless Steel
  • Grips: Traditional Walnut
  • Trigger Pull (Double-Action): 7 – 9.5 Lb
  • Unloaded Weight: 26.9 Oz

West Hartford, CT – May 17th, 2024 – Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC unveils the Colt Viper, designed to meet the needs of contemporary shooters seeking a streamlined carry option.

This revolver boasts a distinctive 1/2 lug barrel design, meticulously engineered to reduce weight without compromising on performance, thereby enhancing concealability for everyday carry. Forged from stainless steel, the Colt Viper ensures enduring strength, promising an impressive shooting experience with unwavering reliability. Its one-piece barrel, featuring a recessed target crown, guarantees pinpoint accuracy and steadfast performance in every shot.

The Colt Viper embodies precision engineering and reliability, offering shooters a compact yet powerful companion for every day, every shot.

Colt Viper .357 Magnum | MSRP $999 Source:

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Colt Grizzly .357 Magnum – MSRP $1,599

The Colt Grizzly is another surprising offering because of its short duration in Colt’s company history. Historically, the Colt Grizzly was a model manufactured by the Colt Custom Shop using a King Cobra frame with a Python barrel and shipped in a blue box donning a 6″ barrel. This new iteration of the Colt Grizzly will now feature a 4″ barrel.

  • Capacity: 6 Rounds
  • Frame Material: Stainless Steel
  • Barrel: 4″ w/ a 1 in 14” Left-Hand Twist & 6-Groove Rifling
  • Sights: Red Ramp Front & Target Rear with Adjustment for Windage & Elevation
  • Finish: Stainless Steel
  • Action: Double-Action/Single-Action
  • Grips: Hogue® OverMolded Rubber Grips
  • Trigger Pull (Double-Action): 7 – 9.5 Lb
  • Unloaded Weight: 41.1 Oz

West Hartford, CT – May 17th, 2024 – Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC announces the release of the Colt Grizzly, blending timeless craftsmanship with modern enhancements tailored to meet the demands of the modern hunter for all back country expeditions.

The stainless-steel frame of the Colt Grizzly features a polished finish complemented by a matte surface on the top rib, ensuring optimal sight acquisition. The smooth, unfluted 6-round cylinder is chambered for 357 Magnum and accommodates 38 Special cartridges, offering versatility with recoil-absorbing Hogue® OverMolded rubber grips.

Crafted with precision and passion, the Colt Grizzly instills confidence in every hunter’s journey, embodying the spirit of adventure and the pursuit of excellence.

Colt Grizzly .357 Magnum | MSRP $1,599 Source:

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Colt Kodiak .44 Magnum – MSRP $1,599

Again, we have a rare re-introduction with the Colt Kodiak making a resurgence in 2024. This revolver was previously made only during 1993 for a limited run of 2,000 handguns through Colt’s Custom Shop. Previously built on an Anaconda frame, they were chambered in .357 Magnum or .44 Magnum, but this go-around, they are only being crafted in .44 Magnum.

  • Capacity: 6 Rounds
  • Frame Material: Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Stainless Steel
  • Grips: Hogue® Over-Molded Rubber Grips
  • Barrel: 4″ w/ a 1 in 20” Left-Hand Twist & 6-Groove Rifling
  • Action: Double-Action/Single-Action
  • Trigger Pull (Double-Action): 7 – 9.5 Lb
  • Sights: Red Ramp Front & Target Rear with Adjustment for Windage & Elevation
  • Unloaded Weight: 48.5 Oz

West Hartford, CT – May 17th, 2024 – Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC announces the debut of the Colt Kodiak revolver in 44 Magnum. Built tough to handle the rugged demands of the wild, the Colt Kodiak seamlessly merges classic style with cutting-edge features, delivering an unmatched shooting experience for hunters alike.

Its ergonomic design, complete with recoil-absorbing Hogue® OverMolded grips, ensure comfort and stability; these grips are interchangeable with Colt Python and Anaconda models, providing versatility in customization.

The Colt Kodiak boasts a one-piece full lug, ventilated rib stainless steel barrel, which is ported to enhance muzzle control promoting shooting stability and follow-up accuracy, even in the most vigorous hunting conditions.

Colt Kodiak .44 Magnum | MSRP $1,599 Source:

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Colt 8” Python .357 MagnumMSRP: $1,299 Rubber Grips | MSRP: $1,499 Walnut Grips

Finally, we have a familiar offering in a Colt Python, but they are simply providing us with an even longer barrel length to play with. The Colt 8″ Python is made for shooters who really want to reach out and touch something. Whether that is with their .357 Magnum bullet or the muzzle itself is up to the owner.

  • Frame Material & Construction: Stainless Steel
  • Barrel: 8″ w/ a 1 in 14” Left-Hand Twist & 6-Groove Rifling
  • Sights: Red Ramp Front & Target Rear with Adjustment for Windage & Elevation
  • Action: Double-Action/Single-Action
  • Finish: Bead Blast-Matte | Stainless Steel
  • Grips: Hogue ® OverMolded Rubber | Walnut Target Grips with Colt Medallion
  • Height: 5.5”
  • Overall Length: 13.5”
  • Width: 1.55”
  • Weight: 51 Oz
  • Capacity: 6 Rounds

West Hartford, CT – May 17th, 2024 – Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC proudly announces its addition of the 8” Python to the iconic line of revolvers. The new 8” Python is available in matte stainless or stainless steel finishes. The inclusion of the 8” Python series now brings the family to seven unique revolvers, all chambered for .357 Magnum, with barrel lengths varying from 2.5” to 8”. The addition of the 8” model introduces a new look to the collection, enhancing its versatility.

The double-action 8” Python revolver boasts a six-round capacity, user-interchangeable red ramp front sights, and adjustable target rear sights. With 30% more steel beneath the rear sight, this revolver offers a stronger and more robust shooting experience.

This longer barrel variant not only provides enhanced accuracy and sight radius for target shooting but also expands the Python lineup’s appeal to collectors and enthusiasts seeking a classic yet distinctive revolver. The matte stainless and semi-bright steel finishes offer a modern aesthetic while retaining the Python’s timeless allure. Whether for sport shooting, personal defense, or collection purposes, the 8” Python exemplifies Colt’s legacy of craftsmanship and performance in revolver manufacturing.

Colt 8” Python .357 Magnum – MSRP: $1,299 Rubber Grips | MSRP: $1,499 Walnut Grips Source:

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To see that Colt has had a Colt Viper .357 Magnum, Colt Grizzly .357 Magnum, Colt Kodiak .44 Magnum, and Colt 8” Python .357 Magnum revolvers lying in wait for the NRA Annual Meetings (NRAAM) 2024 is pretty astonishing. In fact, that only leaves me more excited wondering: what else are they hiding?!… As always, let us know all of your thoughts about Colt in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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  • Abel_Archer83 Abel_Archer83 on May 29, 2024

    Again Colt making things that have nothing to do with the long term future of the company. They are living in the past which is what landed them in the situation that led to CZ buying them. They don't offer a double stack semiauto. They are selling the same bolt guns as everyone else but don't chamber anything but 308 and 6.5 Creedmoor. They don't sell an AR10. They sell boring AR rifles. Add in the Colt name has as a whole doesn't carry the weight with current buyers like it did for our parents. Like Remington they aren't going away but their best days are firmly behind them.

  • David K Jernigan David K Jernigan on May 30, 2024

    Should have just improved the Dan Wesson revolvers and expanded the line rather than make more low quality for the exorbitant price colts