I shot the new Colt Python yesterday. Having never shot the original, I can’t compare it to the classic. But never fear, JWT has new 6-inch barrel model in hand and a 4.25-inch barrel model on the way. He also has an original, so we’ll be reviewing the new gun and then do a side-by-side post comparing the two.
But for now . . .
Colt has beefed up the Python’s top strap to avoid the stretching the original model was sometimes known for. Colt has also reduced the overall number of parts in the gun.
They’ve also redesigned the leaf spring trigger which was buttery-smooth in double action. There was no perceptible stacking at all before a break that they tell me takes about 8-9 pounds of pull (3-5 lbs. in single action).
There was plenty of demand to shoot the latest and most revered snake gun, so I was only able to put twelve rounds down range. But it was a good experience.
Colt tells us the Pythons have been in production since November in order to fill the supply chain before the announcement. Even still, they currently have an 11,000 unit production backlog. And if the Python performs as well as it appeared to during my short time with it, that backlog will probably increase.
JWT will be giving the gun a much more complete going over so watch this space.