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Colt
Model Python
Colt Revolver Python .357 Mag Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:9.5-in Height:No Data
Barrel:4-in Weight:38-oz
Variant 1 of 2
Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor194445
  • Recoil Factor9.48 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity6 rounds
  • ConcealabilityPoor
  • Defense Factor67%
Gun Specifications
Type:Revolver
Produced:1955 - 1996
Caliber:.357 Mag
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:transfer bar
Cylinder:6-round
Frame:blued finish steel
Grip:checkered walnut
Sights:fixed front, adj. rear
Notes:
Manufacturer
Colt's Manufacturing Company, LLC
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Gun Value
MSRP:$815.00Used Est:$2,950.00
Last Update:8/16/2018
About the Gun

The Colt Python is a double action handgun chambered for the powerful .357 Magnum cartridge built on Colt's large I-frame. Pythons have a reputation for accuracy, smooth trigger pull and a tight cylinder lock-up. Pythons have a distinct appearance due to a full barrel underlug, ventilated rib and adjustable sights.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .357 Magnum
Alias: .357 Smith & Wesson Magnum
MV: From 1145 to 1542 ft/sec
ME: From 397 to 834 ft-lb
WT: From 110 to 180 grains
About the Cartridge

Smith & Wesson introduced this cartridge for its heavy-frame revolver. Ammunition was developed by Winchester in cooperation with Smith & Wesson. Using a lengthened and strengthened version of the .38 Special case, the .357 Magnum was rapidly accepted by hunters and law enforcement. At the time of its introduction, it was claimed to easily pierce the body panels of automobiles and crack engine blocks. While it has less power than the .44 Magnum, it compares favorably to the 10mm Norma and .45 ACP, but with better armor penetration. Today factories offer over fifty different loadings in this caliber.

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