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Posted: 9/14/2010 8:20:37 PM EDT
Glaring omission in the ol ' gun safe is a DA Colt revolver.

What is the quintessential Colt DA revolver I should consider?





Link Posted: 9/14/2010 8:23:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 8:51:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HardShell:
Python (flavor of your choice), if you're to have only one.

JMHO.



Agreed......!
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 9:10:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2010 9:13:58 PM EDT by GunnyG]
Just one??



Don't dismiss the Diamondback: All the Python goodness on a Detective Special frame, with calibers from .38 Special all the way down to .22LR.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 10:38:40 PM EDT
IMO, its the Police Positive.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 3:20:07 AM EDT
Python or Detective special snubnose.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 3:53:45 AM EDT
Model 1909 New Service.... in 45 Colt.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 4:35:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2010 4:35:29 AM EDT by neilage66]
Originally Posted By Kendo:
Model 1909 New Service.... in 45 Colt.


This is my choice too. Good call.

I always called it the 1909 Army.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 4:35:02 AM EDT
I have to say Python with the Official Police right behind it. The Python is a work of art, but the OP rode in so many LEO holsters for years that it deserves mention.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 6:05:11 AM EDT
New Service Commercial model in .45 Colt or .44/40.

Python with a 4" barrel.

Colt Detective Special.

All are useful, all have (at least the earlier Dick Specials did) the traditional V mainspring. Go with what niche you want to fill.

I warn you, however. Colts have a habit of multiplying. They have even been known to corrupt you into sacrificing other occupants of the gun safe in order to acquire more Colts.

Link Posted: 9/15/2010 2:29:57 PM EDT
I find the Colt Trooper MK III to be quite nice. I have one in 22LR and it is a keeper.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 7:08:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fxntime:
Python or Detective special snubnose.


This.
Link Posted: 9/26/2010 1:20:55 AM EDT
i vote for the python
Link Posted: 9/28/2010 9:23:42 AM EDT
Python ,but the King Cobra is built like a tank & has the same barrel.

Anaconda for big bore !
Link Posted: 9/28/2010 11:31:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By fxntime:
Python or Detective special snubnose.


How many rounds have you shot through each
Link Posted: 9/28/2010 12:56:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cssalabama:
Originally Posted By fxntime:
Python or Detective special snubnose.


How many rounds have you shot through each


Don't have a Python right now but I do have a "pre Python that predates the Python by one year and has a trigger that is so sweet that it's like music to my fingers. Still locks up tighter then a conservative's wallet at a Obama fund raiser. I've shot plenty thru my Det specials, mostly 158 or 148 grain lead loads. I have thosands of rounds of mid range 148 full wad cutter, it's not a bad load at all to shoot thru a snub.

I not a fan of snubbie L/W .357s for a reason and don't own a single one. If I want more power in a revolver, I have much more powerful rounds then .357 or I'll just go to a semi auto.
Link Posted: 9/28/2010 2:06:53 PM EDT
I have a Commando Special that has a very sweet trigger . The thing really like to be pulled double action and is surprisingly accurate . I have thought of replacing her with a bright shiny nickel Cobra but every time I shoot the commando I 'am less inclined . The Cobra is very lite and I believe it would not be a very good target shooter . The commando has a nice recoil and I like the rubber grips . No failures of any kind and I bought her used .
Link Posted: 9/28/2010 2:18:58 PM EDT
Pre Python, I have Python Pachmar grips on it right now, fit perfectly.

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Link Posted: 9/28/2010 2:27:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fxntime:
Pre Python, I have Python Pachmar grips on it right now, fit perfectly.

http://i52.tinypic.com/2nvrz86.jpg[/url]


Looks like a shooter Thanks for sharing
Link Posted: 9/29/2010 7:43:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By wetidlerjr:
I find the Colt Trooper MK III to be quite nice. I have one in 22LR and it is a keeper.


This, 6" in .357 mag, blued.
Link Posted: 9/29/2010 8:35:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/1/2010 2:55:12 AM EDT
My personal favorite Colt


Link Posted: 10/1/2010 3:26:21 AM EDT
Python, Diamondback and Police Positive. These are the best Colt revolvers IMO
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 11:06:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2010 11:12:19 AM EDT by donmor53]
Quintessential?

Too many great Colt models to pick an alltime "best" for that category IMO.

Of all of my big bores...the 4" King Cobra (right side...second from the top) is one of my all time favorites as a great shooter. It's rugged and "just fits" as my really favorite wheelgun..

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g53/donmor53/KitchenGlobes004.jpg
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 11:08:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JohnRippert:
Originally Posted By fxntime:
Python or Detective special snubnose.


This.


agreed
Link Posted: 10/29/2010 10:24:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Cheesebeast:
I warn you, however. Colts have a habit of multiplying. They have even been known to corrupt you into sacrificing other occupants of the gun safe in order to acquire more Colts.



So true!!!
Link Posted: 11/1/2010 7:26:30 PM EDT
Ok I'll play.








RLTW
Link Posted: 11/9/2010 11:37:02 PM EDT
D'back all the way!



Trooper is next

Link Posted: 11/20/2010 5:39:30 PM EDT
3 inch detective special is the IDEAL carry revolver as far as I am concerned!
Link Posted: 11/29/2010 8:23:24 PM EDT
cant believe no one mentioned the original Colt DA, 1877 Lighting / Thunder.

to me thats the quintessential Colt DA revolver.
Link Posted: 12/1/2010 7:17:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2010 7:19:37 PM EDT by Surfgun]
Originally Posted By fxntime:
Pre Python, I have Python Pachmar grips on it right now, fit perfectly.

http://i52.tinypic.com/2nvrz86.jpg[/url]


Agreed. Officers Match .38 Special; Python action without that Python price. I like mine.
Link Posted: 12/20/2010 9:58:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2010 9:59:31 AM EDT by nightshade2x]
JETWC - You do know that the stocks pictured on your Python are not original Colt stocks. They are aftermarket stocks or possibly reproductions of the 2nd generation Python style stock. Just want to make sure you were not decieved that they were original.

Have fun and be safe.
Nightshade2x
Link Posted: 1/23/2011 9:49:58 AM EDT
3" Colt Python.
Link Posted: 1/23/2011 10:04:12 AM EDT
Another vote for the 6" Colt Python, blued with oversized badger grips in Rosewood. Dreamy.

Link Posted: 1/31/2011 3:10:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By nightshade2x:
JETWC - You do know that the stocks pictured on your Python are not original Colt stocks. They are aftermarket stocks or possibly reproductions of the 2nd generation Python style stock. Just want to make sure you were not decieved that they were original.

Have fun and be safe.
Nightshade2x


Nightshade Thanks but actually they are Rosewood from the Colt Custom Shop. It came with the rubber grips but I found these from a Colt collector and really like the looks.
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