First showcased at the 2017 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the new Colt Cobra double-action compact revolver is finally available for commercial sales
First showcased back in January at the 2017 SHOT Show in Las Vegas (NV, USA), the Colt Cobra is now being shipped to retailers in north America at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $699.00; in March, at the 2017 edition of the IWA OutdoorClassics expo in Nuremberg (Germany), the Italian-based Prima Armi S.r.l. company – exclusive distributor of Colt firearms for Europe – announced the commercial availability of the Colt Cobra revolver on the European civilian markets at a retail price of €1,269.00.
The Cobra is a small frame revolver for personal, home and property defense, featuring the classic lines of a traditional Colt double-action revolver, along with some great upgrades and modernizations – including Colt’s new LL2 (Linear Leaf spring, version 2) trigger spring which offers a premium trigger pull experience without the need for hand-fitting.
« The bar was set so high, and the team in Colt’s Innovation Center really knocked this one out of the park.» said Paul Spitale, SVP for Colt, referring to the legacy of fine double-action revolvers in Colt’s history.
« The grip was moved rearward to not only allow for more comfort and recoil control, but this also opened up the trigger guard area to allow for a flatter, more intuitive feeling trigger, as well as easy use with gloved hands. The trigger pull is phenomenal. The feel of this trigger both in the hand and when measured by a computer is very favorable to, and some might say better than, the triggers in Colt’s legacy double-action revolvers.»
« To offer new shooters a rewarding experience, we focused on the manageable .38 Special round,» said Spitale.
« We want folks to be equally comfortable carrying this great firearm for defense and enjoying it at the range with family and friends.»
The Cobra was designed for concealed carry, with its 2” barrel and a +P capable, .38 Special chambering; among its features are a six round capacity, an all stainless steel construction to aid in recoil mitigation, and a Colt-branded overmolded rubber grip manufactured by Hogue. The Cobra also features a user-upgradable fiber optic front sight. The sight can be easily swapped by the user to the available aftermarket tritium night sight.