SHOT Show 2020 – After years of waiting, the legendary Colt Python revolver in .357 Magnum caliber is back, in full stainless steel, available in two barrel lengths
Ever since Colt returned on the double action revolvers market with the Cobra model, back in 2017, the shooters community worldwide has been eagerly asking and awaiting for the return for another and way more iconic revolver – the Python.
Their pleas were answered this year, with the Colt Python 2020 revolver, first announced in early January and officially showcased to the public at the 2020 edition of the SHOT Show.
The 2020 Colt Python is entirely manufactured out of stainless steel, with a walnut grip featuring the iconic Colt medallion, and sports all the most classic features of the original model, including a full-lug design with a shrouded ejector rod, down to a vented barrel rib and a "kidney-bean" trigger guard shape that was dropped in the Cobra.
Initially available in a stainless finish and in 4.¼" and 6" barrel lengths – with others to be made available in the future – the 2020 incarnation of the Colt Python will also feature upgrades over the original, such a redesigned, adjustable target rear sight; a recessed target crown; a user-interchangeable front sight; and thirty percent more steel beneath the rear sight, providing superior durability.
The caliber remains the standard .357 Magnum; the six-shots cylinder also accommodates .38 Special cartridges for users seeking a "softer" shooting experience or for cheaper, easier training at the range.