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Colt Announces the New Cobra Double-Action Revolver


WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (May 5, 2017) – Colt, historic manufacturer of what many have heralded as the finest double-action revolvers ever made, is excited to announce its re-entry into the market with the release of the Cobra®. The all stainless steel small frame revolver features 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,” said Paul Spitale, SVP for Colt, referring to the legacy of fine double-action revolvers in Colt’s history. “And the team in Colt’s Innovation Center really knocked this one out of the park. 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.”

The Cobra® was designed for concealed carry, with its 2” barrel and .38 Special chambering. “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 new Cobra® is available in .38 Special (+P capable), has a six round capacity, and features a 2” barrel, all stainless steel construction to aid in recoil mitigation, and a Colt branded rubber grip. 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. The Cobra® is now shipping; it has a SKU of COBRA-SM2FO, and an MSRP of $699.



17 Responses to “Colt Announces the New Cobra Double-Action Revolver”

  1. Gerard says:

    Great design improvments, such as a larger trigger guard, and grip frame. But it’s too Heavy. If this gun had a titanium cylinder Id buy one as soon as it hit the dealers shelves. Another example of Colt Almost getting a gun right.

    • Kit Badger says:

      “Heavy is good. Heavy is reliable. If it does not work you can always hit him with it…” -Boris the Blade-

      • Gerard says:

        If heavy is good why is the worlds most popular handgun the Glock?

        • Kit Badger says:

          “Obviously, you’re not a golfer…” Or one appreciates pop culture references. The above quote is from the movie Snatch. And yes, no one wants a super heavy smoke wagon.

          • Invictus says:

            I clocked a guy over the head with an aluminum frame Cobra once.. Lit him up pretty good, but a steel frame revolver would’ve probably ended the altercation with a KO. Food for thought.

          • Gerard says:

            Ok thanks

        • John says:

          That’s like saying, “If pistons are good, why is the AR the most popular rifle in the U.S.” 🙂

          • Gerard says:

            Because DI ARs are actually better and only vietnam era ones had issues…lets start a seperate debate on this lol

        • Bill says:

          IMHO the G43 is the current evolution of the J-Frame, so maybe this is the revolver equivalent of a G26.

      • Alex says:

        You mean Boris the Sneaky F*ckin’ Russian.

  2. Frank says:

    Wasn’t this already announced some time ago, yeah nobody wants a relatively heavy revolver that soaks up recoil… That must be why all pre-sales are already sold out…

    • Gerard says:

      Im not saying its Bad its just not Practical

      • Frank says:

        It’s practical enough especially if you shoot and carry from an era before polymer became all the rage. If it shoots as well as the media range guys are saying and the new trigger is as smooth as advertised it will be a winner for the revolver community. Take that for what it’s worth, I’m not implying it’s going after the single stack polymer market that appears to be the current trend.

  3. bulldog76 says:

    *yawn* colt guys where a double stack 9mm or 45 cal pistol i mean come on atleast catch up to the 1970s…

    • Che Guevara's Open Chest Wound says:

      Maybe if you weren’t yawning you could actually form a coherent sentence.

  4. Fred says:

    I’d like one with a 5″ barrel. Or a S&W M60 with one.