Another snake's around! New Colt King Cobra Target

They gave us the King Cobra back early this year. Now Colt further develops its “snake guns” family introducing the King Cobra Target version, featuring a 4 1/4” barrel, adjustable rear sight, elevated fiber optic front sight, and custom wood medallion grips. Caliber is the classic and powerful .357 Magnum.

Based on the old Trooper Mk V mechanics, the Colt King Cobra revolver had a troubled history, to say the least. First introduced in 1986, it was taken off production in 1992, then reintroduced in 1994 and discontinued in 1998. Colt fans had to wait until this year to see it again. But why a Target version? “After releasing the King Cobra earlier this year we received a flood of requests for a 4” model with adjustable sights. Our customers are excited to bring their Colts to the range and the King Cobra Target is engineered for accurate and enjoyable shooting. The longer barrel and custom wood grips also just look fantastic,” explains Justin Baldini, Director of Marketing at Colt. “We’ve precisely tweaked this revolver to get it exactly where we want it and know our customers will feel the difference.”

Colt King Cobra Target pistol left side view
The King Cobra Target's cylinder has a capacity of 6 rounds in .357 Magnum.
Colt King Cobra Target pistol right side view
Note the old-style, gorgeous Altama wood grips with medallion.

Colt King Cobra Target, for competition 

Well suited to the competitive range, the new King Cobra Target is available in the US for 999 USD (MSRP). It's a SA/DA revolver with a 6-round capacity and a matte stainless steel finish. Grips are Altamont wood. It adds up to its siblings in the Cobra family, the King Cobra and the King Cobra Carry, which are already popular guns for defense, target shooting, and with collectors. For the moment, we don't know if the  King Cobra Target will be imported in the EU, but chances are good. In any case, the reintroduction and expansion of Colt's “snake guns” series is good news per se: all that's missing now is just a Python...


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