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    More Python stuff

    I stopped at the range again today, with 100 rounds of my reloaded 357's. I know it's boring, but all 100 rounds fired off perfectly and we (my wife and I) were able to hit the target. As a matter of fact, my wife really likes the Python. I might have to change the combination to the gun safe.

    I can't figure out why mine doesn't malfunction like "everyone" on the internet says theirs do. I even got it so hot that I had to set it down on the bench to load it. No problem. Just bang, bang, bang, bang...and so on.

    I mostly just shoot to make noise, so I don't go around measuring grips or such stuff. I just try to make a hole in the paper once in a while. I think this was about 50 rounds or so from 7-10 yards. Gotta adjust the sights.

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    And this one my wife fired. After these 12, she got sort of bored and went off to chat with a friend who works there. Not too bad for an old crippled woman who walks with a cane, and had never fired the gun before today. She did shoot another dozen or on another target, but this one was all hers.

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    She was pretty proud of that one an to tell you the truth, so was I.
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    Very nice shooting from you both. Thanks for sharing.
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    That’ll do the job mate...

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    That is some very nice shooting!
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    Glad the new Python works great. Some of the problems I think are like any other gun manufacturer. New product and I understand Colt went from flat spring to coil? So makes sense will be a few issues at first. Anyway glad yours is performing as it should. That is really good shooting from your wife for the first time with it. You might have to buy another one for her. Or you can buy the 4 inch like you want and you both will be happy.
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    From what I hear they are very nice guns. Since internally they are a new design and even the frame and barrel are no doubt made using newer manufacturing techniques, there are bound to be a few glitches with some of the guns. S&W had trouble with Shield 40 magazines popping loose at first. Springfield had a recall on the XDs when it was fairly new. The new 7 shot GP100s wouldn't accommodate all 7 rounds in the cylinder with some brands of ammo and even Sig has had a few problems with their latest releases initially, according to the internet. All have turned out to be fine guns.
    Glad to hear yours has been trouble free and fun to shoot. I hope Colt works the bugs out of the others because the more players in the market the better it is for us consumers and Colt making a good quality revolver would up the game for their competition and maybe keep them on their toes.
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    I picked mine up last Friday. Curiosity had me taking it apart Saturday Morning. It's action is very similar to the original. Same "V" mainspring, same basic system. No coil springs that I could find. My cylinder turns every time the trigger is pulled. Single action trigger is not as nice as the original, but the double action is very smooth. The cylinder times just like the original. Overall I am pleased. My dealer charged me MSRP as well.

    I am not sure when I will get out to shoot it, but I don't think it will disappoint.
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    Yankee Marshal in a couple of videos yesterday shows how to
    short stroke the Python and believes that is what some people
    are doing. He's particularly harsh in critiquing Hickok45.

    This evening in a radio/video chat he expands on a theory
    that the hand is part of the problem and has cutaways of
    the old and new Python.

    I noticed and he pointed it out that Colt is using the
    basically Smith&Wesson design for the cylinder stop,
    dropping what was in my estimation a really complicated
    design used in the original gun.

    The new V-spring I suspect has been lightened a bit too
    much in an effort to achieve a better double action pull
    than in the old model.

    As Ken Hackathorn in an early video pointed out that with
    the Python a schooter has to lightly take his trigger finger
    off to allow the trigger to return and reset. The same
    consideration exists with the old model as well. The
    trigger return is "soft" compared to the vigorous snap
    on a Smith or Ruger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleEd View Post
    Yankee Marshal in a couple of videos yesterday shows how to
    short stroke the Python and believes that is what some people
    are doing. He's particularly harsh in critiquing Hickok45.

    This evening in a radio/video chat he expands on a theory
    that the hand is part of the problem and has cutaways of
    the old and new Python.

    I noticed and he pointed it out that Colt is using the
    basically Smith&Wesson design for the cylinder stop,
    dropping what was in my estimation a really complicated
    design used in the original gun.

    The new V-spring I suspect has been lightened a bit too
    much in an effort to achieve a better double action pull
    than in the old model.

    As Ken Hackathorn in an early video pointed out that with
    the Python a schooter has to lightly take his trigger finger
    off to allow the trigger to return and reset. The same
    consideration exists with the old model as well. The
    trigger return is "soft" compared to the vigorous snap
    on a Smith or Ruger.
    I watched the Hickock45 video and he had the cylinder not turn after manually cocking the hammer...twice...so he wasn't short stroking the trigger
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesy814 View Post
    I watched the Hickock45 video and he had the cylinder not turn after manually cocking the hammer...twice...so he wasn't short stroking the trigger
    Not just the ability to short stroke but the possible problem with the hand was mentioned
    by Yankee Marshal. And Hickok45 also gave a reference to the hand.

    Any revolver can be shortstroked but the Colt Python is a design where a shooter is
    more prone to do it.

    In a several years old video Jerry Miculek demonstrates his fast shooting with a
    Smith, a Ruger and a Colt Python. As he began to run the Colt, he short stroked
    it and explained that he wasn't allowing the "soft" trigger to return. After that, he
    did a run but it was much slower than with the Smith or Ruger.
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