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    Python Update Part Deux

    In our last episode, I reported that the sideplate screws on my 2020 Python had loosed up and caused the dreaded cylinder skip problem. At least that's what I blamed the problem on since it had never occurred before, and it didn't again for the rest of the rounds I had with me that day.


    Well, today I went back to the range with 100 rounds of reloads, a bit over P+ 38, in 357 brass, with 158 grain RN Berry's plated bullets. Not a hot load at all by 357 Magnum standards. The 100 rounds went off without a problem, and the screws showed no sign of loosening this time. Not a definitive test, since it was only 100 rounds, but it points in the right direction. This bring my total to over 600 rounds.


    BTW. I hadn't added any thread sealer to the screws, just tightened them up with a screwdriver. I'll be keeping an eye on them as we go forward.


    The gun seems to like the load. From 30 feet, fired mostly D/A. The outliers are the fault of the shooter, not the gun, I promise.


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    Good shooting.

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    Good to hear its still running great for you. I saw an article where Colt had been contacted about what they were doing in regards to fixing any issues. One of their fixes is that they are starting to put thread locker on the sideplate screws. To address the light strike issue some have had they are installing a slightly heavier mainspring
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    I am glad the gun is working without issue. Very nice shooting. I do love the Python.
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    Colt made a great gun when I bought mine, back 40 years ago, but here lately they have really crapped out. I hope everything works out for you.
    And I will give Colt an A+ for bringing back the Python.
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    Some nice shooting! Hope to keep reading your first hand reviews but it looks like a fun gun!
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    Very nice! Did you go to the range near Bass Pro? Hank
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    Glad things are functioning well. Great shooting!
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    Reminds me of my Colt SAA's every now and then I need to tighten the action screws. Not a big deal, when you clean it check the side plate screws. Good shooting BTW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boriqua View Post
    Some nice shooting! Hope to keep reading your first hand reviews but it looks like a fun gun!
    Yes Hank. I've been a member there for a couple of years. Nice place. Good people.

    It's run (owned?) by Green Top now you know.
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