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I have a few colt single actions that I dearly love. Also have a number of colt pythons that I personally think are over rated. After taking my pythons and S&w's to the range and letting friends shoot both, the smiths won hands down. :)
 

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I have to agree. I have a Python and it's nice. Has a fantastic trigger pull and a very smooth action though it's not been tuned. I still like shooting my Model 27 better.

Pythons almost appear to be over-polished but the blue color is nice. The vent rib styling is a bit over-the-top. I'm not keen on front heavy revolvers with full lugs (my Python is a six-inch gun). The factory stocks feel "different" but I'm sure I'd get used to them if I shot it a lot.

Still, it was an anachronism from another manufacturing age that stayed in production well into the cheap, cast, stamped, alloy, and polymer era through which we suffer. The silly things have gotten silly in pricing too which is nice if you have one, crummy if you want one.

The Officer's Model Match is the best kept secret in fine post war Colts if one wants a truly exceptional gun that is attractive and shoots wonderfully.
 

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In my opinion, with the Python the 'wanting' is far better than the 'having'.

I've owned a few of them but they just never 'took' with me.... the only one I regret loosing was a 4" Nickle with cherry grips that ended up with my youngest son Ryan....

The last Python I had was a 6" Royal Blue from the mid 1970's.... 6 years or so ago I traded it to a pal for TWO Model 27's..... a 4" -2, Nickle and a 3 1/2" No Dash, Blue.... he claimed the Python was a better "investment over the long haul".... :roll:
 

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Drew, how right you are. Had one back in the mid-70s. I was hot for that thing and let loose of most of a month's pay for it. Biggest fizzle I ever had. Well, live and learn.
 

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Well, I hate to be the odd man out, but...

I enjoy the hell out of mine. Smoothest and lightest trigger of any gun I have, including my Performance Center model 25-10..

That's not to say it's my favorite though. That would still fall to the afore mentioned model 25.

As far as cost goes, y'all are right. They're way up there, price wise.. don't really know if they're worth the money it takes to buy one or not.. but if you already have one, you can surely get your money back out of it.
 

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I have owned my fair share of smiths but "not" one IMHO had a better trigger or as accurate as my pythons.now this is a smith forum so y'all go a head and have at it :lol: .
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Tx,
I just got & shot this weekend a Smith Model 686 4" that will give ANY python a run for it's $$$.Tell ya what...I'll take my DAN WESSON
& probably outshoot both my SMITH & ANY python!! :)
Jim
 

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James Clifton said:
Tx,
I just got & shot this weekend a Smith Model 686 4" that will give ANY python a run for it's $$$.Tell ya what...I'll take my DAN WESSON
& probably outshoot both my SMITH & ANY python!! :)
Jim
how close are to to bell co tx.?? we could shoot for beers :D .bullseye standing unsupported.I got to shoot on a army pistol team (7/17 cav) for a few years and it kind of stuck.
oh and I like



let me know.
pete
 

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jim about 3 hrs depends on DWF traffic :roll: .I am at ft hood so about a hour south of waco.
just remember its not the gun but the guy pulling the trigger.we had to use our issue revolvers (flt crew).I took 2nd place at camp bullis with my S&W mod 10.it wasn't a looker but a great shooter.we only used factory win match 148 gr wc ammo.it doesn't get any better than getting paid to shoot up some expensive ammo on the armys dime. :D .
win,lose or draw the tx mex is on me.
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Tx,
Sorry,my friend....I'm older than you...also Southern(can't say I'm a gentleman)it's on me! :D Hopefully we can play someday!I'll look forward to it.Now as to the terms,being old,bad eyes,bad joints & got the tremors like I do...what kind of break are you going to give to an old guy like me?? :)
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RANGER MUSEUM...all day!! :eek: No problem,if you have anything planned on that day....just leave me there!Didn't think YOU would give me a break(Giz would cause he's kind)but I had to try!By the way....what are you doing up so early.....I thought your day didn't start until 9!! :)
Jim
 

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I also own both and in my opinion the Python is the finest production revolver ever made.

I have seen poor shooters try a Python and greatly improve their marksmanship immediately.

I love my Pythons.



And my other I frame Colts.

 

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Well boys those snaky Colts are sure nuff pretty, but just give me a workin' mans revolver...A S&W .357 on an N frame with a 3 1/2" or 5" barrel and I'll call her good.

Su Amigo.
Dave
 
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