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I was first on the list for a four inch Python at the LGS. He called yesterday afternoon and told me this one came in earlier in the day. I was there when they opened this morning. This is where my stimulus money went. Doing my part to help the recovery. Thank you , Mr. President. I went over the gun with a light and a magnifier and I found zero cosmetic or machining flaws , very good trigger , and balances great. I hope this one is as defective as the one Cajun Bass owns. Range report to come.
 

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Congratulations. You're gonna like that one I'll bet. My first one, the 6" gun, did have a couple of malfunctions, but they were easily corrected "in the field" using only a simple screwdriver. That one was a sub-3000 S/N gun. Since the 3000's I don't think I've heard of any problems with any of them. It seems Colt really moved quickly to nip the problems in the bud.

I haven't had a chance to shoot my 4" one (S/N 5500 range) yet...Covid..and all that. The range has opened though, and I hope to get over there maybe tomorrow.

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Sweet looking new Pony there. Look forward to hear how she shoots.
 

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Congratulations. You're gonna like that one I'll bet. My first one, the 6" gun, did have a couple of malfunctions, but they were easily corrected "in the field" using only a simple screwdriver. That one was a sub-3000 S/N gun. Since the 3000's I don't think I've heard of any problems with any of them. It seems Colt really moved quickly to nip the problems in the bud.

I haven't had a chance to shoot my 4" one (S/N 5500 range) yet...Covid..and all that. The range has opened though, and I hope to get over there maybe tomorrow.

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I read the same thing about the problem serial number range. When I saw mine was in the 7000 range , I'm thinking they have the bugs worked out. The more I look it over , the more impressed I am with the build quality. The fitting is well done.
 

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Fine looking Colt! Great addition to any collection. Have fun with it and let us know how it functions for you. Congrats!
 
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My local gun shop got one and I had a chance to handle it. They are quite nice. Not sure I'm ready to bite, thought. I don't have one Colt revolver at this point - S&W, Dan Wesson and Ruger all the way...
 

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So,CB, you have the 6鈥 and the 4鈥. I guess a 2 1/2鈥 is next? Hank PS-Very nice looking 4鈥. I know that鈥檚 your favorite barrel length. Good shooting!
 

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So,CB, you have the 6鈥 and the 4鈥. I guess a 2 1/2鈥 is next? Hank PS-Very nice looking 4鈥. I know that鈥檚 your favorite barrel length. Good shooting!
No, I'm pretty much a 4" barrel guy.

Unless a 4" in blue comes along, I'm out of the Python market.
 
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Looks good! I bet you get 1 or 2 malfunctions within the first million rounds... but seriously, I hope all is well with it. I have not seen any bad press on them once they got past the initial couple hundred guns and look forward to a range report
Congratulations. You're gonna like that one I'll bet. My first one, the 6" gun, did have a couple of malfunctions, but they were easily corrected "in the field" using only a simple screwdriver. That one was a sub-3000 S/N gun. Since the 3000's I don't think I've heard of any problems with any of them. It seems Colt really moved quickly to nip the problems in the bud.

I haven't had a chance to shoot my 4" one (S/N 5500 range) yet...Covid..and all that. The range has opened though, and I hope to get over there maybe tomorrow.
I read the same thing about the problem serial number range. When I saw mine was in the 7000 range , I'm thinking they have the bugs worked out. The more I look it over , the more impressed I am with the build quality. The fitting is well done.
There used to be an old saying in the USAAC/USAAF/USAF "Never buy the "A" model of anything".
 

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No. When you buy an "A" model, you just accept that there might be teething pains, but really tightening a screw barely qualifies. :)

P.S. Those screws (2) haven't loosened again.
 
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There used to be an old saying in the USAAC/USAAF/USAF "Never buy the "A" model of anything".
Boeing has been building planes for almost 100 years and still can't get it right. I'll give Colt a shot at doing it right.
 

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Congrats, I just got mine yesterday, changed to a different style of Altamont grips that are Rosewood then I shined her up, now ready to go to the range.
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I was checking out those same grips on Altamont. Those look great.
Actually they look better than in the picture it doesn't do them justice.
 
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