A few years ago, Colt jumped back into the revolver market with the Cobra in .38 Special. This stainless-steel revolver containing six rounds impressed shooters. However, it wasn’t long before some started clamoring for a .357 Magnum version. The company has responded with the Colt King Cobra.

Quick update for those who stumble onto this article: Colt just reintroduced an updated version of the Colt Python for 2020. Figured you’d like to know. Now back to the King Cobra.

“Our customers started asking for a .357 version of our Cobra immediately after the release, and at that moment we knew we had to prioritize this great addition to the Cobra family” said Justin Baldini, Product Director at Colt. “We couldn’t be more excited to add the power of .357 Magnum back into Colt’s Double Action Revolver lineup.”

Colt King Cobra Features

The new King Cobra features the same stainless-steel construction and six-round capacity as its smaller brothers. It also features a heavy-duty frame and full-lug, 3-inch barrel, as well as a user-replaceable front sight and Linear Leaf spring trigger.

These features, of course, differentiate this revolver from others, especially since most revolvers feature 2-inch barrels and only hold five rounds. However, most shooters will simply love the fact that the King is back. In fact, lots of people were very disappointed both times Colt discontinued the line.

The company plans to introduce the new revolver at the 2019 SHOT Show with consumers getting an opportunity to see the gun up close at the NRA Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Penn. However, the new revolver will be available through Colt dealers sometime this month. MSRP on the King Cobra is $899.

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Colt King Cobra Specs

  • Action: Revolver
  • Caliber: .357 Magnum
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Barrel Length: 3″
  • Capacity: 6
  • MSRP: $899

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