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    It seems like they're rushing assembly or not adding some kind of thread locker when installing the front sight. Put it together, send it to be proof fired, pack it and send it out. Anyone who buys one of the new Cobras should be forewarned to tighten the front sight hex screw before shooting it the first time. Maybe yours and the tester's revolver in the link were assembled by the same tech?

    It's a sign of trying to get things done too quickly. Even the finest pieces of machinery don't live up to expectation if they aren't assembled properly.

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    Where is that hex set screw located? Is it under the fiber optic rod? I don't have a Cobra in front of me, but need to send someone the info about tightening it down. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Independence View Post
    Where is that hex set screw located? Is it under the fiber optic rod? I don't have a Cobra in front of me, but need to send someone the info about tightening it down. Thanks.
    The set screw is located above the end of the barrel, in a recessed hole, in the rib, directly below the front sight blade. You can see it just above the end of the barrel. My best guess is it takes a .028 Allen wrench. About the smallest one made.
    Nice revolver when debugged.
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    I would think Colt's specs on the Cobra specify a torque amount for tightening the screw and thus the front sight. I hadn't heard any complaints about the front sight popping off suddenly until recently so it may be confined to one or two assembly techs who are lazy and not following specs. That's why supervisory oversight and inspections are so important.

    Colt also needs to have such complaints reported or they may not find out and correct the problem. No complaints...whether public like a magazine review or private complaint from consumers...and no one knows there's an issue that can be easily corrected.
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    I had to do an update on my Night Cobra.
    I got my front sight properly secured and got it back out to the range this past weekend.
    It is extremely accurate to point of aim. The trigger pull is extremely smooth and even. The balance, weight, and fit in the hand is perfect, at least for me. I really like this revolver. It is a new modern Colt, but it is, in my opinion, a fine revolver and I would have no reservations recommending it to anyone who might be interested.
    I've reached a point in the last few years where my interests and funds have allowed me to collect some nice 70's and 80's model Colt revolvers, some of which I occasionally shoot. This one I can really get out and enjoy regularly.
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