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    Got to fire the new Cobra. Nice trigger

    So a buddy of mine was given an indoor range membership for Xmas from his wife. It includes bringing a guest if we share the lane. It also include free use of the rental guns. While weíre were buying some targets, I spotted a colt cobra as a rental gun and said letís try it. As were were squaring up, the clerk asked how many boxes of ammo would we like, my friend said he didnít know that was a requirement on the rental guns, and we were going to pass up on it and the clerk said, in the future, rental guns require at least one box of ammo purchased but let us have the gun. I privately told my friend as were were walking that most likely they would not allow reloaded ammo in their rental guns. Anyway.......

    So this was the first time I tried the advertised linear trigger at a rated 8 lb. double action pull. Colt got it right, it was very smooth with no noticeable stacking that I could tell. Cocking this gun seems pointless and my groups were the same shooting it DA and SA. Did I mention I love the trigger? With bright indoor lighting, I didnít see any advantage to the optic sight but no doubt outside with less than ideal lighting conditions, it may have its advantages. Absolutely no doubt I could train anyone ( young/old, male/female, large/small) to shoot and qualify with this gun. And that person would feel very confident with the gun as well.

    We were definitely shooting a plus P load, of which while the rubber stocks absorbed well, they were more than needed for practice shooting. He also brought a j frame smith with laser and after 5 shots with that ammo, we put that gun down. We probably shot 50 rounds between the 2 of us in the cobra (30 at least for me). But for extended practice, my midrange wadcutters or even standard 38 special would have been pleasant.

    While I will probably buy one in the future, I donít know that I will carry it as I seldom use a holster and use pocket or jacket carry. My wish for Colt is to bring that gun gun out in a lightweight version. Oh and while Colt is rehashing itís snake names...........how about Viper for a lightweight version?

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    I have the new Cobra and I am very pleased with it. Great trigger but honestly doesnít compare to a Python but still better than most new production guns Iíve tested. I have various Smiths and comparably the Cobra trigger blows them away. Just my opinion but Iím right there with you.


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    My father had a S&W something or other that he'd been carrying for a few years, we shot it over the summer and, other than fairly unacceptable accuracy, it was just fine. Early in the fall when he came to town he was toting the new Cobra, so of course we went and shot it. Boy, what a difference. The Cobra was excellent. Really nice trigger and accuracy that was FAR beyond what I would consider good for a snubby barrel.
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    Thanks for the report! I've been on the fence but, after your write up and the thoughts of others, may just go get one. I'm leaning towards the night cobra..not because of the "cool" name, but the bobbed hammer makes sense for CCW purposes.
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    I bought the New Cobra a while back and am very happy with the trigger and accuracy. I have a holster on order, waiting for it to start carrying it. I'm looking at the Night Cobra, too. Haven't decided yet if the differences are worth the price, but leaning toward yes.

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    Love my new Cobra. Shoots to POA with 135 grain loads and up in weight. Soon as the night sight comes in for it the Kimber K6s moves to backup status along with the Smith 640 Pro. Yes I am a "snubby junkie" and I love the new Cobra. A 3" skinny barrel Cobra would spin me out of control. Bought my Cobra last, first was the Smith then the Kimber. But the best shooter is the Cobra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeke38 View Post
    Love my new Cobra. Shoots to POA with 135 grain loads and up in weight. Soon as the night sight comes in for it the Kimber K6s moves to backup status along with the Smith 640 Pro. Yes I am a "snubby junkie" and I love the new Cobra. A 3" skinny barrel Cobra would spin me out of control. Bought my Cobra last, first was the Smith then the Kimber. But the best shooter is the Cobra.
    Brownells has the Tritium front sights available for 71.99 but are currently out of stock.


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    Thanks Aceman, have one on backorder. They apparently have a chimp somewhere hammering these sights out a few at a time. This Cobra really handles and shoots well: part of it appears to be the "updated" action and the other is the perfect for me Hogue grip. Gonna be running Hackathorn's Wizard drill with this Cobra as soon as the weather will allow.

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    wish somebody would make a laser sight. I love this little stubby but my old eyes need the laser for low light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dansden View Post
    wish somebody would make a laser sight. I love this little stubby but my old eyes need the laser for low light.
    It's certainly within the capabilities of the makers. I would think that if something isn't already in the planning or tooling stages, it's because they're waiting to see what kind of market the Cobra has and how well it sells. They won't want to tool up and produce a product for a gun that's not selling...plus Colt's well known reputation for suddenly discontinuing products at the first sign of a sales slowdown.
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