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    Just out of curiosity, how much has the prices changed for the Cobra, King Cobra and even though not much but the KC target. Additionally if someone had abiut 3K to spend which guns would you purchase? KC Target or both the newer versions of Python.

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    I've noticed Cobra prices have moderated...not dropped by a huge amount but the market price is down some...maybe the result of the King Cobra on the market. I haven't seen much, if any changes on King Cobra prices but also haven't seen that many on the market either. I've only seen one King Cobra Target in a gun store...and I bought it! It was a local dealer who treats me right and gave me a decent deal on it...below MSRP but not by a huge amount.

    If I had $3k to spend I'd look for both a 6" and 4 1/2" Python...because...well...they're Pythons!
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    Same here on the King Cobra Target only one I have seen in this area was on the shelf at a LGS and like Snidely " I bought it " just under MSRP. No Python's seen around here at any LGS of course they could had some but it doesn't matter to me at this point. I will take a wait see for those in the coming year in the meantime I will enjoy my new King Cobra Target.
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    Snidely has it! because.....well...its a Python.....I haven't bought a NEW revolver in many years...and I will buy a new Python....a 4.25" polished stainless....a new Python, it sounds good to me! I want to see one blue first, just to be sure..

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    Thanks guys I was going for the 6” Python for sure since I do have one from 1970 and now to have one 50 years later is neat. I was originally looking at the KC target, just to have and almost bought one prior to December but the transaction fell through. So for sure the 6” is in the near future for me and the 4.25” a little later. Maybe I’ll unload the Cobra but keep my KC as I like that. I usually just buy guns to buy and since Colt reintroduced the revolver and starting with the Cobra it was more of an impulse buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowhunter41 View Post
    Thanks guys I was going for the 6” Python for sure since I do have one from 1970 and now to have one 50 years later is neat. I was originally looking at the KC target, just to have and almost bought one prior to December but the transaction fell through. So for sure the 6” is in the near future for me and the 4.25” a little later. Maybe I’ll unload the Cobra but keep my KC as I like that. I usually just buy guns to buy and since Colt reintroduced the revolver and starting with the Cobra it was more of an impulse buy.
    You and I have a lot in common - we both have 1970 Pythons and you have a picture of my gf's butt in your avatar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowhunter41 View Post
    So is everyone saying that if I go into a LGS and see a Python for 1500 I can negotiate a lower price? Just out of curiosity, how much does a gun store make when selling a firearm. Let’s look at all three: Colt Cobra, Colt King Cobra and now the Python. What percentage does anyone think will be made by the LGS? What happens if I walk in with 1300 cold hard cash and throw it on the counter. Thoughts?
    The markup on firearms typically isn't alot by the time is goes from the manufacturer... to the distributor... to the dealer.

    Many of the dealers in my area... show me THEIR cost on firearms.

    Of course some of that depends on the volume they are buying... but a single purchase by the dealer will cost more than if they buy 10 or 20.

    My experience shows that on a special order firearm, (not necessarily talking Python here), you might save $30-50.

    If you can nab a new Python for $1300... then jump on it... but good luck doing that this early in the new release.

    Actually... I am kinda working on a deal like that myself. I have a very close friend that has always wanted a Python.
    Unfortunately... money is tight for him... and he lives out of state.

    So I called a local dealer that I figured will be getting some in. Turns out they will not be asking above MSRP... so when the time comes I will ask them if they will come down to $1400 per Python... but only charge my friend $1300 while I take the full hit at $1500.

    I've been a loyal enough customer over the years... that I think they will do this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BABYSITR View Post
    Snidely has it! because.....well...its a Python.....I haven't bought a NEW revolver in many years...and I will buy a new Python....a 4.25" polished stainless....a new Python, it sounds good to me! I want to see one blue first, just to be sure..
    Me too...will buy the 4.25 and shoot it....before the kids carry it off.
    Lots of opinions out there that a blue won't happen. Just like those that said 'never another Python'. Grin.
    However I suspect there is a technology/craftsmanship/EPA/cost issue out there that would provide the current thinking from an insider?

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    I have to speculate that a blue Python will not happen. Maybe a black "Nightstalker" ,(as I think was previously mentioned somewhere on this site), similar to the Nite Cobra... and maybe a Python "Hunter" in camo... similar to the ones in the early to mid 2000's.
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    A Python in camo! Heresy! Choke. Choke. I think I'm having the big one.
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