When I had my new Python I paid $1340 for was transferred in to my LGS, they looked up their cost (if they could find one) and said cost to them would have been $1280. What you heard sounds correct.
Purple lock-tite the screws. It is what the factory does. I have 2 that need it done the other was already done at the factory.I bought one in mid-February or so I guess. I got it at a local, non-chain dealer. I just walked in one evening and asked one of the guys who work there if they had one. Somewhat to my surprise, they did. Price was MSRP at $1499.00 plus tax. I hesitated about 15 seconds before saying "I'll take it." If it had been a 4" model, it wouldn't have taken that long. I now have just over 800 rounds, most of the 357 through it.
Problems. I encountered the "cylinder failed to advance" problem while shooting at about 500 rounds. Examination revealed that the two sideplate screws on the left side had come loose. Two minutes with a screwdriver took care of the problem and it hasn't come back since (I check after each range session now).
I have also had a few "light strikes" with my reloads. Not enough to alarm me or worry me. For one thing the only place I shoot this gun is at the range. If it misfires, no big deal. I've also had the same problem with this ammo with Smith and Wesson revolvers. I've changed brands of primers on the next batch to see if that helps. If I can ever get back to the range (they're closed now...the virus thing you understand) that is.
I'm quite happy with it. I'm a Smith and Wesson guy at heart, but this Colt impresses me. It has become my favorite gun hands down. I don't carry it. It's not a self-defense gun. I'm not going zombie hunting with it. It's just a long range paper hole puncher.
You are correct. Brownian motion is the thermally driven collisions of molecules in liquids and gasses. While oysterer may not be scientifically accurate- it got big chuckles with me.Please explain to me how the screws can walk out by Brownian motion. I thought that had to do with fluids. I am not being a smart A$$, just want to learn.
It is what it is, overpriced by 2 fold if it did work as intended. On top of being grossly overpriced they are shipping with screws missing reason being is that the screws are designed entirely out of spec as seen in the fact that they all walk out by Browninan motion while just sitting in the safe. Eventually every one of the few large chain stocking dealers (the only way to buy one) will have 2 sitting in the case and 3 more in the back, they will be a very slow seller at $1259 and sitting for 3 months increments still.
here’s a video from American rifleman about early Python issues.Hey Guys!
Have a chance to pickup a new 2020 Python in the next month. Can someone explain to me what the actual issues were on the first batch of guns? I am looking to use and shoot this gun a lot and to get many years of enjoyment out of it. Have those who have received and shot them had great experiences? I understand my question is kind of broad, but I am curious to see what the community thinks!!!