I have been reading the Colt Forum for a while and posted a reply or two, so I decided it was time to say hello. I bought my first Colt (a new 6" blue Python) in 1980 when I was a young Navy officer who had more money than I knew what to do with. Going to sea for 12 months out of the first 2 years will do that! I sold that Python a few years ago when I had no job and no money. :bang_wall: After kicking myself for letting it go, I found a nice replacement at a LGS, also a 6" blue. Since then I have purchased a 4" nickel Python and a 6" stainless King Cobra. Yes, as several posters have mentioned, it does get addictive! I will post pictures shortly. Thanks for all the knowledge I have gained from those who have so generously shared their expertise.