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Just a heads up on these . Probably isolated but we sold a new KC last week and after firing a few rounds the front sight "flew off" and was lost . Suggest checking the tightness of the retaining set screw on your's and maybe add some blue loctite .

We didn't have another KC on hand so we took a front sight off of a std Cobra and installed . He actually liked the red fiber optic sight better . Contacted our Colt rep and Colt is sending us a replacement fiber optic and the KC brass bead sights . Great service by Colt !
 

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Good for Colt with quick customer service. Bad for Colt not tightening the sight screw properly before shipping it. I know stuff happens but when shipping a new product knowing your corporate survival may depend on its public acceptance and quality control one would think they would make sure such entirely preventable things don't occur to begin with.

Bad publicity can sink any new product introduction. Kudos to Colt for responding immediately and kudos to Mitch for substituting the sight from existing inventory to make the customer happy. Until the new sight arrives you have a revolver you can't sell, tying up your inventory dollars...good customer service. Many gun stores would simply order the new front sight and let the customer wait.
 
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Seems like this is a pretty common problem. The sight was wobbly already when I got my Cobra, and I found that the screw was loose. Strangely enough, the screw had oil on it so I cleaned it up and added some blue Loctite to make sure it stays put. This is something they should have done already in the factory, so I'm wondering how many sights they need to send before they realize that?
 

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Yeah the brass bead front sight on my Cobra was a little wiggly when I first got it and was doing its initial lubrication/cleaning. I read a couple reviews where people lost theirs during firing so I pulled the screw out and got a little blue loctite on there before going to the range the first time. It has 220 rounds through it now and the front sight is on there nice and tight.

I may take a little brasso to the bead to brighten it up as its a little darker than the brass beads on some of my other guns
 

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Good thinking , thank you . We're going to check our Cobra front sights from here on . At least for a little while .
 

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Seems to be par for the course on these new Colts. When I got my Cobra, every screw on the gun was loose - sight, sideplate, everything. Tightened 'em up, put blue Loctite on the sight screw, and have had zero problems since. Never hurts to give all the screws on any new gun a test-turn.
 

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Blue threadlocker is recommended for 1/4-3/4" screws only. I assume the lower end is due to disassembly problems, likely to need heat to avoid damaging threads.
Loctite Threadlocker Blue 242 from Loctite Adhesives

Purple is made for miniature threads. I have been using it for several years.
https://www.henkel-adhesives.com/us/en/product/threadlockers/loctite_222.html

Both can be found at an auto parts store.

As with all threadlockers, they will not work if oil is present. Clean threads on both ends with a solvent.
 

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Blue threadlocker is recommended for 1/4-3/4" screws only. I assume the lower end is due to disassembly problems, likely to need heat to avoid damaging threads.
Loctite Threadlocker Blue 242 from Loctite Adhesives

Purple is made for miniature threads. I have been using it for several years.
https://www.henkel-adhesives.com/us/en/product/threadlockers/loctite_222.html

Both can be found at an auto parts store.

As with all threadlockers, they will not work if oil is present. Clean threads on both ends with a solvent.
I did clean the internal/external threads . Wasn't aware of the color/size recommendation . Thanks for the heads up .
 

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I haven't clean or shot my King Cobra yet. I just check the front sight and it's was a little loose. Thanks for the heads up!!!!!
 

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Just for info, according to Brent when he was still with Colt, they have a policy of not locktiting screws because they were getting too many complaints from people who were stripping the screws on their sights and such that were locktited so they just stopped using locktite on any screws.

As usual colt can't win for losing.
 

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If anyone is interested, Bud's Gun Shop has a few King Cobras in stock to ship. I'm not ready to pick one up as I'm not sure they've got the legal okey-dokey yet from the People's Republic.

If anyone is going to buy one or two I'd like to see some members here be the ones.
 
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