The KC Target is exceptional...a thoroughly modern revolver. I've never handled one of the Kimber revolvers so I can't comment on it...other than I think it's fugly...but the real beauty is in performance. If the Kimber performs it's beautiful beyond its appearance.
My only criticism of the King Cobra is purely subjective...I would like to see a trigger with more rounded face...maybe a touch wider...but that's just my preferences.
The King Cobra is accurate...very good handling and has a smooth action. I have a 3" KC, a 4" KC Target and a 6" 2020 Python...all are exceptional. Any will do anything one can reasonably ask from a .357 Magnum revolver. Whether a KC Target is a better buy than a Python is open to interpretation...a Python is a step apart from mere run of the mill revolvers but I will admit in most hands the Python probably won't shoot any better than the others. I think to say the Python has more accuracy potential is an accurate statement..but most won't see it on their target. You buy a Python because...well...it's a Python and it carries a pride of ownership few other handguns can.
Well, I bought a new one anyhow. It feeds fine from an HKS #10 speedloader but it's over-molded Hogue backstrap covering absorptive rubber grips are K-frame size, making pocket-carry problematic. So much for it replacing my 642 as a pocketable CCW. I/O WB holster carry will have to do. Empty, it's just over a half pound heavier than the 642 - not bad for a SS revolver! It's +P .38 Spcl rating will be used - I have some Remington R38S12 158gr LHPSWC +P for it to carry. It's DA pull is about as smooth and stout as my well broken in 642 is now, with a crisp release - also in SA. I like it's red FO front sight - it's easily viewed in subdued light. I'll check it's POA/POI with a couple of different types of ammo next week. It's my first Colt... whoever made it!
I know next to nothing about this. I am considering purchasing this revolver and would like to know your opinions on these grips. I like them, even if they turn out to be detrimental to the overall value . Please let me have your thoughts.
I guess this is getting the cart before the horse. I ran across this extra long barreled Heiser holster a few years ago and since I collect Heiser's I went ahead and bought it. It's a beautiful holster but I wasn't sure what it fits. When I got home I tried one of my New Services in it and sure...
I just picked up today at the FFL dealer a Colt New Service I bought at an on-line auction in Texas. It's serial number is 228XXX, so it was made in 1919. It's been nickel-plated (probably after manufacture) and the barrel says merely: "COLT DA .45". The auction house did not say whether it...
I am trying to buy this revolver but am not aware of the value. I need some help looking for a ballpark range for this pistol. The Colt website says sn 317919 was made in 1929. I also wonder if it was factory engraved and also any info on the grips would be great!!