Saw a Bright Cobra at the Colt booth that they had displayed in a glass case. It was like the stainless Cobra, but polished to a high gloss finish. It had a smaller checked wood grip with Colt medallions. It looked great. Spoke to two different people working the booth who say this is going into production now, and should be out by the end of the year. MSRP $1299. They said that this was the first show that it was on display. I took a pic, but it was with a flash through glass, so.....Pressed them on future snake guns, and they gave me the wink and a nod saying keep watching, and wait and see..... We'll see.
Did Colt have 2018 catalogs at its booth? At the 2018 SHOT Show, I was told Colt would have new 2018 catalogs at the NRA show. Strange that it could not have them ready for the largest gathering of firearms dealers in the world ....
The Bright Cobra looks great! I'm glad to see Colt going in this direction! Hopefully we can get some more revolver choices down in the coming years. They would need to keep prices reasonable (for me anyway) if they rehash any old monikers.
I did not see a catalog at the Colt booth. I asked them why they didn't have the Bright Colt at the shot show, and they said that it was just not quite ready prior to leaving for the show.
They told me that by the time they get back to the shop, a second line for the Cobra would be up and running. They told me that they are are selling them as fast as they can make them.
As for the SAA, there was one in the same glass counter as the Bright Cobra. It was highly engraved, with a little gold. I ask them about the SAA line, and they told me that they are putting out 100 per month, but they have people apprenticing to learn how to build SAA's. They are not taking orders now, but they feel like they will be taking them soon.
I tried to get them to talk about Colt struggling, bankruptcy, what they thought about where the company was going, but I could only find very positive people and that morale was high at the company..........
The grips are awesome! Well done! Street price better be closer to a grand tho, might be a tough sell. Going to be like the new production 1903, where u may as well buy a pristine original for cheaper or about the same. Looks like things are evolving for their revolver line possibly. If they are acting all happy go lucky and won't talk about that end of the business, that means to me there are big issues. Anyhow, hope they do more revolvers soon.