Colt Issues Update on Questions with the New Python Revolver

02/24/20 6:05 AM | by

Colt Issues Update on Questions with the New Python Revolver

Colt last week issued an update to clarify some reported questions with their rebooted Python series of .357 Magnum revolvers.

In the above, Justin Baldini, Colt’s Director of Marketing, delves into a number of comments and concerns they have received since the new snake gun’s rebirth.

First off, are reports of light strikes from users of the new Python. This, Baldini chalks up to being caused by the use of imported ammunition from overseas. While stressing that Colt recommends the use of SAAMI-certified brass-cased ammo with the Python. Nonetheless, he says the company will modify the Python’s mainspring “in order to lessen the potential for light primer strikes.” While Baldini says this will have a “small effect on the trigger pull,” it will still fall within the published specs of a 7-to-9.5-pound double-action trigger pull.

Second, there have been reports of loose side plate screws, causing the cylinder not to turn. Colt said they will be using a thread-locker moving forward to prevent this. Baldini urges customers not to remove the side plate on Colt revolvers and says that those who have a Python with loose side plate screws should contact the company so they can inspect the revolver for possible unseen internal damage.

Further, some new Pythons could have gotten out of the door with cosmetic damage to the area around the muzzle crown. As with other issues, Baldini says to contact Colt and they will “address the damage, no problem.”

Beyond that, the good news is the new generation of Pythons can be dry-fired if needed, a departure from older wheelguns. Finally, more Pythons are reportedly on the way to eager crowds of Colt fans looking to get one of their own.

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