Revolver similar to Python

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  1. SpringerTGO

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    I've said it plenty of times on these forums. When Python's were sitting in the displays next to S&W's people bought the S&W's. That's why there are no more Pythons. Now that they aren't made people who never had the choice think Pythons are the end all. My Python was absolute junk. It spit lead out the cylinder gap and I thought it was unsafe to shoot. I sent it back to Colt and they told me there was nothing wrong with it. It was accurate if you didn't mind getting sprayed or having people around you get sprayed.

    Lt. Donn...... handle a Korth. Look at the tolerances, feel the trigger, and if you have the opportunity shoot one. Compared to what people are paying for semi custom 1911's Korths are bargains. They are hand made from beginning to end by one person, and they shoot great.
     
  2. Mayhem like Me

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    lol so much for posting from my phone lol
     

  3. Mayhem like Me

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    Don't forget the MR 73 my personal favorite along with registered magnums and pre model 27s
     
  4. AK_Stick

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    With the exception of the forward cylinder release, the DW is the gun the Python should have been.
     
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  5. SpringerTGO

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    Awesome revolvers as well.
     
  6. Jan R Whitaker

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    Sorry, but there is nothing like a 6in. Blue Python.
     
  7. SpringerTGO

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    You're right. I'll take this all day long over a 6" Python.

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    It's pretty nice
    I forgot the DW had ribs also. I think they're a nice looking revolver too. I've seen them for sale new with 2, 4, 6 and 8 inch barrels for $800. I almost bought one but something else cauhgt my eye.
     
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  9. G19 DB

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    Picked up this DW not too long ago. It is a flame thrower & a beauty.

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  10. Joshhtn

    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Gold Member

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    Yep, the DW 15-2 is exactly what you're looking for. I'm in the process of finding the right set (Pistol Pac), myself.

    Here's my .44 Mag...

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  11. bac1023

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    Very nice

    mice always liked the bluing on the old Dan Wesson’s. I’ve had a couple myself.
     
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    In the early 1970's I bought a new Python. I shot and liked it. I kept it for a long generation and sold it, making enough out of it to buy three S&W K frames that I still have. Guns are fun to shoot, and a necessary tool in a sometimes violent world. I have a part time hobby of buying low and selling high. It all started with that Python. :flag:
     
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    That is a beautiful revolver Josh
     
  14. vitalibertas

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    There is a cult of personality with Colt that I’ve never felt has been justified for the past 30 years I’ve been purchasing firearms. I’ve only owned one Colt that was perfect from the factory, a Blue Label 6920 H-Bar and I sold it because it had oversized pins and a riveted trigger block making it non-mil-spec to kow-tow to those who would trample the Second Amendment.

    On 1911s, Colt was notorious for building loose rattle traps, which is why Kimber came to exist. As well, plunger tubes with inadequate staking and too short mounting ears are common. Thumb safeties weren’t crisp and had over-travel. Basically you bought a Colt retail and had to spend double for a good gunsmith to make it how it should have been to begin with, but it was much cheaper to just do that with a Springfield Armory instead. Ask me how I know. Colt killed 1911s and just about all of their products due to crappy quality in the 1980s and Kimber revolutionized the industry in the ‘90s.

    The same has already been said about Pythons. You can get better quality for less money with Smith and Wesson as well as Dan Wesson. I’d get a Ruger Security-Six before I’d buy a Colt Python.
     
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  15. Joshhtn

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    Thanks and the same to you!
     
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    joshhtn That 44mag looks like a virgin !! Beautiful
     
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    I do agree, especially with the 1911s. The Python is unique though, there may be better and there are certainly worse, but nothing like it.
     
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    I really think the Python is getting shortchanged by many of you. Sure there are tougher revolvers available, Dan Wesson and Ruger certainly come to mind. However, the Python is not as “weak” as many people perceive it to be. I honestly feel many people scoff at the prices they fetch and instantly feel the need to bash it. That happens with many guns. I see it time and time again.
     
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    Very true Bucky

    I’m laughing at some of the comments here. Sure you can buy a Dan Wesson or Ruger and have a very solid 357 Magnum. They are sure as hell no Python, nor would they satisfy someone’s desire for one.

    If you want a solid 357, there are plenty of options. If you want a Python, there is one option.
     
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    Very true CB

    I feel there are a handful of 357 Magnums that are "better" than a Python, but the list is short. Those all sell for more money than a Python does.

    They still aren't similar to a Python. The Python is unique.
     
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