The Colt Cobra: A Capable Snub-Nosed Snake Gun
By GDC Staff
The all-stainless steel Colt Cobra revolver is built for concealability. With its small frame, 2-inch barrel, an unloaded weight of 25-ounces, it makes for an ideal carry or backup gun.
A vintage Colt Cobra 2nd model located in the Guns.com Vault.
Original Cobras were produced from 1950 to 1981. Some of these vintage gems can be found in the Guns.com Vault. After a 36-year hiatus, and to much fanfare, Colt brought back the Cobra in 2017. They kept the same good looks but modernized the internals.
An astute study of the new Cobra’s internals reveals several Metal Injection Molded (MIM) parts, including the hammer and trigger. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)
Demand was so strong upon its release, the Cobra was often difficult to find. The success of the Cobra saw Colt bring two more of its iconic revolvers out of retirement. The King Cobra was re-released in 2019, and the Python in 2020. These two revolvers are chambered in .357 Magnum/.38 Special.
Shop King Cobra or Python
Although we expected no less than perfection, the Cobra fired all ammo with 100 percent reliability. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)
The double/single-action Cobra is the baby in Colt’s wheelgun lineup. It holds 6-rounds of .38 Special and is capable of firing the hotter +P