2.5 & 5-inch Stainless Steel Models Debut

by Vern Evans

Colt just announced its latest additions to the resurgent Colt Python revolvers line. The Colt Python line added 2.5- and 5-inch stainless steel models, greatly increasing the capability and utility for the classic wheelgun snake.

Colt Python Revolvers

The line now grows, including six distinctive handguns. Each comes chambered in .357 Magnum, now featuring barrel lengths ranging from 2.5 to 8 inches. The introduction of the 2.5- and 5-inch models add new dimensions to the series, adding greater appeal.

The compact 2.5-inch Python, boasting a six-round capacity, is comes built for optimal concealment without compromising functionality. Constructed from modern stainless-steel alloys, this revolver features enhanced durability, with 30% more steel beneath the rear sight. Its target-style adjustable sights make it suitable for a range of shooting scenarios. The revolver’s compact yet robust build, combined with a double action trigger-pull between 7 and 9.5 pounds, provides a balanced shooting experience.

The 5-inch model, a reincarnation of the classic Python design, caters to the demands of the modern sportsman. The crisp trigger and optimized balance ensure smooth, consistent shooting performance, making it a preferred choice among discerning enthusiasts.

Colt 2.5” Python Specifications:

  • Chambered: .357 Mag
  • Frame Material and Construction: Forged Stainless Steel
  • Barrel Description: 1:14 LH, 6 Groove
  • Adjustable target rear sight
  • Double / Single Action
  • Finish: Semi-Bright
  • Grips: American Walnut, Classic Panel Stocks with Silver Medallion
  • Height: 5.5 in.
  • Overall Length: 8 in.
  • Width: 1.55 in.
  • Barrel Length: 2.5 in.
  • Weight: 39 oz.
  • Capacity: 6 rds.
  • MSRP: $1,499

Colt 5” Python Specifications:

  • Chambered: .357 Mag
  • Frame Material and Construction: Forged Stainless Steel
  • Barrel Description: 1:14 LH, 6 Groove
  • Adjustable target rear sight
  • Double / Single Action
  • Finish: Semi-Bright
  • Grips: Walnut Target Stocks
  • Height: 5.5 in.
  • Overall Length: 10.5 in.
  • Width: 1.55 in.
  • Barrel Length: 5 in.
  • Weight: 43.3 oz.
  • Capacity: 6 rds.
  • MSRP: $1,499

On January 5, 2022, Ballistic reported:

Colt dropped a big bomb today, one sure to make revolver fans swoon. The Colt Python 3″ joins the rebirth of the famous wheelgun, adding to previous models launched last year to much fanfare.

Colt Python 3″ Details

In 2020, Colt brought back its famous revolver after a more than 20-year production hiatus. The Python 6″ and 4.25″ revolvers the Cobra and King Cobra in the Colt stables. And it immediately turned heads, winning the 2020 Ballistic’s Best Reader’s Choice Award for Best Revolver.

Now the 3-inch version comes chambered in .357 Magnum, featuring a six-round cylinder. Finished in semi-bright stainless steel, the barrel and frame contrast with the revolver’s walnut grips. Those grips evoke a traditional style, with deep checkering and inlaid golden Colt logo. A ribbed top strap and full-length underlug remain unchanged from the famous original.

The double- and single-action Python comes with a spurred hammer. Colt claims the gun exhibits a smooth trigger pull for accurate shooting. To help keep round center mass, a match-grade rear sight provides adjustment for both elevation and windage. It mates with an interchangeable red-ramp front sight for its sight picture.

A steel frame handles full-house .357 Magnum loads. But shooter can opt to fire .38 Spl. as well, always a favorite for wheelgun enthusiasts. But with a 3-inch barrel, this Python should find its way into EDC pursuits as well.

The Colt Python 3″ retails for $1,499. For even more info, please visit colt.com.

Colt Python 3-Inch Features

  • Stainless Steel Frame 
  • Walnut Grips 
  • Adjustable Rear Sight (windage and elevation)
  • Interchangeable Red-Ramp front sight
  • Double and Single Action Trigger
  • Powerful .357 Mag cartridge
  • 6-round capacity

Colt Python 3-Inch Specifications

  • Caliber: 357 Mag 
  • Capacity: 6 round
  • Barrel: 3-inch
  • Overall Length: 8.5-inches
  • Height: 5.5-inches
  • Overall Width: 1.55-inches 
  • Barrel Technical: 1:14 LH, 6 Groove 
  • Frame: Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Semi-bright
  • Grip: Walnut
  • Sights: Rear, adjustable (windage and elevation); Front, red ramped 
  • Trigger Action: Double Action/Single Action
  • Trigger Pull Double Action: 7.0 – 9.5 pounds max
  • Weight: 40 ounces
  • MSRP: $1,499

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