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Old 12-23-2013, 03:04 PM   #21
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Since I'm not a collector, I fail to see the infatuation with the Colt Python. I had one many years ago, and it was nice enough for a .38 Special or some .357 Magnum handloads, but when S&W introduced their model 586 Distinguished Combat Magnum, I latched onto a couple of those, swapped off the Python, and never looked back.

In my book, the S&W 586 is the finest double action .357 Magnum revolver to come down the pike, bar none.

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Since I'm not a collector, I fail to see the infatuation with the Colt Python. I had one many years ago, and it was nice enough for a .38 Special or some .357 Magnum handloads, but when S&W introduced their model 586 Distinguished Combat Magnum, I latched onto a couple of those, swapped off the Python, and never looked back.

In my book, the S&W 586 is the finest double action .357 Magnum revolver to come down the pike, bar none.

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Guess I'd be interested in hearing your reasons why you feel the 586 is better than the Python.

I'm a Python collector as well a S&W collector.
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I got my Python off of Gunbroker. The dealer I use to process my non C&R firearms won't except a gun from anyone thats not a FFL holder and he recomends using a credit card. Even with the extra 3% most people require at least if you get scammed you have some recourse. I wanted a Python in my collection because I had never owned one. I also wanted a 6" blued. I just feel at Python should be their royal blue but thats just me.

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Guess I'd be interested in hearing your reasons why you feel the 586 is better than the Python.

I'm a Python collector as well a S&W collector.
At the time, I was shooting very heavily, and with usually very heavy .357 Magnum handloads. I did a lot of shooting with the Keith 173 gr. cast SWC bullet. I hated crimping over the front shoulder, preferring to crimp in the crimping groove, giving me slightly more room for powder. Thus loaded, my cartridges would not fit into the Python (nor the S&W Model 27) without the bullet noses protruding from the face of the cylinder.

In addition, I was shooting very heavily in double action mode, and the Smith just always delivered better DA let-off than any Colt action. And, being case hardened, the trigger pull on my 586 just never varied a whit from the first shot through the next several thousand.

As to accuracy between the two, I could never really discern any difference. Each gun provided me with far better accuracy than I'm capable of. But the shape of the Smith's frame in the grip area just made it better handling for me, plus the general overall ruggedness of the L-Frame has just sold me on that design.
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At the time, I was shooting very heavily, and with usually very heavy .357 Magnum handloads. I did a lot of shooting with the Keith 173 gr. cast SWC bullet. I hated crimping over the front shoulder, preferring to crimp in the crimping groove, giving me slightly more room for powder. Thus loaded, my cartridges would not fit into the Python (nor the S&W Model 27) without the bullet noses protruding from the face of the cylinder.

In addition, I was shooting very heavily in double action mode, and the Smith just always delivered better DA let-off than any Colt action. And, being case hardened, the trigger pull on my 586 just never varied a whit from the first shot through the next several thousand.

As to accuracy between the two, I could never really discern any difference. Each gun provided me with far better accuracy than I'm capable of. But the shape of the Smith's frame in the grip area just made it better handling for me, plus the general overall ruggedness of the L-Frame has just sold me on that design.
I wish you would say it on the national stage, so I could buy another Colt for less
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Mine is 37 years old. It's been shot once in the last 5 years. I have no plans to sell it. It was a 16th B-Day present from my Dad and Uncles...not even a scuff mark on it. I only handle it with gloves on....

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I offered my ex girlfriends dad 1k plus my gp100 (so he still had a 357) for his python and no deal. Wouldn't come off his enfield either lol

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I offered my ex girlfriends dad 1k plus my gp100 (so he still had a 357) for his python and no deal. Wouldn't come off his enfield either lol
Some things just aren't for sale.
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Yup,..like integrity...

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If I ever get my hands on a Python, like my Troopers, it is most definitely not for sale. The ones I've handled, owned by friends or acquaintances, were simply too good at doing what they do to let go of.

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