Colt King Cobra .357 Magnum
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February 27, 2010 at 04:21 AM
Recommended? YesI have had my KC since '91 and it is still my favorite handgun. It is accurate, reliable and it has great style. It is my primary home defense and I use MagSafe 38 Special so I won't kill the neighbors. The recoil is much lighter than the S&W with hot loads and I can nail the black every time.
I have never run across another KC and all my friends love it. When we go to the range they say "Bring the King Cobra". I would never part with this lovely piece, but I have heard it is actually quite rare and the values are increasing. Does anyone know what these guns are worth these days?
October 14, 2009 at 01:37 AM
Pros: Very accurate, smooth trigger, looks nice!
Cons: I'm not fond of the cylinder release (you pull back instead of pushing forward as you would on a S&W) as it requires either using your left hand or shifting your grip with your right hand, but it's not too bad.
Recommended? YesMy husband had the fortune to find a 6" barrel King Cobra at a Pawn Shop for $400 in near-perfect condition, probably only fired a couple times. We think they didn't knew what they had.
It shoots very well - it's accurate and very easy on the hands. Even a .357 load feels nice, and I would argue it feels better than a .38! As is common with a Colt, the trigger pull is just wonderful, and the heavy *click* the hammer makes when cocked into single action is more pleasing to the ear than any other revolver I've tried. If you can find one, snatch it up before someone else does - I know we won't ever let go of ours.
September 1, 2008 at 09:58 PM
Pros: nice finish. accurate
Cons: cylinder is shorter than a smith
Recommended? YesI own a 4'' KC and I would never trade it. Heavy enough (40+ oz.) to shoot hot loads with very little recoil