Double-action, or self-cocking, revolvers took a while to catch on in America. Among the first double-action revolvers were examples still…Read More >
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Among the most misunderstood action types is the selective double-action handgun. The SDA is among the best suited to some…Read More >
I have used lever-action rifles all of my life, from the major makers and the foreign clones. These include the…Read More >
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Recently, a friend remarked that the new Colt Python, at $1,399 MSRP, could not be as good as the older…Read More >
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The Colt Gold Cup is a legendary handgun, even an icon, and well worth its price. If set up for defense loads it is as capable as any 1911 and more so than most. If you are looking for one of the most accurate handguns in the world, and a pistol steeped in history, this is the one.
The history of the piece is interesting. Colt’s double action revolvers began production about the turn of the previous century. The Army Special, and later the Official Police revolver, were robust handguns with a smooth action. The Colt Official Police is slightly larger than the Smith and Wesson Military and Police and was sometimes chambered in .41 Colt. We often call the Colt a .41 frame revolver. The Army Special/Official Police is the primogenitor of the Colt Python.