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  • High luster brushed stainless finish
  • Value retention
  • Some metal-injection molded parts
  • Internal finish is lackluster
Editor’s Note:

The King Cobra is Colt’s revival of the medium-framed magnum revolver from their older “snake gun” lineup. While it may be a fairly standard 6-shot, 3-inch barreled revolver, it comes in at a price point similar to that of its competitors. This means you get the name value that comes with owning a Colt product without having to pay a premium for it.

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Colt King Cobra Specs

Double Action Only / Double/Single Action / Single Action
Barrel Length
2in / 3in / 4.3in
Magazine Capacity
Magazine Included
Cylinder / None
Magazine Type
357 Mag - 38 Special / 38 Special / 38 Special +P
Black / Stainless
Front Sight
Blade / Fixed
Rear Sight
Fixed / None
Overall Length
7.2in / 9.3in
Stock Material
Polymer / Stainless Steel
1.563 lbs / 1.75 lbs
Fixed Rear, Front Blade / Front Blade

Colt King Cobra Features

6-shot cylinder
High luster brushed stainless steel finish
Hogue rubber grips
Brass bead front sight

By The Numbers - Colt King Cobra

"This is a gun with a 3-inch barrel. I stretched out some distance but kept things close for the most part. It did well and placed the shots pretty cleanly where I held" - Sean Curtis
We had zero failures during our testing.
Outside of changing grips and possibly the front sight insert, there isn't much you can do here.
The 3-inch model combined with the rubber Hogue grips makes for a comfortable and balanced revolver.

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“Kimber did an awesome job with this revolver. Aesthetically it’s appealing and eye-catching. The controls are easy to manipulate, the trigger is beautifully smooth, and the gun feels good in my hands. The biggest downside is the need for speedloaders because they are not easy to find.” — Kat Stevens

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final verdict

“Well, beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder. I think this Colt represents a value that may not be readily apparent to many shooters—that of the investment. This is a great revolver. And as long as you understand that statement, you’ll get the value of this gun.” – Sean Curtis

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