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    New 2020 Python - super disappointed

    Calling customer service tomorrow. Check this shit out

    https://youtube.com/shorts/F0pR99h-qR4

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    I heard the new Colt pythonís were trash.
    To be honest it didnít really believe it but thatís pathetic, really pathetic.




    You might want to keep the older pythonís that you have.

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    Losen the crane screw or remove it and work the problem, probably just too long. Lots of new guns have QC issues. It was reported that it was not a custom shoo gun like the old Python's, it's a regular production line gun now.

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    Crane screw, dentent and spring out. Still rock solid

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    Dribble some Kroil or other really penetrative oil in there and let it sit overnight. Stainless steel is not as "slippery" as carbon steel and will tear itself up if it binds. I have seen this many times with stainless 1911s where the slide and frame bind up because the new owner did not lube them well before shooting.

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    Hammered it off with rubber mallet, so disappointed

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    Hickok45 had a similar experience if I recall. Search his videos.

    I was intrigued and happy to see these on the market until I became aware of these issues.
    My name is actually Scott and I really do live in Texas.

    I know, not very creative but it is factual.

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    That sucks I own the new King Cobra target and Python and no issues like you are experiencing. With CZ buying Colt I am hoping for some very nice products coming out
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    I must say the SA pull is horrendous. I don’t think I’ve ever felt one that bad on any gun I’ve owned. Even my rugers

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    I don't get it why don't they just make them the same way as before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaujo View Post
    I don't get it why don't they just make them the same way as before?
    There's probably a bean counter in charge of operations asking where can they cut costs and demand same market pricing therefore maximizing profit to shareholders. Just guessing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheColtCollector View Post
    I must say the SA pull is horrendous. I don’t think I’ve ever felt one that bad on any gun I’ve owned. Even my rugers
    I just tested my pull weights single action after 6 pulls average 2.13lbs. Double action 4.14lbs average 6 pulls
    No pre-travel in SA its nice very slight pre-travel in DA
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    I recall reading somewhere that there are some MIM parts in the new guns and some suspect that is part of the problem. Maybe that's just bs but I don't own one so I can't verify this.

    I do love the Python but I can't bring myself to buy one of these. Maybe the earliest guns had issues that got ironed out?
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    So Taurus is like a Rolls Royce compare to this Colt dumb stuff!!!

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    Still not as bad as S&W putting a fucking hole (read lock) in the frame on their newer revolvers for "extra safety"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kanewtervalve View Post
    Still not as bad as S&W putting a fucking hole (read lock) in the frame on their newer revolvers for "extra safety"
    +1 - Yeah, I hate the new ones...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaujo View Post
    I don't get it why don't they just make them the same way as before?
    Before they were all pretty much hand fitted, the last few years they were custom shop only items. Basically they cost too much to make versus what the market was willing to pay for them. They also tended to go out of time when shot a lot with magnum loads, back when they were popular with police the norm was you practiced with .38 specials (often reloads) and carried magnums, so they got shot very little with the magnum loads and it wasn't much of a problem. The S&W model 19 had a similar issue, when cops started "training like they fight" and started using magnums for practice, the top straps developed grooves from the cylinder gap flame erosion. And Pythons started needing regular service.

    The new design replaces the old lockwork with a simpler design, which is probably a good thing if it was still made "old school" from machined steel. There are few Gunsmiths who will work on older Colts, some of the parts have multiple surfaces that interact simultaneously with other parts and they all have to be precisely fitted to work properly. I tried to fix an old Colt once, went through 3 rebound levers before I got it working and decided it was my last Colt repair.

    From reviews the DA pull is improved over the older ones, which were originally considered target guns and thus optimized for single action use. While the new ones are supposedly "plug and play" assembly due to CNC accuracy, I suspect they still need a level of hand-fitting by experts they are not getting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by geeko9mm View Post
    So Taurus is like a Rolls Royce compare to this Colt dumb stuff!!!
    I wouldnít go that far. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by arch stanton View Post
    I just tested my pull weights single action after 6 pulls average 2.13lbs. Double action 4.14lbs average 6 pulls
    No pre-travel in SA its nice very slight pre-travel in DA
    I don’t have a trigger gauge but mine sucks balls

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    My father has an original 4" bbl Chromed Python; I will probably have to fight my brother and sister for it when he passes.

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