New for 2022: Colt Python 3-Inch

posted on January 5, 2022
Colt Python 3 Inch Lead

After more than a twenty-year production hiatus, in 2020, Colt relaunched its famous Python revolver with two-barrel length options—4.25-inch and 6-inch. However, collectors still longed for the 3-inch model. The wait is officially over—Colt has announced that it is bringing back the production 3-inch-barrelled Python.

Like all Colt Pythons, the 3-inch version is chambered for the powerful .357 Magnum and features a 6-round cylinder. Cosmetically, the new Python models look like the original revolvers. Its stainless steel finished barrel and frame contrast with walnut grips. The grip’s shape, deep checkering and inlaid golden Colt logo are reminiscent of the classic. Its ribbed top strap and full-length underlug are unchanged from the original. 

Pythons are double- and single-action guns with a spurred hammer. The silky-smooth trigger pull on the Python is part of why these revolvers have such outstanding accuracy. Adding to its performance, the new Python includes more steel in the frame, delivering a stronger revolver and more robust shooting experience.

A match-grade adjustable rear sight (windage and elevation) and interchangeable red-ramp front sight allows for zeroing the revolver with any load from full-house .357 Magnums to .38 Special target loads.

The compact 3-inch model’s classic looks and modern enhancements ensure a lifetime of shooting delight. So, whether it’s for personal defense, enjoyment at the range or filling a gap in a firearms collection, the Colt Python 3-inch is worth a closer look. 

Technical Specifications
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Capacity: 6-rnd.
 Barrel: 3"
Overall Length: 8½"
Overall Height: 5½"
overall Width: 1.55"
 Barrel Technical: 1:14" LH twist, 6 groove 
Frame: stainless steel
Finish: semi-bright
 Grip: walnut
Sights: rear, adjustable (windage and elevation); front, red ramped 
Trigger Action: double-action/single-action
Trigger Pull Double Action: 7–9½ lbs.
Weight: 40 ozs.
MSRP: $1,499

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