When hunters are toting their trusty bear-defense handguns outside of the backcountry, its often wise to change out ammunition—away from hard-nosed, monolithic rounds that focus primarily on penetrating thick skull plates and the like. Federal Premium is helping hunters do exactly that, with the addition of Personal Defense HST 357 Magnum and 327 Federal Magnum.
There have been many visionaries in the firearms industry—the John Brownings and the Peter Paul Mausers—but we firmly believe that if for nothing other than the .357 Mag. and .44 Mag., Elmer Keith deserves inclusion into that group. The .357 Magnum is a sound and useful design, one that will continue to be enjoyed by shooters and hunters alike for decades to come.
The new Python is a close copy of the original with the internal structural improvements that should provide you and your kids years of service. Fit and finish of the highly polished stainless-steel components are excellent with an attractive set of walnut grips that shame the older Python versions.