Colt Introduces The All-New King Cobra Revolver

Colt 2018 King Cobra Revolver Left
Colt 2018 King Cobra Revolver Left

WEST HARTFORD, CONN., – -( Following Colt’s successful re-entry into the Double-Action Revolver market in 2017, Colt introduces the all-new King Cobra in .357 Magnum. The King Cobra will be available in January 2019 through Colt stocking dealers.

Colt 2018 King Cobra Revolver

The all-new King Cobra features American Stainless Steel construction, a heavy duty frame with a full- lug 3 in. barrel, and the 6-round capacity that differentiates Colt small frame revolvers from the competition. The King Cobra also features the same user-replaceable front sight and Linear Leaf spring trigger (LL2TM) as the rest of the Cobra family. MSRP for the all-new King Cobra is $899.

“Our customers started asking for a .357 version of our Cobra immediately after the release, and at that moment we knew we had to prioritize this great addition to the Cobra family” said Justin Baldini, Product Director at Colt. “We couldn’t be more excited to add the power of .357 Magnum back into Colt’s Double Action Revolver lineup.”

The all-new King Cobra premieres at the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) Shot Show in Las Vegas, January 21-25, 2019. Industry Media professionals will get to experience the King Cobra for the first time at the “Industry Day at the Range” event which kicks off Shot Show. Customers will have their first opportunity to see the King Cobra at the NRA Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Penn., February 2-10, 2019.

Colt 2018 King Cobra Revolver
Colt 2018 King Cobra Revolver

About Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC

Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC is one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms. The company has supplied civilian, military and law enforcement customers in the United States and throughout the world for more than 175 years. Its subsidiary, Colt Canada Corporation, is the Canadian government’s Center of Excellence for small arms and is the Canadian military’s sole supplier of the C7 rifle and C8 carbine. Colt operates its manufacturing facilities in West Hartford, Conn., and Kitchener, Ontario. For more information on Colt and its subsidiaries, please visit

  • 21 thoughts on “Colt Introduces The All-New King Cobra Revolver

    1. Happy to see Colt finally getting their heads out of their behinds and releasing new revolvers. I picked up a Cobra in 2017 and love it. It may not be handcrafted like the old ones but it is still, to me, much better than any S&W unless you pickup a PC revolver. Standard S&W triggers are terrible on the new guns and the Colt beats them badly as far as I am concerned. Another thing that makes the Colt better than S&W is NO IDIOT LOCK! I’ll be picking up a King Cobra later in the year and if Colt releases any other revolvers I’ll more than likely pick them up too. I would like to see instead of the completely dumb Night Cobra or whatever they call it, a Cobra with a 3″ or 4″ barrel. That would be a must have…..

    2. This will bring the prices WAY DOWN on the Snake Guns that are selling for thousands. I hope they bring back the Colt Combat Cobra that came out in 1987 for $475. They only made 1000 of them. This is like the people that bought the 2002 Camaro, and put them away thinking they would make thousands in 25 years because GM said LAST YEAR. BOOM, 2010 GM brings back the Camaro and now they can’t even get what they paid for it. Buy a car and store it with 10 miles on it for 17 years, I think I would start driving my NEW 2002 and enjoy it.

      1. Doubtful that the internal hand-fitting and finish are the same- one of the issues that killed the Python back when. Im sure it’s a nice revolver and hopefully won’t be as fragile as the Python turned out to be as the round numbers increased.. I have a barely used Python purchased in the ’70’s as a “pride” thing and it still looks and functions well but.. it’s now worth too much for ME to carry so usually a Ruger or Smith is in my holster…

    3. I bought a King Cobra .357 Mag. 30 or more years ago from a gun shop. An excellent piece of equipment and worked flawlessly. It was used when I bought it and I paid $300 for it. A couple of years ago I was looking at a site that specialized in used guns and the price for this gun was $1500. Speaks well for the King Cobra

    4. I owned a Python back in the 70s, and as a firearms instructor and weapons officer, I put a lot of rounds downrange; around 2000 per week. I had heard rumors that the Python could not stand up to this much usage, but decided to try anyway, as I really enjoyed the action and the accuracy of my Python. However, I soon discovered the truth of the matter and found that as the timing worsened, the accuracy suffered as well. It didn’t take me long to trade it off for an S&W model 25-5 in 45 Colt, and I never had another problem. I am assuming this new Colt will be an improvement on the timing issues I experienced with my Python, and perhaps one will find its way into my home, for I have always liked Colt quality, otherwise.

    5. In 2007, we were thinking of leaving the Old Dominion and moving to Pa. (Don’t ask me why, if YOU are Married) We were heading to Maryland to see Family and we stopped at a Gun Shop in Stuart’s Draft to see what the gun shop had added since they had just moved into a new shop. As we entered the new store, I noticed a King Cobra, in the showcase. I stopped and asked the salesman if I could see the gun. My wife asked if I was interested, since it was a few weeks till Christmas. She reminded me that she had purchased a Colt revolver for me in the past. I said I was, and she asked why I would want another Colt. I called the salesman over and asked him if a man could own “Too Many Colt Revolvers”. He looked at the gun, looked at me, and then the wife, and stated, “NO ! A man can NEVER own TOO many Colt revolvers.” I then told the wife,” there, you see, a man can never own too many Colt revolvers”. I then bought it.

    6. I get sad every time I think of the Python 4″ I had to sell. Landlords want their rent. I never replaced it. Colt started to have it’s issues and I had mine. 20 years later, a co-worker was selling his Python 6″ Stainless for an unbelievable $400. But by then I was married and had to let it slip through my fingers. Wives demand their money for furnishings. I replaced my revolver with a Ruger GP-100 6″ and an SP-101 3″. It’s not a Python, but I’ll pass on the King Cobra, H-s-s-s-s-s-s!!!

    7. I am anxious to handle one of these. Have not owned a Colt revolver since I so stupidly let my Python go in the early 70s. Looks like it may be the real deal for a short barrel 357. Hope so, I am sure I see one on the horizon and I believe I hear it calling my name.

    8. Awesome…I wish they would bring back the Python as well and add a couple of rounds to the cylinder. I would so buy a few. I may throw down on one of the new Cobras! They look great.

    9. I carried concealed revolvers for a living for many years, and I came to the conclusion that the best concealed-carry revolver is a stainless, round-butt, .357 with fixed sights. (I had a lot of company. With one exception, all the big Federal agencies that carried concealed (FBI, DEA, INS, Marshals, and ATF) all went to 3-inch, fixed-sight revolvers in the 80s.)
      And revolvers make a lot of sense if you are in a restricted state, since you can’t run afoul of magazine restrictions. So this bears looking into.

      1. “[R]evolvers make a lot of sense if you are in a restricted state, since you can’t run afoul of magazine restrictions” – yet… until they decide that 10-rounds is too many and discover that even if your mag can hold more, just as NYS did with their “SAFE” Act, they can legislate that you are only allowed to have one round in your firearm/magazine and that the round can’t be chambered, rendering wheel guns illegal, since by definition the cylinder is a chamber.

        You might believe that will never happen, until you consider all the other firearm legislation that has passed.

        1. The law in Oklahoma used to be, and may still be, that you could carry a handgun in your car not secured as long as it was visible and unloaded. For a pistol that meant visible and no round in the chamber and no magazine in the gun. You could have a loaded magazine laying right beside the unloaded gun. For a revolver that meant that the gun was visible and that there were no rounds in any of the chambers. Again rounds could be laying next to the gun and could be in a speed strip or speed loader. So, If you carried a loaded handgun it just needed to be in that condition by the time the Officer got up to your car, say during a traffic stop.

    10. Hopefully they have the correct cylinder, throat and bore dimensions. My experiences with two mid sixties Colt Troopers were not good as far as cast loads were concerned due to their chamber throats being too small.

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