Colt Introduces King Cobra Target 22lr Revolver

Colt’s new King Cobra Target in .22lr IMG Colt MFG

U.S.A. -( Colt’s Manufacturing is proud to introduce its newest snake gun—the King Cobra Target 22 LR at the National Rifle Association Annual Meetings. From competition to plinking and small game hunting, this baby Cobra does it all and packs 10-rounds of .22 LR in its cylinder.

Exceptionally solid and all-American built, the King Cobra Target 22 LR was designed and made to be shot—a lot! Expect to see these revolvers at the many formal and informal rimfire competitions at gun clubs around the nation. Don’t be surprised when the winners of these competitions are using the King Cobra Target 22 LR.

The King Cobra Target 22 LR features US forged stainless steel construction. The one-piece stainless steel barrel is built for the utmost accuracy, topped with an adjustable target rear sight, fiber optic front sight, and Hogue® overmolded rubber grips.

“We are very excited to debut this new baby snake to our customers at NRA Annual Meetings,” said Justin Baldini, VP of Product Strategy, Colt CZ-USA. “Shooting .22 LR is such an important part of shooting sports. It’s where we come to learn as a beginner; and where we return as seasoned shooters to cost-effectively enjoy more time at the range.  We’re confident that new and old Colt fans will love what we’ve done with the new King Cobra 22 LR.”

The King Cobra Target 22 LR is available with 4-inch and 6-inch barrel lengths, and both feature a 1:16RH rifling twist.

Colt: Still making history.

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.Colt's Manufacturing Company

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Alan in NH

How much will they cost? Never mind, we probably can’t afford one anyway.


Well the 357 target cobra msrp for $999. Solid one piece barrel on this, so assuming the rest is comparable I would say it would probably be at the grand price too but everywhere I’ve seen or read anything they have no price. So I think they hope to drum up demand first before a lot of us say 1k for for a 22, naw I’m good.


cant be more than 450and likely less, it is not an extreme accuracy target gun for a nut case like me plinking guns dont make that price point


This part of the article make me think they are going to price it where I posted. “Don’t be surprised when the winners of these competitions are using the King Cobra Target 22 LR.
The King Cobra Target 22 LR features US forged stainless steel construction. The one-piece stainless steel barrel is built for the utmost accuracy”
That hardly sounds like they are planing on pricing it as a plinker.. smiths model to compete is the 617 k-22 masterpiece with a msrp for $800 plus.

Green Mtn. Boy

MSRP is only 999.99,such a bargain,sarcasm off.


Nice but very overpriced would be my guess .


Colt discontinued Python / King Cobra now back in retailers. Nice firearms that cost penalty if you are a collector and have the originals these would make a nice addition to your collection.
There are very nice 22 cal 22 mag wheel guns on the market for less money that will shoot just as good if not better.
Colt is making history for a thousand dollars that’s a lot of history.


Yes, I have several wheel guns that I target shoot with and my investment in them is nowhere near what the price of this revolver is, I buy to shoot them, not put on display and say I have one!!!!!!!


Twice the price for the Colt name…Many others out there just as accurate guaranteed, AND for half the price.


Expensive, yes, but in fairness:

• 10 rounds…nice!
• Looks good
• Will probably hold its value pretty well

.22 has never been more popular, it seems. All sorts of new-tech firearms geared toward seemingly every purpose introduced in .22LR or .22WMR.


“Colt” is a brand that’s been around long enough to gather a large ‘following’ and reputation. Assuming Colt products are still “Made in the U.S.A.”, then their price-points will reflect supposed ‘design experience and manufacturing quality’, compared to foreign-made weaponry (which is not necessarily inferior these days). Prices also will reflect the current lopsided state of our domestic economy and costs of management and labor. Buyers should be prepared for this. For comparison re: ‘plinking’ (not necessarily ‘competition’), Heritage Arms makes a series of .22 revolvers with interchangeable L/R and WMG (mag) cylinders that are in the $160 to $300… Read more »