Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Gun Stories Online: Colt Python

My 8 Inch .357 Colt Python

 Bought a used one for $160 in 1977 and sold it for enough to buy a Glock 21 and 30 some years ago.  Checking the current prices now, I see I could have bought two of each today!


Video @ Downrange TV


  1. Anything with the name Colt on it is worth a bunch, I picked up a mint old Colt 1911 from the 50's and made a thousand bucks on it, wish I could find them deals daily......

  2. This brings up an interesting topic. When it really is nuts to the wall survival time do you grab for that Glock or a revolver? My personal carry is a six shot revolver. Yes, I have several autos and numerous extended magazines. I have a great 9mm with six, 30 round magazines and I can put out a lot of lead. There are times I can see that is what I might need to do but those times are the exception not the rule. We have all watched the videos of a shop owner or concealed carry stopping a crime. You see in the videos they are not firing dozens of shots in most cases on one or two shots are all that is needed. All that is really needed is a weapon that will fire 100% of the time.

    I do carry a double action revolver rather than a single action. It is the simplicity of the revolver over the auto that makes the difference I am a firm believer in the KISS principal. As good, as modern ammunition is made, there are still dud rounds. Back to another of my beliefs is good old Murphy. When the storm is at the worst something stupid will happen. You have just a second or two to pull your gun, fire or die. When it is all down to that one second, Murphy is going to jump up and bite you. That one dud round in five hundred million is chambered in your gun. At that one moment in time I do not have to clear my weapon, I just squeeze the trigger again.

    Do not get me wrong autos have a place in my arsenal. However when my life of the life of a family member depends on the gun working every time my choice is a revolver.


    1. Exactly my thoughts, no clearing, no jamming, no stovepipes and why I carry a .357 LCR. I do have a Glock 21 and 30 and one or the other is close at hand unless I'm not in my house or car.