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Old January 22nd, 2020, 02:52 PM   #46
 
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TFB reports the same problem at SHOT show range day
I reckon some Colt employees are out of their jobs right now. So much for the Colt rep's remarks about "inferior ammo," as the gun experienced the issue with Colt's own branded ammo :P

Still, like the first year of a new car design...wait a bit. Zenlike patience if you want one of these. I do want a Python, and I don't mind waiting a year or two.



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Old January 22nd, 2020, 06:03 PM   #47
 
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TFB reports the same problem at SHOT show range day:

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/...f7pIJk_onr2zPY
At first I thought it was just the heat and battering of a 357 magnum that caused the 2020 Python problems. According to that TFB article, problems occurred after shooting Colt's own National Match 38 Special.

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Unfortunately, after only 7 rounds of Coltís National Match .38 Special, I experienced a failure to advance the cylinder. A few other reviewers have experienced this issue as well. Colt is aware of the issue (likely a failure of the hand to rebound), and ask that anyone experiencing this issue send their Pythons in for assessment and repair. This may be a teething issue, but it seems like Colt should have done more due diligence to prevent this issue from occurring to customers in the first place.
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Back in the 1980's, a group of Colt's engineers went to management with a series of modifications they wanted to implement on how to make a better 1911. They were shot down so hard, a group of them threatened to leave if Colt would not at least consider some of these changes. These were mechanics who wanted to take pride in what they were building. Colt called them on what they thought was a bluff. This group left and established Kimber's line of 1911's.

I'm not certain Colt learned anything from this incident.
Colt is great at shooting themselves in the foot, but I certainly wouldn’t consider Kimber to be a better 1911. Giving Colt time to get the bugs out would be wise, as their customer service doesn’t seem to win any prizes.
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So this thread is about the Python, correct?
If so, there is a new article in the new Feb. 2020 issue of the American Rifleman, in which the testers had problems also with the King Cobra Target, spraying hot gases onto the testers' hands and the bean bag used for support. And that's a unit which Colt donated for the testing/evaluation.
Anybody else seen that yet? It's on page 52 of the publication.
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I too, will stick to my GP100. Old reliable 😉 My brother was on a waiting list for one these but decided to switch to an s&w model 66 instead.
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Not to beat a dead horse, but GoldenWebb put up another video. Scrub over to the 6:33 mark. That is a pic of a 2020 Python that was shipped to an FFL. Notice something missing? How did that make it past quality control? Something's gone horribly awry at Colt.

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