Colt is continuing to flesh out their return to the revolver world with a new .357 Magnum snub nose, the King Cobra Carry. After a long hiatus from the revolver market, Colt re-entered the waters in 2017 with the rebooted .38-caliber Cobra. The company followed up on that entry with the .357 Magnum King Cobra earlier this year.
While the King carries a 3-inch barrel and a double-action/single action hammer/trigger, the new King Cobra Carry sports a shorter 2-inch barrel and has a bobbed, snag-free hammer as a double-action-only handgun.
Colt’s new magnum-caliber snub weighs 26-ounces and features a stainless steel barrel and frame mated to Hogue over-molded grips. The cylinder accepts the old Colt Detective Special pattern speedloaders. The six-shooter has a replaceable brass front bead front and an MSRP of $899.
By comparison, Smith & Wesson’s Model 60 stainless 2-inch in the same caliber has a retail of $729 but only has a five-shot capacity. Ruger’s real estate in the same neighborhood is the 2.5-inch version of the seven-shot GP100, which has the same price point as the Colt but tips the scales at 36-ounces.