Colt announced the introduction of another famed Snake Gun on Monday.
I think we all knew it was on its way. In fact, in a video we did at the last SHOT Show we went to, one of the VPs hinted that it was on the way (it’s embedded below). Of course I’m talking about Colt and their Anaconda.
Some history on this current iteration of Snake Guns:
- In 2017 Colt re-introduced their 38 special chambered Cobra.
- Then, in 2018 they introduced a new version of it called the Night Cobra.
- In 2019 they brought back the King Cobra chambered in 357 Magnum.
- In 2020 they brought back the famed (not to mention gorgeous) Python chambered in 357 Magnum.
- Now, in 2021, they’re bringing back the Anaconda chambered in 44 Magnum.
In the below video you can see how I try to piece together the history of the re-introduced Colt revolvers. I started in 2017 and finished in 2020. Of course, he hints at the Anaconda as well:
The Anaconda is a big frame revolver that holds six rounds of the 44 caliber cartridge and it’s said to be available in barrel lengths of 6 or 8 inches. MSRP is set to $1,499 and is a total re-design.
Of course, you won’t likely be able to find one of these beauties for some time, especially right now in the current climate. But hopefully soon they will be more abundant on the shelves.
It uses an oversized Python action and is “bulked up with a solid stainless steel frame” which gives it added strength and makes it more durable.
If the trigger is anything like the Python or even the King Cobra (both of which are fantastic and I’d go as far as to say probably the best DA trigger I’ve ever felt), it’ll be a great shooter.
Stay tuned as we attempt to get our hands on one of these for review purposes.