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Colt Updates the Cobra for the Night with Concealed-Carry Model by MAX SLOWIK on FEBRUARY 1, 2018

Colt debuted the Night Cobra at the 2018 SHOT Show. (Photo: Colt/Facebook)

Colt is kicking off 2018 with a new revolver designed with everyday-carry in mind. They’re launching the Colt Night Cobra, a sleek and compact handgun based on their updated Cobra frame.
The Night Cobra is a compact six-shot revolver chambered for .38 Special. Built with modern materials and engineering, the gun can handle any serious self-defense load. With a six-round capacity the handgun also carries an extra round compared to most small-frame revolvers in production today.
The Night Cobra features a machined G10 grip by VZ Grips and weighs in at around 25 ounces, which means that recoil won’t be an issue outside of the hottest over-pressure ammo. It’s slim overall.  At its widest, it’s 1.4 inches along the cylinder.
After many years of hiatus, Colt is raring to go in the double-action revolver business. The Night Cobra is the second gun in the revamped series, with a linear leaf mainspring to ensure a smooth and consistent trigger stroke. The Night Cobra sports additional features people have come to expect on modern revolvers for concealed-carry.
First up is a low-glare finish. While the re-vamped Cobra has a subtle matte stainless frame, the Night Cobra has an additional flat diamond-like carbon finish on top.
This not only reduces glare and lowers the gun’s profile it adds a layer of protection from sweat and skin. It also adds an edge in extraction and reliability in adverse conditions.

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The Night Cobra is a double-action-only revolver with a bobbed hammer. This means it has a more consistent trigger and less to snag on the draw than a conventional double-action revolver. It also makes the gun safer to carry in a pocket or bag if a holster is not an option.
Also, the Night Cobra is factory-equipped with a dovetailed front night sight. The handgun features a snag-free U-notch rear sight machined into the frame.
The new model Colt Cobra has a base suggested price of $699, which is pretty consistent with quality mainstream revolvers. The Night Cobra, with its added features, has an $899 MSRP. These guns are still pretty fresh and new and often command full price, so if you see one you like, go ahead and grab it.
These new Colts are making a fast impression with shooters everywhere. Whether you’re interested in these updated handguns or buying an original, classic pony, shop for Colt firearms today.

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