Colt debuts new Delta Elite rail gun

Colt announced this week they are heading back into the double-action revolver realm with a Cobra .38 snub-nose as well as a new update for their Delta Elite 10mm line.


For a company whose past offerings included such double-action wheelgun classics as the Detective Special– which kicked off the classic snub-nosed revolver era in 1927– the Agent, Commando, Trooper, Python, Viper and Anaconda, their revolver offerings have shrunk over the years to just two: the New Frontier and SAA, both gate-loading single action cowboy guns.

Colt vacated the DA wheelgun scene in 2006 when their Anaconda line was put in stasis but now, after a decade, the company has kicked in the door like it never really left with a stainless steel-framed Cobra.

The gun was long a part of Colt’s line, being in production from 1950-81 in one form or another, but the new version is a complete redesign.

Weighing in at 25-ounces, the only polymer on the new gun seems to be in the red fiber optic front sight post. Matte finished with Hogue Overmolded grips, this six shooter is chambered in .38SPL and rated for +P loads.


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