Last Updated on January 2, 2020
In a move that has already sent waves through the firearms enthusiast community, Colt’s Manufacturing Company has announced that it will be resuming production of the venerated Colt Python revolver in 2020.
A sidearm first popularized in the 1950s by gun experts like Jeff Cooper and Ian V. Hogg and recently reintroduced into mainstream consciousness by video games, anime, and TV shows such as AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” the Python is a fan favorite amongst wheelgun enthusiasts.
Colt’s website describes the new Python thusly:
The Python is back!
Building on Colt’s Snake Gun legacy, the legendary double-action revolver returns in stainless steel in 4.25” and 6” barrel lengths. The 2020 Python features modern stainless steel alloys and a re-designed rear sight. Thirty percent more steel beneath the rear adjustable target sight gives you a stronger revolver and more robust shooting experience. A recessed target crown, user-interchangeable front sight, and Walnut grip with the iconic Colt medallion make this a gun you’ll want to shoot AND show off. The Python is chambered in .357 Magnum and also accommodates .38 Special cartridges.
The gun is listed at an MSRP of $1499.00, though it is currently listed as “out of stock.”
In other gun-related news covered by National File, Palmetto State Armory released a “Virginia-15” AR lower to support Virginia gun owners:
Amidst the looming threat of unconstitutional gun confiscation laws that may be passed by a Democrat-majority government, firearms manufacturer Palmetto State Armory unveiled a limited-edition AR-15 lower to support Virginia gun owners.
The lower is called the Virginia-15 and is currently available on the Palmetto State Armory website for $59.99. The fire selector positions are labeled SIC, SEMPER, and TYRANNIS.
The item is described in detail on the Palmetto State Armory website:
Palmetto State Armory’s limited-edition “Virginia-15” lower will only be available once. The “Virginia-15” lower comes from the most advanced aerospace manufacturing technology and is one of the industry’s finest forged, MIL-SPEC lowers. This PSA lower is made using our automated manufacturing process. Our multi-million dollar engineering and manufacturing facilities allow us to produce a product of unequaled quality and value.
These forged lowers are quality made, MIL-SPEC designed and use 7075-T6 Aluminum. The Palmetto State Armory “Virginia-15” Lower will accommodate all AR-15 platform builds and is marked “Virginia-15 MULTI”. The finish is MIL-A-8625, Type III, Class 2 black.
The Virginia-15 release comes amidst a grassroots campaign to pass “gun sanctuary” legislation in Virginia in a bid to stave off unconstitutional gun confiscation measures.