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Thread: Can the Colt Python Pass the 2,000-Round Challenge? Part I

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    Can the Colt Python Pass the 2,000-Round Challenge? Part I

    "Shooting Illustrated has covered the Colt Python before, so why am I going back to it? Because I wanted to discuss one of the "complaints" that a certain group of people have about the new Colt Python: "but it's not hand fitted like the originals."

    That's correct, and there's a simple explanation as to why. When the original Python was produced, many of the parts had to be hand fitted because the technology didn't exist for machining parts to extremely exacting tolerances. But now the world has CNC machines that can hold a thousandth of an inch of tolerance, which obviates the need for as much hand fitting as the old Pythons required. In fact, Colt says that thanks to modern machining methods, the new Pythons are tougher than the old guns."


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    And ONLY $1500... Next stimulus check...
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    They cost too much.

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    Glad to see the 2000 round challenge me ntioned.

    I've never shot a gun but if I did, I would have done this on various firearms.

    But at today's prices...yeesh.

    I see wolf .45 acp is close to a dollar a round.

    I'd use Winchester whitebox or federal black packs, or lax ammo.

    But never shot a gun so not sure.
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    2,000 rounds is not much of a test. Get back to me at the 30,000 round test. As to CNC machining yup it's real good but for 1500 bucks there had better be a lot of hand fitting. My Wilson Combat 1911 was made on CNC machining and was still hand fitted and is expected to last a minimum of 30,000 rounds before a rebuild. My Wilson 1911 is expected to go 60,000 to 70,000 rounds before it becomes junk. Now I'll admit my Wilson cost about 3500 bucks so maybe that's not a comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quark View Post
    2,000 rounds is not much of a test. Get back to me at the 30,000 round test. As to CNC machining yup it's real good but for 1500 bucks there had better be a lot of hand fitting. My Wilson Combat 1911 was made on CNC machining and was still hand fitted and is expected to last a minimum of 30,000 rounds before a rebuild. My Wilson 1911 is expected to go 60,000 to 70,000 rounds before it becomes junk. Now I'll admit my Wilson cost about 3500 bucks so maybe that's not a comparison.
    The nice thing is some designs like the usp have little to no hand fitting and will go 300,000 rounds needing a replacement recoil spring or mag spring.

    Some hk usp's have hand fitted match barrels.

    The .45 is a low pressure round and produces plenty of momentum to cycle the action reliably. That generally means very high round counts.
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    And ONLY $1500... Next stimulus check...

    2000 rounds of ammo will cost him more then the gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victory101 View Post
    2000 rounds of ammo will cost him more then the gun.
    I bet bulk .357 wasn't very cheap before the shortage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    The nice thing is some designs like the usp have little to no hand fitting and will go 300,000 rounds needing a replacement recoil spring or mag spring.

    Some hk usp's have hand fitted match barrels.

    The .45 is a low pressure round and produces plenty of momentum to cycle the action reliably. That generally means very high round counts.
    Most likely the Colt Python will see more .38 Special loads than .357 Mag loads and that should mean 30,000 rounds without any problems. A 2,000 round test bah.

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