Snub Training – Waller and Sons hammer shrouds

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For many months we have been without any additional Waller and Son hammer shrouds for the gun blue Colt D-frame snubs (Detective Special, Agent, Cobra) After months of hunting we did locate a plating company capable of refinishing a portion of the remaining satin shrouds in an attractive gun blue. I am happy to say that the […]

S&W 642 vs. Colt Cobra Question

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Dear Michael: Currently the only alloy frame snub I have is a Colt Cobra, newer style with the shrouded ejector rod.  I am not crazy about it since it has exposed hammer and the trigger pull is not as good as my steel J frame smiths.  I have run across a S&W 642 pre-lock model […]

Snub Training – Colt Magnum Carry

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The Magnum Carry was a short lived effort by Colt to re-introduce the Detective Special.  Manufactured in stainless steel, with a factory “bobbed” hammer, an improved front sight and chambered in .357-Magnum caliber.  Regrettably it was abandoned by Colt before its myriad of small problems could be corrected.

Snub Training – Fitz Special

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Named for Colt shooter and employee J. H. FitzGerald who took various Colt .38- and .45-caliber revolvers, cut the barrels down to two-inches, “bobbed” the hammer spurs, cut away the front of the trigger guards and removed the “button” at the tip of the ejector rods. This work was done in an attempt to make […]

Snub Training – Colt Detective Special

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Colt’s six shot, .38-caliber blue steel revolver of medium size or D-frame. It is the original double action, short barrel revolver that popularized the snub genre. The Detective Special saw several changes or “series.” The First Series had a distinct exposed ejector rod and square butt. The Second Series retained the exposed ejector rod but […]

Snub Training – Colt Cobra

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One of two Colt Detective Special styled snubs (the other being the Agent) manufactured with an aluminum-alloy frame. The Cobra was a medium sized or D-frame Colt revolver manufactured in .22 and .38 caliber and available in two and three inch barrel lengths. The Colt Cobra was distinct from the Colt Agent in  having a […]

Snub Training – Colt Agent

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One of two Colt produced Detective Special styled snubs (the other being the Cobra) manufactured with an aluminum-alloy frame. The Agent was a medium sized or D-frame revolver. It was reportedly manufactured in both .22 and .38 caliber and was available in both two and three inch barrel lengths. Though generally not considered as robust […]