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Old September 19, 2014, 02:36 PM   #1
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Shot the Cobra today. Wow...

I knew the recoil would be fun in the alloy gun with warm loads and I wasn't disappointed. Not sure if I could ever hope to practice enough to be able to control fast DA shots. Sights are pretty much on, but after the first round the gun is squirming around in my hand so much that follow shots are nearly impossible.

Thought this might be a good carry piece but not so sure now.
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Old September 19, 2014, 11:08 PM   #2
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Practice helps but the alloy snubbies are difficult to shoot well. For me, good double action shooting with them means "minute of man" at seven to ten yards. Still, I shoot them better than my Ruger LCP.
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Old September 20, 2014, 06:02 AM   #3
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As KyJim says, practice, practice, practice.

I carry an S&W 042, an alloy double-action only, and it can be a beast. Hogue wrap around grips are pretty much mandatory with it, otherwise I'd probably give blood every time I shot it.
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Old September 20, 2014, 07:52 AM   #4
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Different stocks are a definite possibility to help. Old ones are worn a little smooth and I need good checkering for a good grip. Will look around for another set.
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Old Today, 11:10 AM   #5
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I have Tyler T-Grips on mine and have found that to help. It also looks a bit more "correct" (it's an older first model) than putting Hogues or other aftermarket grips on.
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Old Today, 11:18 AM   #6
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it's getting harder and harder to find anyone who stocks aftermarket grips for Colt revolvers. Most of the stores I frequent now only have grips for Smith, Ruger, and Taurus.
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