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Old October 30, 2017, 10:29 AM   #51
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Drop the price $200 for a start.
This would bring the gun to about the $400.-450 dollar range. About that of a Charter Arms piece. Colt won't be doing that.

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Old October 30, 2017, 11:18 AM   #52
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LCR's cost more than that.
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Old October 30, 2017, 11:56 AM   #53
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All top tier competition with steel frames has MSRP's higher than the Cobra - this includes Ruger, S&W, and Kimber. Some of them you can find them cheaper on the street but not by much. Anyone who watches gun forums knows there are just as many complaints about the quality of new S&W's and Rugers. People just like to bash on Colt.
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Old October 30, 2017, 12:54 PM   #54
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This is true, some folks like bashing Colt.

Also appears that some complain about the price of Colt's without knowing the actual street prices of the guns or the MSRP of the guns.

Like I said I have not seen the new Cobra and will have to go out of state to do that. I'm looking forward to seeing it.

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Old October 30, 2017, 05:27 PM   #55
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The Cobras I have seen lately have cost $700 and that is not much more than a new all stainless S&W mod. 60. I see the S&W sell for $650. I think Colt should have given it a totally new name so people wouldn't be trying to compare the new one with the older guns with the same name. The two examples I have messed with looked great and I want one.
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Old October 30, 2017, 06:18 PM   #56
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I made the suggestion colt drop the price. It maybe seem foolish but coming in below charter arms could sell a high volume of guns. That is my suggestion of desperation. Ideally, Colt would offer another angle to grab the market. Price is a last resort. It works. That suggestion is probably another example of bashing. I have owned my share of colt and very similar competitors models. The Colts dont compare that well.

I dont know what is going on with the gun in question. Maybe the OP is a bald face liar and colt hater. Or a smith wesson forum plant. I dont think so. I believe him and his experience is right in line with my last purchase of a 1911 gold cup. Full disclosure that was one or two bankruptcies back.

Some one say colt price is right in line with smith or ruger! MY POINT, WHAT MAKES THIS COLT BETTER?

I got a Smith Wesson, so-called, Performance Center revolver. It was out of time! The thing is. NOBODY offers a comparable model. It is unique. I got it fixed. I am satisfied. That is another way to get my dollar, offer a unique product. Other wise it should be a better product. Failing that, it should be a bargain price. Give me some reason. Not just buy me, my name is Colt.
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Old October 30, 2017, 11:32 PM   #57
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Why would Colt drop the price? The guns are hard to find in stock and sell quickly.

What makes the Colt better, you ask? Better trigger, holds more rounds and better sights.
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Old October 30, 2017, 11:38 PM   #58
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“MY POINT, WHAT MAKES THIS COLT BETTER?”

6>5. That’s always been the appeal of the D framed Colt revolver. Still is, from appearances.
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Old October 31, 2017, 09:40 AM   #59
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I made the suggestion colt drop the price. It maybe seem foolish but coming in below charter arms could sell a high volume of guns.
I doubt that Colt could price the Cobra for less than a Charter Arms and still make a profit.

So they'd lose money on every gun sold, but hope to make it up in volume.

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Give me some reason. Not just buy me, my name is Colt.
That's been Colt management's strategy for decades. I don't see them changing it, at least not until it's too late.
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Old October 31, 2017, 12:24 PM   #60
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The Cobras I have seen lately have cost $700 and that is not much more than a new all stainless S&W mod. 60.
The MSRP on the new Colt Cobra is $699. The general rule of thumb is that actual retail price is about $100. less, occasionally more than that. Sometimes, with Colts, only about $50. less. But it's generally less. So if you are seeing the gun in stores for $700. or more, that is not on Colt. That's the action of the retailers who want to increase their profit. They can do this because it's a Colt, people want to buy Colt's and because it's not available "everywhere" yet.

Some ask "what's it got that other guns don't have other than the Pony?". Well, that's for the buyer to figure out. Same as any other gun. Like most guns it won't have much of any significance that another gun don't have. Pull the trigger it goes bang and is accurate enough for the job you want it to do. The difference is that sometimes one gun has something that fits a person better than another. So go with the gun that fits you best.

Every day folks buy new or used guns because they "like" Rugers, or S&Ws or because they want to try out a gun that they haven't run before. If we apply the criteria "what's it got that other guns don't" to everything, we're gonna be not buying much. Colt and Kimber are offering a small 6 shot easily concealable gun, take your pick or get both.

Another fella says that other makers of 1911's offer the things he likes on the guns at the same price point. OK, so get those guns. But there is no reason in that to dis Colt. Some like the features that Colt does offer and don't want or need the features that some others may offer. Nice to have choices.

Finally, is there something wrong with a fella buying a gun just because they like the Pony? Colt doesn't charge more for the Pony. Folks will pay more for it sometimes but that's not on Colt. It's MSRPs are comparable to others (except maybe for the SAAs). That can be easily checked

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Old October 31, 2017, 05:03 PM   #61
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I saw one of these today for the first time.
The fit and finish was almost as good as the Charter Arms Bulldog that was in the display case a with it.
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