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New For 2022: Colt King Cobra Target .22 LR

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As Colt rolled out next-generation examples of some of its most popular revolvers, many consumers wondered when a .22 Long Rifle-chambered example would enter the lineup. Previously, Colt had covered the .22 LR angle with its Diamondback, a popular target revolver during the last half of the 20th century. In 2022, Colt chose to expand its King Cobra lineup with a rimfire chambering, and the new King Cobra Target packs 10 rounds of .22 LR inside its classically styled frame.

Introduced at the 2022 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, the Colt King Cobra Target is built with a stainless-steel frame, barrel and cylinder. The gun is available in a 4″ and 6″ barrel configuration, each with a 1:16″ twist rate. The one-piece barrel is topped with the classic ventilated rib seen on many guns in Colt’s lineup, and the rib terminates with a bright fiber-optic front sight. At the rear of the frame is an adjustable target sight. An overmolded Hogue rubber monogrip completes the package and provides a comfortable hold for all-day shooting at the range.

We are very excited to debut this new baby snake to our customers at NRA Annual Meetings,” said Justin Baldini, VP of product strategy, Colt CZ-USA. “Shooting .22 LR is such an important part of shooting sports. It’s where we come to learn as a beginner and where we return as seasoned shooters to cost-effectively enjoy more time at the range. We’re confident that new and old Colt fans will love what we’ve done with the new King Cobra .22 LR.”

The suggested retail price on the new Colt King Cobra Target .22 LR is $999. For more information, visit colt.com.

Article by AMERICAN RIFLEMAN STAFF

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