New For 2024: Colt's Grizzly & Kodiak Revolvers

by
posted on May 21, 2024
Colt Grizzly 357 Magnum New 2024 F
Images courtesy of Colt's Mfg.

Among Colt's many recent revolver introductions are two new guns designed to improve the shooting experience with some built-in recoil-mitigation elements. Colt's new Grizzly and Kodiak revolvers are chambered in .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum, respectively, and each features barrel porting and an unfluted cylinder while still being built on the company's already-popular Python and Anaconda frame sizes.

Each outfitted with 4.25" barrels, the Colt Grizzly and Kodiak revolvers include six circular ports near the muzzle, three on each side of the barrel rib, that allow propellant gases to escape upward, counteracting muzzle flip and recoil. According to Colt's testing, the addition of the ports reduced muzzle velocity less than 100 f.p.s. compared to rounds fired out of an unported Python or Anaconda.

Left side of the Colt Kodiak revolver on a white background.

Aside from the differences in frame size and chambering, the Colt Grizzly and Kodiak revolvers are similarly configured, featuring six ports on the upper portion of the barrel near the muzzle, as well as an unfluted cylinder and textured rubber grip.

Additionally, the guns are outfitted with unfluted cylinders, which provide more than just aesthetic value. The additional steel in the cylinder, combined with the guns' full barrel underlug, adds even more weight that helps to soften recoil when shooting magnum rounds. The addition of a rubber grip also softens the blow of heavy loads. Both guns still retain the full ventilated rib of their unported siblings, as well as adjustable target sights and all stainless-steel construction.

Over the last several years, Colt has quietly expanded its various "snake gun" offerings. To date, there are 17 different variations of Colt's revived Python revolver, including 8"-barreled models, a "Classic Python" offering, blued and matte finish options and even a specially configured "Combat Elite" version. Colt's .44 Mag. Anaconda line has also expanded, with eight different options featuring barrel lengths from 4.25" to 8".

The suggested retail price on the new Colt Grizzly and Kodiak revolvers is $1,599. For more information, visit colt.com.

Latest

Bumps
Bumps

Supreme Court Overturns Bump Stock Ban

In a 6-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that a standing ban on bump stocks is unlawful.

Gun Of The Week: Davidson’s Exclusive Springfield SA-35 & Knife Combo

Join American Rifleman staff this week on the range with a unique Davidson's Exclusive package from GalleryofGuns.com: the Springfield SA-35 High Power and matching Civivi EDC knife.

The Armed Citizen® June 14, 2024

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

Almost Portable: The German MG08/15

The MG08/15 was not a good design for a “light machine gun,” but it was a design that was available when it was needed, and it was the first step in the German progression toward a universal machine gun.

Gun Industry Taxes Paid $17 Billion Toward Wildlife Conservation Since 1937

The National Shooting Sports Foundation announced in May 2024 that firearm and ammunition manufacturers have paid more than $17 billion in excise tax contributions to the Wildlife Restoration Trust Fund (WRTF) since its inception in 1937.

Rifleman Review: Silencer Central Banish 46 Suppressor

One of the most versatile options in Silencer Central's own line of suppressors is the Banish 46, rated for use on rifles chambered for .458 Win. Mag. or less.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.