According to Gurney Brown's ecellent book Colt's Python, King of the Seven Serpents Colt first produced a Python with a two and one-half inch barrel in 1963. My gun was made in 1965. I found the size of the frame coupled with this very short barrel to be uncomfortable. The shorter barrel makes it easier to conceal the revolver, either inside a holster or on your person. Shorter barrels can result in reduced muzzle velocity and accuracy compared to longer-barreled counterparts. However, they are still effective at close to medium ranges, which is typically the intended purpose for self-defense. While large-frame revolvers are known for their recoil, the shorter barrel may exacerbate recoil control issues. Proper training and grip techniques are essential to manage recoil effectively.
I've owned Pythons with 2.5", 4" and 6" barrels. The four-inch is definately my favorite. I like the way it shoots and handles by far better than the others.
'65 was a year marked by significant events across various spheres including politics, culture, and science. One of the most notable events was the Selma to Montgomery marches in Alabama, a pivotal series of civil rights protests that significantly contributed to the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This Act was a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibited racial discrimination in voting.
Colt’s Python, King of the Seven Serpents is the follow-up to Gurney Brown’s highly successful book Seven Serpents, the History of Colt’s Snake Guns. With 304 pages packed with information on every aspect of Pythonology, it includes the following: More than 275 high-res digital color images depict almost all the variations, barrel lengths, finishes, sights, grips, and additional features/special order options.
Each gun is shown with its Colt Archives letter, showing when and where that particular gun was shipped, plus its original configuration. The most complete Python serial number information ever published! Additional information from Colt factory catalogs, price lists, advertising flyers, and brochures.
One of the most notable events was the Selma to Montgomery marches in Alabama, a pivotal series of civil rights protests that significantly contributed to the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This Act was a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibited racial discrimination in voting. The space race between the United States and the Soviet Union continued to be a significant aspect of the Cold War. In 1965, several important missions took place, including the Soviet Union's Alexei Leonov performing the first spacewalk during the Voskhod 2 mission and NASA's Mariner 4 sending back the first close-up pictures of Mars.
A significant military conflict erupted between India and Pakistan in April and again in August-September 1965. The war was over the disputed regions of Jammu and Kashmir and saw large-scale military engagements on land and in the air. The conflict ended with a United Nations-mandated ceasefire and was followed by negotiations.
In the realm of culture, 1965 saw The Beatles further cementing their popularity. They released the critically acclaimed album "Rubber Soul" and performed the first stadium concert in the history of rock music at Shea Stadium in New York, which was a landmark event in the history of music.
Another significant event in the United States was the assassination of Malcolm X, an African American Muslim minister and human rights activist, in February. His death marked a crucial moment in the civil rights movement. In Southeast Asia, Singapore gained independence from Malaysia, becoming an independent republic on August 9, 1965. This was a significant event in the region, marking the emergence of a new nation-state. These events, among others, shaped 1965 as a year of significant political, social, and cultural changes, having a lasting impact on the global landscape.
My MOS when I served in the United States Army was 76Y. For you non-military readers, the Military Occupational Specialty of 76 Yankee means that I was a Unit Armorer. While on REFORGER 85, I trained with German Paratroopers and qualified as "Expert" with the German G-3 rifle, the Israeli Uzi 9mm sub-machinegun and the 9mm handgun.