March 24th, 2021

Big Snake — Colt ‘s New-Generation Anaconda .44 Mag Revolver

Colt Anaconda revolver wheelgun .44 Mag Magnum stainless steel snake 6

Good news for big bore revolver fans. Colt is bringing back its legendary Anaconda .44 Magnum Revolver. Colt has released this big-bore wheelgun for 2021, and both 6″ and 8″ barrel models are now leaving Colt’s factory. These new-generation Colts are hefty. Fitted with 6″ barrel Colt’s new Anaconda weighs 3.31 pounds (53 ounces) while the big 8″-bbl Anaconda tips the scales at 3.69 pounds (59 ounces).

Colt Anaconda revolver wheelgun .44 Mag Magnum stainless steel snake 6

Guns American Digest reports: “Now in production and starting to ship, the Anaconda is returning in both 6-inch and 8-inch models. The .44 is based on Colt’s updated .357 Magnum design, scaled up and reinforced for the hard-hitting cartridge. Of course, shooters can always shoot friendlier .44 Special ammunition at the range. These guns are returning with all the same looks as the originals, with full-length underlugs, ventilated rib topstraps, and Colt’s semi-bright polished finish. They ship with target sights including adjustable rear sights and a red ramp up-front.”

The Colt Anaconda is a double-action six shooter with forged stainless steel barrel and frame. Double Action trigger pull is 12 pounds with single action a smooth 5 pounds. The new Anacondas come standard with black Hogue over-molded rubber grips, but Python checkered wood grips can be fitted to Anacondas. For full-power .44 magnum loads, we recommend sticking with the Hogues.

Colt Anaconda revolver wheelgun .44 Mag Magnum stainless steel snake 6

Optics Options for Anaconda
Are you a handgun hunter? Then you’ll be pleased to note that the new Anaconda comes with frames already drilled and tapped for optics. This will allow the fitting of red-dot style optics as well as long-eye-relief hunting scopes.

Additional Calibers in the Future?
Will the Anaconda be offered in other calibers? Guns America Digest reports: “It’s possible that Colt also has plans for other chamberings, like .45 Colt, but for now, they’ll have no trouble finding buyers for their new-production .44 Magnum Anacondas. Even at the suggested retail pricing, which, in all fairness, is the same as the .357 Magnum Pythons.

Colt Anaconda MSRP is $1499.99
The 2021 Colt Anaconda is listed on the Colt website with a hefty $1499.00 MSRP, the same as the new-generation Colt Python Revolver in .357 Magnum.