First Look: Colt Kodiak, Grizzly and Viper Revolvers

by Tommy Grant

Colt has just announced three new revolvers, the powerful Kodiak and Grizzly and the carry-oriented Viper.

Colt continues to bring new wheelguns to market, though this time around there are two bear models in addition to a snake. For those who find themselves in need of protection in the great outdoors, the .44 Magnum Kodiak and the .357 Magnum Grizzly are now available options. For those looking for something more designed for carry, there’s the new Viper in .357 Magnum as well.

Starting with the most powerful is the Colt Kodiak. Featuring a 6-round capacity of .44 Magnum, this would serve as excellent protection in bear country. Its 4.25-inch barrel is ported to help mitigate recoil, and it ships with Hogue rubber grips as well. As for the sights, the Kodiak has a red ramp front and an adjustable target rear. It has a stainless steel finish and the whole package weighs 48.5 ounces unloaded. MSRP is $1,599.


Next up is the Colt Grizzly, and it’s very similar to the Kodiak besides its chambering of .357 Magnum. It also has a 6-round capacity, a stainless steel finish, Hogue rubber grips and the same red ramp/target sights. The barrel is ported to help with recoil as well. It weighs 41.1 ounces unloaded and it also has an MSRP of $1,599.


Last up is the Colt Viper, a more streamlined option for regular defensive carry. It also has a 6-round capacity of .357 Magnum, but the Viper’s lighter weight and half-lug barrel design make it a viable option for carry. Also, it’s available with two barrel length options, either 4.25 inches or 3 inches for maximum concealability. Other features include a black ramp front sight, a U-notch rear sight, a stainless steel finish and traditional walnut grips. MSRP is $999.


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