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Discussion in 'Revolvers' started by Xringchaser, Feb 16, 2019.
Anybody have one and how do they shoot?
If you use the forum search engine you can find some good info
Yes, believe the hype. Built like a tank, and every component is a quality piece. Very smooth trigger. Hell, it’s kind of like a German Colt Python. As for accuracy, you certainly have the right tool for the job. After all, it’s the Indian not the arrow. Very pleased with mine.
The grips are Korth aftermarket. The rubber ones were functional, but In my humble, and OCD opinion, didn’t due the gun justice.
Shoots great (nice action and accurate)—like a .22 when using the 9mm cylinder.
Thanks for the input. Very nice specimen and I like the grips. I’m trying to negotiate on one now. I had ordered and payed for one with an additional 9mm cylinder when they were first supposed to come out. After 6 months I got a refund because the seller didn’t know when or if they would become available. I had ordered a 3” barrel but now I’m thinking longer?
They are great shooters and quality workmanship. I have (3) and looking to sell one of them if you have interest. 4" with both cyclinders 9mm/.357 and the Turkish wood grip. I only shot this one 6 rounds with the 9mm cylinder. PM me if you have interest. I'm going to post it in the classified section soon.
They used to call me "Python Pete". I really like Pythons. The Korth is better.
That being said, every gun that I've ever owned has had it's tradeoffs. I think that's true for most people and that's what fuels this obsession to find the "perfect" gun. I have a 3 1/2" Mongoose. In double action, it's the nicest revolver I've ever shot. Smooth, consistent pull. The action, though, is different that what you're used to with anything else and there were a few things that bugged me at first. The cylinder stop pin will partly disengage when the trigger is released. Enough so the cylinder will sometimes rotate backwards a little between shots. Has never failed to fire the next shot, but just bugged me. Also, the forward pressure of the trigger when released is not as strong as what you're probably used to. It's adjustable, but when you've got everything adjusted "just right", it's still not as much release pressure. I spoke with other guys that have these guns, it's not just mine. I spoke with one of the guys at Nighthawk and realized that this is just a different kind of cat. Overall, it's a superior action that, from what I've read, will fire tens of thousands of 357. I've never owned a revolver that I could shoot as well in double action mode as I can this one, due to the smooth consistent pull.
I've been carrying mine more and more. Nighthawk suggested Wright Leather Works for a holster. They made me a pancake style, I think designed for an L frame Smith. I've read somewhere that the Korth is the same frame dimensions as the Smith. It's not. But it's close and the holster works fine. Their quality is excellent. I'm using the rubber monogrip on mine. the presentation wood grips look good, but they're big and are more slippery than the rubber and I choke up on the gun better with the rubber. I'm still intending to contact Korth and see if I can get checkered combat grips. All in all, I'd like to see some high end holsters available specifically for this gun and more grip options.
I always see mentioned that the price is high. I disagree. I think it's a hell of a lot of gun for the $$. I have never owned a better .357 I view the Mongoose not as a collectible, but as the best working .357 money can buy. It's a very refined yet tough piece. It's an interesting gun that I intend to work with and get to know. The negatives that I've mentioned aren't really negatives. Just me getting used to a new and different revolver action. Owning this one has been a fun and rewarding experience for me. If you're thinking about getting one, then my advice is: get one.
Pete, thanks for your information. It’s always better to hear from someone that has actual experience with something.
That said, I jumped in with both feet and have two versions on the way to me. A 4” and 5.25” both with 9mm cylinders.
I had ordered a 3” a year and a half ago when they first said they were available. I waited 6 months and still didn’t have a ship date so I canceled it.
They told me there were import problems with the extra cylinder. Apparently they’ve resolved that.
I always liked shorter barrels and I guess I’ve changed my mind. I haven’t seen a 3 1/2” advertised anywhere but that would be interesting.
Again, thanks for your information.
I only buy Ratzeburg Korths, as the refinement and quality are unsurpassed. However, I've shot the Lollar models and they are just as accurate in my experience.
Here are mine...
Correction: I was wrong, mine's a 3" barrel. Perfect carry .357, you're gonna love yours
Great looking korth, loving the stainless look.
I recently just purchased two myself. I still have to get out to the range yet. Seems strange so many have little problem paying even more for a 1911 and I have myself but question whether it is a good idea to pay so much for a revolver. I get it that there maybe questions, but often it is true that you have to pay a bit more to get some of those things you just can't get at a lower price range. I've yet to be disappointed when doing so myself. I anticipate having just as much fun with these as I did my recently purchased Freedom Arms model 97 in 22LR.
I do want to ask if anyone is watching this thread what you use to clean your Korths with. All my previously owned revolvers where in stainless steel and a lead removing cloth worked wonders. I know this is a BIG NO NO on blued guns so what do you use if I might ask. I wish to remove as much residue as possible with doing as little possible harm to the finish.
soak it in BREAKFREE
I’ve been eyeing these for a long time now, I really need a wheel gun, why not get the best
Yet another rabbit hole to explore!
That is why I am backing out of this thread and never returning.