WEST HARTFORD, CONN., (July 26, 2019) — Four Colt revolvers have been added to California’s “certified for sale” roster approved by the state’s Department of Justice. Each handgun passed all firing, safety, and drop tests required for certification and can now be legally purchased in California through licensed firearms dealers. 

Models now available for sale in California include the 2” stainless matte Cobra with fiber-optic front sight (SM2FO) and its big brother, the brushed stainless steel, 3”.357 magnum King Cobra with brass bead front sight (KCOBRA-SB3BB). Most recently approved are two variations of the 2”, matte black DLC coated, .38 special Night Cobra – one with custom Colt G10 grips and night sight (COBRA-MB2NS), the other with hyena brown grips and a brass bead sight (COBRA- MB2BB-HB). The approved models are currently shipping to California dealers and are available for purchase. 

“We have a loyal customer base in California, and we are following state-mandated protocol to ensure as many of our models as possible are available to them,” said Justin Baldini, Director of Marketing at Colt. “We are happy to know that California residents will have the chance to become Colt owners and we encourage them to stop by any of our stocking dealers. We plan to see additional models approved soon.” 

Customers can find specific product and Colt stocking dealer information at California’s Department of Justice manages the Bureau of Firearms which oversees education, regulation and enforcement actions regarding the manufacture, sales, ownership, safety training, testing and transfer of firearms.

About Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC ( is one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms. The company has supplied civilian, military and law enforcement customers in the United States and throughout the world for more than 175 years. Its subsidiary, Colt Canada Corporation, is the Canadian government’s Center of Excellence for small arms and is the Canadian military’s sole supplier of the C7 rifle and C8 carbine. Colt operates its manufacturing facilities in West Hartford, Conn., and Kitchener, Ontario.