Colt Python/.357
Appearances: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Weapon Type: Pistol
Magazine capacity: 6

Colt Python/ .357, also called the Colt Python, Equalizer, or simply the Python, is the most powerful and only revolver pistol that is featured in the GTA II era. It was first featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and is only available to the player only when the player can access the Vice City Mainlands. The gun is also featured in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.

Unlike a regular pistol, the Python has the power to kill a person with a single shot, two shots if the target is wearing body armor. Also, the gun can't be fired while running as the player must fire it with the Weaver position (the same position that the VCPD officers use to fire their pistols), probably due to the heavy recoil of the Pythons cartridge. Like a real-life revolver, it can only shoot 6 bullets before the gun needs to be reloaded. In GTA Vice City Stories, the gun is renamed the Equalizer and it features a laser scope on the barrel, although the player can't use the scope.

VCBI Record

The Vice City Bureau of Investigation has a file on the Python:

  • Dangerous peace-maker. Once shot certain to put a man down.
  • Approach with extreme caution.


GTA Vice City

GTA Vice City Stories