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I want a Coonan!

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by mdfd, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. mdfd

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    One of my character flaws is that often times my practical side tends to dominate and I "settle" on the side of practicality in my choices. I know not much about it, except I think it would be way cool to have a high-powered semi-auto on a familiar 1911 chassis...

    So now the practical side is creeping up on me....I do not have any guns in 357mag/38 so it would mean not only getting a new firearm, but also stocking for a new caliber. I also have other guns on my list that would appear to be more "sensible" such as an AR, a 9mm workhorse like a Beretta 92A1, and maybe even a bullpup/conversion 12g shotgun....I'm also thinking if I were to venture into a new firearm/caliber would not a 308 in a rifle be a better route in terms of practicality/use with other future firearms purchase? I mean, what other firearm in 357mag aside from the Coonan would I posiibly want?...

    See my dilemma?:dunno:
     
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  2. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    S&W Model 27, or 686.
     

  3. ronin.45

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    The revolver is better in every way except uniqueness. I am also against extra calibers.
     
  4. .45Super-Man

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    If not for the 10mm, I may have been tempted by the Coonan. Then again, it's a cinch to beef up the 1911 for 45 Super as well. My only 357 is my S&W 66 and that's as good as it gets. Revolver cartridges in revolvers and auto pistol cartridges in autos.
     
  5. bac1023

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    Just get the Coonan for its cool factor. :cool:


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  6. Ferdinandd

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    I too want a Coonan. I'm a fan of simplicity, and I reload. I've limited myself to loading three pistol cartridges, one rifle, and 12 gauge - in the interest of simplifying the component inventory, reducing changeover time, etc...

    The price of a Coonan is way to high for me though. If it gets to the level of a Kimber, or so, I'll seriously consider it though.
     
  7. Poohgyrr

    Poohgyrr trout fear me!

    I should have kept this, but magazines were difficult to find before Dan resumed prouction, and before Old Kur helped everyone out. These are reliable, accurate, powerful, and shoot 38's too. Way less recoil than a 4" revolver.

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  8. ArmoryDoc

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    A Coonan is a very neat gun and I love the .357mag cartridge. If I didn't already have 10mm I would entertain the idea of a Coonan.
     
  9. KarlThomas

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    Coonan's are beautiful and unique guns. I've been jealous of the ones I've seen posted on here for some time now.
     
  10. TN.Frank

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    They do seem pretty cool but if I had one I'd probably end up getting rid of it for the same reason I've gotten rid of all my other 1911a1's, just don't like Cocked n' Locked carry.
     
  11. mdfd

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    who doesn't what?
     
  12. GlockGuru182

    GlockGuru182 Roachin'

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    Want a coonan!
     
  13. bac1023

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    Don't worry, they get along just fine. ;)
     
  14. bac1023

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    :agree:
     
  15. Gary1911A1

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    I understand wanting one. I want a lot of handguns, but given they may go under again. and wanting to be practical about it I'd look at the 38Super, 9X23, or 10MM as they will be easier to get parts, magazines and ammo for if Coonan goes under again.
     
  16. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    the ergonomics dont suit me, but i like the idea of a .357 magnum semi-auto that can shoot the revolver cartidge.
     
  17. jrs93accord

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    I found mine used (like new condition w/ two mags) for $840 shipped.

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  18. Vic777

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    The Coonan is one straight shooter!