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Just sent off payment for a new Coonan!

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Sarge43, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. Sarge43

    Sarge43

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    With the great help of GT's own DRC767, I have just placed an order for the new Coonan Classic .357 magnum pistol. I chose fixed serrated night sights and 3 magazines.
    I know Dave (DRC767) is probably well known by you GT old timers, but I am still hooking screen names to actual people, so to find a helpful dealer like Dave right here on the board is great. He was great to deal with on this pistol!
    I really need a list somewhere correlating screen names and real people. This was brought to my attention late last week with a situation that could have become a big misunderstanding very quickly, but was handled well through pm to the amusement of both myself and the other party.
    Anyway, Coonan has given a 6-8 week shipping estimate. That's still a few weeks before my Baer Custom Carry should be done, so it works out well. I'll be posting pics once it arrives.
    In my research of the "old" Coonans, I found that they were pretty reliable, and overall, quite well liked by their owners. The only real complaint seemed to be the stainless used in fabrication was a little soft, resulting in some cases of galling. Hopefully they have upgraded the metallurgy on the new ones and this is ancient history. I'm planning on eventually getting the Hard Hat treatment done to it, so it's not an issue either way for me.
    I'm excited about this! It's like getting a favorite toy from when you were a kid but never got for Christmas. Can't wait to have it in hand!
    Sarge
     
  2. brzusa.1911

    brzusa.1911

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    WOW Sarge, that is really really cool. I cannot wait to see the pictures, congratulations!!!
     

  3. drc767

    drc767 Navy CSAR

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    I figured I would just order one for myself while I was at it....... .357 Magnum 1911 sounds cool enough to me!! Funny story about Sarge's order....In a moment of unclear thinking, I asked him if he wanted to upgrade the grips on his Coonan. What the hell was I thinking? :)
     
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    A friend of mine loves the .357 magnum round. He shoots his Ruger single-action and Marlin lever-action weekly. He's been wanting to get a 1911. I'll have to tell him about the Coonan.
     
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    Congratulations I have been looking at those for a while now and hopefully will be able to get one soon. I love my 1911's and I already reload for my .357 revolver......just need to break down and get the Coonan.
     
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    Very cool! Look forward to seeing some photos!
     
  8. awpk03s

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    That's sweet - congrats!
     
  9. thecableguy

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    Congrats Sarge. I can't wait to see the pics. Any plans for the grips?
     
  10. Wade-19

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    That's really cool Sarge !! I remember seeing those in the " Modern Gun Value " books when I was a kid . I thought it would be neat to have one to go with the Colt Trooper MKIII my dad gave me at the time.
     
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  12. Sarge43

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    Well, according to DRC767 I may need to look at the fancy walnut. :supergrin:
    I have no idea yet. It will probably have a few sets to choose from once it arrives.
    It seems like there is some interest in this pistol around here......Once she gets here, I'll be sure to take some good detailed pictures and get a shooting report up.
    Thanks!
    Sarge
     
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    As long as it's not a 9mm 1911 I am always interested.:outtahere:
     
  14. MrVvrroomm

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    I had a friend of mine make up a holster for my original Model B. He does fantastic work. The grips were made by another friend.

    http://www.sideguardholsters.com/

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    He used mine to make the pattern. He has them available now.
     
  15. Sarge43

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    Very nice!
    Jim over at C5 leather is a personal friend of mine, so I have a feeling I'm set for holsters when it arrives.
    It looks nice, thanks for the pics!
    Sarge
     
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    I just missed scoring an original NIB Cadet by about 5 minutes. AAAAARRRRRRGGGGHHHHH!
    Sarge
     
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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Congrats! A .357 Magnum 1911 does sound like a very cool idea.
     
  18. Sarge43

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    A friend just sent me a picture of a new production Coonan that is in his local fun store. Nice bag, but the pistol itself looks quite far ahead of yesteryears production finish. I don't see any rough edges anywhere. The TS and slide release could use a little polishing, but the overall look is more refined. Pretty cool!
    Sarge
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    smith10 10MM WOOOOOOT

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    That looks awesome!!!!!!
     
  20. thepushercg

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    i have one of the older ones. i had two set of grips made heres a pic with one set on one very accurate gun.