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Coonan .357 Magnum "1911" style pistol

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by nickE10mm, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

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    I'm sure many of you have seen or heard about the re-entry of the Coonan arms .357 Mag autopistol into the market ... but I wanted to post this for those who haven't.

    Interesting to look at the similarities and differences between a 1911 style auto with the long, rimmed case of the .357 compared to the shorter, rimless 10mm auto case. In addition, the Coonan uses a linkless 1911 design similar to the Springfield Omega (think, Peter Stahl) or the Browning Hi-Power.

    Anyways, enjoy....

    http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/coonan-arms-classic-357-magnum-1911-pistol/

    http://www.coonaninc.com/news48.php

    Its interesting that the new pistol, (although admittedly awesome) gets so much attention over the more common, powerful and traditional 10mm 1911 as a powerful alternative to today's most popular calibers.
     
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  2. Chainlink

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    So it's official the Coonan is back....if I didn't have so many things on the burner I might have gotten one. Back in the day I wanted a Coonan so bad, I loved the .357 mag and still do. But now like then it's just out of reach. And as much as I would like one, it really doesn't seem practical for anything but cool-factor. I have a few GP100's that will feed my .357 bug when needed.
     

  3. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

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    I really like the Coonan, too. But not more than my 10's.
     
  4. Jitterbug

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    Neat thread Nick.

    Back in the day I wanted one of those, but the 10mm came out so there was no need for one.

    I can't afford any "collectables" but if I could I'd purchase one. I've always been a fan of the .357. It and the 10mm are pretty much kissing cousins in my book.
     
  5. Chainlink

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    Agreed that's why a long slide is on the short list. A long slide is something I can't live without and unlike the coonan I will have it.
     
  6. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

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    HAHA! Yes, they are. Ass-kicking cousins that grew up together and kicked a lof of ass while doing it.
     
  7. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

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    I was the SAME WAY before I got my Fusion. NO REGRETS AT ALL in my decision.
     
  8. Chainlink

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    I would have considered that route before the SF's came out but now like I said it's a must have.

    Actually a must have would be a single stack 10 in say a G36 size maybe :whistling:
     
  9. gatorboy

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    Nice pistol. It'll be even better when one of you convert it to 10mm Magnum. I'm pretty sure it's possible without buying anything but maybe an even heavier recoil spring or lead tape on the inside of the slide. I'll be waiting!
     
  10. Bullman

    Bullman Deranged Deputy

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    I am thinking that one would be better off with a 10mm 1911 also, but it sure is cool. Now if Coonan decided to make one in .41 mag, that would be an attention getter.
     
  11. 21Carrier

    21Carrier Until I Gota 29

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    Really cool gun, but I'd rather have my Delta (or any 10mm 1911) with 8+1 rounds, and no stupid keychain just so I can load another magazine.
     
  12. scooterhoohoos

    scooterhoohoos AKA bryanZ06

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    I ordered a Coonan last April and received it in July. The Coonan is a blast at the range. It was a nice gun overall, but I prefer my Delta. I sold the Coonan a couple of weeks ago. I would have kept it, but I couldn't justify keeping a range toy that would see very limited use behind the Delta.

    Despite the Coonan appearing to be much larger than the Delta it really didn't feel that way.

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  13. inspectorjj

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    It seems to have no advantage over a 10mm. I would rather get a 1911 style pistol and put the .460 Rowland conversion kit from Clark Customs in it to obtain 1000 ft. lbs. of energy.
     
  14. _The_Shadow

    _The_Shadow Ret. Fireman

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    Well all I can say is I get equal performance from the 357Sig and even more performance from the 9x25Dillon and better still it was nothing but a barrel swap in either my S&W 1006 or the G-29! :whistling:

    Don't get me wrong I like 357 Magnums in my revolvers and lever action rifle! :cool:
     
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    I have an original Coonan and love it. :)


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  16. Ethereal Killer

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    the coonan is hands down (for me at least) one of the coolest looking 1911's. I just like the lines of it and it's bulk yet sleekness.

    dunno what it is, but it works for me.

    would LOVE to shoot one for a box or two, but wouldnt "allocate money from other projects" to buy one.

    cool ass gun tho!!
     
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  17. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

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    Hit the nail on the head, there. Cool pistola.
     
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    The Coonan is a great looking pistol. :)
     
  19. FEDLEO

    FEDLEO Spread Out!

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    Going to bring this thread up again as I just got a old Coonan yesterday. Someone mentioned that there is a different spring to put in it to shoot 38 special. Is this true as mine only came with the one spring?
     
  20. bac1023

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    Congrats! :cool:


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