Guys, If you are on the fence about buying a Coonan .357MAG, I am here to tell you that it is one of the finest shooting 1911 type pistols you can buy. I took mine to the range for the first time this afternoon. Man, was I pleased. For a .357MAG, it was very smooth. Recoil was maybe a tad more than a .45ACP 1911. The grip is large, but that was not an issue for my hands. The prices are a little steep, but it is well worth the money. Check one out. You will not be sorry.