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Old 01-01-2012, 04:56 PM   #11
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Go for the .460 Rowland or the 10mm.

Nothing against the .357, but IMO, ammo should be kept with the platform it was developed for.

The Coonan is fun to shoot, durable, and a monster to carry.

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Given a choice between the Coonan or the DE in .357 Mag I'd personally opt for the Coonan because I know from personal experience that a DE in either .357 or .44 Mag will stovepipe or FTF at least once per mag.

Personally, if I wanted a wiz bang 1911 with power to shame the vaunted .45 ACP, I would look into either the .50 GI or the .460 Rowland. Both of these are loaded in cases intended for automatics so neither has the protruding case rim problem.

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Odd, I've shot 3 different DE's, two .44's and one .357 and they ran flawlessly, even with 180 and 200 gr handloads (hotter than heck) in .44.
My buddy ran his reloads through his .357 and it was like a sewing machine.
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.357 Mag is legal fior deer in some states, possibly a reason to go with the longer round (compared to others mentioned).

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Go for the .460 Rowland or the 10mm.

Nothing against the .357, but IMO, ammo should be kept with the platform it was developed for.

The Coonan is fun to shoot, durable, and a monster to carry.
The 10mm pistol was actually the thing that got me really into handguns. They are superior to .45 ACP's in velocity, distance, accuracy, and penetration but the destructive power is fairly lacking for such an expensive round. This is why i like the .357 mags, i want something accurate and destructive that doesn't kick. But i will definately check out the .460's now!
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Odd, I've shot 3 different DE's, two .44's and one .357 and they ran flawlessly, even with 180 and 200 gr handloads (hotter than heck) in .44.
My buddy ran his reloads through his .357 and it was like a sewing machine.
Yea, and I was once forced to drive a Le Car around town for a week. It got through my travels without breaking down but that does not mean I'd trust it to carry me across death valley in August.

Three things you should never bet your life on:

French Cars
Helicopters
Auto Pistol chambered for revolver cartridges

All three can and do work reliably for periods of time despite have absolutely no engineering reason to do so. The problem is that Murphy's law will always apply.

If you're too young to rember the Le Car, just take my word for it.

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Yea, and I was once forced to drive a Le Car around town for a week. It got through my travels without breaking down but that does not mean I'd trust it to carry me across death valley in August.

Three things you should never bet your life on:

French Cars
Helicopters
Auto Pistol chambered for revolver cartridges

All three can and do work reliably for periods of time despite have absolutely no engineering reason to do so. The problem is that Murphy's law will always apply.

If you're too young to rember the Le Car, just take my word for it.

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A wise man once said that God gave you two ears and one mouth for a reason. Listen twice as often as you speak and your bound to learn something.
yeah i remember the LeCar! and the Yugo! semi auto pistols chambered and firing revolver rounds IMO are range and target guns. they are fun to shoot and if they have a problem on the range, no harm, no foul. but for a SD/HD handgun, i want it to function with no problems everytime. IMO, for these types of handguns, stay with what is proven.
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They made a bigger version of the yugo at one point.

They called it the wego.

Too bad they all turned out to be nogos.

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Yea, and I was once forced to drive a Le Car around town for a week. It got through my travels without breaking down but that does not mean I'd trust it to carry me across death valley in August.

Three things you should never bet your life on:

French Cars
Helicopters
Auto Pistol chambered for revolver cartridges

All three can and do work reliably for periods of time despite have absolutely no engineering reason to do so. The problem is that Murphy's law will always apply.

If you're too young to rember the Le Car, just take my word for it.

TACK

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See though Tack, i've heard the Desert Eagle MK 1's chambered for .357 mags worked like an absolute dream! That's why i had mentioned it, because i wasn't sure about these Coonans but i've heard vouges for the DE MK1's
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Want the best of both worlds?

Go with the 460 Rowland;



.44 REM MAG power in a 1911 autoloader.

It's awesome!

Big Thunder II Vs. Fenrir: The 1911 .460 Rowland Build Off

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