Coonan .357 Magnum 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by dragunovsks, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    Have you guy seen this one
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8MddqLbD-g[/ame]
     
  2. CaseyChadwell

    CaseyChadwell New Member

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    I have not...but I'm drooling. That is a cool handgun if I've ever seen one. :) I would love to get my hands on one of those just to see what it was like.
     

  3. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    If you love the 1911 you more than likely will hate this gun.

    Why? Take a look at this;

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    The grip and mag void are extended to accommodate the longer .357 Mag.

    I had a hard time getting my trigger finger to the trigger! Not a fun gun to shoot.

    Feed issues inherent with using a rimmed cartridge in an autoloader magazine (geometry stacking), headspacing differences not to mention extractor operation.

    There's an app for this, it's called the 460 Rowland. It works extremely well in a standard 1911 frame, really well!

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    NO feed problems, and my finger reaches the trigger just fine. [​IMG]
     
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  4. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    They've been around for a while. They were popular in the 80s and 90s but lost some steam. They have a small following still.

    To me, the 10mm is a much better caliber in a true 1911 platform. So in that regard, the cons of the Coonan outweigh any pros. Especially when you can do the same thing with a 10mm.
     
  5. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    Those Silver bullets are awesome too!
     
  6. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i remember the coonan coming out and it made big headway for a short bit until a short bit later imi release a working auto with rimmed cartridges in the desert eagle 357.

    the early ones had trouble with galling on the frame and slide as coonan used same grade stainless in both slide and frame so it had severe issues with locking up and cycling.

    the current production dont have those issues

    still a cool gun.
     
  7. gearhead396

    gearhead396 New Member

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    Now that is just bad ass man