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Sarge43
12-12-2010, 23:30
I can't explain it, other than I feel a need deep in my gut to own a Coonan .357. I had been looking at originals, but now the company is putting out a new model. With night sights and two mags, it's $1,379. I was going to get a Springfield Armory Socom II .308 next, but that plan may have to change now. And before anyone else says it, yes, that feeling in my gut COULD just be gas. :tongueout::supergrin:
Has anyone heard anything about the new models? I don't think they've been out very long at all as I checked the same website just a few months ago and it said they were still in development.
Any info is appreciated!
Thanks,
Sarge
http://www.coonaninc.com/products.php/pistol/cPath,5/osCsid,01c1226af32b4da345f9898742e40a22

thecableguy
12-13-2010, 09:35
I never heard of them but it sure is an interesting piece. I wouldn't mind a little more info on them myself.

drc767
12-13-2010, 10:00
I remember them from years back. I emailed them for some more information. A realiable, well built 1911 in .357 Magnum would be pretty dang cool!!!

glock2740
12-13-2010, 10:26
. A realiable, well built 1911 in .357 Magnum would be pretty dang cool!!!
I agree. I remember the name, but don't remember much about the gun.

MD357
12-13-2010, 10:34
I've only seen one of the older ones. Anyone know of they are/were reliable?

drc767
12-13-2010, 11:15
I've only seen one of the older ones. Anyone know of they are/were reliable?

They had some issues, if I recall correctly.....

Quack
12-13-2010, 12:21
don't know and i would like to get one, but i don't see a way to put a flat trigger on it :animlol:

http://www.coonaninc.com/images/products/large/webpistoltemp.jpg

Mayhem like Me
12-13-2010, 12:22
You are correct I had one sent it back once to get figured out and it was about 95% after that .

Loading the cartridges in the magazine is the most time comsuming part. They have to be stacked each rim on top of the other or you get a goofy malfunction. Everything was well made and fitted, trigger was exceptional.

1006
12-13-2010, 13:50
I want them to make one in 10mm magnum on a six inch barrel. It would be hard for me to resist.

Geeorge
12-13-2010, 14:00
They shoot well ,I did some feed polishing on the one I had and it was 100% reliable with magnum loads.38 specials wouldn't cycle it and I never got a lighter spring so they would.

Eventually traded it back to the same buddy I got it from and I'm sure I could get it back

Geeorge
12-13-2010, 14:01
I want them to make one in 10mm magnum on a six inch barrel. It would be hard for me to resist.

I'd like one in 45 win mag:wavey:

drc767
12-13-2010, 15:03
If anyone wants to give it a try, I am set up with them......they are looking at a 4-6 week build time right now. Hmmm.....I am thinking about this one......:)

Sarge43
12-13-2010, 15:54
If anyone wants to give it a try, I am set up with them......they are looking at a 4-6 week build time right now. Hmmm.....I am thinking about this one......:)
Excuse the ignorance, but I'm relatively new around here......
I take that to mean that you're a dealer and have a connection with them? I'm definitely interested in picking one up, that is not in doubt. I've waited for 26 years to have one, so I'm not letting it slip by again. If you can PM me your contact information, I'd like to talk to you. :cool: I'm a few weeks away from having the cash together, as I just paid off the new Les Baer that's being built.
Thanks,
Sarge

drc767
12-13-2010, 16:06
Excuse the ignorance, but I'm relatively new around here......
I take that to mean that you're a dealer and have a connection with them? I'm definitely interested in picking one up, that is not in doubt. I've waited for 26 years to have one, so I'm not letting it slip by again. If you can PM me your contact information, I'd like to talk to you. :cool: I'm a few weeks away from having the cash together, as I just paid off the new Les Baer that's being built.
Thanks,
Sarge

Sarge.....PM inbound.

Sarge43
12-13-2010, 20:44
WOOHOO! Now all I have to do is sell my good eye, or maybe half of the kidney that I have left and it's all gravy from there! :faint::supergrin:
Sarge

bac1023
12-13-2010, 21:22
:tongueout:


I have an original in mint condition. I don't include it with my 1911s, so you guys may never have seen it posted before.

...talk about a fun pistol to shoot! They're big and heavy, but very well made.


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/000_2153.jpg

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/000_2159.jpg

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/000_2155.jpg

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/000_2157.jpg

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/000_2163.jpg

Hokie1911
12-13-2010, 21:25
Why am I not surprised that you have one of these? :shakehead:

bac1023
12-13-2010, 21:30
Why am I not surprised that you have one of these? :shakehead:

:rofl:

I've got a lot of cool stuff outside the 1911 scene, actually.

Most of my autos are not 1911s, believe it or not. :cool:

Hokie1911
12-13-2010, 21:38
:rofl:

I've got a lot of cool stuff outside the 1911 scene, actually.

Most of my autos are not 1911s, believe it or not. :cool:

Oh, I believe it. :wavey:

Sarge43
12-13-2010, 22:25
Thanks for those pics! That looks very nice! Like I said, I've wanted one of these for 20+ years, and now that they are putting out new production, and I can actually afford it (moreso than when I was saving lawn mowing money $4.50 at a time to buy my guns :supergrin: ) it seems like destiny has stepped in and pushed me over the edge. I plan on ordering one in a few weeks.
Glad to hear you like the one you've got. I wonder if they changed anything from the originals, and if so, what?
Thanks again!
Sarge

bac1023
12-14-2010, 06:13
Thanks for those pics! That looks very nice! Like I said, I've wanted one of these for 20+ years, and now that they are putting out new production, and I can actually afford it (moreso than when I was saving lawn mowing money $4.50 at a time to buy my guns :supergrin: ) it seems like destiny has stepped in and pushed me over the edge. I plan on ordering one in a few weeks.
Glad to hear you like the one you've got. I wonder if they changed anything from the originals, and if so, what?
Thanks again!
Sarge

Thanks. I do love mine. I only put a few mags through it, but it was 100% reliable.

Good luck with your order.

I believe the new models are functional identical, though I wouldn't be surprised if the stainless was a bit better quality. Stainless for guns has continued to improve during the time they were out of production.

Mine is a Model B, which differs from the Model A in trigger function.

I'm not sure whether Coonan will be building the smaller Cadet model again, but I suspect they will.

Sarge43
12-14-2010, 14:29
One of the original smiths who helped develop the Coonan when they first came out is a member on another board I've found out. There is a great thread with him just spilling out information about them along with pictures of original staff etc. He's in on the new production as well, although in a diminished role. I've asked him about the Cadet and whether there are plans to come out with one or not. Hopefully I'll have an answer shortly.
Man, I can't remember being more excited about a pistol, other than the very first one I ever bought. This is going to be cool. :cool:
Sarge

Sarge43
12-14-2010, 14:35
He already answered my question - they DO plan on coming out with a Cadet version, but it will be under a different name, possibly "Compact". He doesn't know the timeframe yet however, as they have to get the 5" line production at 100% before turning attention elsewhere.
I can already see a few of these in my future. This is going to get expensive. :supergrin:
Sarge

Jim S.
12-14-2010, 14:40
I've got a lot of cool stuff outside the 1911 scene, actually.

Hey Brian, what year did that gun come out in?
Is this one of the first 1911 types to have an external extractor?
Looks well made.

bac1023
12-14-2010, 15:58
Hey Brian, what year did that gun come out in?
Is this one of the first 1911 types to have an external extractor?
Looks well made.

Developement started in 1977. I think the first pistol came out a couple years later.

Coonan went bankrupt in 1994.

It is well made and certainly one of the first with an EE.





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bac1023
12-14-2010, 15:59
He already answered my question - they DO plan on coming out with a Cadet version, but it will be under a different name, possibly "Compact". He doesn't know the timeframe yet however, as they have to get the 5" line production at 100% before turning attention elsewhere.
I can already see a few of these in my future. This is going to get expensive. :supergrin:
Sarge

Very cool. :cool:

You might as well get an original while you're at it too. :supergrin:

.45Super-Man
12-14-2010, 16:04
If not for the 10mm, I most likely would have had one at some point.

1006
12-14-2010, 17:10
I really think there needs to be a 10mm Magnum Coonan -- almost the same size as a 357 at the rim and on the length. I know am just dreaming.

My dream has one with a 6 inch ported barrel.

bac1023
12-14-2010, 18:04
I really think there needs to be a 10mm Magnum Coonan -- almost the same size as a 357 at the rim and on the length. I know am just dreaming.

My dream has one with a 6 inch ported barrel.

That would be cool. :cool:

Sarge43
12-14-2010, 18:29
Very cool. :cool:

You might as well get an original while you're at it too. :supergrin:
I must admit that I was very shocked to open a PM from you offering to sell me YOUR original for $25. That's very kind of you. Check is in the mail! :wow::supergrin:
I have a feeling that I'll end up with a few over time. I'll have some of them customized just to test the possibilities.
Sarge

bac1023
12-14-2010, 21:11
I must admit that I was very shocked to open a PM from you offering to sell me YOUR original for $25. That's very kind of you. Check is in the mail! :wow::supergrin:


:rofl:

Sarge43
12-14-2010, 22:56
Can I take that as a firm maybe? :whistling::crying:
Sarge

glock2740
12-14-2010, 23:35
Why am I not surprised that you have one of these? :shakehead:
I was thinking the same thing. :rofl:

BEER
12-14-2010, 23:43
at this stage i'm pretty sure what guns he DOSEN'T have would be a shorter list

zackwatt
12-15-2010, 01:47
I KNEW, this was going to be a Coonan .357 thread before I even clicked it!

bac1023
12-15-2010, 05:17
I KNEW, this was going to be a Coonan .357 thread before I even clicked it!

Me too. :supergrin:

MrVvrroomm
12-15-2010, 11:39
Here's a shot of my original Model B. I traded for it from a buddy a few years ago. It was previously unfired.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y148/MrVvrroomm/Shoot/IMG_0989.jpg

A pic snipped from a video this past summer. 125gr JHP, lotsa Win296. Coonan's love fullpower (see max) loads. That round is 1800+ fps

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y148/MrVvrroomm/Shoot/ringofire.jpg

A pic of Dan Coonan himself at a local zombie shoot earlier this year

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y148/MrVvrroomm/Shoot/coonan_halo.jpg

Holster I had custom made

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y148/MrVvrroomm/holsters/IMG_1212.jpg

There's surprisingly little recoil from the fire-breathing beast. It's a 3lb gun fully loaded.

FM12
12-15-2010, 12:14
A buddy has an original. He will not discuss selling it.

samuse
12-15-2010, 12:42
:rofl:
Most of my autos are not 1911s, believe it or not. :cool:



I can believe it, but I don't think I can conceive it. That's a lotta guns!

Sarge43
12-15-2010, 15:40
Mr. Vrroooom,
Those pics are uber cool! Thanks for sharing!
How did you guys know this was going to be a Coonan thread before you read it? I could have been talking about the new pink "Don't ask don't tell" combat boots. :shocked::rofl:
Sarge


P.S. - Is it a bad thing that I'm already starting to talk to a smith about customizing at least one Coonan? :embarassed:

MrVvrroomm
12-15-2010, 19:13
Is it a bad thing that I'm already starting to talk to a smith about customizing at least one Coonan? :embarassed:
I just got an email from Coonan yesterday. They are shipping their first run of the "new" pistol this week. They want the pre-orders to be in the owners' hands by Christmas.

bac1023
12-15-2010, 19:41
I just got an email from Coonan yesterday. They are shipping their first run of the "new" pistol this week. They want the pre-orders to be in the owners' hands by Christmas.

:banana:

Nubbins
12-17-2010, 16:49
I just looked at one today, I received a email on my phone from a local gun shop and to my surprise they are now a Coonan Dealer and I was just a few miles away. I also have wanted one sense the 80's and now it looks like its on my short list for 2011. They were asking $1260

Sarge43
12-17-2010, 17:45
I decided that I can't wait. I contacted a dealer here on the site and told him I want to proceed post haste. I have a feeling that the wait time is going to extend after the Christmas holiday and don't want to go through that. I'm so very weak......:crying:
Sarge

Nubbins
12-17-2010, 18:11
I hear you! It was hard walking out empty handed, I was crunching numbers in my head and thinking who's Christmas presents I could return:tempted:

bac1023
12-17-2010, 18:54
A buddy has an original. He will not discuss selling it.

Wise man :supergrin:

zackwatt
12-17-2010, 20:29
Are there any changes or improvements on this new model...because I actually prefer the slide engraving on the original.

bac1023
12-17-2010, 20:46
Are there any changes or improvements on this new model...because I actually prefer the slide engraving on the original.

I'm really not sure, but I imagine the materials used will be better. Stainless for firearms has improved quite a bit over the years.

thecableguy
12-17-2010, 22:03
I'm really not sure, but I imagine the materials used will be better. Stainless for firearms has improved quite a bit over the years.

Brian do you what happened to the company the first time around? What caused them to stop producing firearms?