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CDR_Glock
05-23-2012, 20:46
Any experience with one? Recommended ammo loads? Is there a maximum recommended grain?

Any quirks I have to deal with? Reliability? Accuracy?

Does it have proprietary parts aside from the barrel assembly?

bac1023
05-23-2012, 20:59
Its an awesome pistol in every way.

drc767
05-24-2012, 05:29
Any experience with one? Recommended ammo loads? Is there a maximum recommended grain?

Any quirks I have to deal with? Reliability? Accuracy?

Does it have proprietary parts aside from the barrel assembly?

I don't believe there is a whole lot on the Coonan that is interchangeable with a standard 1911. I would not even consider the Coonan a 1911 other than the looks.....that is about where the comparison ends. That being said, the Coonan is a beast of a pistol!!!

fnfalman
05-24-2012, 08:32
I wonder if Grizzly will try to make a comeback as well?

bac1023
05-24-2012, 18:03
I don't believe there is a whole lot on the Coonan that is interchangeable with a standard 1911. I would not even consider the Coonan a 1911 other than the looks.....that is about where the comparison ends. That being said, the Coonan is a beast of a pistol!!!


Well said, Dave.

The Coonan is a big, heavy pistol. The styling in similar to the 1911, but very little is interchangeable.

bac1023
05-24-2012, 18:04
I wonder if Grizzly will try to make a comeback as well?

I doubt it.

I've always liked them though.

glock2740
05-24-2012, 18:31
I never considered the Coonan a 1911. I do like the idea of a .357 Magnum semi-auto though.

bac1023
05-24-2012, 20:11
I never considered the Coonan a 1911. I do like the idea of a .357 Magnum semi-auto though.

Its not a 1911 in my book.

I don't even keep mine with my 1911s.

glock2740
05-24-2012, 21:38
I don't even keep mine with my 1911s.
Can't let it get too close to them or they might start picking up bad habits. :rofl:

SauerChoi
05-25-2012, 16:32
Coonan 1911 is definitely on my want list...one day.

CDR_Glock
05-25-2012, 21:15
Ok. Thanks for the comments. I went ahead and pulled the trigger. It will be in its forever home next week. I love 357 in snubbies, 4", 5", 6" barrels. Out of a Semiauto will be very nice to have. I'm not recoil sensitive and I don't use 38s in my 357.

deadite
05-26-2012, 06:53
I think they are pretty neat and I'd love to shoot one, but I'll stuck with my 10mm Delta Elite if I need that kind of power.


deadite

SauerChoi
05-26-2012, 15:45
This may be a stupid question but can the Coonans shoot 38 spl as well?

Veedubklown
05-27-2012, 03:02
This may be a stupid question but can the Coonans shoot 38 spl as well?

I've seen kits that came with a recoil spring for 38 special I believe

FLIPPER 348
05-27-2012, 09:08
1911 or 'not' it is the only pistol on my wish list.

totally off topic- There were two on it til yesterday when I finally got to hold one of the new Browning .22 1911s.

CDR_Glock
05-27-2012, 12:25
I've seen kits that came with a recoil spring for 38 special I believe

That is correct. There is a lighter spring for 38 +P but I believe it has been finicky with 38 ammo.

SiberianErik
05-27-2012, 16:12
someone here posted a real nice review of theirs when they got it last year.

bac1023
05-27-2012, 20:44
Here's my original Coonan :cool:


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/115.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/117.jpg

Veedubklown
05-27-2012, 21:01
I can see a trigger pin, and an external extractor, so there's some differences, but some of those parts look pretty 1911'ish, like the slide lock and safetys. Is there any parts that interchange with the 1911? I wonder how that frame detail strips.

bac1023
05-28-2012, 06:18
I can see a trigger pin, and an external extractor, so there's some differences, but some of those parts look pretty 1911'ish, like the slide lock and safetys. Is there any parts that interchange with the 1911? I wonder how that frame detail strips.

I really don't think there is much of anything that is interchangable with a 1911. Maybe a few small parts, but I'd have to take a closer look.

The Coonan doesn't even use a barrel link.

They are very solid and well built pistols, but they aren't 1911s.

Veedubklown
05-28-2012, 16:18
I really don't think there is much of anything that is interchangable with a 1911. Maybe a few small parts, but I'd have to take a closer look.

The Coonan doesn't even use a barrel link.

They are very solid and well built pistols, but they aren't 1911s.

Is it more like a BHP with a grip safety? I'd be interested to see in one.

faawrenchbndr
05-28-2012, 16:29
Someone just listed one in the classifieds

bac1023
05-28-2012, 18:23
Is it more like a BHP with a grip safety? I'd be interested to see in one.

It kind of its own thing, really.

The HP is double stack and has no barrel bushing.

CDR_Glock
06-01-2012, 22:54
Any experience with one? Recommended ammo loads? Is there a maximum recommended grain?

Any quirks I have to deal with? Reliability? Accuracy?

Does it have proprietary parts aside from the barrel assembly?

I ran 50 rounds through it two days ago. 125 grain 357 Mag FMJ.

Loading the magazine the conventional way was extremely hard after about 6. I pulled down on the bottom edge that controls the spring and found it easier to load that way.

After seeing the recoil on YouTube, and not knowing how I would be able to handle it, I fired at my 10 yard, 15 yard, 20 yard and 25 yard steel targets with the first magazine, two shots each, in rapid succession. I was pleasantly surprised. I then loaded another magazine and proceeded to aim for the 50 yard 10" target with a hit followed by a 75 yard 10" plate with another hit. I then proceeded to aim back at 50, 25 and then 20 yards, single shots. I was skeptical about the performance of a non-45 ACP in this style of pistol. Now, I only fired off 50 rounds but I didn't have an issue. I don't consider something reliable until I have at least 400 rounds and I don't know how many this gun has had.

I wasn't the original owner so it didn't have a light spring for 38s - which I don't use except for my 38 LCR.

Next week, I will try a heavier grain 357 and look for some defensive ammo to shoot through it.

Quirks:

Proprietary magazines made by the original maker.

Hard to load the magazines.

The front sight wiggles a bit, but that did not impede accuracy or precision.

Reliability:

Too early to tell but it has been better than my diamondback DB9 that couldn't go through a single magazine without a malfunction.

Accuracy:

More accurate Than my Ed Brown 4.25" Special Forces. At least for now.

I'll try different loads and pressure to see how it handles. I don't know how it will perform.

Overall, I am pleased with this. Maybe I should start looking for an ankle holster, huh? Hahahahahahahaha

Veedubklown
06-02-2012, 21:52
Overall, I am pleased with this. Maybe I should start looking for an cankle holster, huh? Hahahahahahahaha

That might work.

bac1023
06-03-2012, 05:56
I ran 50 rounds through it two days ago. 125 grain 357 Mag FMJ.

Loading the magazine the conventional way was extremely hard after about 6. I pulled down on the bottom edge that controls the spring and found it easier to load that way.

After seeing the recoil on YouTube, and not knowing how I would be able to handle it, I fired at my 10 yard, 15 yard, 20 yard and 25 yard steel targets with the first magazine, two shots each, in rapid succession. I was pleasantly surprised. I then loaded another magazine and proceeded to aim for the 50 yard 10" target with a hit followed by a 75 yard 10" plate with another hit. I then proceeded to aim back at 50, 25 and then 20 yards, single shots. I was skeptical about the performance of a non-45 ACP in this style of pistol. Now, I only fired off 50 rounds but I didn't have an issue. I don't consider something reliable until I have at least 400 rounds and I don't know how many this gun has had.

I wasn't the original owner so it didn't have a light spring for 38s - which I don't use except for my 38 LCR.

Next week, I will try a heavier grain 357 and look for some defensive ammo to shoot through it.

Quirks:

Proprietary magazines made by the original maker.

Hard to load the magazines.

The front sight wiggles a bit, but that did not impede accuracy or precision.

Reliability:

Too early to tell but it has been better than my diamondback DB9 that couldn't go through a single magazine without a malfunction.

Accuracy:

More accurate Than my Ed Brown 4.25" Special Forces. At least for now.

I'll try different loads and pressure to see how it handles. I don't know how it will perform.

Overall, I am pleased with this. Maybe I should start looking for an ankle holster, huh? Hahahahahahahaha

Coo stuff :cool:

Thanks for sharing