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Old 05-23-2012, 20:46   #1
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Coonan 357 Magnum 1911

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?
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Old 05-23-2012, 20:59   #2
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Its an awesome pistol in every way.
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:29   #3
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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!!!
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:32   #4
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I wonder if Grizzly will try to make a comeback as well?
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Old 05-24-2012, 18:03   #5
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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.
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Old 05-24-2012, 18:04   #6
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I wonder if Grizzly will try to make a comeback as well?
I doubt it.

I've always liked them though.
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Old 05-24-2012, 18:31   #7
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I never considered the Coonan a 1911. I do like the idea of a .357 Magnum semi-auto though.
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Old 05-24-2012, 20:11   #8
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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.
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Old 05-24-2012, 21:38   #9
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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.
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Old 05-25-2012, 16:32   #10
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Coonan 1911 is definitely on my want list...one day.
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Old 05-25-2012, 21:15   #11
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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.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:53   #12
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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.


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Old 05-26-2012, 15:45   #13
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This may be a stupid question but can the Coonans shoot 38 spl as well?
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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
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:08   #15
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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.
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:25   #16
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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.
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Old 05-27-2012, 16:12   #17
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someone here posted a real nice review of theirs when they got it last year.
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Old 05-27-2012, 20:44   #18
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Old 05-27-2012, 21:01   #19
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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.
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:18   #20
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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.
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