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Coonan Arms

#1 Post by 4t5 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:25 pm

If anyone has one or has shot a .357 mag 1911, I sure would like to hear about it. I'm a big fan of the 357 mag, and thought what a nice BBQ gun. Would like one in .327 but that is a dream.

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Re: Coonan Arms

#2 Post by wvfarrier » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:06 pm

I owned one for about 3 months. Like you im a 357 mag fan as well as a 1911 fan. It would not run, at all. I tried several different brands of ammo but it just wouldnt run. I believe the mags just cant function properly with the rimmed casing. I sent it to a couple locally well known gunsmith and neither could get it to feed properly. Finally gave up and sold it for a significant loss.
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Re: Coonan Arms

#3 Post by 4t5 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:17 pm

Thanks for the reply, guess I'll replace it on my wish list.

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#4 Post by piller » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:54 pm

They look good, and that is all I know. I would like to shoot one and find out for myself.
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#5 Post by AJMD429 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:25 pm

Desert Eagles in 357 Magnum are reliable.....but HUGE..... :shock:
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Re: Coonan Arms

#6 Post by 765x53 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:08 am

1911 with .357 punch = .38 Super.

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#7 Post by piller » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:05 am

The 38 super has a good reputation for reliability and accuracy. The large number of people using it in competition cannot all be wrong. It just happens to be another caliber which I do not yet have.
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Re: Coonan Arms

#8 Post by 4t5 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:47 pm

The Coonan comes with an extra spring to allow 38 specials, which is where I would run mostly.

Would not rule out a 38 super or a 357 sig, if they were more available around me.

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Re: Coonan Arms

#9 Post by cas » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:14 pm

AFAIK.. Coonan has currently ceased production (yet again?). I toyed with the idea of getting one recently, I wasn't really sold on the idea... and that news made it a done deal to avoid.

A 1911 in 9x23 would make me happy though. :)
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