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2 years 14 weeks ago, 7:45 AM

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I ran accross an add for Coonan firearms on another sight. I clicked on it and went to their website. I have never heard of this company before. Apparently they are making a 1911 style pistol that shoots .357 magnum loads. Has anybody else heard of this or seen one? I'm interested to know if it has feeding issues. Below is a link to the company's website.
http://coonaninc.com/

2 years 14 weeks ago, 8:08 AM

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My boss has one of the earlier models. He loves it. Carries it too. The company is back from hiatus and I hear the quality is as good as ever. The newer come with a replacement slide spring for .38 spl. I want one.

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2 years 14 weeks ago, 8:29 AM

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Thanks, I hadn't heard of them before. It looks really cool. I'd like to have one too. I'm sure it would be a hell of a gun to shoot.

2 years 14 weeks ago, 8:37 AM

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LBC has met Mr Coonan and says he's a good man and freakin genius. I reckon lucky will have something to add to the conversation.

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2 years 14 weeks ago, 9:03 AM

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Cool, I hope he chimes in eventually. I'm just curious how well a rimmed .357 cycles through an automatic. I guess he's engineered something that works.

2 years 14 weeks ago, 11:00 AM

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Catfish,
A buddy of mine had a Grizzly .45 Winchester magnum. He installed a .357 conversion kit. I can not remember a single malfunction. Very fun to shoot, because it was a heavy gun (made for .45 magnum) so there was minimal recoil. And the .357 made one hell of a muzzle flash...

I am naive to the Coonan name, but thought perhaps my experience with .357 auto loader could shed some light for you.

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2 years 14 weeks ago, 3:23 PM

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Thanks clint for the info. I guess a .357 has been done in auto guns long before. I just didn't realize it. Thanks again.

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Comes to mind. It had it's share of problems though.

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2 years 14 weeks ago, 4:36 PM

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been semi-autos I think, .303, 7MM, 30-06 and maybe others. Some pistoles too. It's all in the design of the feeding sys, mags. whether it's rifle or pistol I believe it all works pretty much the same, maybe??

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2 years 14 weeks ago, 8:37 PM

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I had the pleasure of shooting on the same PPC league with him for several years.Great guy,kind of guy you could imagine would design a gun that based off a 1911 frame shoots 357 magnum.Deeper grip in the magazine well for the 357 otherwise 1911.Great shooting gun,and a great guy,glad to see him doing well.you know he has a full auto version in prototype,least he did,probably just a one-off that will never see the light of day except around a couple buds.

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2 years 14 weeks ago, 9:46 PM

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to myself again.

After I get a few chores done tomorrow I'm going to spend some quality time at the loading bench!

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2 years 14 weeks ago, 5:59 AM

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Wow, a full auto .357,

Wow, a full auto .357, imagine shooting that puppy!!

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2 years 14 weeks ago, 8:28 AM

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Yea Daisy, it would be a shitload of fun!! As long as somebody else is paying for the ammo!!

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catfish88 wrote:
I ran accross an add for Coonan firearms on another sight. I clicked on it and went to their website. I have never heard of this company before. Apparently they are making a 1911 style pistol that shoots .357 magnum loads. Has anybody else heard of this or seen one? I'm interested to know if it has feeding issues. Below is a link to the company's website.
http://coonaninc.com/

Let me know if you find out anything on the reliability or feeding. I have always been curious of these guns and want a .357 or .44 mag semi-auto. And if its in a 1911 all the more better!

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