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Hello all,

I found a company ( Coonan) who does a 1911 in .357 magnum

Has anyone tried one /owned one of these? any feedback? I know that 1911's are essentially the same (one design )

The reason i find this one intriguing is the fact that its 357 magnum. My research says that this is a pretty good home defense round .
 

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A friend has one from the company's first life. It is not a really close 1911 clone; the current version has further modifications. The cartridge is certainly a capable HD choice, but it is loud.
 

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I got one a couple years back. They are large and LOUD!! Come with an extra spring so as to shoot .38 Specials if you choose. They are very rare and cost about $2200.00, come in a nice case though!! They are a dream to shoot as I have large hands. Would I buy one again? Yes, but for the money you can have a lot of other toys instead. I got mine with some windfall cash from the casino.
 

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had one of the first, didn't know better, when it actually worked it was accurate, no extra magazines, at that time late 70's maybe.
had one of the first, didn't know better, when it actually worked it was accurate, no extra magazines, at that time late 70's maybe.
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had one of the first, didn't know better, when it actually worked it was accurate, no extra magazines, at that time late 70's maybe.
I have a coonan model B, a coonan cadet and the coonan classic that they are making now. They are very well made firearms, fun to shoot, buy one I think you will be happy with it.
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I have one of the new Coonans and they are no way the same as the first ones. They made a lot of improvements, per the specs that Coonan will send you. I enjoy shooting mine a lot. They aren't that expensive either, I got the one with adjustable rear sights and it comes with 2 mags and it was $1500.They have a Compact they came out with and from the reviews of people that bought it they are as good as the full size. They are LOUD and will put out some awesome fireballs too. They shoot much smoother than the 357 revolvers, I have one of those too.
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They went up last January from 100 wood grips to 2800 allunimum grips I have on never been fired it in the original box but I'm about to load 1000 hot loads for it I think!!!! They measure 7/16 bigger in all dimensions over a 1911 !!!
Paw Pawsofttail are you certain that's not January's price cause you stand to make. 700 dollars per pistol if that what you are paying
 

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I got one a couple years back. They are large and LOUD!! Come with an extra spring so as to shoot .38 Specials if you choose. They are very rare and cost about $2200.00, come in a nice case though!! They are a dream to shoot as I have large hands. Would I buy one again? Yes, but for the money you can have a lot of other toys instead. I got mine with some windfall cash from the casino.
Yep, I held one once. My smallish short fingered hand could not get all around the grips. Also, it just LOOKS like a 1911, it really isn't one.
 

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Sorry I haven't answered back any sooner. The price I gave you on mine was from 2014 early, don't think it was as early as January though. I bought it from a dealer named Modern Weapons Systems I believe it was. I think after all cost with transfer fee was still under $1600. I think they are as much a 1911 as just about anything else being sold as a 1911, if you are comparing to John Browning's original design. But that is just my opinion and I'm not knocking any body else's opinion, just saying. Now I want one of the new Compacts.
 

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In the 1911 spirit at least. In the past Colt and others built real 1911s that could handle a 38 special with wadcutter rounds so bullet flush with front of case. Recently Coonan introduced a model of theirs in 45ACP.
 
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