Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

The Lounge A Catch-All Area for non-gun topics that donít fit elsewhere. Keep it Family Friendly. See The Rules for Banned Topics!
Put gun topics in the gun forums.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-08-2013, 09:54 PM
loutent's Avatar
loutent loutent is offline
Member
Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan...  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Del Aware
Posts: 1,229
Likes: 524
Liked 1,028 Times in 303 Posts
Default Coonan...

I have a handfull+ of 1911's but these have caught my fancy for some reason - maybe it's just the novelty or cool factor.

Anyone have one - what's your opinion?
__________________
Lou
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-09-2013, 12:12 AM
kamloops67's Avatar
kamloops67 kamloops67 is offline
Member
Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan...  
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: kamloops, bc
Posts: 2,225
Likes: 5,283
Liked 2,425 Times in 927 Posts
Default

i had to google it, i had never heard of them. seems like a neat gun.
__________________
the rules? there are no rules
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-09-2013, 12:17 AM
G-Mac's Avatar
G-Mac G-Mac is offline
Member
Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan...  
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: CNY
Posts: 3,509
Likes: 3,227
Liked 2,721 Times in 958 Posts
Default

.357 Magnum in a semi-auto...it just ain't right.
__________________
American Infidel
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-09-2013, 08:49 AM
ohiojerry ohiojerry is offline
Member
Coonan... Coonan...  
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 396
Likes: 74
Liked 280 Times in 113 Posts
Default

It is on my short list to own one some day.
__________________
Pray for Gridlock
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-09-2013, 09:26 AM
finesse_r finesse_r is offline
Member
Coonan... Coonan...  
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northeast Texas
Posts: 3,709
Likes: 6,271
Liked 6,342 Times in 2,182 Posts
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by G-Mac View Post
.357 Magnum in a semi-auto...it just ain't right.
I know what you mean. I don't like any gun you have to use them thar mooney clips with/
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-09-2013, 10:23 AM
BJoe BJoe is offline
Member
Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan...  
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Kettering, Ohio
Posts: 1,026
Likes: 207
Liked 771 Times in 293 Posts
Default

Right now there is a 6 month wait for one. They DO work with .357 but not so much so with a .38.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-09-2013, 11:16 AM
Snapping Twig's Avatar
Snapping Twig Snapping Twig is offline
Member
Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan...  
Join Date: May 2007
Location: S.F. Bay Area
Posts: 3,397
Likes: 470
Liked 3,479 Times in 1,154 Posts
Default

Both the platform and the round are great so - heck yeah!

Grip is a bit long due to the round length, but if you can wrap your hand around it, it's all good.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-09-2013, 11:29 AM
Wyatt Burp Wyatt Burp is offline
Member
Coonan...  
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Northern California
Posts: 5,953
Likes: 2,560
Liked 13,485 Times in 2,379 Posts
Default

My friend has a pair of the original regular size Coonans. They have never jammed once when we shot one of them (he only shoots one of them). Forgot accuracy as we just plinked with it. The grip is a little wide in profile compared to a 1911 but no big deal. They are good looking reliable serious guns. And now pretty pricey.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-09-2013, 12:16 PM
RonJ RonJ is offline
US Veteran
Absent Comrade
Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan...  
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Missouri
Posts: 3,942
Likes: 4,107
Liked 2,571 Times in 1,104 Posts
Default

357 semi auto? Must be Coonan the Barbarian!!
__________________
Regards, Ron
USASA 1965/69
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #10  
Old 08-09-2013, 12:31 PM
SOFMatchstaff SOFMatchstaff is offline
Member
Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan...  
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: VEGAS
Posts: 207
Likes: 51
Liked 49 Times in 23 Posts
Default

I have four of them, and they are great. I shoot stuff in them that will lock up most revolvers.
The "A"model is a link system like a 1911, the 'B" has a Browning style lockup and is my primary shooter. As to the 38spec ammo use, it has to have a spring change to be 100%. I load 38 spec brass to a longer OAL and hotter than +p and run it where brass retrieval is a factor.

they have pros and cons like most, finding leather is one stumbling point, glock 21 stuff work fair in a pinch, the muzzle and dust cover width preclude the use of 1911 stuff. Pick an choose and a little improv and the problem isnt all that bad.

I built up a 10mm Mag conversion, equivalent to a rimless 41mag for the most part. think 180 bullet at 1400fps and the 200's not much less...
__________________
Shooter Ready
Standby
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-09-2013, 12:47 PM
blujax01's Avatar
blujax01 blujax01 is offline
Member
Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan...  
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: C-Bus
Posts: 6,337
Likes: 4,311
Liked 4,901 Times in 2,079 Posts
Default

I had the pleasure of putting a magazine's worth of ammunition downrange through one. Sheer fun!

Now why in the world would anyone want to neuter it with .38's?? This gun is definitely a "go big or stay home" proposition to begin with...
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-09-2013, 01:04 PM
loutent's Avatar
loutent loutent is offline
Member
Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan...  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Del Aware
Posts: 1,229
Likes: 524
Liked 1,028 Times in 303 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RonJ View Post
357 semi auto? Must be Coonan the Barbarian!!
I knew someone would say that

Thanks for the great info guys - I have been on U-Tube looking at some reviews and shooting - not too many negatives that I can find - they sure look like fun.

Seems like the recoil is more contained than in a revolver plus apparently there is less pressure loss.
__________________
Lou
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-09-2013, 03:53 PM
LVSteve's Avatar
LVSteve LVSteve is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Lost Wages, NV
Posts: 11,557
Likes: 11,376
Liked 13,635 Times in 5,323 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by loutent View Post

Seems like the recoil is more contained than in a revolver plus apparently there is less pressure loss.
Less pressure loss for sure. As for recoil, semis do a good job at spreading the recoil force over time so it is less jarring to the shooter. Also I suspect the bore axis is lower in the Coonan than say a 686, so that helps a bunch with perceived recoil.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-09-2013, 08:31 PM
HankG HankG is offline
Member
Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan...  
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Illinois
Posts: 281
Likes: 234
Liked 336 Times in 124 Posts
Default

Had Coonan install a Bomar sight setup on the slide on mine. It shot 158 grain hollow points like a rifle.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-09-2013, 09:07 PM
Jack Flash's Avatar
Jack Flash Jack Flash is offline
SWCA Member
Coonan... Coonan...  
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 8,113
Likes: 23,891
Liked 8,517 Times in 3,123 Posts
Default

Isn't the .357 Sig supposed to accomplish about the same ballistics for a lot less money? Just asking, not arguing.

From a practical point of view, wouldn't that be a lot cheaper route to travel, unless the coolness factor overwhelms your common sense? If the latter is the case, why not just go whole hog and buy a Bren 10?
__________________
They lack our altruism.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 08-09-2013, 09:14 PM
timn8er's Avatar
timn8er timn8er is offline
Absent Comrade
Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan...  
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: TEXAS!!!
Posts: 8,366
Likes: 13,917
Liked 21,071 Times in 4,908 Posts
Default

And pics? Are there no pics?
__________________
Lounge Lizard Extraordinaire
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 08-10-2013, 12:07 AM
Snapping Twig's Avatar
Snapping Twig Snapping Twig is offline
Member
Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan...  
Join Date: May 2007
Location: S.F. Bay Area
Posts: 3,397
Likes: 470
Liked 3,479 Times in 1,154 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack Flash View Post
Isn't the .357 Sig supposed to accomplish about the same ballistics for a lot less money? Just asking, not arguing.

From a practical point of view, wouldn't that be a lot cheaper route to travel, unless the coolness factor overwhelms your common sense? If the latter is the case, why not just go whole hog and buy a Bren 10?
You want to buy and then reload that bottleneck thing?

.357 is dirt cheap and readily available, not to mention the lubing and trimming of the Sig.

On top of that, the Sig is weak compared to .357, you can load heavy bullets in the .357.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #18  
Old 08-10-2013, 09:12 AM
AR_Black's Avatar
AR_Black AR_Black is offline
US Veteran
Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan...  
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: S.Illinois / W.Kentucky
Posts: 865
Likes: 364
Liked 371 Times in 133 Posts
Default

Up to a year lead time on new ones. I have three being built right now, I'm a dealer and had to pay up front. One of my customers wanted one so I ordered three in October 2012, got the call mid-July 2013 with a 5-week build time. Should be here soon.

Now I'm a fan of the .357 MAG,,, but have been shooting a lot of .45ACP lately in 1911 pistols. I'll look these over good and might post some pictures. Don't know if I'll keep one for myself, I've got enough "stuff" already.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 08-10-2013, 11:42 AM
o3rugby1's Avatar
o3rugby1 o3rugby1 is offline
US Veteran
Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan... Coonan...  
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 376
Likes: 82
Liked 110 Times in 63 Posts
Default

Coonan is actually a member here he will proabably chime in soon.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are Coonan's Worth It? Cashfan Firearms & Knives - Other Brands 14 05-07-2016 11:58 AM
Coonan 357 Stinger22 Firearms & Knives - Other Brands 22 11-30-2015 08:49 PM
Coonan .357 mag 1911 ohiojerry Firearms & Knives - Other Brands 3 11-23-2012 02:22 PM
Coonan .357mag Qball The Lounge 13 05-02-2012 06:03 PM
Coonan arms 357 Revolver M65 Firearms & Knives - Other Brands 9 11-26-2011 01:38 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:55 AM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
© S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2020
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)