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Coonan 357

Post by w4ti on 7/31/2016, 5:52 pm

With the recent topic about the Model 52 and its cousins, I was wondering whether or not anyone had any experiences with a Coonan in 357? I understand they are spendy, but I wonder if they would be another fun toy to use for a CF match?

Any product reports are most welcome!

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Post by Jon Eulette on 7/31/2016, 6:08 pm

Sloppy loose fitting and a grip that's too deep because it will shoot full length magnum loads. I've probably shoot 2-300 rds through one a lifetime ago. So I'd stay away from it.
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Post by orpheoet on 7/31/2016, 7:38 pm

Fun gun to shoot but huuuuge grip, and pretty heavy as I recall
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Re: Coonan 357

Post by w4ti on 7/31/2016, 7:54 pm

Jon Eulette wrote:Sloppy loose fitting and a grip that's too deep because it will shoot full length magnum loads. I've probably shoot 2-300 rds through one a lifetime ago. So I'd stay away from it.
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 Thanks for the note, Jon. Is there any other option available than the 52 if one wanted to shoot the 38 Spc? Just have a soft spot for the round, but know 52's can be picky.

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Re: Coonan 357

Post by Jon Eulette on 7/31/2016, 8:07 pm

Getting a used Clark is probably your best bet. It might need a tune up but in my opinion is better than the 52 because it'll group at 50 yds. They are pricey to have one built. Also I believe only negative about the 1911 .38's is magazine availability.
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Re: Coonan 357

Post by Wobbley on 7/31/2016, 9:05 pm

There's a Giles 38 conversion on Commercial row right now...

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Re: Coonan 357

Post by w4ti on 8/1/2016, 9:35 am

Thanks Wobbley, but the asking price is way too high for me (for not much more money, you could get a smith to build you a new one!). Hope it goes to a good home.

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