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September 3, 2021 - 1:21 pm
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Finally after years of lookingmad for the right one at a decent confused price.

A new to me Coonan 357 "B"

The grips are butt ugly and I am ordering some Zebra's from a furniture maker.

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Let us have a full fit and finish, range review please!

Oh and more pics!

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I got a Coonan 357 from the 1990s era when he filed bankruptcy, then restarted.  I find it to be fairly accurate but the mags are hit or miss in locking back the slide.  It shoots a nice fireball but of course mild compared to a 445 supermag.  Runs like a top otherwise, esp with my hand-loads.  All due respect, I had a Marine shoot it and he claimed it wasn’t accurate but the truth was the recoil was too much for him - Flinch.  That’s the case with most becuase it is a handful as a semi-auto.  For freaks like us, the bang is all smiles!  Be careful, the inside of the slide can gaul pretty easily and there’s no service since Coonan is now defunct.  

I’ll have to get it out on the range and post some pics now that I’ve been reminded about it.  I

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I'll slather it in slide glide. I shoot .44 mag one handed so hopefully I want have any limp wrist issues.

I have two factory mags and am hoping both work fine,previous owner said the only ammo he had issue with was Foicchi.

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Yes best of luck with your Coonan especially since they're out of business.

I had one for a couple years. I had the barrel bushing break, slide crack, and trigger become loose. All of which was fixed by Coonan but now that they're out of business, I don't know what you'd do if those things happen now.

I sold mine about a year or so before they went out of business.

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Andrew1220 said
Yes best of luck with your Coonan especially since they're out of business.

I had one for a couple years. I had the barrel bushing break, slide crack, and trigger become loose. All of which was fixed by Coonan but now that they're out of business, I don't know what you'd do if those things happen now.

 

  

Same as here, Coonan gun owners group for parts and advise.

I have already located some one who has a stockpile that they sell some things and plenty of others that have lots of smalls. Numrich is also a good source. Gunbroker has sellers with parts also.

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It appears that you are delighted to have located a Coonan 357 "B" weapon after looking for the ideal one for some time. You also state that you don't like the present grips and that you want to get Zebra grips from a furniture maker to replace them. It's fantastic that you've discovered a gun you enjoy and that you're taking measures to alter its look to suit your tastes. Just keep in mind to abide by all safety precautions and regulatory requirements when handling guns..

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I should have bought a Coonan that was at a LGS 10 years ago. They were asking $1000. Oh well. I have a couple Of LAR Grizzlies with 357 barrel kits. None of the problems a Coonan will have.

 Coonan fans may be interested in the 356TSW cartridge. S&W made a small number of 5inch and 31/2" semis that chamber it in 1993. The cartridge is staging a comeback and Briley is making barrels and springs for Glock 17s and 19s. Corbon and Buffalo Bore are making ammo.

  So, 1600 ft/ sec and 600 ft/lbs out of a 5" Barrel with a 115 grain bullet. The cartridge is 9mm x 21.5mm. Also 124 and147 grain options.

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Ole Dog said
Coonan fans may be interested in the 356TSW cartridge. 1600 ft/ sec and 600 ft/lbs out of a 5" Barrel with a 115 grain bullet. The cartridge is 9mm x 21.5mm. Also 124 and147 grain options.

A cartridge comparison between the 9mm Luger (left), .356 TSW (middle) and .357 SIG (right).

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fiza456 said
It appears that you are delighted to have located a Coonan 357 "B" weapon after looking for the ideal one for some time. You also state that you don't like the present grips and that you want to get Zebra grips from a furniture maker to replace them. It's fantastic that you've discovered a gun you enjoy and that you're taking measures to alter its look to suit your tastes. Just keep in mind to abide by all safety precautions and regulatory requirements when handling guns..

  

thanks for the advise, however I have been handling firearms for upwards of 40 years now........

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Probably AI/ Bot, if you look at all the other posts from the same userid...

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That's what I surmised too Ron, didn't really say anything.

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