.357 Mag, 1911 Compact CC gun

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by lklawson, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    I've been a fan of the .357 Mag since I got my first revolver, an Italian import SAA in .357 Mag. I always thought that I wanted a semi-auto CC chambered for it. If I had infinite money, I'd definitely buy one. But at a MSRP of $1,535, it'd definitely require infinite money. :eek:


    Manufacturer: Coonan Inc.
    Model: Coonan Compact
    Action: Single-Action Semi-Auto
    Caliber: .357 Mag.
    Finish: Stainless Steel
    Grips: Smooth Walnut
    Sights: Fixed 3-Dot
    Barrel Length: 4.00"
    Overall Length: 7.70"
    Height: 5.25"
    Slide Width: 0.91"
    Weight: 39.30-oz. with Empty Magazine
    Capacity: 6+1 Rounds
    Twist: 1:16" RH
    Rifle Grooves: 6
    Accessories: 2 Magazines, Custom Carry Case, Lock, Owner’s Manual
    MSRP: $1,535

    Peace favor your sword,
  2. missiledefender

    missiledefender Supporting Member

    OUCH, that MSRP hurts JUST lookin at it. I like to spend the Jack for guns and I'm sure that its worth it. The question is: If you shoot a Goblin with it and it disapears into a evidence locker (and its gonna). It may or MAY NOT get returned to you. SO, I try not to invest too much in a "carry piece".

  3. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    As a 1911 compact owner, I still chuckle when I see "1911" & "CC" in the same sentence.
  4. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member

    I'll admit it's closer to covered carry, than concealed carry...
  5. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Honestly, it's not too bad (but not too good, either ;)).

    It's ~2" longer than the Kel Tec PF9, ~1" taller, and about the same width.

    It's roughly the size of the Officer's model 1911, which, I suspect, was their goal. :)

    Peace favor your sword,
  6. Outlaw

    Outlaw Supporting Member

    Conspicuous Carry , or Can't Carry;)
  7. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member


    You could shove a bazooka down your pants and most people wouldn't notice.

    "Yes ma'am, I really AM just happy to see you." :rofl:

    Peace favor your sword,
  8. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Kirk you buy for me and I'll carry it for a few years to test it out for you ;-)
  9. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    That sounds fair. If I provide the 500-600 rounds of ammunition, will you break it in good for me too? ;)

    Peace favor your sword,
  10. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Sure thing. I'll even keep it clean and everything.
  11. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Haha. :)

    Peace favor your sword (mobile)
  12. greg_r

    greg_r Lifetime Supporter

    I CC a 1911 FS on occasion. Not an issue. Obviously not as easy as my PT738, but very doable.
  13. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

    The only reason I don't carry a .357 Magnum semi-automatic pistol is because the length of the grip is too much for my short, stubby ... fingers to grasp...

  14. bscar

    bscar Supporting Member

    Same monies
  15. 45Man

    45Man Member

    That's pretty heavy for a compact.

    The current Detonics Combat Master
    Technical Specs:
    Caliber: .45 ACP
    Height: 4.45 inches
    Weight Empty: 30 oz.
    Width: 1.25 inches
    Length: 6.75 inches
    Magazine Capacity: 6+1 Rounds
    Sights: Low Profile
    Material: Stainless Steel Frame, 4340 Slide
    Finish: Two-Tone Cerakote
    Grip: Aluminum/Dymondwood
    Barrel Length: 3.5 inches
    Action: Single Action Only
    MSRP: ~$1500 (used ones run around $700-800)

    My Detonics Combat Master Mark VII is about 26 oz. (slide is thinner).

    At one time, I seriously considered a Coonan. I think I still have a very early color spec sheet for the full frame.
  16. missiledefender

    missiledefender Supporting Member

    nope, I carried a full size and im a "medium framed" male
  17. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    The 45 is a short, low pressure, round.

    Peace favor your sword (mobile)
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2015
  18. Tho the .357 1911 has always appealed to me, I don't see the need for a CC one unless you don't like revolvers as the capacity is same or more and the weight can also be under half.

    At the same time I IWB a 40oz autoloader even tho I have smaller and lighter guns so whatever fits a person best is what they should be carrying in my opinion. I haven't tried to carry the 6in S&W 500 but I think with the right holster anything can be done.
  19. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    A 1911 is way flatter than a revolver.

    Peace favor your sword (mobile)
  20. Good point. I'm a fan of flat guns, my carry gun may be heavy but the profile is flat and rounded so its super nice.

    My glock 17 is way to blocky even tho its light.