Coonan Compact .357 Magnum 1911 Pistol

by
posted on April 27, 2014
CoonanCompac_01.jpg

Coonan is an American gun manufacturer that’s made a name for itself with an unusal all-stainless steel 1911 pattern semi-auto pistol chambered for the potent .357 Magnum revolver cartridge, named the .357 Automatic. Chambered for a powerful cartridge with a wide variety of bullet options, the standard 5-inch barrel model with a 7+1 round capacity is popular with hunters, target shooters, and some law enforcement and military agencies. Earlier this year at SHOT Show, the company announced the launch of a softer shooting version of this gun with a fixed muzzle break.

At the NRA show, the company released a brand new compact version. The barrel has been shortened to 4-inches and the grip length reduced to accept a 6-round magazine. Those customers who order the new Coonan compact .357 Automatic at the NRA show this year will receive a pistol with a special NRA serial number.

Latest

This summer, Federal Ammunition celebrated its 100th anniversary. John Zent, editor emeritus, had a chance to connect with two long-time employees and talk about their part of the journey.
This summer, Federal Ammunition celebrated its 100th anniversary. John Zent, editor emeritus, had a chance to connect with two long-time employees and talk about their part of the journey.

Federal's Big Celebration Between Friends

This summer, Federal Ammunition celebrated its 100th anniversary. John Zent, editor emeritus, had a chance to connect with two long-time employees and talk about their part of the journey.

Springfield Armory’s XD 45: The Wiley Clapp Review

Springfield’s 13-plus-one .45 ACP XD may prove to be the most popular offering in the company’s evolutionary polymer pistol line.

Preview: Black Ops | The Life Of A CIA Shadow Warrior

After finding himself in the middle of a firefight at the age of seven, Enrique “Ric” Prado and his middle-class family fled the horrors of the Cuban Revolution with the hope of finding a better life in America.

Review: Taurus G3X Hybrid

Combining the compact slide of the G3c with the capacity of the G3, the Taurus Taurus G3X Hybrid offers the grip feel of a full-size gun blended with a subcompact slide-and-barrel assembly.

NRA Gun Of The Week: IWI Masada Slim

Watch American Rifleman staff on the range this week with a trimmed-down variant of IWI's striker-fired Masada duty pistol.

The Armed Citizen® Sept. 30, 2022

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.