Personally I love Coonan's disclaimer on their website, which reads,
"Please Note: This firearm is NOT for beginners! If you are looking for your first firearm, don’t buy this one"
Hey, it may not be a good first gun, but it's 1911-esque and sure as hell looks like it'd be a blast to shoot! As Mr. Neville explained, the gun can shoot both .357 Mag and .38 using the same magazines provided you swap out the recoil spring for a lighter, factory supplied 10 lb. spring. This is good, considering factory mags are $60 direct from Coonan. I suspect the gun might be somewhat finicky with certain .38 Spl. loads since it's designed around .357 Mag, but of course I can't verify that until I've got one in my hands.
*1911 style would be more accurate, since not all parts are interchangable with a standard 1911.
Sometimes you want a gun that you have absolutely no practical use for whatsoever. For me, this is that gun. I want it and I don't even own a single firearm in .38 Spl. or .357 Mag.
Photos courtesy of Falnfenix
I will defer to the talented Oleg Volk for pictures of this fine pistol. Go click and look at The Precious.
I would REALLY like to have one of those.
I support your decision to buy this.
Speaking of .357 Sig, that's another reason you should buy a 10mm 1911. With barrel & spring changes you could shoot 10mm, .40 S&W and .357 Sig. ;-)
JP - You & I both
Mike - Decision to buy? Yeah, if I had a spare $1400 lying around. Sadly I don't.
Erik - No kidding. I was really close to buying a 10MM Dan Wesson Razorback as my 1st 1911 instead of the Heritage, but the practicality of it seemed silly.
ah well. There goes my vicarious living plans.
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