Tag Archives: coonan

Recoil is relative.

Dan Coonan is very fond of saying that shooting his gun is an experience. It does have more muzzle flash and recoil and muzzle rise than a typical wonder-9. Actress Morrigan Sanders, age 16, doesn’t usually shoot Coonans. But not because … Continue reading

Posted in ammunition, interesting people, pistol | Tagged , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Where flat-shooting pistols really shine

Coonan .357 and other flat shooting handguns really shine in the desert. They weigh less than rifles yet cover a decent range for defense. Towards the South of our country, that may be a serious consideration. A pistol in 10mm … Continue reading

Posted in pistol | Tagged , , | 17 Comments


Posted in rifle | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Israeli-pattern FAL

Coonan FAL receiver.

Posted in rifle | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Some of us *are* compensating…

…for the muzzle flip from 1600fps of muzzle velocity!

Posted in pistol | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Danica smiles. Again.

Homebuilt FAL on a Coonan receiver, Magpul PRS2 stock, Burris 1.5-6×40 scope.

Posted in interesting people, rifle | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Coonan autopistol receiver

A photo from my last factory visit. Coonan

Posted in pistol | Tagged | 4 Comments

For the pint-sized defender…

…a half-gallon hat and a Coonan Cadet. Pity this reduced scale pistol is discontinued for now, but it may come back in the future. It uses shorter magazines than the standard model but still holds the save seven rounds. The … Continue reading

Posted in interesting people, pistol, self-defense, weapon | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

If you can’t afford a rifle…

…you may be about to get just the receiver and add parts to it as funds become available. AR building is traditional, but the same can be done with FAL. Here’s a receiver by Coonan Arms. Legally, this is the … Continue reading

Posted in rifle | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

A good question.

This question has more relevance for cities and suburbs, especially given the occasional social disruptions like the NOLA and London riots. Unlike shotguns, rifles can reach out and touch a looter with an incendiary device in hand without the defender … Continue reading

Posted in rifle, self-defense, weapon | Tagged , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Why get a Coonan?

The most common comment made by people who tried it the first time has been: “It’s like shooting a laser!” I found it easy to make 50 yard hits on steel plates. I don’t work for them, I am just … Continue reading

Posted in pistol | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Steady aim (wallpaper)

Posted in holster, interesting people, pistol | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Out for a ride

Posted in beast, holster, interesting people, weapon | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Range time, rain or shine

Yet another downtrodden, exploited female in obvious distress.

Posted in interesting people, pistol | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Coonan .357 Magnum pistol in use

This weekend, I was finally able to get to the range and try the Coonan pistol. Bulk Ammo provided Fiocchi 125gr JHP and S&B 158gr JSP ammo, so we tried both. Both brands ran 100%. Accuracy was, to quote one … Continue reading

Posted in ammunition, weapon | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Compensating for something?

You betcha!

Posted in rkba, self-defense, weapon | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

Coonan .357 automatic

Coonan | Sideguard | Larger photos My interest in Coonan pistols was accidental. John Paul of JP Rifles mentioned him and let me photograph an old one from his collection. I then had a chance to fire a current pistol … Continue reading

Posted in ammunition, hoster, weapon | Tagged , , | 36 Comments

.357 Magnum in an auto pistol

While in Minnesota, I got to introduce Arne Boberg to Dan Coonan. Dan’s .357 autoloader is only fractionally larger than an M1911, holds the same seven rounds and runs either 38spl or 357mag. I was always curious why people liked … Continue reading

Posted in interesting people, weapon | Tagged , , | 6 Comments