I have 2 shootin' buddies that own them, one of them would have been mine but that is a whole other story. Those guns are flat out awesome, both are super accurate and the work on them is of the finest quality! Buy it now, it is calling your name, you know you want it, go get it!
My son has had one for about 10 years. Fantastic performance with 125 gr JHP's out of the 5 inch barrel. He had Coonan add stippling to the front strap and MSH, ambi safety, fancy grips,and an adjustable rear sight.
Two things to be careful about. Coonan's are difficult to fit with FLGR's so I would leave that out. Magazines are the heart of the Coonan. Make sure you get several.
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Coonan Arms went out of business about 2 years ago, small outfit in St.Paul,MN. They never paid the big bucks for full page ads in the gun magazines, pistols seem to have sold by word of mouth. They really are great pistols, had mine since 1884 or so. It`s a keeper.........
No he is not.
He is TRYING to get back into the pistol business one step at a time. I think he will attempt to offer some sort of tuning and servicing options in the near future, as well as try to come up with a new source for mags, which are becoming like hens' teeth.
I too have only one mag, but I'm baulking at paying $100 for a mag which should cost no more than $20 or $30.
I keep a close watch on his website and on the forum there.