John Taffin, American Handgunner Sept/Oct. 2011
…The Coonan makes a very practical everyday using pistol, with prices starting at about $1,199 MSRP. Sixgunners have been arguing ever since the then-new .357 Magnum butted up against a heavily loaded .44 Special, just whether or not the .357 is suitable for big game. I would not hesitate to use it on anything under 200 pounds, however if one is very careful as to distance, bullet selection, and especially bullet placement, larger animals have been — and will be taken — cleanly. One change I would make on the Coonan as an everyday packin’ pistol would be to select the adjustable-sighted version.