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Coonan’s new 1911 carries small but packs a .357 Magnum punch
By David Bahde

THE MIGHTY .357 MAGNUM has been a thing of legend since its introduction in 1935. Able to stop cars with a single round, drop game at 1,000 yards and leave criminals shaking in their boots, the .357 Magnum is surrounded by mythology. Often referred to as the king of the “one-shot stop,” its reputation has permeated the gun industry for decades…

I know the recoil of the 10mm and .357 Magnum all too well, and that’s partially why I typically carry 9mms today. So I fired my first few rounds through the Compact with some care. But after the first magazine, I thought, “What happened to the recoil?”
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