USCCA Blog, Scott Wagner, May 17, 2015

The Coonan .357 Magnum (yes the Magnum revolver cartridge-not the .357 SIG) has been around off and on again for quite a few years.  I always felt the concept was intriguing — a reasonably sized semi-automatic 1911 style pistol, chambered for the mighty .357 Magnum revolver round.

Back in the day when many discussed the stopping power of one handgun cartridge vs. another, it was pretty much agreed that the .357 Magnum revolver cartridge, launching a 125 grain JHP bullet at about 1425 FPS, was at the top of the heap when it came to stopping attacks by violent human beings.

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