March 1, 2012 by Jorge Amselle.
The Coonan .357 Magnum Automatic combines 1911 styling and semi-automatic operation with the hard-hitting performance of the .357 Magnum cartridge.
I never saw it while watching the old TV show, but if the Incredible Hulk ever carried a 1911 pistol, I imagine that it would have been the Coonan Classic .357 Magnum Automatic Pistol. This is a big gun—and it needs to be, in order to accommodate those long .357 Magnum cartridges. While I am no Hulk, it still fit my hand comfortably. However, those with smaller hands may find it hard to handle when firing.
The Coonan is modeled after the classic John M. Browning-designed 1911 pistol. It is a stainless steel-framed, recoil-operated, semi-automatic that is chambered in .357 Magnum with a 7+1 capacity. However, this is not simply a 1911 pistol chambered for a different cartridge, and it features many unique elements that make it its own species.
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