Some gun grabbers say that anyone who shoots a gun (or drives a Corvette) is compensating for something. In fact, Sigmund Freud associated retarded sexual development with a fear of guns. Neuroses aside, a “compensator” is another word for a “muzzle brake”: an end-of-barrel device used to “redirect propellant gases with the effect of countering both recoil of the gun and unwanted rising of the barrel during rapid fire.” At the risk of returning to the original proposition, the problem with handgun compensators is bulk. Unless you’re used to a Peter North-sized pistol in your pants, a compensated handgun is about as useful for concealed carry as an SOG Tactical Tomahawk. But compensated handguns are ideal for target shooting, especially larger caliber firearms like Coonan’s $1375 .357 Magnum Automatic. The only drawback? Money. How much? So much they ain’t sayin’. Still, if you’ve got a big wad (of cash), who cares? Press release after the jump . . .
Coonan, Inc. is proud to announce the new Compensated Pistol to its .357 Magnum Automatic line.
With an extended barrel length to 5.7”, the Compensated Pistol is ideal for reduced recoil resulting in greater accuracy from a top-of-the-line performer.
“The Compensated Pistol is real pleasure to fire,” says Dave Dietz, Marketing Director for Coonan, Inc.
“There is not another pistol on the market like the Coonan .357 Magnum Automatic, and when you combine that with such amazing light-recoil, the Compensated Pistol is truly a shooter-friendly addition to the Coonan family.”
With all the standard 1911 features of the traditional Coonan, the Compensated Pistol .357 Magnum Automatic comes with dovetail front and rear sights, solid stainless steal slide and frame, 7 rounds +1 magazine, and finishes out with smooth Black Wallnut grips.
The Compensated Pistol is 48.8 oz. empty and 52.8 oz. loaded, and has a height of 5.6” and width of 1.3”. With the increased barrel length, the pistol is 10.5” in overall length.
To learn more about Coonan, Inc., call 763.786.1720 or visit www.coonaninc.com
Read more at Ammoland.com: http://www.ammoland.com/2013/02/coonan-357-mag-automatic-compensated-pistol/#ixzz2JkKrmLIp