Come meet Dan Coonan, inventor and designer of the Coonan .357 Magnum Automatic 1911-style pistol. The legendary gun designer will be at the Coonan Inc. booth at the Brownells Gunsmithing Conference Career Fair, March 27-28, 2013 in Des Moines, IA.
Use this opportunity to shake the hand that fired the world’s first .357 Magnum Automatic, and get and autograph from the innovator whose work changed the 1911 industry.
“I’m looking forward to talking to the younger gunsmiths and firearms fans,” says Dan Coonan. “Our industry’s getting older, and we need fresh blood to keep us relevant.”
Dan also wants other gunsmisths to see just how compatible the Coonan .357’s parts are with regular 1911-style pistols.
“Working on the Coonan .357 is very similar to working on a 1911,” adds Coonan. “Gunsmiths will see and appreciate the similarities. At least until they shoot ours. Then they’ll see the difference.”
Dan Coonan ‘s .357 Magnum Automatic has recently been featured on the cover of Shotgun News as well as in American Handgunner, Guns & Ammo’s Complete Book of the Model 1911, and Special Weapons for Military and Police.