and a couple of pics of a fancy version here(this pic from Oleg Volk's site, too), and here's the specs from the Coonan site:
|Barrel Length||5 inches|
|Magazine Capacity||7 rounds + 1|
|Weight||42.0 oz. empty .48 oz loaded|
|Length||8.3 inches overall|
|Sights||Dovetail Front & Rear, Black, Fixed|
|Grips||Smooth Black Walnut|
Shot beautifully. Offhand at ten yards I could keep shots in a 3" group, the trigger is light and clean. Yeah, there's recoil; no way you can have .357 power without it. It was controllable and consistent, so not really any problem. This was a brand-new pistol, first time at the range. I got to put about 35 rounds through, 25 were Remington 125-grain HP, the others handloads using a Remington 158-grain softpoint bullet. Total I saw fired was about 75 rounds, and it had one empty that failed to clear the ejection port, that was in the second mag; no other firing problems. Considering the makers say it should have a several-hundred round break-in, I'd say it's off to a good start.
Why no, I wouldn't mind having one. Someday...