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    That is a tremendous find! I remember reading about these back in the day. I'm like you, how can they not still be cranking out .357 autos? It has to come down to a lack of investors. You can have orders out the wazoo but without the dinero to put a gun together you're out of luck. Remember Texas Longhorn Arms? I think the same thing happened to them.

    Congrats, and great pictures!
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    Nice find. I have always wanted to at least shoot one. Almost had the chance to shoot one as a rental, however they were out of .357 ammo and they only permitted their ammo in rental guns.
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    I would think it's like grabbing a brick with that wide of a magazine, .357 are long. But i wound have to shoot it because dam, it nice.
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    This came up on gunbroker. It was a display model in gun store. Never shot just handled by tire kickers. It was in pristine condition . I say was because i have shot it.

    It had the "make an offer option" and I picked it up for 200.00 under asking price. It was still at 1990's retail. It's my retirement gift to myself so I pulled out the credit card an bam. So glad I did.

    The OEM wood stocks did make It feel wide. Still very countable, just needed more grip to hold under muzzle flip.

    I was lucky that Alumagrips had old stock left over of the laser etched logo. They charged same price as their non etched stocks.

    These aluminium stocks are thinner and with the checkering give the grip a whole new feel. Your hand can gain excellent grip technique for 1911 and the requires much less intensity under muzzle slip.

    The wood stocks feel kind of like the keltec pmr or the cp33 . The aluminium stocks give it a double stack 45acp 1911 feel. Very nice.

    The 125 grain feel like 9mm semi auto and 158 feel like 45acp. Very easy to control.

    Super fun.
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    Don't forget to get the .38 Spec spring kit. It will give that gun a whole new meaning to gentle recoil. While it won't feel like a .22, it will still be nice.

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    It came with it but, it also states you should break in 200 you 500 rounds before trying the 38's. I am going to wait for 500 rounds first. I imagine it will be close to 22lr. Cant wait.
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    Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn...that's nice! Lucky dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverback13 View Post
    This came up on gunbroker. It was a display model in gun store. Never shot just handled by tire kickers. It was in pristine condition . I say was because i have shot it.

    It had the "make an offer option" and I picked it up for 200.00 under asking price. It was still at 1990's retail. It's my retirement gift to myself so I pulled out the credit card an bam. So glad I did.

    The OEM wood stocks did make It feel wide. Still very countable, just needed more grip to hold under muzzle flip.

    I was lucky that Alumagrips had old stock left over of the laser etched logo. They charged same price as their non etched stocks.

    These aluminium stocks are thinner and with the checkering give the grip a whole new feel. Your hand can gain excellent grip technique for 1911 and the requires much less intensity under muzzle slip.

    The wood stocks feel kind of like the keltec pmr or the cp33 . The aluminium stocks give it a double stack 45acp 1911 feel. Very nice.

    The 125 grain feel like 9mm semi auto and 158 feel like 45acp. Very easy to control.

    Super fun.
    Glad you got it, I just did the same thing, gift to myself, with a different gun that I have been wanting since the day I saw it, Friday May 4th, 2018 at 11:18 AM.
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    The 2nd amendment is not about hunting or shooting sports, it is about the citizens of this country having the means to protect themselves and the states from the tyranny, oppression, and misery of an over powering government. Modern rifles are a means for the citizens to stand up to an over powering government.



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    Ahhh! The Coonan. I can't get enough of the ring of fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Keith View Post
    That is a tremendous find! I remember reading about these back in the day. I'm like you, how can they not still be cranking out .357 autos? It has to come down to a lack of investors. You can have orders out the wazoo but without the dinero to put a gun together you're out of luck. Remember Texas Longhorn Arms? I think the same thing happened to them.

    Congrats, and great pictures!
    Texas Longhorn Arms? Never heard of ‘em. Now, Dornaeous and Dixon (the Bren Ten folks) suffered extreme business myopia. They didn’t do proper R&D and parts planning (no formal mag contract with ready to ship in volume). They used to ask for the full price at order but most smart gun folk told ‘em that ain’t the way they bought guns and the arrogant agent tore up the sales ticket right in front of their face. This ended up being a good thing as the Bren Ten was clunky and prone to jams. It was the DeLorean of the gun world - jazzy futuristic looks but below average performance. Don Johnson has his Bren Ten rechambered to 45ACP blanks because the 10mms wouldn’t cycle. So thankful that Colt kept the 10mm alive through its renaissance over the past 4-5 years.
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