Coonan Compact .357 Magnum 1911 Pistol

Coonan Compact 357 Pistol

  Coonan Inc. will officially introduce the new Compact version of the company’s 1911 chambered for the .357 Magnum at the 2015 SHOT Show. The Coonan Compact pistol was originally shown at the 2014 NRA show, but the gun has yet to make an appearance on the company’s website. Currently, Coonan only shows the original .357 […]

Return of the Smith & Wesson Model 66 Combat Magnum

Smith & Wesson 66

Smith & Wesson announced the return of the model 66 Combat Magnum.  One of the most popular police sidearms during the 70’s and 80’s, the Model 66 is a K-frame gun lost favor in the law enforcement community with the switch to semi-automatic pistols in the 80’s and 90’s.  The original Model 66 ceased production […]

SAR Arms 357 Revolver

SAR 357 revolver

The SAR 357 is a revolver made by Sarsilmaz and chambered for the .357 Magnum cartridge.  The handgun bears a resemblance to the classic Smith & Wesson revolvers and has several features like the Smith guns. I had a chance to get a feel for one at the SAR Arms exhibit at the 2013 SHOT […]

Coonan Silver Bullets

Coonan Silver Bullets

The new Coonan Silver Bullets are likely the ultimate piece in your anti-werewolf arsenal.  Just released, these new .357 Magnum rounds feature bullets that are jacketed in 99% pure silver. Exact specs are not available on the cartridges, but assume they are powerful enough to both reliably cycle the Coonan .357 Magnum 1911 and to […]

New Ruger SP101 Revolvers

Ruger SP101 revolver

Ruger announced two new SP101 revolvers.  Both SP101 revolvers are larger, target-sized revolvers featuring longer barrels and fiber optic sights when compared to the standard SP101 handguns. The two new Ruger revolvers are very similar in appearance and demensions.  The first is chambered in the classic .357 Magnum cartridge, while the second new model is […]

Chiappa Firearms Rhino: New Revolver with a Twist


Chiappa Firearms is introducing a new revolver: the Rhino.  This compact six-shot .357 Magnum revolver looks different than many contemporary revolvers, and for good reason:  the barrel is aligned with the bottom of the cylinder, not the top. Chiappa aligned the barrel with the bottom of the cylinder to put the bore more in line […]