Over the past few years I have reviewed several Coonan pistols, the .357 Magnum , the .357 Magnum compensated , the .45 Automatic , and now the 10mm Automatic. You can check the hot links if you are interested in reading any of the other reviews.
I liked all of those pistols fine but being the 10mm Auto is my favorite handgun cartridge I am throughly grateful to see Coonan adding that cartridge to their growing line of handguns.
Notice the extended thumb safety and slide stop. The pivoting trigger broke clean at 3 1/2 pounds with just a touch of take up and minimum over travel.
Note the spring loaded external extractor, skeletonized speed hammer.
Beavertail grip safety with incorporated palm swell. You have the option on the steel mainspring housing for checkering.
Rear 2 dot sight is adjustable for windage via set screw and drift adjusting in the dovetail. Coonan offers several options for sight configurations. Slide to receiver fit was snug but not tight enough to cause any issues.
The front sight is dovetailed and nicely blended into the muzzle of the slide.
Average 3 shot group shot from a rest at 25 yards. Please see the chart for complete list of ammunition and groups shot.
After some 300 rounds all the innards checked out with no signs of wear. I know 300 rounds is not an awful lot of rounds downrange but if something was not fit correctly or there was a problem, I expect it would have shown up by now.
3 shot 25 yard groups from a rest
After some 300 rounds downrange without any issues with the pistol, I am digging the new Coonan 10mm. I would see this pistol serving very well as a carry gun for street or trail as well as home defense. The 10mm Auto is a powerful cartridge, exceeding the single stack .45 Auto in energy and capacity and .357 Magnum energies with the benefit of being chambered in an autoloader. The Coonan is a cross between a 1911 and a Browning Hi-Power which brings a few unique features, such as the linkless barrel, to bear that is conducive to running a high pressure round while keeping wear and tear to a minimum. Even with the monolith cut on the dust cover the Coonan fit the leather 1911 holsters I had on hand. Personally I favor the new optional satin finish over the stainless, and am hoping Coonan will decide to offer it as an option on other pistols. All in all I am satisfied with Coonan’s new offering and I look forward to it being released into the wild.
- Model: MOT-10
- Material: 17-4 Stainless (Slide and Frame)
- Finish: Straight-lined or Satin Stainless (Based on SKU)
- Action: SA
- Stocks: Black Walnut / Black Aluminum (Based on SKU)
- Barrel: 5” (Carbon Steel – Chromed)
- Sights: Novak Compatible Dovetail (FB, FWD, AWD, FN, AN – Based on SKU)
- Weight: 40oz (empty)
- Length: 8″
- Height: 5.5″
- Weight: .9″
- Caliber: 10mm Automatic
- Magazine: 1 or 2 (Based on SKU)
- Capacity: 8+1
- Features: Full length dust cover, linkless barrel, pivoting trigger, external extractor, extended slide stop and thumb safety.
- MSRP: Starting at $1399