Author Topic: The New King  (Read 1642 times)


  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 550
    • View Profile
Re: The New King
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2018, 11:18:39 AM »
Glock 20 came before and 21 and the gun was originally designed for 10mm.  Smiles are the result of loose tolerance for reliability and the general European lack of concern about reloadable brass.  You should see what full power 308 looks like out of my CETME.

I and several others here will stand up our Witness Elite guns against about any full house 10mm round you want, and as many as you want.  They just run.

And I gotta say, my Para P16-40/10mm has seen at least 5K rounds and is running strong.  My Delta Elite, sold long ago also ate a good many rounds with no ill effect.  And my Ruger SR1911 is through nearly 1000 rounds and looks brand new still.

I personally reject the premise that any of these guns won't handle 10mm Auto just fine.  Such opinions are merely FUD and scare off potential adopters.  Buy a quality firearm and feed it in spec ammo and it will last longer than most of us will.

My 2¢.


I kinda feel someone is missing something... These guns, I'll push that and say none of these guns would likely have anything happen to them on factory ammo. Maybe a steady diet of some of the boutique ammo like Cor bond, Underwood, Grizzly and the like...

I have shot untold numbers there three different Glock 10's.  Only guns to exhibit smiles where orig Delta Elite and my Mech Tech. BUT the MT is a blow back non locking so some powders are not as friendly its not really a support this as the barrel actually has very good support. I stopped shooting anything even warm in my Deltas twenty years ago!

I have three different barrel makers aftermarket barrels for my Glocks and they all offer a tighter chamber, some have a little better support, but as I have said I haven't had smiles. I have some stout loadings, but I admittedly stop before some loaders.

This to me rings more of a anti Glock post than a pro Coonan. Thats fine, but never liked or agreed with running one down in an attempt to build upon another.

NRA Life Member, NRA Certified Range Officer, NRA Certified Pistol & Shotgun Instructor, NRA Rifle & a Reloading Instructor.



  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 251
    • View Profile
Re: The New King
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2018, 10:00:26 PM »
I have to say I held a coonan 357 at the gun show Saturday. It's was without a doubt the single sloppiest 1911 frame to slide fit I have ever seen. And it was brand new.

My $500 Rock island looks like it was fitted by nighthawk compared to that coonan.

That has put a bad taste in my mouth for anything coonan. I have zero desire to own one now. My M&P 45C has less slop and play in it and it has 30k+ rounds through it.

So I left the gun show with a sphinx sdp that just exudes quality craftsmanship.


  • Moderator
  • Sharpshooter
  • *****
  • Posts: 5966
    • View Profile
Re: The New King
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2018, 11:17:14 PM »
In fairness, I find recent RIA stuff to be really nicely fit.  My RIA is definitely tighter than my Ruger SR1911.


  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
    • View Profile
Re: The New King
« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2018, 08:55:02 PM »
I own a Coonan MOT10, and the fit, finish and overall appearance of the pistol are top notch. However, I did purchase a 22 lb spring (designed for the 357 Classic) to replace the stock 17 lb one that came with the pistol. The stronger spring definitely reduces the slide wear when shooting heavy loads, and so far, I’ve experienced only a single malfunction.