One day, I decided I wanted a pistol that shot the same thing, so I started looking on line. Somewhere, I saw something about the Coonan. From that point on, I knew that there was a 357 pistol out there, but I forgot the name "Coonan." For several years, I would ask gun guys, "What's that 357 pistol they used to make -- I want to get one?" And all of them said "You mean 357 Sig," or "There's no such thing as a 357 magnum pistol." I swear, not one gun guy I asked would even admit the possibility that such a gun existed. Then one day, I was at an indoor shooting range in downtown LA with my lever action, and the man behind the counter said, "You like 357 magnum? Try this." He then handed me the most beat-up looking gun I'd ever seen. It was a Coonan. This thing must have been doing rental duty since the 1970s. Big disappointment. Jam after jam, and this was before I knew that guns sometimes jam (not a problem with a Marlin). I got frustrated and gave up on the thing, but I always held out faith that a Coonan in decent shape would be a good gun. I'm still waiting to find out.