Coonan, manufacturer of the premium and exotic Coonan Classic .357 Magnum Automatic, a full-size 1911 chambered in .357 Magnum, has put together a gift that’s perfect for any gun enthusiast who’s sick and tired of all this vampire nonsense of late. And zombies and werewolves too, these bullets don’t discriminate.
The Triple Threat is an ash wood vampire stake full of silver bullets, loaded and ready for whatever goes bump in the night. Eight of them, to be specific, just the right number for their Magnum automatic, which has a capacity of 7+1. The stake, obviously, will come in handy once you’ve spent all your cartridges.
This is a neat gift, and despite the fact that the bullets have 99 percent pure silver jackets, the whole thing runs $40, shipped. For the sake of novelty alone it’s worth it, provided you have a beef with vampires these days. Which isn’t that difficult, considering they sparkle now. From the product page:
“The Coonan Triple Threat Apocalyptic Kit is designed for the serious hunter and collector. Packaged in a wooden Vampire Stake are Eight .357 Magnum Bullets Jacketed in 99% PURE SILVER. This is the perfect addition to your Coonan Pistol or a Holiday Gift Idea. It’s not just a conversation piece, it’s a Zombie, Werewolf, or Vampire’s worst nightmare.”
Even if you’re not a big fan of the 1911 platform, it really stands out. If you didn’t know about their guns before, then these silver bullets double as an excellent marketing campaign.
Coonan’s 1911s are more Browning-inspired than anything else. They share a familial resemblance to the iconic .45 but have been heavily modified, not just to chamber the .357 Magnum cartridge but in other ways to modernize the design, such as using a linkless barrel. Because the grip is so long, front to back, the Magnum Automatic has an extended slide release and a very short trigger. Despite all this shooting it is very nice and it is quite comfortable to hold; you don’t need giant hands to work these guns.
Coonan will make one to your specifications for as little as $1,250 (.pdf), which is surprisingly affordable for such a niche pistol. Each one comes with a premium case and standard goodies, including a 10-pound recoil spring for shooting .38 Special, which the gun has no problems feeding and cycling, in addition to the 22-pound spring for full-house .357 loads.
Sight upgrades, extended, compensated barrels and laser-etched aluminum grips can be added as well.
Coonan’s silver bullets don’t have to be on your wish list, but their handguns should be.