Some gun grabbers say that anyone who shoots a gun (or drives a Corvette) is compensating for something. In fact, Sigmund Freud associated retarded sexual development with a fear of guns. Neuroses aside, a “compensator” is another word for a “muzzle break”: an end-of-barrel device used to “redirect propellant gases with the effect of countering both recoil of the gun and unwanted rising of the barrel during rapid fire.” At the risk of returning to the original proposition, the problem with handgun compensators is bulk. Unless you’re used to a Peter North-sized pistol in your pants, a compensated handgun is about as useful for concealed carry as an SOG Tactical Tomahawk. But compensated handguns are ideal for target shooting, especially larger caliber firearms like Coonan’s $1375 .357 Magnum Automatic. The only drawback? Money. How much? So much they ain’t sayin’. Still, if you’ve got a big wad (of cash), who cares? Press release after the jump . . .
Coonan, Inc. is proud to announce the new Compensated Pistol to its .357 Magnum Automatic line.
With an extended barrel length to 5.7”, the Compensated Pistol is ideal for reduced recoil resulting in greater accuracy from a top-of-the-line performer.