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embatp May 11, 2011 21:47

coonan vendor section
 
how about it? what do you guys think?

coonan is blowing up with their receivers....how about a Coonan section in the vendors area?

what do the folks at coonan think about this idea?

mods?

FALonious May 12, 2011 11:20

Good Idea.

TOWS220 May 12, 2011 12:48

I'm surprised it hasn't already been done. Coonan has the best combination of reliability, quality, delivery speed, and customer service of all the rec manufacturers IMO.

LaConservationist May 12, 2011 13:53

Quote:

Originally posted by TOWS220
Coonan has the best combination of reliability, quality, delivery speed, and customer service of all the rec manufacturers IMO.
I have to agree 110% with you there for sure! I also know that they are willing to do whatever it takes to keep their clients satisfied. And also their desire to have REPEAT customers.
As far as I am concerned the ONLY thing they have NOT done yet is talked about the type II's. I guess that is not 100% correct, they have talked about it but I do not think they feel it is enough interest in the TYPE II's to make it cost effective to produce at this time.

Although I do believe they do see these post and threads I also believe the BEST way to have them recognize the potential desire for a specific receiver is to call them, tell them what you would like to see.
I can call them daily and give my thoughts and opinions BUT my thoughts and opinions do NOT sell receivers!

X10 to EMBATP's idea having them setup in the vendors area!

LaC

tdb59 May 12, 2011 14:12

Plus that!

garyd1961 May 12, 2011 17:50

I was saying this when I first joined and the DSA folks on here ripped me to pieces. Man how things have changed.

LaConservationist May 13, 2011 08:51

Quote:

Originally posted by garyd1961
I was saying this when I first joined and the DSA folks on here ripped me to pieces. Man how things have changed.
Gary you actually "JOINED" 3 months before me BUT it does seem I remember back when (as I was only lurking for quite a few months) this was discussed.
At that time it seems that if ANYONE would make any type NEGATIVE comment about DSA here they would be whipped with a CAT of NINE TAILS!

Well nevertheless things and times change.....and it has!
I don't think this thread was designed to bash ANYONE or any company, just as embatp has stated in the past, "WE NEED ALL the COMPANIES we can get to be involved and STAY involved in our HOBBY" As far as I am concerned I would love to see these various companies thrive on EXCELLENT products and services.

Now back to the OP.
What has to be done and who decides if COONAN gets their own section within the VENDOR SECTION? Are there special requirements?

Thanks!

LaC

adam762 May 13, 2011 08:58

coonan
 
Unless it were donated free of charge I don't see why they would. It is a needless expense when they are swamped with orders and work anyway. Why spend $$$ on promotional items when business is great anyway? Their phones are surely ringing off the hook as it is.

Would it be nice to see them here? Sure. Does it make sense from their perspective? I'm not sure it does.

IanMor May 13, 2011 09:17

Fire off a request to Jen and ask her to put up a Coonan forum. Unless they are a contributor, I dont know if it will happen, but it doesnt hurt to ask. At the very least we can get a sticky thread here in this forum.

ETA, I made it a sticky. This shall now be the official Coonan thread untill other arrangements are made for a vendor's forum for Coonan.

def90 May 13, 2011 09:39

They only make one product.. receivers. I don't see how a dedicated Coonan forum would pay off for anyone and I don't see the need for it. Coonan has always been responsive to emails and they have an active Facebook page so if you have a question for them just send them an email. People don't even visit the existing vendor forums.

LaConservationist May 13, 2011 11:23

Quote:

Originally posted by def90
They only make one product.. receivers.
While some VERY GOOD POINTS, don't forget about their GAS PISTONS, for those looking for an extra US made part, COONAN does make some very good Pistons! ;)

LaC

adam762 May 13, 2011 12:54

coonan
 
Quote:

They only make one product.. receivers.
Uhh... how about the 357 Autoloader? I'd say THAT is their flagship product, and the FAL receivers play second fiddle.

I will have one to play with here very soon.

IanMor May 13, 2011 15:20

http://www.coonaninc.com/index.php

See it all here.

Buddymack May 13, 2011 17:49

Well you got my vote... and if someone wants to do another GB .... I will post it also on my FB page and order at least one C1 type. ;)

Buddymack May 13, 2011 17:53

Quote:

Originally posted by LaConservationist


While some VERY GOOD POINTS, don't forget about their GAS PISTONS, for those looking for an extra US made part, COONAN does make some very good Pistons! ;)

LaC

Good point! they also make an ejector block that looks to me like its Izzy style.

Krink545 May 17, 2011 20:07

Anyone know how long of time frame I will be looking at for a Argy receiver with custom serial number?

StG58Freak May 17, 2011 20:19

Quote:

Originally posted by LaConservationist


While some VERY GOOD POINTS, don't forget about their GAS PISTONS, for those looking for an extra US made part, COONAN does make some very good Pistons! ;)

LaC

Yes indeed. I recently purchased one and it's schweet:biggrin:

LaConservationist May 17, 2011 20:40

Quote:

Originally posted by Krink545
Anyone know how long of time frame I will be looking at for a Argy receiver with custom serial number?
Call Connie at Phone: 763.786.1720 she will fix you right up!
Tell her I sent you her way! And don't flirt with the sweet lady! ;) She is GOOD with a FIREARM! LOL

LaC

Buddymack May 17, 2011 23:12

Does anyone know if there is a standing Falfiles discount??? :biggrin:

LaConservationist May 18, 2011 20:15

Quote:

Originally posted by Buddymack
Does anyone know if there is a standing Falfiles discount??? :biggrin:
Yes there is, Just Tell Connie you are a FALFILES member!

DJ60 May 18, 2011 21:13

Quote:

Originally posted by Krink545
Anyone know how long of time frame I will be looking at for a Argy receiver with custom serial number?
Don't know about the Argy, but my G1 with custom SN should be here on Monday according to the shipper. That makes two weeks since I ordered it.

Buddymack May 21, 2011 23:54

Quote:

Originally posted by LaConservationist


Yes there is, Just Tell Connie you are a FALFILES member!

Thanks Buddy!! Should be shipping out next week Coonan type C1...glad here Connie is feeling a better, since last time.:biggrin:

LaConservationist May 28, 2011 08:11

Well guys here it is! My first Matching serial numbers receiver! And it is NOTHING short of PERFECTION!!!

I add some white just to show the detail of the engraving/stamp. Let me also say the attention to detail on these receivers are EXCELLENT!! The dark finish is also PERFECT!! Just not sure there is anything at all I would change if I were doing these myself!!!

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-R...s512/photo.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-V...s512/photo.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-G...s512/photo.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-u...s512/photo.JPG

LaConservationist May 29, 2011 15:11

Hoping Dan or Dave will see this and maybe reply...... Can we get confirmation that COONAN will do a StG-58 stamped receivers? Also will you do the R1 Stamp
Such as the one pictured below? I heard there were some issues with the UM but what about the UPPER CASE LETTER MM instead of the Lower case as pictured in the lower pic?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ck61/SAR18.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...1/DSCN7865.jpg

THANK YOU for ALL you have done for the FAL rifles as well as us guys here on the FAL FILES!!

LaC

jugrunner June 03, 2011 17:22

Don't foget Dan Coonan makes the best AK receivers available ... Dan Coonan is somewhat of a legend in our time ... way beyond AK's and FAL's ... it would be nice to have them represented here and maybe Dan could stop by sometime ... :wink:

LaConservationist June 03, 2011 22:24

Quote:

Originally posted by jugrunner
... Dan Coonan is somewhat of a legend in our time ... way beyond AK's and FAL's ... it would be nice to have them represented here and maybe Dan could stop by sometime ... :wink:
JUG, Dan does stop by from time to time........Well maybe not so much stops BUT he does do a GHOST RYDER FLY BY!!

We have had a few laughs about certain post and threads here lately!

BUT you are right, I feel COONAN should try and have someone there spend a little more time checking in and saying HI. Although I don't know who......they would have to hire someone, I think they are all doing the job they have assigned PLUS the owrk of 2 or 3 others!

Connie and I are working on a Special CLone right now!.........It's a "CONNIE CLONE" that young lady works her behind off and does one heck of a JOB!!

LaC

gunplumber June 04, 2011 11:05

Could be off here, but I don't think that Coonan has anything to do with the AKs anymore. That was harlan's project, but Dan had the manufacturing license. Wehn NODAK got their own facilities, Harlan marked them as Nodak and not DCI. YUou should also note that Dan Coonan Industries and Coonan Inc. are different companies. Different FFLs. Different manufacturing licenses.

As to a separate vendor forum - I don't see anything to be gained by it.

If people want to be heard, they post in general discussion, not some obscure sub forum

mrmagchange June 28, 2011 15:10

great service
 
just ordered my metric type three receiver for my imbel build. Connie was extremely nice, and very helpful. I will be posting pics of the finished project!!

wdj1954 July 08, 2011 13:22

I recently ordered an argintine receiver from coonan with a custom serial number. Three days later I got an e-mail saying it was shipped and giving me a tracking number. I originally spoke with Connie she was very helpful and knowledgeable. These are some of the best people you will ever deal with.

LaConservationist July 09, 2011 06:43

WDJ, you are dead on! Super people there at Coonan, about the only person I have yet to speak with there is the floor sweeper, and from the way I gather that is probably anyone there from Connie at the top to who ever is at the bottom! They are ALL some SUPER PEOPLE and a PLEASURE to deal with!!

mrmagchange July 17, 2011 15:28

coonan/imbel build done!!
 
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/...li/falpic1.jpg here is a finished pic of my imbel kit, built on a coonan metric receiver. everything was perfect, build went super easy, rifle shoots accurately and reliably. thanks to Connie at Coonan, and Marty @ Accuracy Speaks.

mholmes7979 September 14, 2011 12:33

Coonan
 
I'm new to this group but, I must say the customer service at Coonan is great. They also give Fal Files Forum members a $25 discount off FNFAL receiver orders.

wonderdog451 October 26, 2011 20:21

How do you get the Falfiles member discount? It is time for me to build my Israeli light barrel rifle and my heavy barrel to decrease my spare parts stash.

Deadlego December 17, 2011 20:09

Has any one used the Coonan Ejector Block? If im correct this counts as one US 922 part. Some goes with there Gas piston too.

newtown December 19, 2011 11:38

Quote:

Originally posted by Deadlego
Has any one used the Coonan Ejector Block? If im correct this counts as one US 922 part. Some goes with there Gas piston too.
I do not think the ejector block counts as a part. If you find out otherwise let me know?

Coonan discount code FAL2010-1

rodom February 18, 2012 23:02

Coonan Lead time
 
I just recently ordered an Argy reciever from Coonan and thought I pass along some information I was given. They were/are having problems obtaining quality castings and are currently advising a 6 to 8 week backorder status. Nice people to deal with, and more than willing to honor the FAL Files member discount, but I'm gonna go crazy waiting that long! Just thought you guys would like to know.

BlackgunCO February 19, 2012 21:43

Put in an order for an Argy. told same thing 6 weeks out. Anybody know if they have any of the c1 or type IIIs in stock? Might get one to do my non matching stg on.

veltro March 14, 2012 16:42

Coonan R1 Upper (type 1.5)
 
I just exchanged emails with Coonan today on the subject of completing an order for a Type 2 receiver, but with the proper lightening cuts to make it a Type 1.5 for my Rhodie rifle.
They still don't offer the option of making a receiver with the Type 1.5 cuts.
When I recieve the Type 2 from them, I'm going to have to attempt the machining myself to make it into a Type 1.5.

chicguy1 April 03, 2012 11:30

I do not think the ejector block counts as a part.

Bama Steve April 16, 2012 19:27

Is it just me or did the early Coonan type 1's have a different lock-up angle?

Had one that required a little modification but everything else was GTG.

Turned out to be quite a shooter . . .

LaConservationist April 17, 2012 04:30

The EJECTOR block DOES NOT count as a 922R part!
I have a 922R list somewhere and will post it soon.....BUT NO it does NOT count as 922R....Sorry!

LaC

Highground April 24, 2012 11:18

Received email from Coonan today. Looks like the current crop of receivers are sold out and about 8-12 weeks for the next batch.:sad:

rodom April 28, 2012 23:32

Coonan reciever
 
Well I got my argie kit assembled on my Coonan argie receiver, but I think I might have a problem someone has reported previously. After only about 100 rounds thru the rifle it looks like the ejector tip is being "hammered" into a rounded shape. The rifle is more accurate than I had been expecting, with groups using my handloads leaving a single ragged hole at 30 yards for 5 shots. I know, it's not a 100 yds. but that's all I can get in my backyard. I just don't think I should be seeing this much wear so early. I can't see sending the rifle, or even the barreled action to Coonan, so I'm wondering if I can just remove the ejector block and swap it out? It's a one piece unit. so it's not that big of a deal.

SmokeEater2 May 14, 2012 18:42

Pizz off you spammin' bastage! :redface:

El Mac May 20, 2012 18:47

Hey Coonan...
 
For Pete's sake, just build the full up FAL rifle from stem to stern!!! PLEASE!

Sharps4570? May 30, 2012 13:38

Type III
 
Customer service, hmmmm do whatever it takes, don't know about that, 1st receiver went fine...second is totally dicked up, still waiting word of it..FFL has not heard heads or tails from em...my partner keeps telling me Dave is the way to go so maybe??? time to swithch....:confused:

Fenris May 31, 2012 19:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sharps4570? (Post 3359944)
Customer service, hmmmm do whatever it takes, don't know about that, 1st receiver went fine...second is totally dicked up, still waiting word of it..FFL has not heard heads or tails from em...my partner keeps telling me Dave is the way to go so maybe??? time to swithch....:confused:

Just wondering what kind of problems you had with the second receiver?
I've got one on order (since Feb.) and now I'm a little concerned with the
quality control issue.

tinman1 June 02, 2012 08:59

I also have had one on order since late Feb. I was told 6 - 8 weeks at that time, but it's been 13 weeks now. I talked to Connie yesterday, and she told me that she had my receiver in her hand Thursday and the latest batch was being sent to be parkerized within hours and should be shipped next Wednesday. I hope the huge backlog doesn't mean they're rushing them through. I don't mind s much waiting for quality, but I'd hate to end up waiting 14 weeks waiting and end up with problems. From everything I've read Coonan's quality is great, so I'm trusting that part of my wait is because they won't compromise the quality.

Sharps4570? June 21, 2012 13:43

C
 
1st receiver all was fine, cc was good, ffl was good, delivery was a little slow but that was okay.....2nd was a total dick up from jump street, if Coonan has manufactor 2nd's I got one, trouble is they knew of the receiver problem before shipping, then said "don't worry the build should be okay, if not we"ll replace it"..I guess the next one will be DSA..Customer service is one on one, eith help if needed..:skull:

jimmbob July 10, 2012 22:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fenris (Post 3360819)
Just wondering what kind of problems you had with the second receiver?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sharps4570? (Post 3374132)
.....2nd was a total dick up from jump street, if Coonan has manufactor 2nd's I got one, trouble is they knew of the receiver problem before shipping, then said "don't worry the build should be okay, if not we"ll replace it"...

I also would like to know what kind of problems you had w/the second rec. as I have some on order and am planning to order more. I've pretty much heard nothing but good about Coonan. Your explanation that it "was a total dick up from jump street" does'nt really pinpoint the problem as far as I can tell. Maybe I'm just dense:?


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