Saturday, October 26, 2013

It has been a slow but busy week.

Just a brief update on the people and places that have Partnered themselves with this project in minor and major ways. Here we go ladies and gents.

First off, a heartfelt thank you to Coonan for offering to help with the firearm maintenance.

Secondly, a milestone has been overcome. We officially have the first range to offer a donation.

Shiloh shooting range in Houston Texas has offered to make the first donation for this project. This is the first hurdle of many to get this project moving. They have a radio show on KSEV 700 out of Houston between 5-7PM (central). I will be announcing this project over the air sometime on my drive back to work tomorrow. If Andrew from Longview calls in, you get to hear my majestic voice. I suggest you guys listen online if you have the opportunity, and call in as well. The show is pretty lighthearted, and they have pretty knowledgeable guys running the show.

Thank you Jeff for starting everything up.

Coming in third, but only adding to the momentum of this project is The Gun Doctor in Longview, Texas. The owner said he would gladly waive transfer fees while this project is active. As most of you know, this project was set to be all out of pocket for me, so not having to pay to get my pistol back each time it goes out is a financial burden they have removed from me.

Thanks guys!

The south Texas gunnit meetup is going to be the first chance to shoot the Coonan for charity. The first round/magazine will be auctioned off, and the winner will be proudly displayed as the first individual to donate to this cause. Sorry gunnit, but shiloh shooting range beat you.

And last but not least, Rich from has offered to give this project a shout out in one of his videos. That is a huge help for getting visibility to this project. Rich has a pretty cool project going on as well that I think could use a couple extra eyes on it. Tired of being in an ammo crunch? Then check this out.

Any further updates I will pass along, but as far as that stands, we are at a standstill.

Please call you local rent ranges and explain to them your interest in this project. We will see if I can get a coonan to your range.

Any and all inquiries can be answered at

Thursday, October 17, 2013

And we are off to a thundering start.

More than a few of you that have a keen interest in this project have heard the phrase "it takes a village." This can be applied to many things, whether it be raising a child, rebuilding a car, on the job training, or starting a project.

With that sentiment expressed, please note that this project would not be able to be at the point that it is, without the helpful hand of my favorite gun forum.

The moderators have been extremely kind letting me post blogspam asking for the community's involvement in this project. Many of your average gunnitor have called their respective rent ranges trying to help locate a spot for this project to branch from.

One specific gunnitor, Robert, has called Coonan himself, and told them about the project. Nothing is "in writing" at the moment, but they would like to join in on the fun. Until a final word from them, I will leave it at this. Coonan is willing to help maintain the pistol, to retain functionality, for this projects duration.

My local gun shop (hereby referred to as LGS) has been contacted. They have explained what a pain in the ass transfers are for a single firearm, but are willing to work with me on transfer fees, storage, and shipping. Hey, no one rides for free right? The Gun Doctor is kind enough to deal with the pain in the ass, but we have yet to speak face to face about the level of involvement they wish to endure.

A "gunnit" meetup is in the works at the moment. It will be finalized tomorrow. A "gunnitor" is paying for a group to meetup and share a kindred spirit if you will. Well, to share some firearms anyways. This meetup is going to be held at and the traveling Coonan will be on loan for the occasion. I have been conversing with the staff and making sure that this is a kosher deal for all parties involved. This is your chance to be one of the first to donate and kick this project off.

Also, I apologize, but I was mistaken in my original post. There are some occasions where I will have to handle cash. This is going to be one of them. I will set up an account with my local bank, and transfer all proceeds to the charity. The fee for running the coonan will be $5 PER MAGAZINE. Provide your own ammunition. I am sorry if this seems steep but keep in mind this is for charity. If it was at a rental range the pistol fee would be $20. With as many people predicted to show up, its cheaper for you.

I am also waiting on contact from a well known firearms blog, which will hopefully spur this venture into light. Thank you Gunnit, Gunnit mods, readers, and the like for listening and following this story.

I wish all of you the best. Be safe out there.

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Beginnings.

So. We begin.

Every start has an end right? A true purpose. A calling if you will. If there wasn't a calling, a purpose, or an end, why would there be a start? We all have a greater good to do on this planet, and I have a special interest. So why not make my special interest tie into my good for this earth?

I purchased a Coonan 1911 from a buddy in Dallas, Tx, a couple of months back. I have babied it. I have fed it oil. I have cared for it like I would my daughter. I realize that this firearm is a unicorn for most. It is un-achieveable. It is too expensive. It is too hard to come by.

I own one. Now what the hell can I do with it.

Today I decided this pistol is going to go on a journey. Today I decided this pistol is going to help people. Today I decided I am going to do something with the things I have been given.

Tomorrow, I will be heading over to a shooting range near a location I work to see if they care to rent this pistol.

I am the one deciding fees. I am the one who will be charging. I will be charging for one reason only. All range rental fees applied to this firearm will be donated to the charity of my choice.

This is the charity of my choice.

I will receive nothing from this venture other then a worn pistol. I gain nothing from this other than to help my fellow veterans. I wish to see this pistol fly from Florida to California one day. I wish for this pistol to get so much use that Coonan Industries itself has a problem supplying parts keeping it running.

I wish that this small act will be received among the rental ranges across the U.S.A. I wish to give what I can to my brothers and sisters in the United States Armed Forces. I hope this pistol comes into your hand, and I hope you shoot it straight. I hope you smile as much as I did the first time I fired one. I hope you smile more knowing that you are helping your countrymen.

Any ranges interested in this venture can reach me through this blog, or at