Does anyone have one of each? I have the 8040, and I love love love to shoot it. But it is super-thick and a pain to carry in deep concealment (it is, however, my woods gun). I am very curious about the Cougar Compact, but the Stoeger site's "specifications" page doesn't really go into details about how compact the Compact is: Stoeger Specifications
Is there anyone out there who has handled both and can offer a real comparison? I think I read somewhere that the only difference is the grip is just a half inch shorter, which doesn't seem like it would make much difference. But then, it's in 9mm and my original is in .40ómaybe the 9mm will be skinnier, too?
If I didn't care about concealment I would carry my Cougar every day.