This is a discussion on Stoeger Cougar, 9mm within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; As a Beretta or a Stoeger, it's the same gun actually produced with the same machinery. Either way, it's a very good gun....
As a Beretta or a Stoeger, it's the same gun actually produced with the same machinery. Either way, it's a very good gun.
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Great gun! I read the NRA write-up with interest around the spring of 2007. Gander Mountain opened close to my office in Florida. The magazine (just off the press) said MSRP was $329. Gander had it - for $499. I passed on the purchase. I'd love to have one, just never had the spare coin. I've shot the pistol and like it. It's reliable, accurate and smooth. Some day, I hope to get a 9mm. If I can't, I'll just stick with my 1911's.
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Have both 9mm and .40 S&W. Excellent guns. Maybe next year they will make a .45 ACP
I have gave them a look and would consider one, but going Glock presently.
My first carry gun was the Beretta 9mm PX4 Storm and I love this gun! Feels great in your hand, is accurate and has much less recoil than other 9mm's because of the rotating barrel.
I then decided I wanted a larger caliber gun and I saw the Stoeger Cougar 8040 for $349. Since I knew it was a Beretta model and had the same rotating barrel, I bought it and it's also a great gun! I bought it in September and have over 1,000 rounds through it with not a single issue! Flawless!
The only thing I am still not sure about is the grip. It is fatter than my PX4 although it still fits my hand nicely. I can't make up my mind which I like better but I lean toward the PX4's more slender grip. Eventually, I think I will buy the PX4 in .40 but I will definitely keep the Cougar. Both are excellent guns with class! Unlike some other ones out there! j/k
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Oh, so you know.... a Beretta Cougar will fit perfectly in many XD holsters... but try it first as in some of the holsters it won't work.
Anyone looking for an excellent 9mm do yourself a favor and buy a Stoeger Cougar. I have one and it is an excellent gun. Nice trigger, accurate, shoots well, easy on recoil. You can not go wrong with a Stoeger Cougar 9mm.
Bought my Stoeger this past Fall. Great gun. The local sports store Dicks had them for $399 and came with 4 mags (15 rds each). Its fun to shoot, only problem is going through so much ammo
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