Finally got a chance to put some rounds through the mod 8000- 9mm cougar yesterday. I used to have a beretta 8045 yrs ago. Like a dummy got rid of it. Made up for it last weekend at my dealers gun shop he had the Stoeger/ Cougar in stock so I picked one up and man this pistol shoots un-real. I got a chance to run 80 rounds so far without an hitch or problem of any kind. I know this gun is made on berettas machines the only difference is made in Turkey not Italy which to me is no big deal at all. This is one very heck of a shooter so far to-date.