Held a Stoeger Cougar yesterday....
Went to the LGS for some Large Pistol Primers and have a visit with these guys. I try to get up there much as i can but its 30miles+ oneway,and i drive a 5.6 Titan lol aaanyway.
The shop consists of the owner whos real quiet, the gunsmith-his daughter and a counter helper. All these folk are just plain awesum. The CS is 2nd to none. Sooo the helper(names Randy,built likea bear snow white hair n santa beard) is always pulling stuff off the shelf for me to check out.
You can tell he just really enjoys his job and not giving the salesman pitch. He knows his **** also( far as i can tell).
I tells im iv been lookin possibly for somthing stainless or duo-toned i the 9mm world,why? i think i just want to reload somthing diff then .45acp and want somthing shiny to look at besides my hunk of Hi-Point lol. Dont git me wrong i do actually enjoy the hell outta the HP.
He hands me the Stoeger Cougar in 9mm. instantly i noticed how good it fit my hands,(which are not big meathooks) I fumble my way around it after 1st check the chamber,and realized i really like this thing. I think they had one in .40 also.
Any input from folk that have hands-on exp.?
They def. alil above msrp, but what isnt nowadays? All said n done alil under 500 and they do layaway which is awesum but not because i could have a new unit im paying on all the damn time! lol