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Isn't the Cougar the one with the rotating barrel. Take in account (if it is), the additional wear on the channel used to rotate the barrel. Normal life could exceed 5,000 rounds.

My competition guns have all been setup to keep wear to a minimum (due to lack of funds at the time). Small parts were always at hand. I've shot Glock, Browning HP, and Beretta. I've been DQ'd for a broken gun that went full auto. DNF's because of broken guns in the beginning were frustrating.

I (finally) watched what worked for others, and listened to the people who had more experience and applied what I learned. I'm just trying to save you some frustration.

Whatever you get, practice, practice, practice. IDPA is more that just standing 15 yards from a target in an upright position.

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Isn't the Cougar the one with the rotating barrel. Take in account (if it is), the additional wear on the channel used to rotate the barrel. Normal life could exceed 5,000 rounds.

My competition guns have all been setup to keep wear to a minimum (due to lack of funds at the time). Small parts were always at hand. I've shot Glock, Browning HP, and Beretta. I've been DQ'd for a broken gun that went full auto. DNF's because of broken guns in the beginning were frustrating.

I (finally) watched what worked for others, and listened to the people who had more experience and applied what I learned. I'm just trying to save you some frustration.

Whatever you get, practice, practice, practice. IDPA is more that just standing 15 yards from a target in an upright position.
what should i get !!!!!!!!!!!!! i dont know what to get now please make suggestions as to what i should get for around the same price
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what should i get !!!!!!!!!!!!! i dont know what to get now please make suggestions as to what i should get for around the same price
How much $$ do we have to work with here?
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Of the choices you have given us (Bersa or Cougar), the Cougar would be better IMO.

Have you looked at the S&W Sigma? If there is an Academy Sports store in your area, they have them with (I think) a $50 rebate. For IDPA, you should have at least 3 magazines for your handgun (even more would be better), magazine carriers, holster, and a good belt, ear and eye protection.

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I have this in another posting? for more info

Stoeger Handguns Approved for USPSA Competition

http://www.gunreports.com/news/news/Stoeger-USPSA-Cougar-8000-handguns_2184-1.html

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i am just getting everyones opinion and your answer is not an answer you gave an uneducated answer you have no excperience with these guns so how can you even say anything i am looking for people who have used these guns so thank you!
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Get a Glock. They're cheap, rugged, and parts & accessories are available everywhere...
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