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Old 04-12-2011, 01:39 AM   #1
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Stopped by my LGS today & was pleasantly surprised to see the new Stoeger (Beretta) Cougar compact in the showcase. Ergonomics are excellent which is typical of Beretta (fit my hand very nicely). Comes with two Beretta made 13 rd mags. Fit & finish is also typical Beretta excellence. Being all metal it's not Polymer lite by any means but with it's compact size I see no problem using as a carry weapon. With Cougar proven reliability, accuracy, high quality workmanship & a NIB price of $369 Stoeger has another fantastic value handgun.

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Did you buy it or is this a Stoeger commercial?

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Did you buy it or is this a Stoeger commercial?
Since it's not Glock, Sig, HK or any of the other "Big Name Brands" I should keep my mouth shut?????

I'm just trying to make fellow gun enthusiasts aware of a new firearm that has just been released. I've owned both the Full sized 8000 (9MM) & the 8045 (.45), so I'm familiar with the outstanding value these firearms represent.

Isn't this forum here so that we can pass on information like this, to those that are interested in firearms, especially firearms that are new to the market?
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Since it's not Glock, Sig, HK or any of the other "Big Name Brands" I should keep my mouth shut?????

I'm just trying to make fellow gun enthusiasts aware of a new firearm that has just been released. I've owned both the Full sized 8000 (9MM) & the 8045 (.45), so I'm familiar with the outstanding value these firearms represent.

Isn't this forum here so that we can pass on information like this, to those that are interested in firearms, especially firearms that are new to the market?
We were just wondering if you bought it, sheesh
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Also, the Stoeger is not made by Beretta - it's made in Turkey. Not bad guns but not Beretta's either...

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My understanding is all the Beretta equipment for making the Cougar was sent to Stoeger's Turkey plant from Italy. Beretta owns Stoeger so yes it is a Beretta IMO. Only without the Beretta name on it. Even the mags are made in Italy. If your going to sell me the same Beretta manufactured pistol for a couple hundred less because it doesn't have the Berretta name on it sign me up.

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Cadillac and Chevy are both built by GM, but a Chevy is not a Caddy. The name on the label is important and it's priced less for a reason. I've seen both Stoeger Cougars and Beretta Cougars and you can tell them apart instantly as the Beretta has a much superior "look" to it. Nothing wrong with the Stoeger but it's priced where it should be...

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Cadillac and Chevy are both built by GM, but a Chevy is not a Caddy. The name on the label is important and it's priced less for a reason. I've seen both Stoeger Cougars and Beretta Cougars and you can tell them apart instantly as the Beretta has a much superior "look" to it. Nothing wrong with the Stoeger but it's priced where it should be...
^^^ What he said. Even same brand and model when manufactured in different plants (countries) may not be the same quality.
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Since it's not Glock, Sig, HK or any of the other "Big Name Brands" I should keep my mouth shut?????

This is not a fanboy forum and we are definitely not gun snobs.

I'm just trying to make fellow gun enthusiasts aware of a new firearm that has just been released. I've owned both the Full sized 8000 (9MM) & the 8045 (.45), so I'm familiar with the outstanding value these firearms represent.

Perhaps you could have made that a bit more clear?

Isn't this forum here so that we can pass on information like this, to those that are interested in firearms, especially firearms that are new to the market?

Indeed it is. Just a note, it's been many years since the Beretta/Stoeger line of pistols have been "new" to the market.

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Since I have shot both the original Beretta and the Stoeger version cougar I can tell you both guns shoot the same to me. They shoot so much the same I bought the Stoeger saved money and couldn't be happier with it.

What Chevy is the CLONE of the Caddy and comes off the same assembly line and equipment the Caddy is made on?

Be my guess and pay more for the Beretta.

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