Originally Posted by RL357Mag
Have you looked at the Beretta Cougar? It's now made by Stoeger and sells for about half what the Beretta version sold for. I believe they are going for $349. I bought the Mini-Cougar about 8 years ago and it is well made and doesn't jam. It's not the most accurate gun, but mine has a shorter barrel than the standard Cougar. Stoeger bought the manufacturing rights from Beretta and the guns are now being produced in Turkey. Check out this months American Rifleman for a review.
I have the Stoeger Cougar 40 with the 3.6" barrel and it's amazingly accurate and very well made. This being said, I'd buy the Browning Hi Power without hesitation. But that's just me, if I had the ability I'd buy one of every kind of great pistols on the market, Browning would be one of them. Of course by then I also might end up living in a dog house.