Stoeger Cougar .45
I've been trying to decide on what budget 1911 to buy for over a month. I was at my LGS today going over options, I saw the colt 1991, Springfield mil spec, a ruger and a few of the Filipino models, all under$800. Truthfully I feel like I'm just buying a "1911" not the 1911 I really want. After telling that to the guy helping me out he asked me to take a look at something different and showed me a stoeger cougar in .45. No it's not a 1911 but it chambered in .45 and quite badda$$. He suggested to consider this or the same in 40 s&w and save up for the 1911 I really want.
Good advice? What's the concensus on the stoeger cougar in either 40 or .45??
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