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Old 10-04-2010, 12:56 AM   #1
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ok i am getting a stoeger cougar dispite what a few people have said. i got it to get into idpa competition shooting. so now i need to know some things is there a company that makes or will customize parts for this gun? what i mean by customize is can i send my origanl barrel/parts and they be able to make me a match grade barrel/parts. is there a company that does this? also is there anything that i can do to this gun to clean it up and smooth it out? i am very mechanically inclined i have lots of tools, including knife making tools, i make knives in my off time. i know that there is the beretta d spring that brings the trigger pull down in weight. i think the trigger is amazing but i would like to get ride of some of the take up on the trigger. is ther a company that makes something that will do this or can i have someone make me a custom trigger. also i know that the cougar and the 92 frames look alot alike besides the grip, are there parts interchangable, like are there triggers made the same way? can a custom trigger for a 92 be fitted into a cougar 8000? thank you for taking your time to read this.

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Chad, Don't change anything until you have enough experience to identify what needs to be changed.

You have a warranty that is null and void should any mods be made. Run the gun through a few competitions first.

Save the money and buy ammo to practice with. I've seen too many people start mods and are wishing that they had not done it.

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Chad, Don't change anything until you have enough experience to identify what needs to be changed.

You have a warranty that is null and void should any mods be made. Run the gun through a few competitions first.

Save the money and buy ammo to practice with. I've seen too many people start mods and are wishing that they had not done it.
i know that this might be expensive but is there a company the would be able to make me a steel frame for this gun. maybe i could send them the original frame and they could make a mold of it, and they could make me a steel injected frame.
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Chad, Don't change anything until you have enough experience to identify what needs to be changed.

You have a warranty that is null and void should any mods be made. Run the gun through a few competitions first.

Save the money and buy ammo to practice with. I've seen too many people start mods and are wishing that they had not done it.
that is a good idea i am going to do that dan
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chad2; Sir, keep a ''running'' account with your shooting follow up as you can; with all the details yeeee- hiiiii type thoughts

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Anything is possible for the right amount. Practice the heck out of that gun, wear it out, then look for the next one. The experience gained will be well worth it.

If a pro competitor keeps a gun for 6 months, he / she is lucky.

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IDPA is not bullseye shooting and is setup around folks using their carry guns - pinpoint accuracy is not as important as putting decent hits on man-sized targets in quick time. You need to quit worrying about making the Cougar into something it isn't and just enjoy shooting the thing. I highly suggest you actually read & heed the advice we're trying to give you as some of us have been around the block a few times.

Just so you know, having a custom steel frame made up for your $400 gun would probably cost you 10-20 times what the gun costs - if you could find a shop that would even take on the job.

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Customizing a Stoeger?

Isn't that kind of like making a limousine out of a Ford F-150?

An F-150 is a fine vehicle for what it's made for, but it's not made for a limousine.

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Isn't that kind of like making a limousine out of a Ford F-150?

An F-150 is a fine vehicle for what it's made for, but it's not made for a limousine.
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Chd, I applaud your enthusiasm! And I've heard good things about the Stoeger Cougar.

Start off by shooting it enough to "become one" with it. The pistol was designed to operate a certain way, and until you have a ton of trigger time behind it, you may not fully understand what you want to do to it.

As for the barrel, it is going to give you combat accuracy as is. To change up to something like a Bar-Sto will cost you $300-$450 when you factor in the fitting costs. And it will not be as reliable as the stock barrel, due to tighter match grade tolerances.

Get some trigger work done, and have some good sights installed if you feel the need to start work.

But before you have any work done shoot the snot out of it.

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