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Old 10-05-2010, 04:39 AM   #11
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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.


............and get an IDPA rulebook(if that is what you want to shoot) and make sure any mods you do will still be competition legal in your division.
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Chad, I think you will like the Cougar alot. Take it to the range and put some lead down range. Fire it and see what works and what doesn't. I just bought a Coug and couldn't be happier. Best bargain in the market IMHO.

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Default from david olhasso !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this is my email to david olhasso a competition shooter champion who used to shot for beretta.

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i am looking to get into idpa comps. i shoot every other week and i am getting a stoeger cougar i like the trigger and it seems to be a really good gun. i have heard that you shoot idpa with a stoeger cougar or did, what did you have done to you cougar or what should i do to it before getting into idpa? also how did the aluminum frame hold up to wear and tear?

also why did you like this gun? i have my reasons but what was yours please contact me at chad.stenger@navy.mil

this is his answer.

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When I shot for beretta, I thought the cougar was the best gun in their lineup. Unfortunately, beretta never supported the gun properly and they never made a 5" version of the gun. The rotating barrel is much more accurate than the 92/90-two variants and is a very good platform. Again, unfortunately, with such a short barrel, it is not at all ideal for competition at the highest level. When competing, I use a 5" barreled gun which give me the best possible accuracy potential due to the longer sight radius. Yes the cougar is more accurate, but with such a short sight picture, it is harder for the shooter to be accurate enough under stress.

As for the aluminum frame: it is made from the same aluminium that is an integral part of the M9 and M9A1 that have been used by the armed forces since 86. There are some shortcoming to the 92, but the frame is definitely not one.

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Excellent. Looks like you will be very happy with your Cougar.

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I'm lost.

When I read "David"s response, it would appear that he was saying the Cougar was a good weapon, but lacked the desired 5" sight radius which he prefers.

Best of luck with whatever you choose chad2. I hope whatever you get is the perfect gun for you and you shoot the daylights out of it.

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PS - Huh. A 5" long barrel wth a frame that features a long sight radius. Where have I heard that kind of talk before??

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I would like to know how Chad2 places in competition with the setup he has.

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