Stroeger makes firearms worthy of their price IMO. The cougar was on my short list of pistols I was considering for purchase not too long ago. I ended up purchasing a SIG 1911 mostly BC I opted to go with a full sized pistol instead of a compact/sub-compact. I have a couple of Berettas and they are solid and reliable.
What's Stoeger's warranty like? I don't mind a one year warranty from beretta since I trust their quality; my 84fs (cheetah) is more than 20 years old and I've only had one minor issue with it a few months after i bought it and it was covered by Beretta.
SIG 1911 .45 ACP
SIG P229R 9mm
Beretta BU9 Nano 9mm
Beretta 84FS .380 ACP
Ruger MKIII 22/45 Target .22LR
PWS (Primary Weapons Systems) MK114 5.56