Hi all new man here. I use to own a beretta Cougar in 45 acp but like a dummy i traded it off. So i ran across the Stoeger/ Cougar 8000 at my dealer. I got this pistol and man what a shooter, Long story short I went back and put the Stoeger 40 S&W in Lay-away yesterday. This is the same pistol that beretta use to make and for the money very hard to beat in price. I carry this 9mm as a carry piece every day. I hope they bring back the Stoeger /Cougar in a 45acp I will get one of those as well.