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Stoeger Cougar .40

Written by Mike Beliveau. Author Archive »

It’s a smaller, friendlier and more economical version of the M92F!

If you are even an occasional reader of gun magazines, it would be hard to avoid the conclusion that you have to be pretty affluent if your self-defense strategy involves packing anything more powerful than a baseball bat. It’s easy to find articles about thousand dollar-plus custom 1911s that few of us will ever own. And I’ll freely admit that I enjoy reading those articles myself, even though those pistols are beyond my pay grade, especially if I plan to continue enjoying domestic tranquility.

stoeger2.jpgBut, despite the fact that I enjoy reading about high-end guns, I think there’s a need for more coverage of reliable, high quality, reasonably priced handguns for self-defense. Let’s face it, the lower your socioeconomic status, the more likely you are to be a victim of violent crime. You’d think crooks would have the economic good sense to catch a ride out to a rich neighborhood to conduct their activities where the pickings are better. But I suppose if they had that much entrepreneurial drive they wouldn’t be crooks in the first place.

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4 Responses to “Stoeger Cougar .40

  • smog Says:

    Am just getting ready to go pick up my cougar 9. I am someone who does a lot of research on most things I buy and these posts have just put the icing on the cake.
    My understanding is the cougar combines the two best features of two different Beretta’s. One is the rotating barrel and the second I can’t remember.

  • Vern Says:

    I currently own 7 different handguns. My most current purchase was the Stoeger Cougar and all I can say is this is by far the best gun in my lot. Not only is it a sharp looking gun but loaded with features making it an excellent defense gun as well as range shooting. I hear a lot about it being a good choice for the money. Bunk, it is an excellent gun at any money. The simple fact is this is quality workmanship at it’s best.

  • steve burkholder Says:

    I own the 9mm version of this gun. I have fed several hundred rounds of cheap practice ammo through this gun, many times emptying it as fast as I could pull the trigger, without a single malfunction!I can’t say that about my $1000 Kimber.The Stoeger Cougar is the best pistol for the money I have ever owned. I heartily recommend you buy one. Great fit & finish, flawless operation, easy take-down, and it just feels right in your hand.By the way, it is produced with the exact same materials, on the exact same equipment, with the exact same procedures as the Beretta Cougar!

  • » Blog Archive » Combat Handguns Says:

    [...] STOEGER COUGAR .40 by Mike Beliveau – 30 It’s a smaller, friendlier, and more economical version of the M92F! [...]

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