Stoeger Cougar a "real" Beretta?

    Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
    Results 1 to 20 of 23
    1. #1
      Member HGF Gold Member
      Join Date
      Nov 2010
      Location
      Indiana
      Posts
      501

      Stoeger Cougar a "real" Beretta?

      I've been looking for an affordable .45ACP in DA/SA. I have seen the Cougar mentioned several times as a Turkish Beretta. I am wondering just how true this is. I have a 92FS which is my favorite handgun ever. It is of course 9mm, and a different configuration. Besides the quality question, I am wondering if anyone out there has a Cougar .45, and if so, how is the recoil? Does it feel at all like the 92FS? Any comments on this pistol appreciated!
      Eli

    2. #2
      Junior Member tbone1964's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2010
      Posts
      7
      I have the Stoeger Cougar in all three calibers 8000 (9mm) 8040 (40S&W) and the 8045(45acp). they are ultra reliable trigger is like buttah. yes they are beretta esentially. beretta designed built on beretta machines, to beretta qc standards. but in turkey instead of italy. finish is better on the 92 fs but they use the same bruniton finish. In short they rock...lol cant go wrong.. never had a malfunction of any kind with them. recoil is sweet on all calibers.

    3. #3
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Oct 2010
      Posts
      1

      Thumbs up px4-storm-40cal--(new couger)

      Beretta PX4 ,told this unit is same as couger 8000. Have had one several mounts,best unit I ever had.

    4. #4
      Senior Member cougartex's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2010
      Location
      Jefferson County, TX
      Posts
      1,775
      Stoeger Industries is a subsidiary of Beretta. The Stoeger Cougars are made in Turkey using the same machinery that Beretta used to make the original Cougars. It is every bit the quality of the Beretta. The Stoeger 8000 in 9mm is identical to the Beretta Cougar L Type P (Cougar L slide, lighter barrel and beveled slide, but with a full-length magazine). The Cougar is a great gun for the money. They are available in 9mm, .40S&W, and .45ACP.

      The Beretta PX4 is a polymer-framed gun while the Stoeger Cougar is an alloy-framed gun, but both use the rotating barrel.

    5. #5
      Member
      Join Date
      Nov 2008
      Posts
      423
      I have the 8040, and I love it. Mine has run flawlessly, and it is one of my favorites to shoot. Very reliable, and I second the awesome trigger pull. I can not compare the recoil to a 92FS, but I think you will be pleased with it if you so choose.

    6. #6
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Nov 2010
      Location
      SE TX
      Posts
      28
      Any retail rebates or discounts to be had. I saw the Stoeger Cougar 9mm for $399.99 at Academy. Held it and the SW Sigma, the Sigma was a $100 less but the Stoeger just looked and felt better in my hand.
      JT

    7. #7
      Member HGF Gold Member
      Join Date
      Nov 2010
      Location
      Indiana
      Posts
      501

      Cool

      Thanks for the help gentlemen. I'm going to order one up after the holidays!
      Eli

    8. #8
      Senior Member cougartex's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2010
      Location
      Jefferson County, TX
      Posts
      1,775
      Congratulations, you will enjoy the Stoeger Cougar.

    9. #9
      Member HGF Gold Member
      Join Date
      Nov 2010
      Location
      Indiana
      Posts
      501
      Well, went to order my Stoeger and was told that the .45 only comes in an all black finish. I really wanted the "two-tone" look shown on the 9 and .40s. I have learned a long time ago that if I settle on something that isn't exactly what i want, I end up either selling it later, or spend extra dollars to "make it right". So, for now, no Stoeger. There may be a structural difference in the .45 that won't allow the two tone or, perhaps they will offer it in the future. I am disappointed but such is life. Of course I could always get a 9mm , but I want a .45!!!
      Eli

    10. #10
      Junior Member tbone1964's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2010
      Posts
      7
      stoeger cougar 8045 only comes in black for now will be making a 2 tone soon.. right from the stoeger rep

    11. #11
      Member HGF Gold Member
      Join Date
      Nov 2010
      Location
      Indiana
      Posts
      501

      Thumbs up

      GREAT!!! Thanks for the good news.
      Eli

    12. #12
      Member HGF Gold Member
      Join Date
      Nov 2010
      Location
      Indiana
      Posts
      501
      Just an update. I finally made a decision and picked up a Stoeger Cougar 9mm today. It is a perfect little brother for my 92. I wanted the .45, but after checking out the new Remington, I decided that I GOTTA HAVE a 1911 .45. The Stoeger .45 felt like a brick (JMVHO-no offense) when I did a side by side comparison. Anyway, thanks to all on the Forum for helping me learn what's what. Can't wait to shoot my new "Beretta" 9, and am saving up for a 1911 in the near future. Today I am one very happy man! THANK Y'ALL!
      Eli

    13. #13
      Member HGF Gold Member
      Join Date
      Nov 2010
      Location
      Indiana
      Posts
      501
      Finally got to the range with my Stoeger Cougar 8000 9mm. Ran through 150 rounds of ball without any problems. The gun felt good, obviously a bit snappier recoil than my 92, but a real blast to shoot fast strings. I know, I am the first guy to jump on the pray and spray attitude. The cool thing was that at 10 yards, the gun was controllable enough to just watch that front sight bob along and keep bringing the muzzle back to point of aim. No sharpshooter groups, but it was a unique feeling of speed and control and I really liked it. Had my brother and best buddy there too, and they were impressed with the guns overall quality. Then I told them what I paid for it, and I think I just sold another one for Stoeger. I already have put walnut grips with a cougars head engraved on it, which makes for a really cool looking gun. Ok, so I love my Stoeger and look forward to tightening up my groups next time out. Honestly, running the thing as fast as we could, combat accuracy was more than adequate. Too much fun. I would be interested in hearing how the .45 ACP recoil is compared to the 9. Thanks,
      Eli

    14. #14
      HGF Forum Moderator
      Shipwreck's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2006
      Location
      Beretta City, Texas
      Posts
      11,470
      Well, I finally tracked down a pair of rubber Pierce Grips for a Stoeger 45 - thanks to a member at the Beretta Forum. They came in yesterday!

      As most know - rubber grips for the Cougar series have not been made in many years... And, finding ones for the 45 cal Cougar is the hardest....

      Now, next step is to get the 45 Cougar

      (I only like rubber grips on all my guns, and I wasn't going to buy a Cougar if I couldn't get the grips I wanted)


    15. #15
      Member HGF Gold Member
      Join Date
      Nov 2010
      Location
      Indiana
      Posts
      501
      Very nice. I have put a set of walnut on mine but I do have rubber grips on my 92. I am guessing the rubber would give me a bit more control, but for now I like looking at it the way it is. Do you have experience shooting the Stoeger .45 ACP? I am wondering about the recoil compared to the nine. Thanks for the post/pics!
      Eli

    16. #16
      HGF Forum Moderator
      Shipwreck's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2006
      Location
      Beretta City, Texas
      Posts
      11,470
      No, I have never fired the Cougar in 45. I owned a Beretta Cougar in 9mm when they very first came out in the 1990s, though.

      The 92FS fits my hand perfectly - especially 1 handed. I have an expensive Ed Brown 1911, and I would like to carry a 45 sometimes. But, I prefer DA/SA. Also, as I can detail strip the 92FS, teh frame of the cougar is close enough. I can also put a Beretta D spring and a skeletonized hammer.

      I will likely pick up a cougar 45 very soon. Hopefully I really like it. But, it's not that expensive. So, unless I just hate it, which I doubt, I'll probably keep it. I just have to see if I want to carry it.

    17. #17
      Member HGF Gold Member
      Join Date
      Nov 2010
      Location
      Indiana
      Posts
      501
      Cool. Yeah the .45 is a bit thicker in the grip but for guys like me (and you) that have hands made for the 92, you should like it. I would also like to check out those Pearce? Grip panels. Where'd you find them?
      Eli

    18. #18
      HGF Forum Moderator
      Shipwreck's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2006
      Location
      Beretta City, Texas
      Posts
      11,470
      Quote Originally Posted by EliWolfe View Post
      Cool. Yeah the .45 is a bit thicker in the grip but for guys like me (and you) that have hands made for the 92, you should like it. I would also like to check out those Pearce? Grip panels. Where'd you find them?
      Eli
      They have long been out of production. I bought them LNIB from someone at the Beretta forum after I put up a WTB ad. I was lucky - some guys put up an ad and never get ahold of them. I had to pay $70 to get them.

      I contacted Pierce Grip directly previously - they MIGHT start making them again, but it will be quite some time. They have to re-tool the production line or something. They did ask me what the going rate for a used set was. We'll see if they sell them again.

      The 9mm/40 cal ones are hard to find too, but not as much as the 45 cal grips...

    19. #19
      Member HGF Gold Member
      Join Date
      Nov 2010
      Location
      Indiana
      Posts
      501

      Thumbs up

      Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
      They have long been out of production. I bought them LNIB from someone at the Beretta forum after I put up a WTB ad. I was lucky - some guys put up an ad and never get ahold of them. I had to pay $70 to get them.

      I contacted Pierce Grip directly previously - they MIGHT start making them again, but it will be quite some time. They have to re-tool the production line or something. They did ask me what the going rate for a used set was. We'll see if they sell them again.

      The 9mm/40 cal ones are hard to find too, but not as much as the 45 cal grips...
      Thanks for the info, I will try the Beretta forum!
      Eli

    20. #20
      HGF Forum Moderator
      Shipwreck's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2006
      Location
      Beretta City, Texas
      Posts
      11,470
      Good luck.

    Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

    Sponsored Links

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  

    Search tags for this page

    beretta cougar 8040 vs stoeger cougar 8040
    ,
    beretta cougar forum
    ,

    beretta cougar vs stoeger cougar

    ,
    beretta vs stoeger
    ,
    stoegar vs beretta
    ,
    stoeger cougar 9mm
    ,
    stoeger cougar vs beretta 92fs
    ,

    stoeger cougar vs beretta cougar

    ,
    stoeger cougar where is it made
    ,
    stoeger vs beretta
    ,
    stoeger vs beretta cougar
    ,
    what is the difference between beretta cougar and stoeger
    Click on a term to search for related topics.