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    Px4 Storm or Stoeger Cougar 8000

    Hello. I am a newbie here on the Forum. I am about to make my first Handgun purchase and I need some advise. I fell in love with the Stoeger Cougar 8000 (previously Beretta Cougar) at my dealer. I read 30 reviews that say it is a great gun. And cheap at $449 or so. But now I found that the Beretta Px4 Storm in basically the newer more modern version. The price is about $80-$100 more for the Storm. That is not an issue for me. So is the older Cougar design a better first gun, or is the Storm a better choice? Thanks in advance to anyone that can help.....Anthony
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    I have both. I prefer the Stoeger Cougar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acoloreo View Post
    Hello. I am a newbie here on the Forum. I am about to make my first Handgun purchase and I need some advise. I fell in love with the Stoeger Cougar 8000 (previously Beretta Cougar) at my dealer. I read 30 reviews that say it is a great gun. And cheap at $449 or so. But now I found that the Beretta Px4 Storm in basically the newer more modern version. The price is about $80-$100 more for the Storm. That is not an issue for me. So is the older Cougar design a better first gun, or is the Storm a better choice? Thanks in advance to anyone that can help.....Anthony
    Well, you should buy what you feel comfortable using and carrying. I don't own a Stoeger, but I have read a few articles on them that pretty much said that despite the weight it was a solid performer. Nothing wrong with the Beretta either. Buy what you will be happy with - either would do a good job for you. JMHO.

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    Thats just the thing. I like them both. I love the weight of both. I am just not sure if the Px4 is a better buy because it is a "Beretta" and not a "Stoeger"

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    I have no exsperiance with the PX4 but do own the Stoeger 8000, also the Beretta 92. I have been so satisfied with the Stoeger that It is my main carry pistol. From what I have read, you can't go wrong with either choice.

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    I have a Beretta Cougar and love it. I am still looking for another carry gun and it looks like a Stoeger Cougar Compact!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acoloreo View Post
    Thats just the thing. I like them both. I love the weight of both. I am just not sure if the Px4 is a better buy because it is a "Beretta" and not a "Stoeger"
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firemanjones View Post
    I have a Beretta Cougar and love it. I am still looking for another carry gun and it looks like a Stoeger Cougar Compact!
    (even though I just purchased a 92FS Compact)

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    I have the PX 4 Storm in the full size and sub compact. I like them both and carry the smaller one most of the time. I really like the way the full size shoots. Its just a little harder to conceal.
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    I am Happy to say that I decided on the Stoeger Cougar. I put the deposit on it today. Thanks everyone for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cougartex View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acoloreo View Post
    I am Happy to say that I decided on the Stoeger Cougar. I put the deposit on it today. Thanks everyone for the help.
    AWSOME!

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    Enjoy the new weapon....be safe

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    Congratulations, you will enjoy the Cougar.

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    Thanks everyone. And Happy New Year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acoloreo View Post
    I am Happy to say that I decided on the Stoeger Cougar. I put the deposit on it today. Thanks everyone for the help.
    Are you getting the full size or the compact?

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    8000F. I believe thats full size. I held so many guns as I have been looking, and no gun felt this good in my hands.

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    The Stoeger Cougar 8000F is the full size.

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    I am also glad to say it has a metal guide rod. I read that some are plastic. Even though they are still reliable.

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    Stoger Cougar

    Quote Originally Posted by firemanjones View Post
    I have a Beretta Cougar and love it. I am still looking for another carry gun and it looks like a Stoeger Cougar Compact!
    I have a 8000F and love it. Does anyone know where I can find a dealer that sells the Cougar sub-compact? Maybe these don't exist. But, I read last year that Stoeger would put out a sub-compact.

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