cbrgator: sir; give considerations to the Beretta "Stoeger" Cougar 8000
I have researched both and found them most attractive. Beretta 8000 never was marketed correctly; move the plant to Turkey; cheaper labor; reintroduce as the "Stoeger" Cougar 8000; save the consumer around $400.00. Beretta will be the 'service' center. It is a Beretta.
Ruger SR9 will be the next 'generation' of the polymer generation. Priced and typical Ruger "service" is to be expected.
My first choice; Glock #2 Ruger SR9 #3 Stoeger Cougar 8000 #4 XD9/40
Price being the concern: Stoeger Cougar 8000 $329.00