I have a Stoeger Cougar 8000 9mm, all metal semi-auto. This is one sweet working gun. I have never had a FTF or FTE in about 1500 runs. I used the cheapest ammo I could buy and have used almost all of the low end brands. I purchased this gun for $376 a year ago. Cabelas has these pistols with different colors and different calibers.
Just put this gun in your hand and you will have a fit that just makes you want it now. Everyone who has held or shot my Cougar loves the feel. The low kick is because of the rotating barrel. Currently Beretta has the magazines on sale for $19.95.
If you are not knowledgeable of Stoeger, well the short story is Beretta Shipped all the CNC machines to Turkey for manufacturing and thus obtained a pistol contract from the Turkey army. Beretta then started making the PX4 series in Italy. Beretta sold this same pistol in the early 1990's for around $600-650.00