I am glad that some of this advice may help you. Like I said, the sights on your gun, unless they are not like the ones in the picture, are about as good as they get. I am not sure what to tell you. I am surprised you have trouble seeing them.
One of the keys with sights is that there is enough daylight on both sides of the front sight to make it obvious at speed. A cramped sight picture is hard to see properly when shooting fast.
Regarding "stopping power," if one is limited to ball ammo - as one may be in Pakistan - I think a .45 is indeed a better choice. I do not know what availability of HPs exists in Pakistan. It may be slim.
That said, if I found myself in Pakistan, I'd carry an AK.
Last edited by Mike Barham; 07-18-2008 at 03:39 PM.
Regarding your sights; according the Stoeger website the sights in the picture are what should be on your Cougar.
In other words, the picture is of the sights on a Cougar. I am wondering why yours would be different.
Anyway, why is it not possible to buy different sights in Pakistan?
we civilians dont have good guns to protect ourselves and our families. do you think its fair ?
In a fight you simply paste the front sight over the guy's chest and press the trigger. There's no careful deliberation, as when shooting a nice nonthreatening bullseye target. There is not time to judge, "Geez, my sights are set for 4 inches above point of aim at 25 yards, so I will hold at the bottom of the circle."
Lay the sights on the guy and shoot him to the ground.
You already gave the impression that your Stoeger is one of your favored guns and you even recommended it to somebody on another thread here but now it seems that you're complaining about it. Just point the darn thing and shoot and be prepared to fire every round in the magazine if necessary and to reload if necessary.
I am still a little confused and now of the opinion that your posts are a tad bit suspect.
As unpecador pointed out, you are critical of the Cougar in some posts and in another you recommend it as the only choice.
Also, you write that gun laws are very restrictive in Pakistan but you have told us about at least five different weapons you have owned and returned.
Are you telling me that you are buying illegally obtained firearms? Based on what you write and how often you post, it sounds like you run out and buy new guns on a regular basis and then somehow get to try them out right away.
You must be very wealthy if you can trade firearms and shoot them on such a regular basis in a country where, according to you, they are hard to get due to restrictions on the importation of most makes.
I am not calling you a troll, but with all due respect, your posts do not paint an altogether believable picture.
If I am wrong, I do apologize, and of course you have no obligation to dispute any of this with any background or information about yourself. However, I for one will not reply to your posts any longer until you convince me that you are on the level.
1. i am not fimiliar with the expression "tad bit suspect".what does it mean?
secondly, i am always getting the feeling of comtempt , skeptism, and aversion from some of the guys on this thread. i feel like the victim of witch hunt and discrimination.
2. yes, i recommend stoeger subjectively, where i feel i need to advice any person who is being advised the gun , i feel is not superior to stoeger.
and i criticise stoeger because i feel that there must a handgun out there with better specs.i just express what i feel with all my honesty.
3.i get a few firearms , paying thrice what i should be really paying from them( gun dealers have only very little number of imported guns left with them as exports from europe and usa to pakistan have been stopped for quite some time now).
you guys have no i dea how much search to locate a fire arms, which is just like an antiqque here and how much i have to pay my hard earned money to get them.
i am sorry but i am as sensitive as any one of u guys. i am a human being just like you guys. i have passion for good handguns like you guys. but, unlike you guys , i am deprieved of right to fullfill my passion according to my desire.
i am hurt, and i have full freadom of expresion. this is my birth right and i believe its the birth right of every man. see all my threads and posts on this forum. not once i have criticised or made any skeptic or sarcastic remark to any person yet, i had to faced full barrage of it. i still respect you guys as in our culture , we respect anyone who teaches anything or gives any knowledge. i am thankfull to you for you gave me knowledge.
i am hurt because rather than empathy i faced skeptism, sarcism, and many other things for which i am ignorant of the right expression or words to express them.
sir, i am not a criminal. ia m not into any sort of illegal activities. i am as law abiding citizen like any one of you guys. you know people its just now i have felt the essence and soul of late martin luther kings famous "i have a dream" speech. today, i know how he must have felt. i am happy that you are having good things around you in yor respective countries. one day , my country will also prosper and develop. there are never constant highs or lows in the world .its the biggest lesson of history.
by saying all that i dont demand any pity but just common respect. and i will never ask anyone to convince me that he or she is credible enough to deserve my audience/company. i believe everyone should be respected and honored.
i speak my heart out . yes, i was expecting the descency of empathy about how we the pakistanis are denied to protect ourselves and our families by arms export restriction. yes, i was expecting some support and appreciation for my enthusiasm for handguns , which i used to believe is also a passion of my respected fellow members in this forum.
God bless you all