Anyone own a Beretta Cougar?

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  1. Jul 17, 2008 #1
    Brickboy240

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    I was noticing that Summit Gun Broker has some really nice 40 caliber Beretta Cougar 8040s for sale.

    These are "G" model decoco only guns with 2 mags and night sights. Italian made guns at a VERY good price (335 bucks).

    These are the Italian made Cougars...not the rough looking Stoegers. Very nice looking guns!

    Here is the link:

    Firearms, Guns, Rifles. Grain Valley, Missouri.

    So...anybody in XD-Land own a Beretta Cougar?

    If so...do you like it? Any known problems? Accuracy? Reliability?

    Also...do these take the 96F 11rd mags? (If so...I have tons for my 96F that I can use)

    I was not really in the market for one, but this DOES look interesting and an Italian Beretta with night sights and 2 hicaps at that price is hard to pass up. Maybe my 96F needs a buddy? LOL

    Thanks in advance for the opinions...if the consensus is that the Cougar is junk, I'll avoid it, but I beleve the PX4 is based on this deisgn and the Cougar was designed as a 40 first, so it might be a good gun, eh?

    - brickboy240

    PS: My brother has a 9mm PX4 so I am familair with the rotating barrel design to begin with. Its a very soft shooter in 9mm.
     
  2. Jul 17, 2008 #2
    Tercel89

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    Rough looking Stoegers? I have a Stoeger Cougar , it is just as fine if not better that the Beretta Cougar . Anyways , I like mine and would jump on that deal you found in a heartbeat:p . My Cougar has been 100% reliable and its my carry/range gun
     
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    Brickboy240

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    I have heard that although the Stoeger Cougars are not as finely finished at the Italian Cougars, they DO function very well. Everyone on the Beretta Forum says their Stoeger Cougar shoots well. Seems that this Italian Beretta Cougar is the same price as the Stoeger...and it has night sights.

    My brother's 9mm PX4 is VERY reliable too. I am guessing that this design is pretty reliable to begin with.

    A co-worker of mine used to have a stainless 9mm Cougar (very pretty!). I held it once and loved the way it felt but I never got to shoot it. they sit in the hand like the Beretta Vertec pistols...really well.

    - brickboy240
     
  4. Jul 17, 2008 #4
    Tercel89

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    I say jump on that deal , hell for that price I would look at getting 2 . thats what I did with my Stoegers , I got 2 and wouldnt you know it , after I got my second one , their MSRP went up from $370 to $449. I paid $340 for mine . It would be neat to have a G model .
     
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    RobbSmith

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    I owned a Beretta Cougar, loved it, never had a problem. Sold it so I could buy my XD. Went from 9mm to 45 ACP. Better move!
     
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    Brickboy240

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    If these were 45ACP Cougars...I would have posted about my buy hours ago. LOL

    Still...an Italian made 40 Cougar with night sights and 2 mags for 330 bucks seems like a real steal.

    - brickboy240
     
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    dolhasso

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    The cougar is a good gun and a very good design. Yes the original Beretta ones are nicer finished than the stoeger versions. All the same, 330 for an original 40 from Beretta is a great deal.
     
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    BUY THE GUN BEFORE THEY ARE GONE......:grin: PERIOD
     
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    I've got a Stoeger in 9 and my dealer just received a Beretta in 45 for me today. I'd be all over this if I was looking for a 40.
     
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    I owned a Cougar in .45ACP. Great gun! Ran beautifully, never had any problems.. The model I had was Double action only and I did not like that, so I ended up selling it. Capacity was limited in the .45 too..

    A .40 Cougar at that price would be a great deal, for a great gun !
     

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