Stoegar Cougar price check


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Bruenor
May 25, 2008, 11:32 PM
I've been looking at a Stoegar Cougar 9mm. The only gun store around that has them is Gander Mountain, and they're asking $399 for their 9mm, which is the same price for their 40s. In your opinion, is this too high?

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GZOh
May 26, 2008, 11:44 AM
Bought my 9mm NEW (about 1+month ago) for $325+ tax... MSRP is $449, so the $399 is 'OK' but nothing fantastic!!...Lowest I've ever seen 'em (@ retail) is $299 (but that's rare)... so anywhere around $325 is a pretty good deal (that's why I jumped at it)... Remember, the COUGER is really NOT a main-stream/popular gun (ie. S&W, Ruger, etc) so you might want to check some smaller dealers and 'negotiate'... I'd offer $325 and see what happens... I think the $399 can definitely be beat... but don't know your urgency or budget. Good luck... I've put 500+rnds thru mine and its a real good, heavy-metal gun for the money. Don't think you'll go wrong.

Bruenor
May 26, 2008, 01:01 PM
GZOh, thanks for the reply. I can afford $399, but I hate parting with my money, so if I choose to do so I want the best deal I can find. I was hoping to find it for around $350.

Gander is the only place that I've seen it around, but there's a gun show this weekend so I'll check prices there. I'm not really in any hurry, so I'll be patient and wait for the price that I'm willing to pay.

defjon
May 26, 2008, 01:33 PM
That is what I paid at Gander.

I've been looking for a Stoeger Cougar for 2 years, and it was the only place that ever had one.

It wasn't a smoking deal compared to MSRP- but I feel like i got a great deal, because I got what I wanted! Compared to a BERETTA cougar 399 it still an awesome deal.

I've done nearly 1k through it now, and all I can say is that I'm impressed. At first I didn't like the finish on the slide, but whatever it is, it is holding up better than any finish I've seen...I just can't seem to scratch/wear it.

Cougars are hard to find in my area, maybe yours too. The two largest gun dealers within 60 miles both couldn't help me, so Gander came through on this one.

If your jonesing for a Cougar, I don't think you'll feel cheated buying it there once you shoot it :)

GZOh
May 26, 2008, 05:32 PM
DEFJON is right on!!... Again, don't think $399 is a bad price but it's NOT a steal!!... COUGER is not a main-stream/brand-name gun so you're NOT gonna see one in every dealers case (like a S&W, Ruger, Springfield, etc.)... Don't know what part of the country you're from, but if you wanna shop, call all the dealers in a 50+ mile radius and ask 'em if they have a COUGER 9mm (but remember gas is $4/gal)... Look, as I've told my Boys, if you really, really like a gun and are gonna keep it for years, don't sweat $50+... in a couple weeks, you won't even remember what the hell you paid for it!!! The COUGER is a real good gun at $399... if it's what you really want, GET IT!! "The End!"

Flopsy
May 27, 2008, 04:52 PM
I paid $399 at Gander. The other guys in town who usually have the lowest price were asking $449, so I picked it up at my earliest opportunity. I agree it's not a great price, but it's an acceptable price.

Bart Noir
May 28, 2008, 03:10 PM
I got mine (9mm version) a few months back for $329 before tax. They wanted another 15 if a credit card was used.

A very fine handgun, at a great price.

Bart Noir

hexidismal
May 28, 2008, 03:14 PM
COUGER is not a main-stream/brand-name gun so you're NOT gonna see one in every dealers case

They don't even exist here in NY. I called Stoegar and asked why once, and they told me it was because they don't produce and ship any from the factory with a ten round magazine.

CU74
May 28, 2008, 04:49 PM
I think SOG still has some Beretta Cougars for $320 + S/H.
http://www.southernohiogun.com/dealer/ber_dealer.htm

(Buy two and let the "savings" pay for the S/H.)

FieroCDSP
May 28, 2008, 11:54 PM
There's bound to be one at the gunshow. If used, check for wear on the rail guides. Disassembly is easy. Be sure to ask permission first.
-Make sure the gun is empty (i know, but I have to say it)...
-Decock by setting safety to on (lever down) then set safety off, as it will prevent the slide rom coming off the frame.
-Push take-down button on right side of frame in and rotate the take-down lever on the left side clock-wise to point down.
-remove slide.

The gun is a fantastic example of a premium gun at an affordable price.

GZOh
May 29, 2008, 05:04 AM
Ditto to FIERO and CU...
"The Couger is a fantastic example of a premium gun at an affordable price." Sums it up! If you can buy this gun anywhere in the $325-350 area, you're getting a real good deal. Check the Gun Shows and if SOG has a NEW Beretta Couger for $320+... "jump-on-it!' Its the SAME gun.

Lobotomy Boy
May 29, 2008, 02:05 PM
Even if you can find one cheaper, that is still an awfully nice gun for $400. Remember that if you buy one online you'll have to pay shipping and FFL fees. It might end up coming uncomfortably close to $399.

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