Brought home a new pistol this afternoon!


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pacerdude
January 21, 2013, 06:14 PM
Hey guys, after sort of kind of looking around for a new gun and having basically decided to get a revolver, I went a whole new direction and picked up a brand new Stoeger Cougar 8040FT from Academy Sports.

After holding it in my hand I knew that I wanted it,but I had my significant other with me and I needed to double check with her before buying it. We walked around and talked for about five minutes and she told me to stop trying to sell her on the pistol and just buy it.

My camera battery is dead now but I will post pics after I charge it. Anyways I paid $399 plus tax for it and felt it was a good deal! And the whole process only took about 20 or 30 minutes!

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meanmrmustard
January 21, 2013, 06:29 PM
That is a good deal.

I've heard really good things about them, especially the rotating barrel. Something to the effect of helping accuracy.

Plus, you got it in .40, a cartridge that isn't horrible to acquire these days. Congrats!

...but pics or you're fibbing.

pacerdude
January 21, 2013, 06:55 PM
Well it being chambered in .40 was a plus for me because I already have a M&P 40. Most of the ammo was sold out and you can only buy one box per caliber so it made sense to get a gun that works with ammo I already have at home. Next time I'm out I can pick up some more ammo.

And I am excited to fire it and see how accurate it is with the rotating barrel.

meanmrmustard
January 21, 2013, 07:03 PM
Well it being chambered in .40 was a plus for me because I already have a M&P 40. Most of the ammo was sold out and you can only buy one box per caliber so it made sense to get a gun that works with ammo I already have at home. Next time I'm out I can pick up some more ammo.

And I am excited to fire it and see how accurate it is with the rotating barrel.
I believe the rotating barrel effects felt recoil as well.

pacerdude
January 21, 2013, 07:46 PM
Here are a couple of pictures of my new Cougar 8040FT!

pacerdude
January 21, 2013, 08:59 PM
The inside of the barrel is silver is this alright?

Magichelmt
January 21, 2013, 09:47 PM
congrats! I have a Beretta Mini Cougar 8045. I almost bought a Stoger as well. I decided to get the M&P Compact instead at the time. I already had the M&P Pro and they can use the same mags.

ryno31
January 21, 2013, 09:53 PM
Nice looking pistol. I've been looking at a Stoeger myself.

Shadow 7D
January 21, 2013, 11:15 PM
You will love it
it is the SAME exact gun, built on the SAME equipment, by some of the same guys (or at least trained by the same guys) who built the SAME gun under the Beretta line (cougar/8000 line)

just in a lower rent country, it's pleasant and probably one of the few reasons I'm still in .40

Jim NE
January 21, 2013, 11:35 PM
Came close to getting a Stoeger before I went with a SD40. The stoeger shoulfd be a good gun, and that's a good price. All the reviews I've seen have been positive. Enjoy your new weapon!

labhound
January 21, 2013, 11:53 PM
I have two Stoeger Cougars, an 8000F 9mm and an 8045 .45acp. Excellent guns!!

SouthernYankee
January 21, 2013, 11:59 PM
If it shoots as good as it looks I'm sure you'll be quite happy with it!

1911 guy
January 22, 2013, 12:19 AM
Quote:
The inside of the barrel is silver is this alright?

Yes. :scrutiny:

Just like every other firearm you own, I'd imagine. The outside of a barrel will have some sort of corrosion treatment like bluing or parkerizing, the inside will be bare steel.

Fred_G
January 22, 2013, 12:31 AM
I got this today. Could not resist. NY made gun, with 8 round mags. :neener:

pacerdude
January 22, 2013, 12:22 PM
Thanks 1911 guy, I just panicked when I noticed that the inside of the barrel was lighter than the inside of the barrels of the other guns I own. I know it was a dumb question.

And thanks for the other responses guys!

FredG that's a nice 1911, congrats on your pistol!

bannockburn
January 22, 2013, 12:45 PM
pacerdude

Sounds like you made a great choice on a very well designed and built pistol. Enjoy.

pacerdude
January 22, 2013, 01:47 PM
Also I found an extra bonus in the box that they didn't mention to me in the store. It came with a cleaning kit! So that was a nice surprise!

BP Hunter
January 22, 2013, 03:09 PM
The Cougar is an excellent gun - a Beretta design. I had one before and regret seeling it. Have fun with it!

wbwanzer
January 22, 2013, 04:41 PM
I've got an 8000 (9mm) and an 8045. Excellent guns for the money.

col_temp
January 24, 2013, 03:46 AM
Let us know after you put some rounds through what you think as well!!

Good job with the purchase.

pacerdude
January 24, 2013, 12:41 PM
I can't wait to try it out, but I'm not sure when I will be able to get to a range with it. :(

As soon as I fire it, I will let you guys know though!

Fishslayer
January 24, 2013, 09:54 PM
I got this today. Could not resist. NY made gun, with 8 round mags. :neener:

Oh noez! High capacity assault clips! :what:


That Cougar is a handsome pistol. Does anybody combine form & function as nicely as the Italians?

Fred_G
January 24, 2013, 10:02 PM
Oh noez! High capacity assault clips! :what:


That Cougar is a handsome pistol. Does anybody combine form & function as nicely as the Italians?
It gets worse. I removed the Series 80 safety stuff from the slide. Now the trigger is much better. I need help. :)

Been eying a double barrel shotgun at the LPS, they do make nice looking guns.

triplebike
January 24, 2013, 10:08 PM
Make sure you field strip , clean & moderately oil. I ran mine a little on the "wet" side for the 1st 500 or so rounds. It's a fantastic firearm, Ive never had a failure of any kind on my 8000 or 8045 with 1000's & 1000's of rds fired. And as usual with Beretta, very little noticeable wear as well.

meanmrmustard
January 24, 2013, 10:08 PM
Watch out. Those doubles are more deadly than ARs according to Biden!

pacerdude
January 24, 2013, 11:00 PM
Thanks for the advice guys!

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