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Does the stoeger Cougar 9mm shoot like the beretta m92fs?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by spazzymcgee, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. spazzymcgee

    spazzymcgee Well-Known Member

    I fired a beretta m92fs at my range, and pretty much fell in love with it. i can't manage to fall in love with the price though, and i don't trust a police trade in pistol. so someone told me that the stoeger cougar 8000 9mm had a very similar trigger pull to the beretta m92fs. is this true? and is the trigger the same way in that the first shot is double action, and the rest are single?
  2. NG VI

    NG VI Well-Known Member

    Both are double action triggers, yes.

    Why not? A police trade in is a pistol that you know is in good working order, and you'll get a great deal on it.
  3. spazzymcgee

    spazzymcgee Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Feb 28, 2010
  4. silversport

    silversport Well-Known Member

    Cougar has a rotating barrel lock up and the Beretta should be a modified Tilting barrel (JMB)...as for Police trade ins...if you don't like how they look, pas on to another one...many are carried a lot but shot a little meaning they may be like new inside...just a way to save money should you have to...
  5. NG VI

    NG VI Well-Known Member

    The 92 has a wedge locking block, it is basically an Italicized P-38, but much more user-friendly and successful.

    And the police turn-in guns all have varying degrees of holster wear, but are generally pretty pristine on the inside. Not showy though.
  6. spazzymcgee

    spazzymcgee Well-Known Member

    Thank you all for the replies, but i think everyone has misread or i have mis-stated the question. when you pull the trigger of the cougar, does it have the same feel, weight, smoothness that the trigger pull of the m92 has? I liked that the m92 shot so smoothly, and im wondering if the cougar is the same way. and i realize that all trade ins are different, and i'd be willing to take one that wasn't so scratched up, but i doubt i'll find one of those locally.
  7. lechiffre

    lechiffre Well-Known Member

    the trigger feels the same, i think the trigger systems are the same.

    what feels different is the recoil. the cougar has less felt recoil.
  8. 19-3Ben

    19-3Ben Well-Known Member

    I just hope you realize that being scratched up doesn't hurt the function of a gun one bit. They are merely cosmetic.
    I can understand wanting a good looking gun, and if that's the case, perhaps a police trade in is not for you. But if you just want a good deal on a solid working gun, cop trade-ins offer very high value.
  9. wbwanzer

    wbwanzer Well-Known Member

    I own both a 92FS and a Stoeger Cougar. I like the Cougar a lot but the 92 just feels better in my hand. I like the trigger a little better in the 92 and the recoil seemed less to me. Between the two, the 92 is my preference.

    I found my used 92 Inox on the internet for $550. You should be able to find a used 92 that is not a police trade in, yet still close to your price range. Take your time and do some searching.
  10. berettashotgun

    berettashotgun Well-Known Member

    To answer your question, Big negative.
    Grip angle and controls FEEL different to me, haven't put 1/100th as many rounds down a Cougar to be objective, but I much prefer the Cougar. Triggers are 'bout the same, straight out of the box.

    Just for the record- I'd MUCH rather have a MADE IN ITALY;) ( or USA) Beretta than a Stoger for around the same price.
    Worn Beretta or New Stoeger ~ NEW BERETTA for the same money.IMHO
    But I used to see the Turkish cougars for around $300, not bad at all.
    Now the made in ITALY Beretta - especially the 8000 series Cougar - is a very nice pistol but past it's prime; re: PX4.
    I still prefer the Cougar to the Storm, just because it was offered in 357sig.:evil:
    I own several of the Cougars, I think they are excellent designed and functioning pistols. Never really liked the 92/96 but loved the vertec and 90-2.
    Much prefer side eject port. The flash at dusk pretty much gives you a white spot for your viewing pleasure.
  11. wbwanzer

    wbwanzer Well-Known Member

    Here is a picture of both. As I said in an earlier post above, I like both but my preference in shootability and trigger feel is the 92.
  12. spazzymcgee

    spazzymcgee Well-Known Member

    Alright, thank you all again for the replies. my question has been answered, but everyone is still welcome to put their 2 cents in. The only resolution I see is to fire both side by side. I just need to find a cougar in my area. lower slow delaware isn't quite bountiful with decent gun shops.
  13. Big Mike

    Big Mike Well-Known Member

    Owned a Beretta 92 Brigadier, have shot both. For me, they have two distinct "feels". I liked the Cougar's grip slightly better and found it accurate and it was a .40, and a softer shooter than my 9mm Brig. Both are big pistols.

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