I bought this pistol several years ago at Able's Ammo. Sometimes I make smart decisions. This is one of them. Excellent handgun. Easy to shoot well. Excellent feel for my hand, I wear a size XL glove. My wife shot this pistol and now I have her old one. Funny how that works. Great all in one pistol. I highly recommend this pistol even though I don't get to shoot it much anymore. - CHARLES
I own a 9mm px4 Beretta and the Stoeger Cougar 9mm, and am far from being any kind of expert on handguns. The salesman showed me the Stoeger Cougar. I have big hands and it fit me like a glove. To cut to the chase, if you are looking for a handgun, no matter what pricerange you are in, in my opinion the Cougar is an awesome choice ! - T. M.
I bought this for my wife (5ft 2 in) and she had never fired a gun in her life. So I took her to a gun range that had a lady instructor (ex-police). She said that this was the best I could get for her using it the first time. With the recoil being dampened by the barrel rotation. My wife was able to get a six to eigth inch group at 15 yds her first time out. Good enough for home defense and practice to come. I am also glad the instructor was a lady as I would not have known some of the thing that she was able to teach her and I took for granted.
I would recommend this to my friends - P. G.
Sweet handling, very little recoil. The pistol is very accurate, at 50 yards I can place shots within a 6" target.
I have both the 9mm and 40 cal Cougar models, the most accurate of the two is the 9mm, it has much less recoil. At 75 yards I can place the 9mm into about a 12" target, and I am only an average shooter.
Easy take down for cleaning. - R. A.