The Stoeger Cougar is a semi-automatic large-frame pistol chambered in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. Originally manufactured by Beretta, but because of production changes Beretta dropped the model and replaced it with the PX4 Storm. At the time of the change Beretta owned Stoeger and gave Stoeger the design. Although the Cougar’s manufacturer has changed, the design is still relatively intact.

Features include a rotating-locking system, which means the barrel stays straight and actually spirals as the slide pulls back. On other systems the barrel just sort of sits and, as the slide pulls back, dips down in turn lifts the front. The Cougar has an ambidextrous safety that works as a de-cocking lever, so shooters can change between double and single-action. Its Bruniton finish doesn’t glare, is corrosion resistant and comes in black, silver, and silver and black. Its ergonomically friendly grip is a very popular feature. Most ergo-grips have finger grooves, but the Cougar’s is bigger and round.

Caliber: .40 S&W
Capacity: 11
Sights: Three-dot fixed sights
Features: Rotating-barrel locked system; combat style trigger guard; ambidextrous safety; safety acts as de-cocker; and cold-hammer forged barrel
Action: Semi-auto
Material/Finish: Bruniton matte black Bruniton matte black, anodized silver frame Bruniton silver slide, anodized silver frame
Size: Large
Trigger: Double-action/single-action
Weight: 2.025 pounds
Barrel Length: 3.6″
Length: 7″