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4 years 24 weeks ago, 8:10 AM

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Does anyone know of a website to purchase attachments (Flashlights,sights,etc.) and maybe new grips for the 9mm Stoger Cougar? The .9mm does not have the rail like the .45 does (not sure why).Also considering the similarities between this and the Beretta, are the parts for the Beretta compatible with the stoger?

This might seem like a dumb question to some but this is my first firearm so im still learning.

4 years 24 weeks ago, 9:24 AM

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Picked up at Stoeger Cougar at Vance's last week. A Stoeger? What's a Stoeger you might ask. Well, a Stoeger Cougar is basically a Beretta Cougar produced in Turkey under by Stoeger Industries using THE EXACT SAME MACHINERY AS THE ORIGINAL PISTOL!! Wow! How'd that happen! Well, let me tell you. Back in the 90's, Beretta developed the Cougar to complement its 92 series 9mm pistols which were being used (and still are) by the US military and many other militaries and police forces. It's goal was to be a smaller, more compact and concealable pistol for undercover and security work. The LAPD issued a variant of the Cougar with a 4" barrel for a time. That's a good collectors piece if you can get your hand on one. This probably would of been a winning design and marketing plan for them except for one thing, GLOCK! About this time (late 90's) Glock was gaining by leaps and bounds inroads into agencies and organizations with its polymer frame goodness that traditionally had only used metal frame pistols. Unable to compete with Glock's momentum, Beretta slowed down and then eventually halted production. A short while later they won a contract with the military of Turkey for the Cougar as Turkey's standard service pistol. They were going full bore on the PX4 next-gen pistol and couldn't really afford to divert manufacturing to the Cougar. What they did next was pure genius. They acquired Stoeger Industries in 2000 and placed them under their joint venture company Benelli USA, where it remains to this day. They then shipped all of the original manufacturing equipment to Turkey where it is now manufactured by cheaper, but highly skilled, Turkish workers. Turkey got a service pistol made in their own country by the original equipment to the original specs; Beretta got to keep its contract with Turkey without having to deal with the day-to-day hassles of operating a manufacturing operation while working on their next new pistol; Stoeger got a stronger parent company (it had been owned by Finnish rifle company Sako) and new overseas markets; and thanks to cheaper Turkish labor you and I get to purchase one of these fine firearms for about half of what they went for under the Beretta name with no loss in quality
(source:Huey's gun site)

Basically if it will fit a Beretta it will fit the Stoger as they are one and the same.

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4 years 24 weeks ago, 6:45 PM

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yup

it will fit...and a hogue slip on grip with the finger grooves is a nice addition.

...check... G-AZ
4 years 24 weeks ago, 2:05 AM

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Nice. Thanks for the

Nice. Thanks for the response. Any websites you guys would recommend?

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