Put about 200+ rounds through the cougar on Friday.
I've fired less than 10 different pistols in my lifetime so I don't have a lot to compare it to. I'll just give my impressions based on my 92 which is common enough to give people a point of reference.
Trigger pull is fairly heavy without the hammer cocked, though it is smooth and even. After that it has a perfect feel to it. Not too heavy, not too light, hammer drops right when it should.
More recoil than expected. It has more recoil than the 92 does. It's a few ounces lighter but has the rotating barrel so I actually figured it'd be less than the 92. Cool thing is that the lateral recoil is less than any gun I have ever shot.
The accuracy is pretty good, was grouping well. As good as the 92 if not better (even with a shorter barrel). 4-5 inch groups were no problem when taking my time... though it shoots a bit left. Probably need to adjust sights just a hair or 2.
Put about 250 rounds of cheap stuff (Winchester white and Federal), no jams, no stovepipes. I even limp wristed for 2 mags (30 rounds) rounds just to see if It would stovepipe easily... still nothing. That's more than I can say for my 92. If you limp wrist the 92 a few times you're almost certain to have a problem.
So... so far, good gun, really good for under $400. Only complaint... Can't find a leather holster with a thumb break fitted for the gun anywhere