Cougar 8000 @ the range.

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  1. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus New Member

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    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 :(
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  2. mncarpenter

    mncarpenter New Member

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    Hey, another Cougar shooter! For holsters , check this guy out, inexpensive, but nice holsters-I have this one-http://www.shado.com/Leather-Holsters/Sable-Leather-Belt-Holster.html and then here is one with a thumb break-http://www.shado.com/Leather-Holsters/Shado-Leather-Belt-Holster.html good quality holsters, (not made in the US-but then neither is my TV)-I shoot a Cougar and I think recoil is less than my CZ-love both guns
    The holster I have fits well, great retention and looks great, for 35 bucks is impossible to beat.
    I had to adjust the sights, shot left also, I think is inherent to the trigger mechanism, with the funky external trigger bar, kinda of a built pull to the left..Shoots great now, I can get 2" groups at 15 yds. Remember to move the rear sight the same direction as you w3ant poa to move, ie: if shooting left and want POA to move right, move the rear sight to the right (as you see from the hammer end of your pistol)
  3. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus New Member

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    Thanks for the holster info... thats really cheap for a fitted leather holster. I may have to pick one up.

    As for the shooting left... Sights adjusted... shots now landing on target, center chest at 25+ feet. Like the gun a lot, shoots great still zero rounds have failed. My buddy just bought a Walther P99... it is so freaking nice I'm wishing I had looked at one before I bought the Cougar.
  4. TheGunClinger

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    Theres always tomorrow.;)
  5. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus New Member

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    We're gonna go shoot here in a few weeks when he gets back in town... We'll have to swap guns for a few mags... If it shoots a lot better I may have to go for the trade in. Even though I really was thinking about a Ruger LCR as my next piece.
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    Good choice. I carry one everyday. It has the Crimson trace grips. Verry lightweight.
  7. mncarpenter

    mncarpenter New Member

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    The Cougar is my truck gun...inexpensive, shoots good, not too worried about scuffing it up-check out a CZ PCR or P01 ,aw hell check em all out:D
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