Gun Report

Stoeger Cougar 8000 9mm

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Although we thought the Stoeger Cougar 8000 was a bit on the blocky side, we came to like it quite a lot. It was an interesting design with rotary-locking barrel. It never failed us, and despite its DA/SA mode, it worked very well.

Stoeger Cougar 8000 9mm

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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Here’s a look at the rotary barrel and the cuts for it in the slide. The lugs on the barrel lock it to the slide like the bolt in a bolt-action rifle. Recoil spins the barrel, and its lugs then ride in grooves within the slide as the gun opens after firing. Note the wide cut for the extractor on the end of the barrel.
We found a potential problem in the misfitting of the Cougar’s dovetailed front-sight blade. The unsupported ends could cause the blade to break off if the gun were dropped.

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