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    Question Don't you just hate it when you discover a firearm you really like, only to find...

    That it recently went out of production and is basically unobtainable in new condition for a fair price?

    It happens to me all the time and it drives me crazy! I just discovered the Beretta 8040 Cougar, absolutely loved the way it looked, was basically sold on one, but then I learned that it went out of proportion a few years ago, and just to add insult to injury, I then found out that up until recently they were manufactured by Stoeger as a budget-priced alternative which sold for around $300.

    I know that for those of you who frequent gun shows and are savvy when it comes to purchasing firearms online this probably isn't that big of a deal since you can still manage to find one at a relatively casual pace, but as someone who neither frequents gun shows nor shops for firearms only, it's a huge disappointment.

    Oh, and I don't have the money for one right now anyway, so please don't tease me by linking me to a specific sale on the pistol, I'm just venting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuco_Ramírez View Post
    That it recently went out of production and is basically unobtainable in new condition for a fair price?

    It happens to me all the time and it drives me crazy! I just discovered the Beretta 8040 Cheetah, absolutely loved the way it looked, was basically sold on one, but then I learned that it went out of proportion a few years ago, and just to add insult to injury, I then found out that up until recently they were manufactured by Stoeger as a budget-priced alternative which sold for around $300.

    I know that for those of you who frequent gun shows and are savvy when it comes to purchasing firearms online this probably isn't that big of a deal since you can still manage to find one at a relatively casual pace, but as someone who neither frequents gun shows nor shops for firearms only, it's a huge disappointment.

    Oh, and I don't have the money for one right now anyway, so please don't tease me by linking me to a specific sale on the pistol, I'm just venting.
    Lol. The story of my life man!
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    Are you talking about the 8040 cougar? The Beretta cheetah was the 81 series gun and it was produced in 22, 32, and 380 caliber. The Cougar was a 40 caliber that was turned over to stoeger for production and distribution. It was available in 2 sizes of frame, large and compact.

    I am going to look this up as I might be mistaken about it. If I am I apologize in advance…

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    Yeah, except with me I pass on them because I think the price is too high. Like a $1,000 for a 6" S&W 952 is just crazy. I passed on more than one, waiting for a better price. ooops. They discontinued it and it turns out they didn't really make many 6" ones. Now they are totally out of sight. You'd think $5,000 was a bargain now. *sigh*.
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    The Stoeger Cougar is a pretty great firearm. I have a couple of them chambered in .40sw and one 9mm compact model. They also made a .45, but that is one rare bird to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonrjen View Post
    The Stoeger Cougar is a pretty great firearm. I have a couple of them chambered in .40sw and one 9mm compact model. They also made a .45, but that is one rare bird to find.
    Last chance! https://www.gunbroker.com/item/825518791
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    Definition of clip

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    2: a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles; also : a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuco_Ramírez View Post
    That it recently went out of production and is basically unobtainable in new condition for a fair price?

    It happens to me all the time and it drives me crazy! I just discovered the Beretta 8040 Cheetah, absolutely loved the way it looked, was basically sold on one, but then I learned that it went out of proportion a few years ago, and just to add insult to injury, I then found out that up until recently they were manufactured by Stoeger as a budget-priced alternative which sold for around $300.

    I know that for those of you who frequent gun shows and are savvy when it comes to purchasing firearms online this probably isn't that big of a deal since you can still manage to find one at a relatively casual pace, but as someone who neither frequents gun shows nor shops for firearms only, it's a huge disappointment.

    Oh, and I don't have the money for one right now anyway, so please don't tease me by linking me to a specific sale on the pistol, I'm just venting.
    I would NOT think of tempting you with a link myself!
    well here is the one (you know what I am talking about) that I bought not to long after Beretta sold the rights and moved the staff and equipment to Turkey for Stoeger.
    its been a very nice weapon, its heavy now but shoots really well.
    Mines the 8000 which is the 9 MM.
    hopefully these pictures will get you over the need to have one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenwolde View Post
    I really shouldn't!!!
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