I have both the Cougar 8000 9mm and the Cougar 8040 40 cal. They are great guns and accurate as well. Last time I looked at the price of these guns they were in the $375-398.00 range. I think the word has spread about the quality of the Stoeger Cougar and either the price has gone up due to the many purchases or the scarcity of finding them. Either way the price of these guns keep going up.