Two .40 pistols at pawnshop which one to get??

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by johnski, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. johnski

    johnski Active Member

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    There's a Beretta Cougar 8040 and a Ruger P94 40 at a local pawnshop near me, both in good condition (90%+). Which is the better pistol of these two? Opinions please. Just these two.
     
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  2. Phil1979

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    If both are the same price, then the Cougar is the better one.

    A buddy of mine had a P95 9mm that was a jammomatic. But I've always heard the P95 was a good reliable pistol. Maybe he just had a lemon.
     

  3. johnski

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    My first semi-auto pistol was a Ruger P series. I bought it because I liked Ruger revolvers. I never cared much for the P series, it felt clunky in my hand and I didn't shoot it well (I know that was me, though, not the gun). All things being equal, I would try the Beretta (although I've had both the PX4 Storm and 92, and like the Ruger, those grips didn't fit my hand well, either).

    Good luck & let us know how it goes.
     
  5. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    Beretta if they are same condition and roughly the same price. No doubt.
     
  6. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

    I feel that the Cougars are better shooters, in my opinion anyway.
     
  7. johnski

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    And how would the sig sauer sp 2340 compare to these two?
     
  8. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

    I have an SP2022 9mm that I love. If you are looking at an 2340, handle it first. The grip is a little thick for some people.
     
  9. johnski

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    Tough decsion. All three pistols are in .40, which is what I am looking for, all are later model pistols. The Cougar, P-94 and Sig sp22340. Leaning toward the Sig atm. The Cougar is nice and I like Berettas, but that ungodly high bore axis. Well all of them seem to have a high bore axis. The Sig SP looks nicer than the other two. The P94... I don't know why but I've always kind of wanted one. It does seem to be the red-headed stepchild of the three. Then there is Mr Ruger's penchance for supporting gun control. I think I will get the Sig. Thanks for the replies.