I was happy with mine, it is a quality firearm. - But somebody kept waving money at me and managed to talk me out of it.
Originally it was made by Beretta. Beretta sold the tooling for the Cougar to Stoeger when they came out with some polymer wonder that is not half as good.
I'll probably buy another Cougar in 40 cal, everything about it seemed just right. - The price is good too, a bit over half of what Beretta used to ask for the same gun.
Kind regards, charlesb