Compact Cougar

Stoeger Compact Cougar

The Stoeger Compact Cougar is a semi-automatic medium-frame pistol chambered in 9mm.

The Compact Cougar is the baby brother of the Cougar 9mm and the most significant difference between the two besides the smaller frame, the Compact weighs slightly less and holds 13 rounds.

Otherwise it has the same features that includes a rotating-locking system, which means the barrel stays straight and actually spirals as the slide pulls back. On other systems the barrel just sort of sits and, as the slide pulls back, dips down in turn lifts the front.

The Compact has an ambidextrous safety that works as a de-cocking lever, so shooters can change between double- and single-action. Its Bruniton black finish is corrosion resistant and doesn’t glare.

Stoeger recommends the Compact for home defense and law enforcement.


Browse our online store for new and used semi-automatic handguns for sale.


Read More On:

Latest Reviews

  • Four Years Later: IWI Tavor SAR Revisited

    Though IWI's X95, released in 2016, usurps the SAR, my Tavor SAR is still part of the family. For those just now coming across this model, how has it stood up over the years? Let's find out.

    Read More
  • Scope Review: Leupold VX-Freedom FireDot Twilight Hunter

    The budget-friendly line of American-made Leupold VX-Freedom riflescopes found a welcome audience last year, but 2020 sees even more interesting additions to the family, with our hands-down favorite being the illuminated-reticle FireDot line.

    Read More
  • Ruger AR-556: An Outstanding Gateway AR

    It should come as no surprise the Ruger name is synonymous with value, and its’ AR-556 looks to fit this mold as an entry-level AR-15 with a reasonable MSRP. So how does the no-frills Ruger AR-556 perform when put to the test? Read on to find out.

    Read More
  • A Look at the Sig P238, A Year Later

    The Sig Sauer P238 was the first .380 ACP BUG to grace my gun safe, a welcomed addition to the 9mm polymers, .38 SPL revolvers, and .45 ACP 1911s. After more than a year's worth of use, where do I stand on the P238? Let's find out.

    Read More