Cougar 8045 Sights
Hello. I bought a Stoeger Cougar 8045 a couple months ago. I've put 98 rounds through it and I absolutely love it. About halfway through those rounds I put a rubber grip on it (not that I needed it) and love it even more.
Anyway, my only problem with the gun are the sights. There's too much room in the rear sight slot/the front sight is too thin. I've searched and the only sights I've found are night sights that are exactly like the ones that come on the firearm.
Are there any sights I can buy? (Which is the preferred route, where a quick change with a brass rod and hammer is the only thing required) Or, since I'm a gunsmith apprentice, does anyone know the dimensions of the dovetails so I can make my own or find one I could modify? The only thing I wouldn't know how to measure is the angle.
Also, I'm trying to decide on a holster. Has anyone tried a holster for the 8045? If so, was it good (fit nicely, drew easily, easily concealable [I tried the Blackhawk! size 5 nylon holster and it was a total bust on all accounts])? If not, which company would you recommend trying? I've been thinking about contacting Crossbreed to see if the Stoeger would fit in the Beretta holster. Not sure since it has a rail and the Beretta didn't.
And one last question, are the grips for the Stoeger 8045 the same as the grips on the Beretta 8045? I want to buy a pair of Hogue grips but before I attempt it, I'd like to know if they would fit. (I've already tried emailing them to ask and they didn't respond)
Any help would make a happy camper an ecstatic camper. Thank you in advance for any help offered.
Last edited by lrobey; 01-09-2012 at 11:25 PM.
I would think the dovetail is the standard 3/8", but I'm not positive. As far as a
holster is concerned I use a Galco Avenger (AV250) and I have the Hogue
Extreme aluminum on mine. Good luck.
I use a Slip Holster from the NRA Store. Works very well. Slip Holster comes with a clip or you can use with belt.
The great thing about slip holsters is 1 holster for multiple hand guns.
they are also ambidextrous
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