It always amazes me how people get so freakin' sideways defending their favorite pistols or design
. I think both designs can be more accurate than most of the shooters shooting them. I have 1911's that are very accurate.....and Glocks....and a Stoeger Cougar. To me, it's apples and oranges.
Also, the Stoeger Cougar is NOT a "clone" of the Beretta Cougar. It is the same gun, made on the same machinery as the older Beretta models. They just moved the production facilities to Turkey to minimize costs. All management and supervision is Beretta (and Benelli, Stoeger) personel.