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Beretta Model 8045F Cougar


Type:Pistol
Produced:1998 - 2004
Caliber:.45 Auto
Action:short recoil semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:slide mounted safety/decock lever
Magazine:8-round
Frame:anodized aluminum
Grips:plastic
Sights:fixed 3-dot
Notes:hard chromed bore barrel
Barrel Length:3.7 in.
Overall Length:7.2 in.
Height:5.6 in.
Width:1.5 in.
Weight:32 oz.

Manufacturer:Phone Number:
Fabbrica D' Armi Pietro Beretta SpA+39 030 8341 1
Via Pietro Beretta, 18Website:
Gardone Val Trompia Italywww.beretta.it
Importer:Phone Number:
Beretta U.S.A. Corp800-929-2901
17601 Beretta DriveWebsite:
Accokeek MD 20607www.berettausa.com
MSRP:$860
Used Est.:$560
Last Update: 5/27/2014

Caliber:.45 Automatic
Alias:.45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
Muzzle Velocities - from830to1140ft/sec
Muzzle Energies - from333to573ft-lb
Bullet Weights - from165to230gr

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Ranking Factors
Power Factor:190224- IDPA Rating Calculation
Recoil Factor:7.64 ft-lb- Standard Free Recoil Calculation
Total Capacity:9 rounds- Includes Chambered Rounds
Concealability:Fair
Defense Factor:87%

About the Handgun:
This series of pistols is known for their unique rotating-barrel breech locking system. This type of action is thought to reduce felt recoil and improve accuracy.
About the Manufacturer:
The ancestory of this Italian company dates back to 1526. The Beretta family began in the firearms business as barrel makers. Soon after, they began manufacturing their own sporting shoulder arms. The first Beretta pistols were made in 1915, and by the end of the 20th century Beretta had become one of the world's major premier handgun manufacturers.

In 1977 Beretta-USA was established, with a manufacturing facility located in Accokeek, Maryland. In 1985 the US armed forces adopted Beretta's Model 92 pistol as their standard sidearm.
About the Cartridge:
This cartridge was developed by John Browning and was adopted by the United States Ordnance Department along with the Colt-Browning automatic pistol in 1911. It has also been made the official military handgun chambering by several other governments, notably Argentina, Mexico and Norway. The 45 Automatic is the most powerful military handgun cartridge in use today. This is a heavy and powerful sub-sonic round. Although its muzzle energy can exceed 400 ft-lbs, its velocity and bullet weight creates a steep trajectory curve that limits its effective range to self-defense distances.
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