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Model 8040F Cougar
Beretta Pistol 8040F Cougar .40 S&W Variant-1
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:1.5-in
Length:7-in Height:5.5-in
Barrel:3.6-in Weight:32.4-oz
1 Variant
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (180 grain bullet)175320
  • Recoil Factor (180 grain bullet)6.64 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity12 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor87%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1995 - 2005
Caliber:.40 S&W
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:slide mounted safety/decock lever
Frame:anodized aluminum
Grip:black checkered plastic
Sights:fixed 3-dot
Notes:hard chromed bore barrel
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Gun Value
MSRP:$800.00Used Est:$400.00
Last Update:9/22/2020
About the Gun

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. Features a hard chromed bore barrel.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .40 Smith & Wesson
Alias: N/A
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:180 grains
MV:974 ft/sec ME:379 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was developed as a joint venture between Winchester and Smith & Wesson. It was an effort to to create a cartridge with the same power as the 10mm Norma round that the FBI had just started using, but in a shorter case. The shorter cartridge would facilitate accuracy and allow use of a smaller, more comfortable grip frame. The .40 S&W has become the cartridge of choice for many law enforcement agencies in the United States.

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User Comments

5 of 5 Stars
By Swerse on 14 Apr 2019
The cougar worked flawlessly and the fit and finish was superb. It is consistently: 40 s&w has low recoil, muzzle flip is minimal, great grip and accurate, but is too big and bulky for carrying... its not a compact