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Model 8045 Cougar
Beretta Pistol 8045 Cougar .45 Auto Variant-1
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:1.5-in
Length:7.2-in Height:5.6-in
Barrel:3.7-in Weight:32-oz
Variant 1 of 2
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (230 grain bullet)182160
  • Recoil Factor (230 grain bullet)7.39 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity9 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor81%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1998 - 2004
Caliber:.45 Auto
Action:short recoil 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:Model F
Fabbrica D' Armi Pietro Beretta SpA
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Gun Value
MSRP:$860.00Used Est:$450.00
Last Update:9/12/2021
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: .45 Automatic
Alias: .45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:230 grains
MV:792 ft/sec ME:320 ft-lbs
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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User Comments

3 of 5 Stars
By Crob9640 on 07 Feb 2018
Not a bad gun but never fit my hand well.