Gun Report

Beretta Mini Cougar 8040

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The Beretta Mini Cougar offers clear sights, good balance, and it seems to crave the heaviest ammunition. These are three characteristics not always found in compact guns chambered for serious firepower. We think the cost of a little fine-tuning would be money well spent.

Beretta Mini Cougar 8040

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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Due to the short grip frame, get your palm out of the way to drop the magazine.
The differences in sizes between the eight- and ten-round Beretta mags contribute to concealability. Unlike other pistols, this gun was designed to take a larger magazine and run reliably.

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