Gun Report

Beretta Cougar 8040 .40 S&W

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This gun shot easily, comfortably, and accurately. It's among the better midsized .40s we've tested.

Beretta Cougar 8040 .40 S&W

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
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
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The Cougar turned out to be more comfortable to hold and shoot in .40 than the the model 96, in our view.
The decocker is ambidextrous, but the right side switch could probably be removed, we think.

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