Designed as a more compact alternative to bulky, full-sized Beretta M92F service pistols, the 8000 series handguns offer a good compromise between concealability, ease of carry, accuracy and firepower. Beretta has been able to develop an ergonomically advanced pistol, compact but capable of handling high-power cartridges with great fire capacity and extraordinary long life. The unique 8000 Series rotating barrel channels part of the recoil energy into barrel rotation and partially absorbs the barrel and slide recoil shock through the central block before it is transferred to the frame allowing Cougars to achieve unusually low felt recoil. This pistol features fixed 3-dot sights and an ambidextrous safety and decocker and includes two 11-round magazines. Its grips and bore are in excellent condition and its metal is in very good condition.