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. The 8045 is calibered for .45 ACP rounds. This double-action pistol features fixed 3-dot sights and an ambidextrous safety with a decocking lever and includes two 8-round magazines and the original factory hard case. Its grips, metal, and bore are all in very good condition.