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Posted: 12/14/2003 7:47:54 AM EDT
...make a 92/96 style pistol in 45.  Maybe they could make the mag hold 8 to 10 rnds and keep the same grip width.  That would be sweet.  Does anyone else agree?
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 4:21:04 PM EDT
I asked this years ago. Instead, Beretta dumped that goofy-feeling Cougar on us in .45acp. Sigh.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 5:48:53 PM EDT
Yeah guys, you sure said it.  The 92 series is so good, the Elite II is the ultimate 9mm for me, but the chunky little Cougar with its strange rotating barrel design is... its not a girl, not yet a woman, I dunno...
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 6:39:00 PM EDT
It would be huge
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 9:47:00 PM EDT
Hey, watch it!  I've got two Cougars.  An 8000 and an 8040.  I think they are extremely comfortable and extremely reliable.  Nice triggers too but a little heavy weight wise with that massive slide.  Hardly any recoil on the 9mm with that "strange rotating barrel", it must work!
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 9:58:17 PM EDT
The Cougar feel isn't bad at all. Also, the Cougar in .45 cal (Model# 8045) has a low amount of recoil for a .45 due to its rotating barrel.

I like it a lot. I may get one in .45 since I have the 9mm version. Not too many manufactures make handguns of this quality anymore.
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 5:00:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M4_Aiming_at_U:
Not too many manufactures make handguns of this quality anymore.




No, other than S&W, Colt, Sig, H&K, Kimber, etc. etc.      
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 7:44:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BobCole:
I asked this years ago. Instead, Beretta dumped that goofy-feeling Cougar on us in .45acp. Sigh.



I've got an 8000, and an 8045, and I love them both. I've never had a single problem with them, and they feel/work flawlessly.
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 9:57:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BobCole:

Originally Posted By M4_Aiming_at_U:
Not too many manufactures make handguns of this quality anymore.




No, other than S&W, Colt, Sig, H&K, Kimber, etc. etc.      



Hey, those are on the "go-to" list for great sidearms!
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 3:44:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2003 3:45:42 PM EDT by AZYoungGun]

Originally Posted By cyanide:
It would be huge



Exactly! Look at how big the 92/96 already is. To make one in .45 would require it to be scaled up a bit to handle things. It would definitely be out of the question for a CCW, unless you're abnormally large yourself.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 9:19:24 AM EDT
A 92-style pistol in .45 would require a slide almost 1/2" wider than it already is.  Huge doesn't even begin to describe the size it would be.

What I would love is a 1911 made with Beretta's smooth action, excellent finish, and chrome lined barrels.  That would be perfect IMO.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 1:19:04 PM EDT
I'm not certain I'm convinced about the slide having to be a bunch bigger than the 92/96.

Look at their other models such as Elite, Brigider (sp?), etc., all have a bit beefier slide than the 92/96, yes?

Clearly, I'm no engineer but I feel it can be done correctly.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 4:15:29 PM EDT
Compare a .45 barrel from a 1911 or Glock to the slide of a 92.  The slide has to be wide enough to handle the width of the barrel plus the size of the locking block on each side and still have enough metal on the sides to handle the stress without breaking.  
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 12:14:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hoplophile:

What I would love is a 1911 made with Beretta's smooth action, excellent finish, and chrome lined barrels.  That would be perfect IMO.



I have to agree.  There is no other pistol that feels like it is on roller bearings when you cycle the action... None.  
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