Gamo, PT-80 (Walnut Grips)
Beretta Cougar 8045 (.45 ACP)
177, lead pellets, 8-shot rotary magazine
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Recommended Pellet or BB: Crosman Premier Super Match
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
metal/plastic, black, walnut
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled: 4.25, steel, yes
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable: 8.3 (DA), 8.0 (SA), no
fixed, adjustable (windage)
Velocity (fps): 410
Sound Level: 99
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in):
Manufactured Dates: 2001 - present (see comments)
Condition/Manual/Box: 95%, yes, yes
Gamo did an excellent job replicating the look of the Beretta
Cougar with the PT-80.
This gun feels good in the hand but has a rather heavy
When fired SA, the hammer moves back during the trigger pull,
which affects accuracy. Gamo's claims of 0.25" groups at 30 feet
are pure fantasy.
The model with the walnut grips was introduced in 2002 and
discontinued for a short time in mid-2006. It was reintroduced
in late 2006 and discontinued again in 2008. This model has
become hard to find and is starting to command higher prices
among collectors. The standard PT-80, with black plastic grips,
has remained in
continuous production since 2001.
Pyramyd Air Report on the Gamo PT-80.
Parts Diagram for PT-80 (.pdf)
for Gamo PT-80 (.pdf)
Measurements were made on
8/01/06 at a temperature of 84 ºF and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired
from a bench rest at 15' using Crosman Premier Super Match
pellets (7.9 gr).
The highest velocity measured was 351 fps, the lowest was 304 fps
(average of the 10-shot string was 328 fps). A six shot string
fired with open sights grouped at 0.63". Click the thumbnail below to see a
here for a description of the measurement methods.