Gamo PT-80 (wood grips)


Beretta Cougar 8045 (.45 ACP)
 

Info:
Manufacturer/Model:
Gamo, PT-80 (Walnut Grips)
Replica Of:
Beretta Cougar 8045 (.45 ACP)
Made In:
Spain
Caliber/Ammunition/Feed:
177, lead pellets, 8-shot rotary magazine
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories:
None
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Crosman Premier Super Match
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
1.0, 7.25
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal/plastic, black, walnut
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
4.25, steel, yes
Trigger Action:
DA/SA
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
8.3 (DA), 8.0 (SA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, adjustable (windage)
Velocity (fps):
410
Sound Level: 99
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): 0.355
Manufactured Dates:
2001 - present (see comments)
Condition/Manual/Box:
95%, yes, yes
Serial Number:
 04-4C-114507-02
 
Comments: 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 trigger pull. 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.
Exploded Parts Diagram for PT-80 (.pdf)
Owner's Manual for Gamo PT-80 (.pdf)


Performance: Measurements were made on 8/01/06 at a temperature of 84 F 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 larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.


 


 
Right Profile: The smart looking walnut checkered grips apparently proved to costly for Gamo to manufacture. This model was discontinued in 2008, although the standard PT-80 remains in production.

 
Front View: The barrel housing is made of metal. The rest of the gun is made of plastic except for the grip panels on this model, which are made from walnut.

 
Right Side Markings:

 
Left Side Markings:

 
Loading Pellets: Pushing down on the take-down lever causes the front part of the "slide" to flip up, exposing the loading mechanism. The PT-80 uses the same 8-shot magazines as the PT-90.
Loading CO2: Gamo did a good job of designing the cylinder piercing system so that the cylinder tightening screw does not show. This give the gun a clean profile and more realistic appearance.

Packaging:

Owner's Manual for Gamo PT-80 (.pdf)
Parts Diagram for Gamo PT-80 (.pdf)

 

 

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