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Beretta Cougar

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The Beretta Cougar (also called the 8000 series) is a line of hammer-fired, semi-automatic pistols manufactured by Beretta. The Cougar was Beretta's first ever rotating barrel design, and was intended to be a smaller alternative to the 92FS yet still suitable for duty and personal use. The design's rotating barrel allows the Cougar to have comparable low recoil to a full size Beretta 92, despite being much smaller and a few ounces lighter. The Cougar series was produced in various calibers and sizes from 1994 until 2004, when Beretta acquired Stoeger and sold the tooling and design for the Cougar to the company. Stoeger produced Cougars from 2006 to about 2017, when they were discontinued in favor of the polymer Stoeger STR line. However, the series lives on in the Beretta Px4 Storm line, which is a very similar design, albeit with a polymer frame.

The Beretta Cougar and variants are used by the following actors in the following movies:

Beretta 8000 Cougar

9mm version, available in standard 8000, 8000L with shorter grip and lightened slide, and 8000L Type P with the standard frame but lightened slide. Also available in double action/single action (F), double action only with de-cocker (G) and double action only (D) trigger configurations.

Beretta 8000 Cougar F - 9x19mm
Beretta 8000L Cougar F - 9x19mm
Beretta 8000L Cougar F Type P - 9x19mm


(1994 - 2004)

  • Type: Pistol
  • Caliber(s): 9x19mm
  • Weight: 1.85 lbs (0.83 kg)
  • Length: 7 in (17.8 cm)
  • Barrel length(s): 3.5 in (8.89 cm)
  • Capacity: 15 (8000, 8000L Type P), 13 (8000L)
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto (SA/DA & DAO)


Title Actor Character Note Date
Coldblooded Jason Priestley Cosmo 1995
Mission: Impossible Tom Cruise Ethan Hunt 1996
Parting Shots Chris Rea Harry Sterndale Two-tone 1998
Felicity Kendal Jill Saunders Two-tone
Oliver Reed Jamie Campbell-Stewart Two-tone, suppressed
Ripley's Game René Lay A gangster With fake sound suppressor 2002
Blade: Trinity Callum Keith Rennie Asher Talos 2004
Be Cool Debi Mazar Marla 2005
Firewall Paul Bettany Bill Cox 2006
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Liam
Butterfly on a Wheel Pierce Brosnan Tom Ryan 2007
Vice Daryl Hannah Salt 2006
Five Brothers (Comme les cinq doigts de la main) Seen in illegal weapon store 2010
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Bodyguard 2011
Go Fast Frédéric Épaud Wilfrid 2009
American Heist Hayden Christensen James Kelly 8000F version 2014
Once Upon a Time in Venice Bruce Willis Steve Ford 2017
Wrath of Man Jason Statham Patrick "H" Hill w/suppressor 2021
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special Tinashe Kajese Officer Fitzgibbon Airsoft 2022


Show Title / Episode Actor Character Note Air Date
Californication Addison Timlin Sasha Bingham Episode: "Lights, Camera, Asshole" (S04E08) 2007 - 2014
The Day of the Triffids (2009) Joely Richardson Jo Playton 2009
Fringe shape shifter 2008-2012
Dexter Jennifer Carpenter Det. Debrah Morgan
Sanctuary Agam Darshi Kate Freelander
Justified - Season 5 John Kapelos Picker HFC M800 airsoft pistol; "A Murder of Crows" (S5E01) 2014
Banshee - Season 3 Wilson Jermaine Heredia Hector Morales golden plated 2015
Fear the Walking Dead - Season 2 Andres Londono Oscar Diaz "Date of Death" (S2E13) 2016
Fear the Walking Dead - Season 3 Justin Rain Lee "Crazy Dog" "The Diviner" (S3E10) 2017
Sergio Garcia Gonzalez Dam guard "Things Bad Begun" (S3E15)
Rubén Blades Daniel Salazar "Sleigh Ride" (S3E16)
Lisandra Tena Lola Guerrero
Hawkeye Alaqua Cox Maya Lopez "Echoes" (S1E03), "Ronin" (S1E05) 2021
Echo - Season 1 Alaqua Cox Maya Lopez "Chafa" (S1E01) 2024


Title Character Note Date
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex Carried by a robber
Sky Blue Cade Cade's P228 briefly turns into a two-tone Cougar
Magic Kaito: Kid the Phantom Thief A member of the organization Episode 05 - 'The Fated Blue Birthday'. 2010

Video Games

Game Title Mods Note Release Date
Resident Evil Survivor appears as handgun C 2000
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Appears in teaser trailer 2015

Beretta 8045 Cougar

Beretta 8045 Cougar F - .45 ACP
Beretta 8045 LAPD Cougar with a 4-inch barrel - .45 ACP


(1998 - 2004)

  • Type: Pistol
  • Caliber(s): .45 ACP
  • Weight: 1.88 lbs (0.865 kg)
  • Length: 7.2 in (18.3 cm)
  • Barrel length(s): 3.7 in (9.4 cm)
  • Capacity: 8-round magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto (SA/DA & DAO)


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Hills Have Eyes Dan Byrd Bobby Carter 2006
Kill Switch A thug 2008


Show Title Actor Character Note Air Date
CSI: Miami David Caruso Lt. Horatio Caine
The Shield David Rees Snell Detective Ronnie Gardocki main service pistol
The Shield Walton Goggins Detective Shane Vendrell main service pistol
CSI: NY Paul Ben-Victor Carmen Enzo "Party Down" (S07E13) 2004-Present

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Note Release Date
Ghost Squad M209 With accessory rail Incorrectly hold 10 rounds 2004
Time Crisis: Crisis Zone Handgun Only in the special mode 2004

Beretta Cougar Inox

Selected Cougar versions are available in an Inox finish, where the slide and barrel are made from stainless steel, and the lower frame is made from silver anodized light alloy. They were produced only in 2004.

Beretta 8000 Cougar F Inox with walnut grips - 9x19mm


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Transporter bad guy 2002
Memento Guy Pearce Leonard Shelby fitted with white grips 2000
Unleashed Bob Hoskins Bart 2005
Today You Die Karo Parisyan Garret's Gang #3 2005
Today You Die Security guard 2005
Dhoom 2 Abhishek Bachchan A.C.P. Jai Dixit 2006
Uday Chopra Ali Akbar Fateh Khan
Shootout at Lokhandwala Tusshar Kapoor Dilip Buwa 2007
Ca$h Christian Hecq Lardier suppressed 2008


Title Actor Character Note Date
CSI: NY - Season 6 Bryce Johnson Nick 'Cool' Emerson "Battle Scars" (S6E05) 2009
Breaking Bad - Season 3 Antonio Leyba Rival Drug Dealer "Half Measures" (S3E12) 2010
Ben Bray Cartel Gunman Continuity error; "Full Measure" (S3E13)
Dollhouse Harry Lennix Boyd Langdon instead of revolver 2011
Banshee - Season 1 Doug Kruse Nathan episode 7 2013
Crossing Lines Nadine Warmuth Katya 2013
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon - Season 1 Adam Nagaitis Quinn "La Dame de Fer" (S1E04) 2023
Lukerya Ilyashenko Anna Valery

Video Games

Game Title Mods Note Release Date
The House of the Dead 2 With blacked grips Incorrectly hold 6 rounds 1998
The House of the Dead III With blacked grips Only appear in the cutscenes 2002
The House of the Dead 4 With blacked grips Only appear in the cutscenes 2005
Dementium: The Ward 2007

Beretta Mini Cougar

Beretta 8000 Mini Cougar F Inox with walnut grips - 9x19mm
Beretta 8040 Mini Cougar F - 9x19mm
Beretta 8045 Mini Cougar D - .45 ACP. This particular pistol is fitted with an adapter to allow it to take standard 8 round 8045 magazines, and a 6 round mini Cougar magazine is shown for comparison.


(1998 - 2003)

  • Type: Pistol
  • Caliber(s): 9x19mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP
  • Weight: 1.9 lbs (0.86 kg)
  • Length: 7 in (17.8 cm)
  • Barrel length(s): 3.7 in (9.40 cm)
  • Capacity: 10 (9x19mm), 8 (.40 S&W), 6 (.45 ACP)
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto (SA/DA & DAO)


Show Title Actor Character Episode/Note Air Date
Jericho Jazz Raycole Allison Hawkins
Jericho Lennie James Robert Hawkins
Castle Paula Newsome Debbie Parker (S7E21) "In Plane Sight" / Inox Mini Version 4/27/2015

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