Beretta Cougar

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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 - Present)

  • Type: Pistol
  • Caliber(s): 9x19mm
  • Weight: 2.09 lbs (0.95 kg)
  • Length: 7 in (17.8 cm)
  • Barrel length(s): 3.5 in (8.89 cm)
  • Capacity: 13-15-Round magazine
  • 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
Parting Shots Felicity Kendal Jill Saunders Two-tone 1998
Parting Shots Oliver Reed Jamie Campbell-Stewart Two-tone, suppressed 1998
Blade: Trinity Callum Keith Rennie Asher Talos 2004
Firewall Paul Bettany Bill Cox 2006
Firewall Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Liam 2006
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


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 John Kapelos Picker HFC M800 airsoft pistol; "A Murder of Crows" (S5E01) 2014
Banshee - Season 3 Wilson Jermaine Heredia Hector Morales golden plated 2015


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 Passwords 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


(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

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 anodised light alloy.

Beretta 8000 Cougar F Inox with walnut grips - 9x21mm


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
Dollhouse Harry Lennix Boyd Langdon instead of revolver 2011
Banshee - Season 1 Doug Kruse Nathan episode 7 2013
Crossing Lines Nadine Warmuth Katya 2013

Beretta Mini Cougar

Beretta 8000 Mini Cougar F Inox with walnut grips - 9x19mm
Beretta 8040 Mini Cougar F - 9x19mm
Beretta 8045 Mini Cougar F - .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.


(???? - ????)

  • 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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