Model: 8000F Mini Cougar
Serial Number: 079434MC
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: 9mm Luger/Parabellum
Action Type: Semi-Auto, Double and Single Action Semi-auto, Magazine Fed
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked, “Pietro Beretta Gardone V.T. – Made In Italy”, followed by the “PB” rollmark. The left side of the frame contains the Serial Number “079434MC”. The right side of the frame is marked, “Mod. 8000F – Patented / Beretta USA Corp. ACKK. MD”. The right side of the frame is marked, “Read Manual Before Use / Mini Cougar”.
Barrel Length: 3.6”
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a front blade and a rear notch sight, both are dovetailed into the slide. These sights are in a “3 Dot” configuration.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered black polymer, with the Beretta logo impressed into each panel. They are used, but there are no chips, splits of cracks. The grips rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: The pistol is finished with a matte frame and slide with Beretta’s proprietary “Bruniton” finish.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is shiny and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 90% of its metal finish. There is a bit of wear on the high surface edges of the pistol, from handling and use, mostly on the places where frame or slide come to a point. The screw heads are in good serviceable condition. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Very Good - Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly; the slide reciprocates, the magazine drops free, and the trigger trips the hammer. We have not fired this pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: One magazine is provided.
Our Assessment: The Beretta 8000 Cougar series is a thoughtful and well-engineered design which features some innovative design elements. This pistol uses a rotating barrel locking system, which gives a tight lock up and which may help reduce recoil. The controls duplicate the popular and ubiquitous Beretta 92 F, yet carries 10 +1 rounds of 9mm punch. If one is looking for an off-duty or backup weapon, or for home protection, this compact pistol will fill the bill!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This pistol IS on the CA DOJ “Roster of certified for sale handguns”, and can be transferred to a California resident but is not eligible for a private party transfer (PPT). This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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