The M9 Beretta is a 9mm pistol that replaced the Colt 1911 as the standard sidearm within the US Military.
The M9 is the US Military designation for the Beretta 92FS pistol. This short recoil, single-action/double-action, semi-automatic weapon features a 15-round magazine.
The M9 is carried by many US Special Operations Forces (SOF) including the Rangers, Special Forces, AFSOC Combat Controllers and MARSOC Marines. Depending on preference / requirements, an operator may instead choose to carry a Sig Sauer P226, P228 or a Glock 17 / 19.
An upgraded variant, the M9A1, features a Picatinny accessories rail, beveled magazine well and PVD-coated magazines.
M9 Beretta Specifications
|weight:||2.09 lbs (empty)
2.56 lbs (loaded)
|barrel length:||4.9 inches|
|rate of fire :||semi-automatic|
|muzzle velocity :||1,161 feet per second|
|caliber :||9mm x 19mm Parabellum|
|magazine :||15 round detachable box magazine|