Beretta M9, formally pistol, semiautomatic 9mm, M9, is a 9x19mm Parabellum pistol of the U.S. military approved in 1985. It is basically a military spec Beretta 92F, later 92FS.
It won a contest in the 1980s to replace the M1911A1 as the primary weapon of the U.S. military, beating many other contenders. It officially came into service 1990th Some models have already been taken to a lesser extent, namely the M11 pistol, or more, or different, models remain in use in certain niches. The M9 was scheduled to be replaced during an Army program, the Future Gun System (FHS), which merged with the program of SOF Combat Pistol for creating the Anti-gun group (JCP). In early 2006, JCP name to Combat Gun (PC), and the number of weapons purchased drastically reduced.
In the 1970s in an attempt to make the five branches of U.S. forces”Arms in synchronization, the Planning Commission of the Joint Services Small Arms was formed to try a variety of weapons. 92F survived exposure to temperatures of -40 ° F to 140 ° F, which is soaked in salt water , backward several times with the concrete, and is buried in sand, mud and snow. In addition, the 92F appeared a MRBF (mean rounds before failure) of 35 000 cartridges. The number is often touted as equivalent to five or six times the life of a regular weapon. While that is normal in European military, the U.S. armed forces handguns typically covered a much broader use. The war in Iraq, which has highlighted density urban and fight from room to room, have seen the soldiers and U.S. Marines depend even more of their weapons.
A short recoil, semi-automatic, single-action / double-action pistol, the M9 uses a 15-round staggered box magazine with a reversible magazine release button that can be positioned for either right or left-handed shooters. The M9 is used with the M12 Holster, though other holsters are often used.
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M9 pistol standard U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marines M9A1 standard pistol. Many M9s M9A1s and were ordered in 2006. The 2009 SHOT Show, Beretta announced that it has received $ 220 million contract to supply 450,000 M9s M9A1s and U.S. forces in the five years of service.
The M9 is the standard pistol of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force, and the M9A1 is the standard pistol of the U.S. Marines. A large number of M9s and M9A1s were ordered in 2006. During the 2009 SHOT Show, Beretta announced it had received a US$220 million contract for the delivery of 450,000 M9s and M9A1s to the U.S. military, within a five-year span.
Marine Corps Times reported on plans by July 2007 for all employees below the rank of colonel and will be published every SNCO M4 carbine instead of the M9. The new policy goals continue to appoint to M9s Marine colonels and above, and Navy Petty Officer 1st Class and above.