Beretta M9 Semi-Automatic Pistol
Gun enthusiasts use “ultimate” often. The Beretta M9 is a combat and tactical pistol that deserves this term. This legendary semi-auto handgun won the historic US military contract in 1985 and renewed it after more than two decades of hard use in the world’s harshest and most extreme conditions, from Iraq’s scorching deserts to Afghanistan’s frigid mountains. After such use and abuse, a product has fulfilled its promises. The Beretta M9, the “World Defender,” is the most durable, reliable, dependable, easy-to-use, safe, and accurate pistol available today.
US military standards are numbers, not opinions. The M9 has passed impossible durability and reliability tests that exceed any real-life situation. It fires over 35,000 rounds of commercial ammunition before failing in temperatures as low as -40 F and as high as +140 F. Even after being buried in sand or snow or dropped on asphalt or concrete, it will work. Beretta’s engineering and steel quality enable this reliability, which America’s servicemen and women depend on daily.
Firing range testing was another M9 requirement. Even here, the Beretta M9 meets US military standards, which are higher than most handgun uses. This pistol can consistently fire 10-shot groups of 3 inches or less at 50 meters (55 yards) according to government testing. The M9 is accurate out of the box, while other premium pistols require extensive (and expensive) modifications and customization with after-market parts.
The M9’s tactical features make it safe, easy to use, and reliable for military and home defense. Its ambidextrous safety-decocker and reversible magazine release allow tactical magazine changes with either hand. After shooting, a tool-free disassembly mechanism makes cleaning the handgun easy. Its Bruniton finish with military markings resists sweat and corrosion. The US military and those seeking the best for sport or self-defense choose the M9 for these and many other features.
- Ambidextrous safety
- Open slide design
- 3-dot fixed sights
- Disassembly latch
- Reversible magazine release