M-9 Pistol
M-9 Pistol

Mission
Deter, and if necessary, compel adversaries by enabling individuals and small units to engage targets with accurate, lethal, direct fire.

Entered Army Service
1990

Description and Specifications
A semi-automatic, single-action / double-action pistol. The M9 is the primary sidearm of The U.S. military, replacing the .45 caliber model M1911A1. The M9 has a 15-round staggered magazine with a reversible magazine release button that can be positioned for either right- or left-handed shooters.

Caliber: 9 mm
  Length: 217 mm
Barrel length: 125 mm
Weight: 2.1 lbs (unloaded); 2.6 lbs (fully loaded)
  Range: 50 m

 

Manufacturer
Beretta USA

Point of Contact
Office of the Chief of Public Affairs
Media Relations Division
1500 Army Pentagon
Washington, DC 20310-1500
703.697.7592 / 7591

 

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