|Country of Origin||Italy (Beretta Model 92F)|
|Date Of Introduction||1990|
|Caliber||0.35 in (9 mm)|
|System of Operation||Short recoil, semi-automatic|
|Weight With Empty Magazine||2.1 lb (0.95 kg)|
|Weight With Full Magazine||2.6 lb (1.18 kg)|
|Length||8.54 in (217 mm)|
|Barrel Length||4.92 in (125 mm)|
|Barrel Rifling||R.H., six grooves, pitch 1 in 9.8 inches (250 mm)|
|Safety Features||Decocking/safety lever, firing pin block, half-cock position|
|Trigger Pull||Single-Action: 5.50 lb (2.5 kg)|
Double-Action: 12.33 lb (5.6 kg)
|Magazine Capacity||15 rounds|
|Basic Load||45 rounds|
|Unit Replacement Cost||$263|
|Muzzle Velocity||1,230.3 fps (375 mps)|
|Muzzle Energy||430 foot-pounds (583 J)|
|Maximum Range||1,968 yd (1,800 m)|
|Maximum Effective Range||55 yd (50 m)|
|Front Sight||Blade, integral with slide|
|Rear Sight||Notched bar, dovetailed to slide|
|Sight Radius||6.22 in (158 mm) |
The M9 pistol is a semi-automatic, magazine-fed, recoil-operated, double-action pistol, chambered for the 9mm cartridge.
The magazine has a 15 cartridge capacity.
The M9 is carried by crew-served weapon crewmen and by others who have a personal defense requirement, such as law enforcement
personnel and aviators. It replaces the M1911A1 .45 caliber pistol and the .38 caliber revolver.
The M9 Pistol has a short recoil system utilizing a falling locking block.
Upon firing, the pressure developed by the combustion gases recoils the slide-barrel assembly.
After a short run, the locking block will stop the rearward movement of the barrel and release the
slidewhich will continue its rearward movement. The slide will then extract and eject the fired
cartridge case, cock the hammer and compress the recoil spring. The slide moves forward feeding
the next cartridge from the magazine into the chamber.
The slide and barrel assembly remains open after the last cartridge has been fired and ejected.
Ammunition for the M9 is issued in the form of a complete 9x19mm round. A complete round (cartridge) consists of all the components
(cartridge case, bullet, propellant powder, and primer) necessary to fire the weapon once.
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- 9mm M882 Ball
- 9mm M917 Dummy Round
M9 Photos - Click on image sample to see full size image.
U.S. Army Photo
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U.S. Air Force Photo
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U.S. DoD Photo by SSG Jim Downen Jr.
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U.S. DoD Photo by Lou Rivera
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