The word “ultimate” has long been common currency among firearm enthusiasts. But if there is a combat and tactical pistol for which this term is absolutely appropriate, it is the Beretta M9. This legendary semiauto handgun has not only won the historic contract with the US military in 1985, but has achieved a triumphant contract renewal after more than two decades of hard use in the world’s toughest and most extreme conditions, from the scorching deserts of Iraq to the frigid heights of the Afghan mountains. A contract renewal after this kind of use and abuse means a product that has kept its promises--and then some. Simply put, there is no pistol today that is as durable, reliable, dependable, easy to use, safe and accurate as the Beretta M9, the handgun that has rightfully earned the nickname of “World Defender.”


FRONT SIGHT Blade, integral with slide
REAR SIGHT Notched bar, dovetailed to slide
SAFETY FEATURES Decocking/safety lever, firing pin block.
SYSTEM OF OPERATION Short recoil, semiautomatic

The M9 features an external hammer, as do most of Beretta combat pistols. Prevents accidental discharge. Stops the hammer from accidentally falling fully forward if the full-cock notch is stripped. Also, catches the hammer if the cocking cycle is interrupted in the double-action fire mode.

BARREL 125mm (4.92in). The Bruniton finish has two main advantages: it is non-reflective and it is designed to protect the steel parts and withstand powder, rain and corrosion.

Open Slide Design

Open top slide virtually eliminates jamming and stove piping. Allows the user to load and chamber one cartridge at a time should the magazine be lost or damaged.

Open Slide Design

Disassembly Latch

Simplifies fieldstripping for maintenance by allowing quick and easy disassembly. Stays on the gun, preventing accidental dropping and loss.

Rear Sight Profile

The rear sight is designed to provide a front projection so that in an emergency, the user may retract the slide single-handedly by pushing the rear sight against the edge of a table, door, etc.

External Hammer Design

A traditional feature of Beretta pistols, this design provides the energy to the firing pin, virtually eliminating the possibility of misfires due to light primer. Also provides an immediate visual and tactile indicator as to the cocked/uncocked status of the pistol.

External Hammer Design

Visible Automatic Firing Pin Block

The front par t of the firing pin is blocked from any forward movement until the trigger is pulled completely back. The block is located rearward, far away from the fouling and debris of the breech face. Since the block is visible, the user may ascertain its proper operation at any time. Even if the pistol falls and strikes the ground muzzle down, the firing pin will not strike the primer.

No Glare Finish

Beretta’s exclusive Bruniton non-reflective black coating is a superior corrosion and wear resistant finish.

Reversible Magazine Release

Positioned next to the trigger guard for either right or left-handed shooters, allowing rapid reloading. Magazine drops clear when released.

Sure, Firm Grip

The front and back of the grip are grooved on the 92FS and M9, while the M9A1 and 90-Two feature checkering. The grip frame is flared slightly at the base to enhance pointability and control.

High-Capacity Magazines

The 92 family magazines are interchangeable within caliber, and range in capacity from 10 to 20 rounds in 9mm.

Light Aluminum Frame

Each pistol features a lightweight, forged frame made from extremely strong aircraft-quality aluminum alloy.