The Beretta M9A3: The Gun the Army Didn’t Want

May 17, 2018 6:15 pm nationalinterest.org
The Beretta M9A3: The Gun the Army Didn’t Want

In 1985, the U.S. Army made an abrupt shift, aging fleet of World War II-era handguns for a foreign model. The Italian-made Beretta M92 was classified the M9 handgun and served with the U.S. Armed Forces for more than thirty years. The U.S. Army recently chose a new handgun, the M17 Modular Handgun System, and excluded a new, updated M9A3 from the competition. Although the proposed M9A3 failed to gain…

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