M9 is the official United States Armed Forces designation of the Beretta 92F pistol which they adopted in 1985 to replace the legendary m1911 pistol in .45 ACP. Beretta won the contract because although SIG was able to produce a pistol that met the requirements and sell it for a slightly lower price, Beretta was able to have a better bid for the price of spare parts.

The choice of 9mmx19 in this new sidearm was mostly logistical as that was the standard NATO pistol round, it continues to be so to this day.

Read more about this wonderful handgun here.

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