Beretta M9 Goes Desert Camo

“Beretta has set an unprecedented record for reliability with the M9 pistol… The average reliability of all M9 pistols tested at Beretta U.S.A. is 17,500 rounds without a stoppage. During one test of twelve pistols, fired at Beretta U.S.A. under Army supervision, Beretta-made M9 pistols shot 168,000 rounds without a single malfunction.”Gabriele de Plano, Vice President of Military Marketing & Sales for Beretta U.S.A.

Beretta has confirmed that it will make a bid to remain the U.S. Army’s gun maker of choice, announcing the release of the M9A3 handgun, a new version of the Beretta M9 featuring:

  • 9mm Luger ammunition (9x19mm Parabellum)
  • A magazine with 17 rounds’ capacity (and the ability to take larger mags)
  • A threaded barrel (for affixing silencers)
  • A 3-slot military standard Picatinny rail (for affixing other accessories such as laser sights)
  • An “earth tone” finish — (Desert Camo) tan rather than standard black


Beretta's New M9A3. Photo source: Beretta.
Beretta’s New M9A3. Photo source: Beretta