Every Marine must be able to deliver accurate fire on targets at 200, 300 and 500 meters, but accuracy at shorter distances is just as important. Considered a defensive weapon by the Marine Corps, the M9 Beretta is a lightweight, semi-automatic, double-action pistol. The standard sidearm in the Marine Corps, the M9 is an effective weapon at up to 50 meters.
Weight: 2.55 pounds (fully loaded)
Length: 8.54 inches
Maximum effective range: 50 meters
- Magazine fed
- Magazine holds 15 NATO-standard 9mm rounds
- Recoil operated
- Can be fired in either double- or single-action mode
Just a few of the enlisted roles that carry the M9 include:
- Military Police
- Marine Security Guard
View a list of roles in the Marine Corps.