ARMY: WE’LL BUY MORE PISTOLS WE’LL REPLACE LATER
Even though the Army is seeking to replace the M9 pistol, Beretta is still receiving orders for new pistols. The gunmaker, which has been making the pistols since 1985, has received a sixth order recently.
According to a report by FoxNews.com, the latest order from the manufacturer, which is planning to move its facilities to Gallatin, Tennessee due to the passage of restrictive gun laws in Maryland, is worth $250,000. Beretta has been in Maryland since 1987.
The M9 pistol is chambered for the 9x19mm NATO pistol cartridge, also known as 9mm Luger. Its standard magazine holds 15 rounds, while some larger after-market magazines are available from outlets like CheaperThanDirt.com.
The Army is seeking to replace the M9 and the M11, which is built by Sig Sauer, with a program called the Modular Handgun System.