Type: Double Action
Length overall: 8.54 in. – 217mm
Weight: 33.5 oz. – 950gm
Barrel length: 4.92 in. – 125mm
Magazine: 15 rounds
The Beretta 92F, designated as the M9, is the gun that replaced the Colt 1911 as the standard issue US military sidearm in 1985.
The Beretta 92 series guns are of an open slide design, meaning that the barrel is exposed and not covered by the slide. The barrel locking mechanism is the locking wedge design pioneered by the Walther P.38 pistol.
The Beretta 92 has gone through many variations, the 92FS being the current production gun. It has a slide mounted safety that also acts as a decocker, deflects the firing pin, and disconnects the trigger from the sear. The gun is also available in compact and double-action-only models.