A farewell to the M9: Why Marines will miss the Beretta

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Comment by Jim Campbell

September 27th 2021

This article is obsolete in the first place,

Most of the branches of the military have switched to 9mm ammunition because it is lighter to carry and requires less space to store.

With the exception of Spec/Ops most have made the change as their is no proof that a 45 cal slug will do any more damage, i.e. stopping power than a 9 cal projectile.

Two exceptions of course would be if they were using hollow point bullets and higher grain ammunition.

Travis Pike

September 27th, 2021

On August 8th, 2021, the final M9 to be delivered to the American military rolled off the assembly line.

Beretta posted about it to their social media pages, and when I came across the posts, I couldn’t help but feel a little tinge of nostalgic sadness.

I’m not saying the Beretta was better than…

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