The Beretta M9 Pistol [NOOK Book]

Overview

In 1990 the Beretta M9 replaced the venerable Colt 1911 as the main pistol of choice for the US Army. At the time the decision was controversial particularly because it was perceived that a smaller caliber weapon such as the Beretta would lack the necessary stopping power and range in comparison to the .45 caliber Colt. The situation was not helped by the rumour that the adoption of this Italian designed pistol was in exchange for the creation of US missile bases within Italy. Nonetheless, the Beretta, although ...
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The Beretta M9 Pistol

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Overview

In 1990 the Beretta M9 replaced the venerable Colt 1911 as the main pistol of choice for the US Army. At the time the decision was controversial particularly because it was perceived that a smaller caliber weapon such as the Beretta would lack the necessary stopping power and range in comparison to the .45 caliber Colt. The situation was not helped by the rumour that the adoption of this Italian designed pistol was in exchange for the creation of US missile bases within Italy. Nonetheless, the Beretta, although not a perfect pistol, has since proved many of its distractors wrong with widespread use in Iraq and Afghanistan. Written by a leading pistol expert who currently trains US Special Forces in the use of this weapon, this book is an honest appraisal of the successes and failings of the Beretta design. The volume traces the Beretta designs, which preceded the M9 as well as its use on the battlefield, including the impact it has had on close combat training due to the larger magazine capacity. It also details the adoption of the Beretta by US law enforcement agencies and the impact this has had. This is a fascinating history of a classic pistol and its future use.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849088374
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/20/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 424,265
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Leroy Thompson trained and advised military and police special operations units around the world, focusing especially on the tactical use of firearms. He has previously had 38 books published and more recent titles include The Hostage Rescue Manual, The Counterinsurgency Manual and Secret Techniques of the Elite Forces. He has also had various firearms books published including Great Combat Handguns, and appeared as a weapons expert on documentaries for Discovery, National Geographic and the BBC.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Berreta M9 is great!

    Call of duty is just a stupid dumb video game anyway. The M9 is a tough and acurate gun!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    In call of duty this gun sucks.

    But in combat it is a accurate fast firing reliable weapon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    U suck

    U suck

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    M9 sucks

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