Beretta M9A3

Based on the Beretta M9 (Beretta 92), the Beretta M9A3 is a modern semiautomatic pistol chambered for the 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge.

The M9A1 is a revised and improved version of the M9, with ergonomic upgrades that should appeal to today’s military personnel.


As a service weapon for the United States military, the M9 has proven its worth. The M9A3 designation gives the false impression that the United States Department of Defense has adopted it.

The US Department of Defense has no affiliation with the brand name Beretta. Italian firm Beretta was solely responsible for its design and manufacture.

The Beretta M9A3 is an improvement over previous models of the M9 due to its redesigned slide and frame and ergonomic grip.

The M9A3’s threaded barrel allows users to connect a suppressor to lessen noise and flash when the handgun is discharged.


Beretta M9A3

The single-action and double-action trigger mechanism of the Beretta M9A3 pistol makes it possible for its user to switch between a short, light trigger pull for self-defense purposes and a longer, heavier pull for greater precision.

This handgun can fire the 919 mm Parabellum round, the standard NATO pistol round. This is the standard ammunition for many semiautomatic pistols in NATO countries.

In terms of power, accuracy, and reliability, the 9x19mm Parabellum is a popular choice.

The M9A3 refinement is a step up in terms of reliability for this weapon. The design makes it a good choice for both right- and left-handed users. Even more so than the M9 model, Beretta improved ergonomics marginally.

But the size of this weapon is unacceptable. Some troops have reported that holding and firing weapons is a painful experience. On either side of the slide is a manual safety switch.

Furthermore, a built-in safety mechanism stops the firing pin from advancing unless the trigger is pushed.

The M9A3 is 216mm (8.5 inches) in length and 137mm (5.4 inches) in height (5.4 inches). The unloaded weight of the handgun is 915 grams (32.3 ounces), and the length of the barrel is 124mm (4.9 inches). The Vertec polymer grip and black Bruniton finish set the M9A3 apart.

Most M9A3 magazines can hold 17 rounds. You can change which way you push to release a magazine. This gun’s sights have just been updated. It’s a deadly and accurate weapon.

The effective firing range is roughly 50 meters. Tactical lights and laser pointers can be attached to the Beretta M9A3 via its Picatinny rail.

The M9A1 pistol, introduced in 2006 as an improved version of the M9 used by the US Marine Corps, also features a rail for attaching various accessories.

Its users praise the Beretta M9A3 as a dependable and adaptable firearm that can be used for self-defense or competitive shooting.

Beretta M9A3

Technical specifications
  • Country of origin: Italy
  • Manufacturer: Pietro Beretta SpA
  • Caliber: 9×19 mm Parabellum
  • Weight (empty): ~ 1 160 g
  • Length: 217 mm
  • Barrel length: 125 mm
  • Muzzle velocity: 365 – 380 m/s
  • Magazine capacity: 10 to 17 rounds
  • Sighting range: 50 m
  • Range of effective fire: 50 m