12:00 AM, September 18, 2012
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The U.S Army announced today that Beretta USA has been awarded a contract to supply up to 100,000 M9, 9mm caliber pistols. The company has already been given an initial order for 4,600 pistols. To date, over 600,000 Beretta 9mm pistols have been delivered to the U.S. military. “This order reconfirms the US Armed Forces’ interest and support of the M9 pistol. The Beretta M9 remains the standard sidearm of the US Army”, commented Cav. Ugo Gussalli Beretta, President of Beretta Holding, “These pistols will support American troops in the field for years to come”. “We are very proud to continue supplying the M9 pistols to the U.S. Army” said Gabriele de Plano, Beretta U.S.A.’s Vice President of Military Marketing & Sales, “and we look forward to the opportunity of working with the Army to improve the current M9 design with many of the existing solutions available to us in the new Model 92A1 and 96A1 pistol families”.
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