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The M9 is a 9 mm handgun that has made appearances in ArmA: Cold War Assault, ArmA: Armed Assault, and ArmA 2.

ArmA: Cold War Assault Edit

« The Beretta 92 is a semi-automatic pistol designed and manufactured by Beretta of Italy. The 92F is a modified model 92 that incorporates many changes requested by the U.S. Government. Production of its many variants in different calibers and configurations continues to this day.
Weapon Description
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92F 9 mm
OFP-icon-m9
Faction - United States
- Nogovan Partisans
Type Handgun
Caliber 9×19 mm
Magazine
capacity
10
Variants None
Games
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OFP-render-m9

The 92F is a 9 mm handgun primarily used by U.S. military forces, as well as in limited numbers with the Nogovan Partisans in ArmA: Cold War Assault.

Overview Edit

The 92F is a semi-automatic pistol that is chambered to fire the 9×19 mm round.

It loads from 10 round magazines and can attain a fire rate of up to 600 rounds per minute, with a muzzle velocity of 381 m/s.

The 92F served as the service pistol of the U.S. Armed Forces at the height of the Everon islands crisis, as well with the Nogovan Partisans who received covert shipments of American arms during the Soviet occupation of Nogova. Unlike its Soviet counterpart, the 92F is slightly more accurate and can be effectively used to engage targets at distances of between 25 and up to 50 metres.

A downside of the 92F is its usage of the 9 mm cartridge however, which is weaker than that of the TT-33's 7.62 mm round. It requires several body shots to put down a target, and is also not available in a suppressed sub-variant like the Glock 17, which makes it ill-suited to bring on stealth missions. Coupled with its already short maximum range, the 92F is best left to be used as a last resort.

Trivia Edit

  • Unlike its real-life counterpart, the in-game 92F uses 10 round magazines as opposed to 15.
  • Along with all other handguns, the 92F was not actually included as part of the default set of weapons that could be used in Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis (the initial release name of Cold War Assault). It was only added with the Resistance expansion pack, whereupon it was made into the sidearm of U.S. military forces.
  • Similar to the M16A2, the 92F is technically not an anachronistic weapon for the time period that Cold War Assault is set in. However, the real-world U.S. Army at the time was still using the older "M1911A1" handgun, and had not yet begun replacing it with the 92F in official service.

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ArmA 2 Edit

« Based on the 92FS and adopted by US Military as the M9 pistol, this is the standard US Army handgun. In 1985 the M9 replaced the older .45 Colt 1911 which had been in service since World War I. This gun features a 15 round magazine and standard NATO 9mm ammunition. Some soldiers however, still prefer the .45 Colt due to its greater stopping power.
Armoury Description
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M9 9 mm
Arma2-icon-m9
Faction - USMC
- U.S. Army
- ION
Type Handgun
Caliber 9×19 mm
Magazine
capacity
15
Variants M9 SD
Games
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The M9 is a 9 mm handgun that is primarily used by the U.S. military and ION PMCs in ArmA 2.

Overview Edit

The M9 is a semi-automatic handgun chambered to fire the 9×19 mm round.

It loads from 15 round magazines and can attain a fire rate of up to 600 rounds per minute, with a muzzle velocity of 398 m/s. The M9 cannot mount accessories but does have a sub-variant with a muzzle suppressor fitted onto it.

The M9 served as the standard-issue sidearm of the U.S. military and is also the favoured weapon of choice used by ION contractors. Unlike its OPFOR counterpart, the M9 has a larger magazine capacity (15 rounds versus the Makarov's 8) and fairly easy-to-use sights. It is generally accurate up to a distance of 50 metres, though in practice this can often extend out to a maximum range of 75 metres depending on the operator's proficiency.

Its primary drawback stems from its use of comparatively lackluster 9×19 mm ammunition. While the ballistics model of the M9's 9 mm round provides it more stability mid-flight compared to the 9×18 mm round used by the Makarov pistol, it deals very little damage (slightly less than the Makarov) and is highly ineffective against armoured targets outside of landing headshots.

Variants Edit

M9 SD Edit

M9 SD 9 mm
Arma2-icon-m9sd
Faction - USMC
- U.S. Army
Type Handgun
Caliber 9×19 mm SD
Magazine
capacity
15
Variants M9
Games
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Arma2-render-m9sd

The M9 SD is a suppressed variant of the baseline M9 pistol.

It is similarly chambered to fire the same 9×19 mm round as its parent counterpart but uses special subsonic ammunition that can only be loaded by the M9 SD; the magazines are not interchangeable between either variant.

In terms of performance, the M9 SD has a lower muzzle velocity of 315 m/s and a reduced effective range of just 20-35 metres instead. It is otherwise virtually identical to its parent in all other aspects.

Trivia Edit

  • As mentioned in its Armoury Description, the M9 is the U.S. military's designation for the "92FS" handgun designed by Beretta S.p.A.
  • The real-life U.S. military no longer officially uses the M9 as its standard-issue sidearm.
    • As of January 2017, it was replaced by the SIG Sauer "P320" following the conclusion of the XM17 Modular Handgun System program, where it is now designated as the "M17".
    • The M9 does however, still remain in use with non-combat support troops and the National Guard due to its large stock.

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Weapons of comparable role and configuration Edit