The Model 92 is perhaps best known for its role as the standard pistol of the US Military (as the "M9"), replacing the legendary M1911. Manufactured by the infamous Italian firearms company Beretta, the Model 92 (given the military specification of “M9”) was originally adopted by the US in 1985. By this time, many other countries had made members of the Model 92 family of pistols their standard sidearm in both military and law enforcement agencies. Originally, the Model 92 was developed during the first half of the 1970s and reached production in 1976. It is a short-recoil operated, locked-breech weapon with an aluminum frame and an exposed hammer. The magazines are double stack and can hold fifteen 9mm rounds.
The M9A1 model was introduced in 2006 and featured a picatinny rail which allows accessories to be added.