Beretta M9A3

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Summary: The description, specs, photo, pricing and user ratings for the Beretta M9A3 pistol.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Beretta M9A3 is a semiauto pistol built on an aluminum alloy frame and chambered in 9mm. It’s a descendant of Beretta’s 92FS pistol, called the M9 by the U.S. military.

Like those pistols, the M9A3 operates on a short recoil, delayed blowback system. These double-action/single-action pistols come with high-capacity steel magazines designed to drop-free when the magazine button is depressed, even when empty. Beretta says the M9A3 mags are sand resistant due to a PVD coating designed to reduce friction and a tube designed to reduce the possibility of sand accumulation within the round column.

Beretta M9A3 left front photo

The M9A3 from the left.

Other new features include:

  • A Vertek-style verticle grip with front- and back-strap checkering;
  • thin, flat grip panels, plus a removable wraparound grip that replicates the original M9’s grip feel;
  • a three-slot picatinny rail;
  • an oversized magazine release button;
  • a beveled magazine well;
  • dovetailed, tritium night sights; and
  • a flat dark earth finish.

And like other 92-series pistols, the M9A3 features:

  • An open slide design;
  • a disassembly latch;
  • a visible automatic firing pin block;
  • an external hammer;
  • a combat trigger guard;
  • a reversible magazine release;
  • an ambidextrous safety.

The standard M9A3 model features a safety/decocker lever on the slide, but the M9A3-G model offers a decocker-only. Beretta also offers standard and threaded barrels.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Height Width Weight
9mm 10+1, 17+1 5.2″ 8.5″ 5.4″ 1.5″ 35.2 oz.

MSRP: $1,100

Shop for this item at Brownells, Patriot Outfitters or Blue Ridge Firearms.

Beretta M9A3 right side flat grips photo

The M9A3 from the right.

Beretta M9A3 wraparound grip photo

The M9A3 with the wraparound grip installed.

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