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28th Sep '16 7:37:30 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** Video games have had Bond paired with the P99 longer than the films, featuring as as Bond's standard pistol in ''VideoGame/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', ''VideoGame/{{Nightfire}}'', ''VideoGame/GoldeneyeRogueAgent'', the combined ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''/''Quantum of Solace'' adaptation, ''VideoGame/BloodStone'', ''Videogame/GoldeneyeWii'' and ''VideoGame/DoubleOhSevenLegends''.

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** Video games have had Bond paired with the P99 longer than the films, featuring as as Bond's standard pistol in ''VideoGame/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', ''VideoGame/{{Nightfire}}'', ''VideoGame/GoldeneyeRogueAgent'', the combined ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''/''Quantum of Solace'' ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''/''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' adaptation, ''VideoGame/BloodStone'', ''Videogame/GoldeneyeWii'' and ''VideoGame/DoubleOhSevenLegends''.


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* Used by Morpheus to briefly threaten Agent Smith in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded''.
26th Sep '16 4:07:41 PM Kadorhal
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# It's also known as the M9, the standard service pistol for YanksWithTanks. The US Military adopted it to replace the M1911 in 1986, and they've regretted it ever since.
In this capacity, the M9 is looked upon poorly by some military users due to being heavier and having a noticeably fatter grip than a 1911, generally poor performance in dirty conditions, and a perceived lack of stopping power, especially by critics used to the more powerful .45 ACP load from the M1911. It has also had persistent issues with faulty magazines (not made by Beretta for cost reasons) and a situation where the slide pops off the weapon during action (at least one Navy SEAL [[EyeScream lost an eye to a flying Beretta hammer]], though reports of anyone dying from it are an exaggeration). Though these issues have been dealt with, it is nevertheless a high-maintenance gun that doesn't get along well with dust (remember the open-topped slide?) and is notorious for wearing out very quickly. It's generally considered the best example of why ceremonial pistols[[note]]Most European armies have historically regarded pistols as a status symbol for officers that would (maybe) only be fired to execute a deserter. Such pistols were generally small weapons chambered in something like .25 or .32, and generally didn't like dirt, but they looked cool. The US and British armies had the experience of the Frontier Indian Wars and the various colonial conflicts of the British Empire, in which pistols were frequently used in combat for offensive and defensive purposes. As a result, YanksWithTanks and BritsWithBattleships usually packed big automatics or revolvers that launched bullets in calibers starting at .45, and were subjected to torture tests before adoption and issue.[[/note]] shouldn't be used as fighting sidearms. The opinion of the troops who carry it ranges from "It's okay but not great," to ''"FUCK THIS USELESS PIECE OF SHIT!!!"'' One branch or unit or the like of the US military (at least, those that didn't resist the switchover in the first place [USMC Force Recon, with the M45 MEUSOC] or give it up in favor of the second-place winner in the competition [the aforementioned [=SEALs=], not-incidentally the most famous sufferers of the flying-slide problem, using the P226 as the Mk 25[[labelnote:*]]the P226 only lost the M9 competition because the combined price of the gun plus extra mags and spare parts was higher than the Beretta's; the pistols on their own cost less[[/labelnote]]]) tries to replace it with a .45 ACP pistol every other year or so, which eventually concludes with every submitted design, including updated [=1911s=], outperforming the M9 in every respect [[StatusQuoIsGod before the project gets cancelled and more M9s are ordered]]. As of 2015, the M9 is due to be replaced through the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modular_Handgun_System Modular Handgun System]].

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# It's also known as the M9, the standard service pistol for YanksWithTanks. The US Military YanksWithTanks since it was adopted it to replace the M1911 in 1986, and they've regretted it ever since.1986.
In this capacity, the M9 is looked upon poorly by some military users due to being heavier and having a noticeably fatter grip than a 1911, generally poor performance in dirty conditions, and a perceived lack of stopping power, especially by critics used to the more powerful .45 ACP load from the M1911. It has also had persistent issues with faulty magazines (not made by Beretta for cost reasons) and a situation where the slide pops off the weapon during action (at least one Navy SEAL [[EyeScream lost an eye to a flying Beretta hammer]], though reports of anyone dying from it are an exaggeration). Though these issues have been dealt with, it is nevertheless a high-maintenance gun that doesn't get along well with dust (remember the open-topped slide?) and is notorious for wearing out very quickly. It's generally considered the best example of why ceremonial pistols[[note]]Most European armies have historically regarded pistols as a status symbol for officers that would (maybe) only be fired to execute a deserter. Such pistols were generally small weapons chambered in something like .25 or .32, and generally didn't like dirt, but they looked cool. The US and British armies had the experience of the Frontier Indian Wars and the various colonial conflicts of the British Empire, in which pistols were frequently used in combat for offensive and defensive purposes. As a result, YanksWithTanks and BritsWithBattleships usually packed big automatics or revolvers that launched bullets in calibers starting at .45, and were subjected to torture tests before adoption and issue.[[/note]] shouldn't be used as fighting sidearms. combat ones. The opinion of the troops who carry it ranges from "It's okay but not great," to ''"FUCK THIS USELESS PIECE OF SHIT!!!"'' One branch or unit branch, unit, or the like of the US military (at least, those that didn't resist the switchover in the first place [USMC Force Recon, with the M45 MEUSOC] or MEUSOC], give up on it up in favor of the second-place winner in the competition [the aforementioned [=SEALs=], not-incidentally the most famous sufferers of the flying-slide problem, using the P226 as the Mk 25[[labelnote:*]]the P226 only lost the M9 competition because the combined price of the gun plus extra mags and spare parts was higher than the Beretta's; the pistols on their own cost less[[/labelnote]]]) less[[/labelnote]]], or simply issue the [[CoolGuns/AssaultRifles M4A1]] in place of a pistol [Navy corpsmen up to petty officer second class and Marine officers up to lieutenant colonel]) tries to replace it with a .45 ACP pistol every other year or so, which eventually concludes with every submitted design, including updated [=1911s=], outperforming the M9 in every respect [[StatusQuoIsGod before the project gets cancelled and more M9s are ordered]]. As of 2015, the M9 is due to be replaced through the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modular_Handgun_System Modular Handgun System]].
System]]; assuming [[HereWeGoAgain it doesn't get canned halfway through again]], this will spell the end of the M9's service life in the US armed forces, as Beretta has chosen to compete with the newer striker-fired APX rather than the [=M9A3=].



** During his stint in Brazil in ''VideoGame/MaxPayne3'', he equips the Taurus [=PT92=] instead, which is the Brazilian-licensed clone of the Beretta 92.

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** During his stint in Brazil in ''VideoGame/MaxPayne3'', ''Max Payne 3'', he equips the Taurus [=PT92=] instead, which is the Brazilian-licensed clone of the Beretta 92.



* The Beretta is the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil S.T.A.R.S.]] team's sidearm of choice. The Samurai Edge, developed by a local gunsmith and used by Rebecca, Jill, and in the Director's Cut, is a heavily modified 92FS; the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] [=REmake=] also includes a "Samurai Edge" variant of the .40 S&W Beretta 96, with an extended compensator and magazine that makes it resemble Franchise/RoboCop's Auto-9. Claire gets a Beretta 93R in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'' to replace her Browning Hi-Power from [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 the second game]].
** Standard issue sidearm of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance field agents in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5''. Chris and Sheva will always draw their Beretta 92's in cutscenes. The 93R is also available.

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* The Beretta is the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil S.T.A.R.S.]] team's sidearm of choice. The Samurai Edge, developed by a local gunsmith for the team (used by Rebecca and used by Rebecca, Jill, Jill in the original, and everyone in the Director's Cut, Cut and ''Zero''), is a heavily modified 92FS; the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] [=REmake=] also includes a "Samurai Edge" variant of the .40 S&W Beretta 96, with an extended compensator and magazine that makes it resemble Franchise/RoboCop's Auto-9. Claire gets a Beretta 93R in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'' to replace her Browning Hi-Power from [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 the second game]].
** Standard issue sidearm of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance field agents in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5''. Chris ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' and Sheva ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations''. Chris, Sheva, Jill, et al. will always draw their Beretta 92's in cutscenes. The 93R is also available.available in the former game, as is the "Samurai Edge" version of the 96 when playing as Barry in the "Mercenaries Reunion" DLC.
25th Sep '16 4:19:45 PM Kadorhal
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In this capacity, the M9 is looked upon poorly by some military users due to being heavier and having a noticeably fatter grip than a 1911, generally poor performance in dirty conditions, and a perceived lack of stopping power, especially by critics used to the more powerful .45 ACP load from the M1911. It has also had persistent issues with faulty magazines (not made by Beretta for cost reasons) and a situation where the slide pops off the weapon during action. Though these issues have been dealt with, it is nevertheless a high-maintenance gun that doesn't get along well with dust (remember the open-topped slide?) and is notorious for wearing out very quickly. It's generally considered the best example of why ceremonial pistols[[note]]Most European armies have historically regarded pistols as a status symbol for officers that would (maybe) only be fired to execute a deserter. Such pistols were generally small weapons chambered in something like .25 or .32, and generally didn't like dirt, but they looked cool. The US and British armies had the experience of the Frontier Indian Wars and the various colonial conflicts of the British Empire, in which pistols were frequently used in combat for offensive and defensive purposes. As a result, YanksWithTanks and BritsWithBattleships usually packed big automatics or revolvers that launched bullets in calibers starting at .45, and were subjected to torture tests before adoption and issue.[[/note]] shouldn't be used as fighting sidearms. The opinion of the troops who carry it ranges from "It's okay but not great," to ''"FUCK THIS USELESS PIECE OF SHIT!!!"'' One branch or another of the US military (at least, those that didn't resist the switchover in the first place [USMC Force Recon, with the M45 MEUSOC] or give it up in favor of the second-place winner in the competition [the aforementioned [=SEALs=], using the P226 as the Mk 25[[labelnote:*]]the P226 only lost the M9 competition because the combined price of the gun plus extra mags and spare parts was higher than the Beretta's; the pistols on their own cost less[[/labelnote]]]) tries to replace it with a .45 ACP pistol every other year or so, which eventually concludes with every submitted design, including updated [=1911s=], outperforming the M9 in every respect [[StatusQuoIsGod before the project gets cancelled and more M9s are ordered]]. As of 2015, the M9 is due to be replaced through the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modular_Handgun_System Modular Handgun System]].

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In this capacity, the M9 is looked upon poorly by some military users due to being heavier and having a noticeably fatter grip than a 1911, generally poor performance in dirty conditions, and a perceived lack of stopping power, especially by critics used to the more powerful .45 ACP load from the M1911. It has also had persistent issues with faulty magazines (not made by Beretta for cost reasons) and a situation where the slide pops off the weapon during action.action (at least one Navy SEAL [[EyeScream lost an eye to a flying Beretta hammer]], though reports of anyone dying from it are an exaggeration). Though these issues have been dealt with, it is nevertheless a high-maintenance gun that doesn't get along well with dust (remember the open-topped slide?) and is notorious for wearing out very quickly. It's generally considered the best example of why ceremonial pistols[[note]]Most European armies have historically regarded pistols as a status symbol for officers that would (maybe) only be fired to execute a deserter. Such pistols were generally small weapons chambered in something like .25 or .32, and generally didn't like dirt, but they looked cool. The US and British armies had the experience of the Frontier Indian Wars and the various colonial conflicts of the British Empire, in which pistols were frequently used in combat for offensive and defensive purposes. As a result, YanksWithTanks and BritsWithBattleships usually packed big automatics or revolvers that launched bullets in calibers starting at .45, and were subjected to torture tests before adoption and issue.[[/note]] shouldn't be used as fighting sidearms. The opinion of the troops who carry it ranges from "It's okay but not great," to ''"FUCK THIS USELESS PIECE OF SHIT!!!"'' One branch or another unit or the like of the US military (at least, those that didn't resist the switchover in the first place [USMC Force Recon, with the M45 MEUSOC] or give it up in favor of the second-place winner in the competition [the aforementioned [=SEALs=], not-incidentally the most famous sufferers of the flying-slide problem, using the P226 as the Mk 25[[labelnote:*]]the P226 only lost the M9 competition because the combined price of the gun plus extra mags and spare parts was higher than the Beretta's; the pistols on their own cost less[[/labelnote]]]) tries to replace it with a .45 ACP pistol every other year or so, which eventually concludes with every submitted design, including updated [=1911s=], outperforming the M9 in every respect [[StatusQuoIsGod before the project gets cancelled and more M9s are ordered]]. As of 2015, the M9 is due to be replaced through the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modular_Handgun_System Modular Handgun System]].



* Leon S. Kennedy in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' can purchase a Five-seveN from the merchant [[AKA47 under the name Punisher.]] This also explains why the gun has the ability to penetrate through enemies.

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* Leon S. Kennedy in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' can purchase a Five-seveN from the merchant [[AKA47 under the name Punisher.]] This also explains why the gun has the ability to penetrate through enemies. It's the first alternative handgun to the starting "Silver Ghost", and Leon can get it for free by shooting various medallions past the first Merchant in the game, ten getting him the gun and all fifteen giving it a free upgrade; at its full upgrade, it's the weakest of the handguns (considering armor-piercing ability and stopping power are essentially a sliding scale in reality), but competes with its exclusive letting it shoot through [[OneHitPolykill five enemies at once]].
25th Sep '16 4:07:25 PM Kadorhal
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** Video games have had Bond paired with the P99 longer than the films, featuring as as Bond's standard pistol in ''VideoGame/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', ''VideoGame/{{Nightfire}}'', ''VideoGame/GoldeneyeRogueAgent'', ''VideoGame/BloodStone'', ''Videogame/GoldeneyeWii'' and ''VideoGame/DoubleOhSevenLegends''.

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** Video games have had Bond paired with the P99 longer than the films, featuring as as Bond's standard pistol in ''VideoGame/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', ''VideoGame/{{Nightfire}}'', ''VideoGame/GoldeneyeRogueAgent'', the combined ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''/''Quantum of Solace'' adaptation, ''VideoGame/BloodStone'', ''Videogame/GoldeneyeWii'' and ''VideoGame/DoubleOhSevenLegends''.
22nd Sep '16 11:18:18 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ''VideoGame/PoliceQuest''. In the original game, Sonny has to go undercover as a pimp and is issued one in lieu of his service revolver that's [[HiddenWeapons concealed in a tricked out pimp cane]].
21st Sep '16 12:38:14 AM PaulA
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* The [[Creator/RaymondChandler Chandleresque]] private eye in the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Blood Harvest'' uses one. "Some people say the old 1911 Model Army Colt Automatic is big and clumsy and noisy, and I guess it is. But hit a man anywhere with the slug from a .45 and he'll go down and stay down." This gets a MeaningfulEcho near the end of the novel when he finds that even a vampire will be severely inconvenienced by the slug from a .45.
20th Sep '16 11:07:54 PM TheWildWestPyro
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The Five-seveN is a handgun with an all polymer frame and slide. Like the P90, it fires the 5.7x28mm round. Although it is praised for its accuracy, durability and low recoil, it initially did not gain widespread use in either the law enforcement / military or civilian market, mainly due to the limited sources of ammunition (and the ammo being ''[[CrackIsCheaper fucking]]'' expensive compared to most pistol rounds) and the stigma associated with the small PDW round. Due to its high magazine capacity (20 rounds, with 30 round aftermarket magazines available, but is sold with 10 round magazines in locations where the laws dictate bullet capacity limits), armor-piercing abilities[[note]]"Armor piercing" is a legal description, not a functional description, and only pertains to pistol rounds containing a steel core; the [=SS190=] round, which does have a steel core, is only available to military and police agencies[[/note]], supposed use by criminals, and involvement in one high-profile shooting (Fort Hood; the only documented ''actual'' use by a criminal), the pistol has acquired a significant {{hatedom}} from gun control advocates. So far however, the pistol has survived two attempts by gun control advocates to ban it, and it's becoming increasingly popular with civilian shooters in the US, as well as being adopted by numerous millitary/police units and security forces worldwide. In any case, the 5.7mm round's storied armor-piercing capability is rather diminished in a pistol anyway[[note]] The 5.7mm penetrates very well when used in a P90 submachine gun, whose long barrel allows it to reach a significantly higher velocity than that of the pistol.[[/note]].

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The Five-seveN is a handgun with an all polymer frame and slide. Like the P90, it fires the 5.7x28mm round. Although it is praised for its accuracy, durability and low recoil, it initially did not gain widespread use in either the law enforcement / military or civilian market, mainly due to the limited sources of ammunition (and the ammo being ''[[CrackIsCheaper fucking]]'' expensive compared to most pistol rounds) and the stigma associated with the small PDW round. Due to its high magazine capacity (20 rounds, with 30 round aftermarket magazines available, but is sold with 10 round magazines in locations where the laws dictate bullet capacity limits), armor-piercing abilities[[note]]"Armor piercing" is a legal description, not a functional description, and only pertains to pistol rounds containing a steel core; the [=SS190=] round, which does have a steel core, is only available to military and police agencies[[/note]], supposed use by criminals, popularity with Mexican drug cartels and involvement in one high-profile shooting (Fort Hood; the only documented ''actual'' use by a criminal), the pistol has acquired a significant {{hatedom}} from gun control advocates. So far however, the pistol has survived two attempts by gun control advocates to ban it, and it's becoming increasingly popular with civilian shooters in the US, as well as being adopted by numerous millitary/police units and security forces worldwide. In any case, the 5.7mm round's storied armor-piercing capability is rather diminished in a pistol anyway[[note]] The 5.7mm penetrates very well when used in a P90 submachine gun, whose long barrel allows it to reach a significantly higher velocity than that of the pistol.[[/note]].
20th Sep '16 9:57:29 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* The default sidearm of Captain Martin Walker and used by many of the 33rd in ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine''. Lugo and Adams also carry suppressed M9s that they will use when stealth is required.
13th Sep '16 6:08:49 AM TheWildWestPyro
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** During the climax of ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'', Bond obtains a fully loaded Luger from an unconscious guard and dual-wields it along with Goldfinger's .25 Colt 1908 Vest Pocket when he hijacks the plane.
9th Sep '16 6:06:35 AM REV6Pilot
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* ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' knows the P99 for the nickname [[AKA47 Walker P9m]]. It's almost a direct upgrade to the [[LittleUselessGun Makarov]], as it boasts a more powerful caliber, higher accuracy and almost triple the magazine capacity without any real drawbacks in weight, durability or recoil. In ''Shadow of Chernobyl'' one stalker carries a unique 9x18mm version, and you can mod it to chamber that in the later two games, making it even more versatile, though in all instances it still falls short in firepower compared to the handguns in .45 ACP common in the late game stages.
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