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13th Feb '16 3:14:00 AM CynicalBastardo
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* In ''VideoGame/LANoire'' Jack Kelso uses one as his sidearm.
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* In ''VideoGame/LANoire'' Jack Kelso uses one as his sidearm. One of the DLC suits allows Cole to use one in place of his 1911. The only difference between the two guns is magazine capacity.
12th Feb '16 2:01:32 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' has this as Snake's WeaponOfChoice in the MSX games, and in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' and ''[[VideoGameRemake The Twin Snakes]]'' he gets one modified to fire tranquilizer rounds.
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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' has this as Snake's WeaponOfChoice in the MSX games, [[VideoGame/{{MetalGear1}} MSX]] [[VideoGame/{{MetalGear2SolidSnake}} games]], and in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' and ''[[VideoGameRemake The Twin Snakes]]'' he gets one modified to fire tranquilizer rounds.
4th Feb '16 8:13:03 PM TheWildWestPyro
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1st Feb '16 10:51:31 AM Nautilus1
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At least twice during the original production run the [=DWM=] factory modded the Luger into a removable-stock carbine for hunting small game. The first production run ([[http://www.phoenixinvestmentarms.com/1475Carbine02C.htm Model 1902]]) had been a Model 1900 Luger with 11.75 inch barrel, built only in 7.65mm caliber and sighted to 300m. Both [[ImperialGermany Kaiser Wilhelm II]] and [[{{UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt}} President Theodore Roosevelt]] owned such guns. Right after WorldWarI, came the [[http://www.phoenixinvestmentarms.com/1728CarbinNav20.htm Model]] [[http://www.phoenixinvestmentarms.com/carbinemenu.htm 1920]] carbine, in both 7.65mm and 9mm calibers. Usually with 11.75 inch barrel, [[RareGuns a few custom examples]] were built with 14 inch or 16.5 inch barrels up until [[TheRoaringTwenties the end of the 1920s]].
31st Jan '16 12:50:02 AM Kadorhal
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After World War II, working from German experiments in improving the 9x17mm cartridge, Soviet engineers created one of the finest blowback pistols in history: the Pistolet Makarova or Makarov (after the designer, Nikolai Fyodorovich Makarov; the designation PM stands for "Pistolet Makarova" or "Makarov's Pistol") semi-automatic pistol. Based on the Walther "Ultra" wartime design, it used a 9x18mm cartridge and bullet that was not interchangeable with Western 9x17mm or 9x19mm ammunition[[note]]the actual bullet is 9.22mm[[/note]], and was roughly within the same power class as the .38 Special revolver round. It replaced the TT-33 Tokarev (and, by extension, the Nagant 1895 revolver the Tokarev failed to completely replace) for military use in the Soviet Union in 1951, and is still in limited use in Russia[[note]]On paper, they were replaced for general use by the 9x19mm Yarygin [=PYa=] as of 2003, though the vast number of PM's, IZh-71's (and, to lesser extent, the unsuccessful modernized PMM's) still rests comfortably in the holsters of almost every policeman and security guard in the country; the [=PYa=] only entered wide-scale production in 2011.[[/note]], several other former Soviet Republics, North Korea, and Vietnam. Many other Warsaw pact nations at the same time also adopted 9x18mm PP-derived blowback pistols[[note]]East Germany and Bulgaria licensed the Makarov design for domestic production, Poland produced a smaller variant called the Radom P-64, Hungary produced an alloy-framed variant known as the FEG PA-63 (which even more closely resembles the PP than the other 9x18mm pistols), and Czechoslovakia adopted a cosmetically similar but internally different double-stack called the CZ-82. Many of these are referred to as "Makarovs" even when they aren't[[/note]]. With the fall of communism, all of these variants have entered Western firearms markets; East German and Soviet Makarovs, coming from no-longer-existing countries, are considered "Curio and Relic" designs in the US, bypassing many licensing requirements for sellers. Due to being the standard Soviet pistol of the Cold War, it's widely seen as a "bad guy" gun in spy and war movies.
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After World War II, working from German experiments in improving the 9x17mm cartridge, Soviet engineers created one of the finest blowback pistols in history: the Pistolet Makarova or Makarov (after the designer, Nikolai Fyodorovich Makarov; the designation PM stands for "Pistolet Makarova" or "Makarov's Pistol") semi-automatic pistol. Based on the Walther "Ultra" wartime design, it used a 9x18mm cartridge and bullet that was not interchangeable with Western 9x17mm or 9x19mm ammunition[[note]]the actual bullet is 9.22mm[[/note]], and was roughly within the same power class as the .38 Special revolver round. It replaced the TT-33 Tokarev (and, by extension, the Nagant 1895 revolver the Tokarev failed to completely replace) for military use in the Soviet Union in 1951, and is still in limited use in Russia[[note]]On paper, they were replaced for general use by the 9x19mm Yarygin [=PYa=] as of 2003, though the vast number of PM's, IZh-71's (and, [=PMs=], IZh-71s and, to a lesser extent, the unsuccessful modernized PMM's) [=PMMs=] still rests comfortably in the holsters of almost every policeman and security guard in the country; the [=PYa=] only entered wide-scale production in 2011.[[/note]], several other former Soviet Republics, North Korea, and Vietnam. Many other Warsaw pact nations at the same time also adopted 9x18mm PP-derived blowback pistols[[note]]East Germany and Bulgaria licensed the Makarov design for domestic production, Poland produced a smaller variant called the Radom P-64, Hungary produced an alloy-framed variant known as the FEG PA-63 (which even more closely resembles the PP than the other 9x18mm pistols), and Czechoslovakia adopted a cosmetically similar but internally different double-stack called the CZ-82. Many of these are referred to as "Makarovs" even when they aren't[[/note]]. With the fall of communism, all of these variants have entered Western firearms markets; East German and Soviet Makarovs, coming from no-longer-existing countries, are considered "Curio and Relic" designs in the US, bypassing many licensing requirements for sellers. Due to being the standard Soviet pistol of the Cold War, it's widely seen as a "bad guy" gun in spy and war movies.

[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TT_pistol The Tokarev TT Pistol]] was designed by Fedor Tokarev in 1930. The pistol was based on John Browning's 1903 and 1911 pistols, albeit with a significant number of indisputable improvements, such as making the locking lugs go all the way around the barrel, making the recoil spring fully captive around the guide rod, and making the trigger assembly one piece, and generally making the gun simpler yet tougher. The TT was designed to replace the obsolete [[{{CoolGuns/Revolvers}} Nagant Revolver]] in the Soviet Army. However since there was a vast number of revolvers, it didn't exactly phase it out so much as compliment it; the M1895 continued service until it and the TT were both replaced by the above-mentioned Makarov pistol in 1952. The first model was the TT-30 pistol, but the most noticeable model was the TT-33. The 7.62 Tokarev cartridge used for the pistol was based on the 7.63 Mauser cartridge that was used for the aforementioned Mauser C96 pistol. Captured Tokarevs can use the Mauser cartridge, however the Tokarev cartridge cannot do the same with the C96 Mauser due to higher pressures; German soldiers took a liking to Soviet pistol-caliber weapons as a result, because they had plenty of 7.63mm to feed them with if stolen Russian ammo was in short supply. 7.62x25 is a hot cartridge that exceeds 400m/s even out of handgun barrels, has excellent performance against obstacles and soft armor, and has excellent proven lethality, plus also not being particularly hard to control, if a bit loud and flashy. As is typical for Russian weapons of the time, the TT-33 could continue operating normally even after suffering a ridiculous amount of abuse - feed lips were even machined into the receiver so the weapon could still be reliably used with damaged magazines. The only downside is that the push-button style magazine release is something inherrently prone to accidental drops -- the later Makarov used a more traditional heel-mounted release lever, rather than the American-style button near the trigger guard like the TT-33, in an effort to prevent this. During the Cold War, this pistol had reached out to countries associated with the Soviet Union like the People's Republic of China, North Korea, and Vietnam. Another variant of the TT pistol was the Chinese Norinco Type 54; known as "Black Star" for the star on the grip, where it has infamous ties with [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Chinese Triads]] due to vast numbers sold in the black market. It was also used by the Yakuza as many Type 54 pistols were smuggled into Japan. A drawback of the TT is and the difficulty of safe carry (non-Chinese or Yugoslav Tokarevs have no manual safety and rely on a half-cock notch for the hammer; import into the US requires installation of a manual safety but very few of these are made very well, apart from guns purposefully designed with them, such as Zastava's M57 and M70a, which, coincidentally have a higher magazine capacity of 9 rounds.).
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[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TT_pistol The Tokarev TT Pistol]] was designed by Fedor Tokarev in 1930. The pistol was based on John Browning's 1903 and 1911 pistols, albeit with a significant number of indisputable improvements, such as making the locking lugs go all the way around the barrel, making the recoil spring fully captive around the guide rod, and making the trigger assembly one piece, and generally making the gun simpler yet tougher. The TT was designed to replace the obsolete [[{{CoolGuns/Revolvers}} Nagant Revolver]] in the Soviet Army. However since there was a vast number of revolvers, it didn't exactly phase it out so much as compliment it; the M1895 continued service until it and the TT were both replaced by the above-mentioned Makarov pistol in 1952. The first model was the TT-30 pistol, but the most noticeable model was the TT-33. The 7.62 Tokarev cartridge used for the pistol was based on the 7.63 Mauser cartridge that was used for the aforementioned Mauser C96 pistol. Captured Tokarevs can use the Mauser cartridge, however the Tokarev cartridge cannot do the same with the C96 Mauser due to higher pressures; German soldiers took a liking to Soviet pistol-caliber weapons as a result, because they had plenty of 7.63mm to feed them with if stolen Russian ammo was in short supply. 7.62x25 is a hot cartridge that exceeds 400m/s even out of handgun barrels, has excellent performance against obstacles and soft armor, and has excellent proven lethality, plus also not being particularly hard to control, if a bit loud and flashy. As is typical for Russian weapons of the time, the TT-33 could continue operating normally even after suffering a ridiculous amount of abuse - feed lips were even machined into the receiver so the weapon could still be reliably used with damaged magazines. The only downside is that the push-button style magazine release is something inherrently prone to accidental drops -- the later Makarov used a more traditional heel-mounted release lever, rather than the American-style button near the trigger guard like the TT-33, in an effort to prevent this. During the Cold War, this pistol had reached out to countries associated with the Soviet Union like the People's Republic of China, North Korea, and Vietnam. Another variant of the TT pistol was the Chinese Norinco Type 54; known as "Black Star" for the star on the grip, where it has infamous ties with [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Chinese Triads]] due to vast numbers sold in the black market. It was also used by the Yakuza as many Type 54 pistols were smuggled into Japan. A drawback of the TT is and the difficulty of safe carry (non-Chinese or Yugoslav Tokarevs have no manual safety and rely on a half-cock notch for the hammer; import into the US requires installation of a manual safety but very few of these are made very well, apart from guns purposefully designed with them, such as Zastava's M57 and M70a, which, coincidentally have a higher magazine capacity of 9 rounds.).

The pistol that was responsible for starting UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne! [[note]]This pistol in .380 ACP was used by Gavrilo Princip to assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Some sources mistaken the weapon that was used for Browning's earlier pistol, the FN Model 1900.[[/note]] John Browning had designed the Model 1910 pistol at the year 1910. Unlike with his earlier pistols and the later pistols like the M1911 (where Colt developed Browning's pistols in America while FN developed for Europe), Colt had no interest in developing the pistol in America. So Browning had his pistol made in Europe exclusively through Fabique Nationale. The pistol could either be chambered in .32 ACP or .380 ACP by changing the barrel to the appropriate cartridge (barrels sold separately). Browning designed the Model 1910 to make some improvements on his first success, the Model 1900 pistol. One of the major improvements was to have the operating spring coiled around the barrel. This became the standard with later pistols such as the PPK and Makarov. It also has a "triple safety" where it has [[RuleOfThree a grip safety, magazine safety and a lever safety.]]
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The pistol that was responsible for starting UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne! UsefulNotes/WorldWarI! [[note]]This pistol in .380 ACP was used by Gavrilo Princip to assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Some sources mistaken the weapon that was used for Browning's earlier pistol, the FN Model 1900.[[/note]] John Browning had designed the Model 1910 pistol at the year 1910. Unlike with his earlier pistols and the later pistols like the M1911 (where Colt developed Browning's pistols in America while FN developed for Europe), Colt had no interest in developing the pistol in America. So Browning had his pistol made in Europe exclusively through Fabique Nationale. The pistol could either be chambered in .32 ACP or .380 ACP by changing the barrel to the appropriate cartridge (barrels sold separately). Browning designed the Model 1910 to make some improvements on his first success, the Model 1900 pistol. One of the major improvements was to have the operating spring coiled around the barrel. This became the standard with later pistols such as the PPK and Makarov. It also has a "triple safety" where it has [[RuleOfThree a grip safety, magazine safety and a lever safety.]]

The pistol was very popular in Europe in the civilian and military markets; this pistol was sold in places like France, Finland, the Netherlands, and even Japan [[note]]Japanese officers often buy European pistols like this one over the domestic Type 14 Nambu and the infamous Type 94 pistol.[[/note]] Not only was this gun used in the assassination of [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne Archduke Franz Ferdinand]], but also used for the assassinations of American Congressman UsefulNotes/HueyLong and French President Paul Domour. It wouldn't be until 1983 (roughly over ''seventy years'' from it's introduction) when production had ceased.
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The pistol was very popular in Europe in the civilian and military markets; this pistol was sold in places like France, Finland, the Netherlands, and even Japan Japan.[[note]]Japanese officers often buy bought European pistols like this one over the domestic Type 14 Nambu and the infamous Type 94 pistol.[[/note]] Not only was this gun used in the assassination of [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI Archduke Franz Ferdinand]], but also used for the assassinations of American Congressman UsefulNotes/HueyLong and French President Paul Domour. It wouldn't be until 1983 (roughly over ''seventy years'' from it's introduction) when production had ceased.
28th Jan '16 7:15:14 PM TheFarmboy
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The pistol that was responsible for starting UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne! [[note]]This pistol in .380 ACP was used by Gavrilo Princip to assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Some sources mistaken the weapon that was used for Browning's earlier pistol, the FN Model 1900.[[/note]] John Browning had designed the Model 1910 pistol at the year 1910. Unlike with his earlier pistols and the later pistols like the M1911 (where Colt developed Browning's pistols in America while FN developed for Europe), Colt had no interest in developing the pistol in America. So Browning had his pistol made in Europe exclusively through Fabique Nationale. The pistol could either be chambered in .32 ACP or .380 ACP by changing the barrel to the appropriate cartridge. Browning designed the Model 1910 to make some improvements on his first success, the Model 1900 pistol. One of the major improvements was to have the operating spring coiled around the barrel. This became the standard with later pistols such as the PPK and Makarov. It also has a "triple safety" where it has [[RuleOfThree a grip safety, magazine safety and a lever safety.]] Variants of the Model 1910 had been made. One was the FN Model 1922, which was similar in mechanics, but it was given a longer barrel and a slightly larger magazine for military and police use. America would finally get the chance to see the 1910 in form of the Model 1955 Pistol, developed by Browning Arms. However it had a short run due to the Gun Control Act of 1968. Another model known as the Model 1971 was created to comply with the law. The pistol was very popular in Europe in the civilian and military markets; this pistol was sold in places like France, Finland, the Netherlands, and even Japan [[note]]Japanese officers often buy European pistols like this one over the domestic Type 14 Nambu and the infamous Type 94 pistol.[[/note]] Not only was this gun used in the assassination of [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne Archduke Franz Ferdinand]], but also used for American Congressman Huey Long and French President Paul Domour. It wouldn't be until 1983 (roughly over ''seventy years'' from it's introduction) when production had ceased.
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The pistol that was responsible for starting UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne! [[note]]This pistol in .380 ACP was used by Gavrilo Princip to assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Some sources mistaken the weapon that was used for Browning's earlier pistol, the FN Model 1900.[[/note]] John Browning had designed the Model 1910 pistol at the year 1910. Unlike with his earlier pistols and the later pistols like the M1911 (where Colt developed Browning's pistols in America while FN developed for Europe), Colt had no interest in developing the pistol in America. So Browning had his pistol made in Europe exclusively through Fabique Nationale. The pistol could either be chambered in .32 ACP or .380 ACP by changing the barrel to the appropriate cartridge.cartridge (barrels sold separately). Browning designed the Model 1910 to make some improvements on his first success, the Model 1900 pistol. One of the major improvements was to have the operating spring coiled around the barrel. This became the standard with later pistols such as the PPK and Makarov. It also has a "triple safety" where it has [[RuleOfThree a grip safety, magazine safety and a lever safety.]] Variants of the Model 1910 had been made. One was the FN Model 1922, which was similar in mechanics, but it was given a longer barrel and a slightly larger magazine for military and police use. America would finally get the chance to see the 1910 in form of the Model 1955 Pistol, developed by Browning Arms. However it had a short run due to the Gun Control Act of 1968. Another model known as the Model 1971 was created to comply with the law. The pistol was very popular in Europe in the civilian and military markets; this pistol was sold in places like France, Finland, the Netherlands, and even Japan [[note]]Japanese officers often buy European pistols like this one over the domestic Type 14 Nambu and the infamous Type 94 pistol.[[/note]] Not only was this gun used in the assassination of [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne Archduke Franz Ferdinand]], but also used for the assassinations of American Congressman Huey Long UsefulNotes/HueyLong and French President Paul Domour. It wouldn't be until 1983 (roughly over ''seventy years'' from it's introduction) when production had ceased.

* A pistol heavily modeled after this one pops up sometimes in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemistBrotherhood'', most commonly associated with Lt. Riza Hawkeye.
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* A pistol heavily modeled after this one pops up sometimes in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemistBrotherhood'', most commonly associated with used by Lt. Riza Hawkeye.

* A suppressed Model 1910 was the weapon of choice by the murderer in the ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' movie ''Captured in Her Eyes.''
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* A suppressed Model 1910 was the murderer's weapon of choice by the murderer in the ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' movie ''Captured in Her Eyes.''

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* A suppressed Saya Takagi's mother, Yuriko keeps a Model 1910 was the weapon of choice by the murderer in the ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' movie ''Captured her leg holster at all times in Her Eyes.'' ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead''.
13th Jan '16 10:16:19 AM Kadorhal
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In this capacity, the M9 is looked upon poorly by some military users due to 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 (as opposed to genuine Beretta ones; the issue seems to have been a US government mandated "sand-resistant" coating that actually attracted more sand), and a situation where the slide pops off the weapon during action and ends up in the face of the user (this was eventually determined to be from a part failing around the five-thousand-round mark when it was supposed to last for twenty-five thousand; rumor has it at least one Navy SEAL [[EyeScream lost an eye]] in training to this, though despite stories to the contrary none were killed by flying Beretta slides). 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. Basically, the problem is that the US military tried to use a ceremonial pistol as a combat one, with predictable results. 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 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 hell out of the M9 in every respect [[StatusQuoIsGod before the project gets cancelled and more M9s are ordered]].
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In this capacity, the M9 is looked upon poorly by some military users due to 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 (as opposed to genuine Beretta ones; the issue seems to have been a US government mandated "sand-resistant" coating that actually attracted more sand), and a situation where the slide pops off the weapon during action and ends up in the face of the user (this was eventually determined to be from a part failing around the five-thousand-round mark when it was supposed to last for twenty-five thousand; rumor has it at least one Navy SEAL [[EyeScream lost an eye]] in training to this, though despite stories to the contrary none were killed by flying Beretta slides). 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. Basically, the problem is that the US military tried to use a ceremonial pistol as a combat one, with predictable results. 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 hell out of the M9 in every respect [[StatusQuoIsGod before the project gets cancelled and more M9s are ordered]].
12th Jan '16 2:53:41 PM Kadorhal
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In this capacity, the M9 is looked upon poorly by some military users due to 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 (as opposed to genuine Beretta ones; the issue seems to have been a US government mandated "sand-resistant" coating that actually attracted more sand), and a situation where the slide pops off the weapon during action and ends up in the face of the user. 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. * Basically, the problem is that the US military tried to use a European Ceremonial Pistol as a Fighting Pistol, with predictable results. 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 tries to replace it with a .45 ACP pistol every other year or so, [[StatusQuoIsGod which eventually concludes with every submitted design, including updated [=1911s=], outperforming the hell out of the M9 in every respect before the project gets cancelled and more [=M9s=] are ordered]].
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In this capacity, the M9 is looked upon poorly by some military users due to 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 (as opposed to genuine Beretta ones; the issue seems to have been a US government mandated "sand-resistant" coating that actually attracted more sand), and a situation where the slide pops off the weapon during action and ends up in the face of the user.user (this was eventually determined to be from a part failing around the five-thousand-round mark when it was supposed to last for twenty-five thousand; rumor has it at least one Navy SEAL [[EyeScream lost an eye]] in training to this, though despite stories to the contrary none were killed by flying Beretta slides). 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. \n* Basically, the problem is that the US military tried to use a European Ceremonial Pistol ceremonial pistol as a Fighting Pistol, combat one, with predictable results. results. 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 tries to replace it with a .45 ACP pistol every other year or so, [[StatusQuoIsGod which eventually concludes with every submitted design, including updated [=1911s=], outperforming the hell out of the M9 in every respect [[StatusQuoIsGod before the project gets cancelled and more [=M9s=] M9s are ordered]].
11th Jan '16 9:21:56 AM YT45
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# It's very common in film and television because many people think it looks cool and because [[MoneyDearBoy Beretta paid lots of money to make sure that many action movie heroes of the 1980s carried a Beretta 92 or derivative]].

# Basically, the problem is that the US military tried to use a European Ceremonial Pistol as a Fighting Pistol, with predictable results.
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# * Basically, the problem is that the US military tried to use a European Ceremonial Pistol as a Fighting Pistol, with predictable results.
11th Jan '16 9:14:10 AM YT45
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In this capacity, the M9 is looked upon poorly by some military users due to a perceived lack of stopping power, mostly by critics used to the more powerful .45 ACP load from the M1911. It has also had persistent issues with faulty magazines (as opposed to genuine Beretta ones; the issue seems to have been a US government mandated "sand-resistant" coating that actually attracted more sand), and a situation where the slide pops off the weapon during action and ends up in the face of the user. Though these issues have been dealt with, it is nevertheless a high-maintenance gun that doesn't get along well with dust and is notorious for wearing out very quickly. 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 tries to replace it with a .45 ACP pistol every other year or so, [[StatusQuoIsGod which eventually concludes with every submitted design, including updated [=1911s=], outperforming the hell out of the M9 in every respect before the project gets cancelled and more [=M9s=] are ordered]].
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In this capacity, the M9 is looked upon poorly by some military users due to a perceived lack of stopping power, mostly especially by critics used to the more powerful .45 ACP load from the M1911. It has also had persistent issues with faulty magazines (as opposed to genuine Beretta ones; the issue seems to have been a US government mandated "sand-resistant" coating that actually attracted more sand), and a situation where the slide pops off the weapon during action and ends up in the face of the user. 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. quickly. # Basically, the problem is that the US military tried to use a European Ceremonial Pistol as a Fighting Pistol, with predictable results. 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 tries to replace it with a .45 ACP pistol every other year or so, [[StatusQuoIsGod which eventually concludes with every submitted design, including updated [=1911s=], outperforming the hell out of the M9 in every respect before the project gets cancelled and more [=M9s=] are ordered]].
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