Beretta M9A3

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The M9A3 is the latest  and probably final version of the Beretta 92/M9

Beretta M9A1 with the Safety Off and Vertec Grip and Panels.

The M9A3 is an improved version of the Beretta M9A1, developed in an attempt to keep the U.S. Military from adopting an entirely new sidearm. There are several improvements over the standard M9/M9A1 including: 

  • 92 Vertec style frame anodized in a ligt silver color.
  • Thin composite grip panels to fit a wider range of hand sizes.
  • Wrap around grip panel included to match size of original M9.
  • Mil 1913 accessory rail for attaching tactical lights and lasers (also on M9A1).
  • Extra checkering on the front and back straps (also on M9A1).
  • Re-profiled triggerguard.
  • Beveled magazine well.
  • Extended Magazine Release.
  • Barrel anodized in light silver color to match frame.
  • Barrel threaded and including thread protector, to facilitate attachment of a suppressor
  • Tritium Night Sights in dovetailed mounts to facilitate changing of sights.
  • Sights raised 3/16” higher than normal, to facilitate suppressor use.
  • Specially coated 17rd sand resistant magazines with Flat Dark Earth Bumpers.  

This was not adopted by the U.S. Military.  It is currently being sold to the civilian market and is being actively marketed to military and police units around the world.

Caliber - 9x19mm.

Barrel - 5.2”

Slide - Steel.

Receiver - Alloy.

Action - Double/Single Action, Locking Block.

Grips - Plastic.

Sights - 3 Dot Tritium.

Magazines - 17 rd sand resistant detachable box.  Any of the magazines that fit the Beretta 92 will also work.

M9A3 with Surefire X300U-A Weapon Light and wrap around grip panel.


Beretta 92FS, top; Beretta M9A1, middle; M9A3 bottom.

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