The Beretta M (aka, ) was the first real IDF standard issue handgun ( insofar as the IDF uses handguns, which is rarely). You could. This particular model is referred to by several names, Beretta , M, Model , MOD and Brigadier. Regardless of the name, all of. The Beretta M pistol, also known as M, had been developed as a military pistol early in s by Pietro Beretta Armi SpA, Italy, and had been in use by.

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The Egyptians liked their Ms so much that Maadia local firearms concern known mm951 its AK style rifles among other designs, began production of the gun under license. Previous pre Berettas like the M and M look downright blocky compared to the graceful lines and sleek profile of the M We berretta provide this information as a resource for people who may be in the market to buy or sell a handgun, or who are simply researching a particular handgun model.

Mine is a particularly interesting specimen — read on for more details. Posted them on Gunboards. The Fighter Le Battant. The M has been named after its year of development, with the full name being Modello You can see the date of manufacture on the slide — The Gypsy Le gitan.

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The production of the M started circa and continued untilwhen M had been replaced by Beretta M Feature wise, the M51 became the basic platform for later guns such as the current M Its lengthened slide further improved the pistol’s balance. It is semi-automatic, has an 8 round magazine and fires the 9x19mm round. It amazes me that the Egyptians thought that this crude clip barely visible at the back of the magazine was somehow better than a proper magazine release button.


The Modello is a commercial version of the M chambered in 7. The M is called the M Brigadier when sold on the civilian market. The pistol was Beretta’s first locked-breech design on the market previous Beretta semi-automatic pistols, were all blowback-operated and was in limited production circa and in full-scale production in until The R stands for Rafficawhich is Italian for automatic.

The M has been adopted k951 various nations for law enforcement and military use. Technically, M is a recoil operated, locked breech pistol. I suppose there are worse problems to have.

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Rome Armed to the Teeth. The “Target” version of the incorporated modifications to the grips, sights and barrel that had originally been introduced on the “Berhama” target-shooting model of the 9mm made specially for the Egyptians. Like most Bfretta guns, it was initially designed with a heel-release magazine catch. The Dogs of War. Performance wise, the 9mm cartridge has somewhat more power than the.

These guns will not have the Beretta name or logo anywhere on it, although they were at one time a licensed product. The Iron Commissioner Il commissario di ferro.

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So maybe this is an IDF contract M that got a new slide slapped on it. Also Target and Special model were developed. Views Read Edit View history. This cartridge has since been adopted by the military berteta practically every non-Communist power.

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You must register and be logged in to rate guns and leave comments. Egyptian Contract M Pistol. The Mad Dog Killer La belva col mitra.

Brothers Till We Die. I assume that the Tzahal acceptance mark is the star? The spring-loaded extractor is integrated into the slide, and the fixed-type ejector is integral to the pistol’s frame. The slide is a replacement that has been electropenciled with the serial number of the frame. Bob Adams NM Copyright: FN Barracuda Nagant mle. You can see the crest near the slide serrations.

Small Arms Survey The M is no longer produced in Italy and was never adopted by the Italian Army. Fire selector is seen just behind and above the trigger. The steel-framed version was nearly grams heavier than the alloy version, but the balance was improved. The magazine release button is located at the bottom of the grip. It is good to know Israelis defence forces also used it before