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M1A Rifleman
01-06-2010, 11:31 AM
Anyone, have the milspec version of the M9A1? I understand there is a civilian verison of the M9A1, but I'm not clear what this is. I am interested in a model that marked M9A1 with the NSC#. Are tese available? Anyone have pics?

Shane916
01-06-2010, 4:15 PM
I know virtually nothing about Beretta's, but i'd presume this to be the civi verson?

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=152543410

Cardinal Sin
01-06-2010, 4:40 PM
I have yet to see one in the armory

CAL.BAR
01-06-2010, 4:46 PM
If the weapon is "military issue" it means that you were given it by the military (and thus in the military). It stands to reason that any private person who owns it must own a civilian version (no?)
I'm not trying to be smart about it, but for example the ar-15 issued by the military is FA or 3 rnd burst. Civi's can't (for the most part) own that.

I can't imagine what the differences might be other than hi cap mags?

OleCuss
01-06-2010, 5:03 PM
If I wanted an M9A1 I would get the Beretta 92FS which I believe is functionally equivalent.

While there are apparently M9A1's on the market - I would be concerned about whether they got into the civilian market quite legally. . .

So with the 92FS I would have all the benefits of the M9A1 with none of the suspicions that it was stolen from somewhere.

Eddie1965
01-06-2010, 5:15 PM
The M9A1 has a rail and the 92FS doesn't, this is the only major difference between them. There is a civilian version of the M9A1 but it is hard to get.

Suvorov
01-06-2010, 5:56 PM
The M9A1 is available commercially. The problem is that Beretta is shipping most of their US made guns (which includes the M9A1) to Uncle Sam to meet the massive contract they were awarded last year. As a result, the M9A1 is hard to find right now. Best bet would be GunBroker and be prepared to pay.

In my opinion, the M9A1 has some significant improvements over the M9 and is worth the extra $$$.

M1A Rifleman
01-06-2010, 5:56 PM
The M9A1 has a rail and the 92FS doesn't, this is the only major difference between them. There is a civilian version of the M9A1 but it is hard to get.


The M9A1 also has a chrome barrel, does the 92FS have this?

Suvorov
01-06-2010, 5:57 PM
I have yet to see one in the armory

Unless you are a Marine (or have a bunch with you) you won't see an M9A1. That weapon is going to the Marines while the other 3 branches get straight M9s.

Suvorov
01-06-2010, 6:00 PM
The M9A1 also has a chrome barrel, does the 92FS have this?

Yes, the 92FS is the commercial equivalent to the M9. Barrels are both chrome lined.

Katana
01-06-2010, 6:23 PM
The M9A1 also has a beefed up trigger guard. Not as aesthetic as the old one but I guess they must have broken some.

M1A Rifleman
01-06-2010, 6:32 PM
The M9A1 is available commercially. The problem is that Beretta is shipping most of their US made guns (which includes the M9A1) to Uncle Sam to meet the massive contract they were awarded last year. As a result, the M9A1 is hard to find right now. Best bet would be GunBroker and be prepared to pay.

In my opinion, the M9A1 has some significant improvements over the M9 and is worth the extra $$$.


The shop in Walnut Creek had two of them last summer. Now that he's closed I kick myself for not acting sooner. :rolleyes:

M9Man
01-06-2010, 6:42 PM
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steelrain82
01-07-2010, 1:47 AM
thank god for that vid i wondered the same thing. i wanto buy a m9 because i have the m9 issued holster from the marines and i have a bunch of old 15 rders from my time in and before but no pistol. i even have a concealed holster they issued us. now my only worries are if i get the m9a1 will it fit in the holsters and two m9 or px4 first.

Zarrinvz24
10-30-2013, 4:39 PM
Not trying to resurrect this thread from the dead, but has anyone actually had or seen an M9A1 as an issued pistol? I think the USMC is beginning transition to the M45 pistol but have never seen an M9A1 in active service.

223556
10-30-2013, 5:25 PM
I bought my M9A1 from Metal Dog Tactical in San Jose, love it.

From what I understand, just the roll marks are different from the issued version.
Mine (Civi model M9A1) has a slide with 92FS roll marks and 3 dot sights. The frame has the Warning label engraved on one side and Type M9A1 engraved on the other. Flat and thicker trigger guard, front and back serrations are much better, and most of all, an accesory rail.
Another upgrade is the new 15rnd PVD coated magazines released with the M9A1design.
There might be some other upgrades and things I have missed.