Re: Beritta M9
The civilian version of the M9 is the Beretta Model 92, fh. M9 is the military designation for the same handgun. It is the general issue pistol for all U.S. military forces.
It's a good handgun. I own and shoot one and have been quite happy with it. It's only drawback, in my opinion, is its relatively large size for the round that it uses, which is, of course, the 9mm. Some with rather small hands find the grips on the pistol to be rather too large due to its high-capacity (15 round double stack) magazine. It's an accurate and reliable pistol and would, in my opinion, make a good home-defense weapon. For concealed carry though, it is a bit too large to be comfortable, at least I found it to be.