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Beretta is the oldest gun company in the world dating back to 1526. With much experience in manufacturing handguns, shotguns, and carbines, Berreta firearms have been adopted worldwide by military and police forces. The most notable adoption of Berreta firearms is the adoption of the 92FS for the U.S. Military in 1985. (and French airforce.) One of the most tested firearms in the world, the 92FS designated M9 by the U.S. Military has a life of over 35,000 rounds. The reliability of this handgun is unsurpassed. The Berreta PM12S and 70/90 AR were adopted by the Italian Military for a while.
Beretta Pistols
92FS (9mm)
96F (9mm)

3032 Tomcat (.32ACP)
Bobcat (.22LR)
950 Jetfire (.22LR)

9000s (9mm)
8000 Cougar

U22 Neo (.22LR)
by GunCat February 21, 2004
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A gun company in the United States made popular for it's line of rimfire pistols. The Ruger Mark I in .22lr, Rugers original model was patented in 1946 and produced in 1949. It was designed to have an appearance and shape similar to that of the P.08 Luger due to the Lugers grand appearance and good grip angle. One hypothesis is that it was designed to appeal to World War II veterans and fanatics. At the time of its production, it was one of the first rimfire pistols to retain affordability while being exceedingly reliable and very accurate.

Today, the Mark II and Mark III, and the .22/45 versions, which are later versions of the original Mark I are still the staple gun of Ruger. They are known to be very reliable for rimfires, which are usually notoriously unreliable.

Ruger also has a very popular and well made semi-automatic carbine, the 10/22, as well as a wide array of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols geared towards law enforcement and self defense. They also make some shotguns and other rifles.
Some Examples of their products:
Ruger Mk. II and .22/45(.22lr) ~$450
Ruger 10/22 (.22lr) ~ $150
Ruger Single Six (.22lr)
Ruger Redhawk Alaskan (.454 Cassul)
Ruger PC9 (9mm Carbine)
Ruger P89 (9mm)
Ruger P345 (.45ACP)
Ruger GP100 (.357 Magnum)
Ruger SP101 (.357 Magnum)
by GunCat April 24, 2005
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The P.08 Luger is the pistol used by Germany through both World Wars as well as by many other countries including the Swiss. The Luger was originally chamered in 7.65 Luger, which was a shortened 7.63 Mauser cartridge. The first model Luger was invented in 1898 by Georg Luger, and it was highly based off of the Borchard pistol, but was a much more compact, and useful design.

They were originally just called the P.08, but they are known as Lugers after their inventer's name.

The model we know today most popularly, is the Model P.08 Luger, introduced in 1908 as the standard sidearm of the German military. It deviated from previous lugers by eliminating the grip safety and being chambered in 9mm Parabellum, which is the 7.65 Luger casing redesigned to fit a 9mm projectile as requested by the Wehrmacht(German Army.)

As a testament to the cartridge designed for it, the 9mm is still used by the U.S. Military currently in the M9, and is the NATO standard pistol cartridge.

There were many manufacturers of Lugers, some of the most popular being Mauser, DWM, Kreighoff, Erfurt, Spandau, Simpson & Co. as well as foreign manufacturers such as Vickers in England, and Waffenfabrick Bern of Switzerland and some others. The German Army used a 4" Barrel version, which is most popular, while the Navy's version had a 6" barrel. Artillery crews had 10" barrels. Lugers have an 8 round capacity, however drum magazines made for the Artillery Lugers hold many more rounds.

Lugers were known to be extremely accurate, even by todays standards, due to the fixed barrel design. They operate off of the Maxim toggle action that the first machineguns used. Lugers were made to extremely high tolerances, and fit together with immense precision. In 1938, the German military was mainly producing the Walther P38 because it was a far cheaper design due to the lack of required hand fitting. Lugers were produced until the end of World War II however. Lugers are the first practical semi-auto pistols to be made, and were extremely influential in the world of handguns. Lugers with all matching parts and in good condition with original finish can be worth a lot of money today. They are also fabulously beautiful pistols and pieces of history and art, well sought after by collectors.
The German officer fended off the communists with his Luger.
by GunCat April 25, 2005
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The M9, as designated by the U.S. Military is a Beretta 92FS.

Sidearm of the U.S . Military.

The M9 pistol was tested to the extremes in a competition with other gun companies to replace the existing M1911 pistol serving the U.S. military through both World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam. In 1985, the 92FS was adopted with a capacity of 15 rounds + 1 in the chamber, doubling the capacity of the old 7 + 1 capacity Colts. Though it uses the smaller 9mm round compared to the earlier .45, it has been proven just as effective, plus the 92FS allows for greater accuracy, and far better reliability. The M9 service pistol can sustain more than 35,000 rounds fired, and the 92FS jams less often then almost any other pistol.

The 92FS is designed to operate under the most adverse weather conditions. Easy dissesembly by the turning of a lever allows for field stripping in the heat of battle, as opposed to some of the previous 1911s which sometimes required special tools to open.

The 92FS can fire without a magazine by inserting a round directly into the barrel.
Double Action / Single Action
(pull slide for first shot, semi-auto rest)

Ambidextrous Safety.
(About $579)
by GunCat February 21, 2004
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Mauser is a firearms manufacturing company that boomed in the 1800's under the direction of Paul Mauser and his brother Willhelm Mauser in Germany.

Mauser is most well known from two of it's designs, the Mauser 98 Rifle, and the C96 Broomhandle Pistol.

Mauser created the bolt action system as we know it today, derived from early needle operated systems. Mauser desinged rifles became the standard in most developed European nations by the late 1870's (especially in Germany) The Mauser 98, created in 1898 was, and still is considered one of the best bolt-action rifles ever. The Mauser also featured a five round internal magazine. In a conclusion from the Spanish-American war where the Mauser was being used against us, the United States also switched to using a rifle that highly copied Mauser, the Springfield m1903 The Mauser 98 and variants served Germany through two World Wars, and many third world countries continued using the 98 until the 1980's. Even today many of the most popular bolt-action rifles still use the original Mauser action.

Also, Mauser is generally credited with producing the first practical semi-automatic pistol in 1896, the C96 Broomhandle Mauser which predated the original Luger design by 2 years . Though the borchardt pistol predated it, it was too clumsy for practical use. The C96 served informally in large numbers throughout Europe throughout the World War I Europe, but by far the largest users were the Chinese which used it in large numbers beyond World War II and in many chamberings. A modified C96 was also used as the blaster pistol in the Star Wars original trilogy.

To shoot something with a Mauser rifle.

A Broomhandle Mauser pistol.
by GunCat April 22, 2006
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999 ping is caused by games who do not allow more than 3-digit pings, and players who have such an incredibly laggy play that it's a wonder they're even playing...

Generally, it is above 999 ping, somewhere between 1200-4000... At 999 ping it is so unbearable that you may have to wait a minute just to know that the next round has begun.
That 999 pinger just joined the server!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
by GunCat April 05, 2004
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PM/PMM (Pistolet' Makarov)
(Pistolet Makarov Modified)

The Makarov is a handgun developed in 1947 for the new 9x18mm Makarov cartridge. Loosely based on the German Walther PPK, The Soviet Union adopted this pistol for their military to replace the Tokerov Pistols after World War II. Practically all Soviet-Bloc countries were issued the Makarov pistol. The Russia recently replaced the Makarov with the Yarygin PYa.
The Makarov pistol is considered the most affordable reliable handgun at about $180. Though Russia does not manufacture Makarovs anymore, they are still produced in Bulgaria. The 9x18mm cartridge is shorter than the more common 9mm Parabellum (9x19mm Luger) found in the United States. Though some 9mm Parabellum cartrides have been cutshort and used in Makarovs (not recommended), a true 9mm Makarov bullet is closer to 9.2mm than 9mm.

9mm Makarov travels aproximately 1050fps up to 1200

9mm Parabellum travels aproximately 1135fps up to 1300
161mm Length (from grip to barrel)
9x18 Makarov
(about $179)
by GunCat February 21, 2004
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