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.
(pull slide for first shot, semi-auto rest)
a peice of metal, useless for the most part, more deadly when thrown then when fired, (or when attemping to fire anyway,...)