NOTE: This article is about the M9 pistol featured in the main ArmA games. For the U.S. military's M9 in ArmA 3's CSLA Iron Curtain Creator DLC, see M9 (CSLA).


The M9 is a 9 mm handgun featured in ArmA: Cold War Assault, ArmA: Armed Assault and ArmA 2.

ArmA: Cold War Assault

« The Beretta 92 is a semi-automatic pistol designed and manufactured by Beretta of Italy. The 92F is a modified model 92 that incorporates many changes requested by the U.S. Government. Production of its many variants in different calibers and configurations continues to this day.
Weapon Description
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92F 9 mm
OFP-icon-m9.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png United States
Icon-side-greenfor.png Nogovan Partisans
Type Handgun
Calibre 9×19 mm
Magazine
capacity
10
Dispersion 0.008 rad
Variants None
Games
OFP-logo.png
The Beretta 92F 9 mm handgun.

The 92F is primarily used by U.S. military forces as well as in limited numbers with the Nogovan Partisans in ArmA: Cold War Assault.

Overview

The 92F is a semi-automatic pistol that is chambered to fire the 9×19 mm round.

It loads from 10-round magazines and can attain a fire rate of up to 600 rounds per minute, with a muzzle velocity of 380 m/s.

The 92F served as the service pistol of the U.S. Armed Forces at the height of the Malden Islands Crisis, as well with the Nogovan Partisans who received covert shipments of American arms during the Soviet occupation of Nogova. Unlike its Soviet counterpart, the 92F is slightly more accurate and can be effectively used to engage targets at distances of between 25 and up to 50 metres.

A downside of the 92F is its usage of the 9 mm cartridge however, which is weaker than that of the TT-33's 7.62 mm round. It requires several body shots to put down a target, and is also not available in a suppressed sub-variant like the Glock 17, which makes it ill-suited to bring on stealth missions. Coupled with its already short maximum range, the 92F is best left to be used as a last resort.


Ammunition

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Base damage value Initial velocity (m/s)
7 380

The 92F only supports one magazine type. It occupies one inventory slot:

Beretta Mag.

10-round magazine loaded with 9 mm ammunition. Does not contain any tracers.


Trivia

  • Unlike its real-world counterpart, Cold War Assault's 92F strangely uses 10-round magazines as opposed to 15.
  • Along with all other handguns, the 92F was not actually included as part of the default set of weapons that could be used in Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis (the initial release name of Cold War Assault). It was only added with the Resistance expansion pack, whereupon it was made into the sidearm of U.S. military forces.
  • Similar to the M16A2, the 92F is technically not an anachronistic weapon for the time period that Cold War Assault is set in. However, the real-world U.S. Army at the time was still using the older "M1911A1" handgun, and had not yet begun replacing it with the 92F in official service.

Gallery

ArmA: Armed Assault

« Based on the 92FS and adopted by US Military as the M9 pistol, this is the standard US Army handgun. In 1985 the M9 replaced the older .45 Colt 1911 which had been in service since World War I. This gun features a 15 round magazine and standard NATO 9mm ammunition. Some soldiers however, still prefer the .45 Colt due to its greater stopping power.
Library Description
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M9 9 mm
Arma2-icon-m9.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Icon-side-greenfor.png RACS
Icon-side-greenfor.png Black Element
Type Handgun
Calibre 9×19 mm
Magazine
capacity
15
Dispersion 0.02 rad
Variants M9 SD
Games
A1-logo.png
The M9 9 mm handgun.

The M9 is used by both U.S. Army and RACS forces, as well as in limited numbers with Black Element PMCs in ArmA: Armed Assault.

Overview

The M9 returns from Cold War Assault, and remains as a semi-automatic handgun chambered to fire the 9×19 mm round.

It now loads from 15-round magazines and can attain a fire rate of up to 600 rounds per minute, with a muzzle velocity of 360 m/s. The M9 features a sub-variant with a muzzle suppressor attached.

Unlike its SLA equivalent, the M9 has a larger magazine capacity (15 rounds versus the Makarov's 8) and fairly easy-to-use sights. It is generally accurate up to a distance of 50 metres, though in practice this can often extend out to a maximum range of 75 metres depending on the operator's proficiency.

Its primary drawback stems from its use of comparatively lacklustre 9×19 mm ammunition. While the ballistics model of the M9's 9 mm round provides it more stability mid-flight compared to the 9×18 mm round used by the Makarov pistol, it is still the "weaker" sidearm of the two.


Variants

M9 SD

M9 SD 9 mm
Arma2-icon-m9sd.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Type Handgun
Calibre 9×19 mm / 9×19 mm SD
Magazine
capacity
15
Dispersion 0.02 rad
Variants M9
Games
A1-logo.png
The M9 SD 9 mm handgun.

The M9 SD is a suppressed variant of the baseline M9 pistol.

It is similarly chambered to fire the same 9×19 mm round as its parent counterpart but can also be loaded with special subsonic ammunition. The magazines are interchangeable between both weapons.

In terms of performance, the M9 SD has a lower muzzle velocity of 320 m/s and a reduced effective range of just 20-35 metres instead. It is otherwise virtually identical to its parent in all other aspects.


Ammunition

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Round name Base damage value Initial velocity (m/s)
9×19 mm 8 360
9×19 mm SD 8 320

Both variants of the M9 support being loaded with two types of magazines. They each occupy one inventory slot apiece:

M9 Mag.

15-round magazine loaded with regular 9 mm ball ammunition. Does not contain any tracers.

M9SD Mag.

Special ammunition with reduced velocity and sound. Remains otherwise identical to regular 9 mm rounds.


Trivia

  • Prior to Patch 1.04, the M9's ironsights on both variants were misaligned and were unable to properly hit targets located beyond 50 metres.

Gallery

ArmA 2

« Based on the 92FS and adopted by US Military as the M9 pistol, this is the standard US Army handgun. In 1985 the M9 replaced the older .45 Colt 1911 which had been in service since World War I. This gun features a 15 round magazine and standard NATO 9mm ammunition. Some soldiers however, still prefer the .45 Colt due to its greater stopping power.
Armoury Description
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M9 9 mm
Arma2-icon-m9.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png USMC
Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Icon-side-greenfor.png ION
Type Handgun
Calibre 9×19 mm
Magazine
capacity
15
Dispersion 0.02 rad
Variants M9 SD
Games
Arma 2 logo.png
The M9 9 mm handgun.

The M9 is primarily used by U.S. Marine/U.S. Army forces, as well as with ION PMCs in ArmA 2.

Overview

Returning from Armed Assault, the ArmA 2 M9 remains virtually unchanged and continues to serve as the standard-issue sidearm of both U.S. military forces and private contractors.

It still loads from 15-round magazines and has an identical fire rate. Its muzzle velocity has now been increased to 398 m/s but still cannot mount any accessories. Once more, a suppressed sub-variant is also available for use.

The M9 served as the standard-issue sidearm of the U.S. military and is also the favoured sidearm of choice for ION contractors. As in Armed Assault, the ArmA 2 M9 remains superior to the Makarov pistol accuracy-wise and has less dispersion against targets beyond 50 metres due to its 9 mm round.

However since it continues to fire the same 9×19 mm round, it is largely ineffective against armoured targets (besides landing headshots). In close quarters, the M9 will still require one additional round more than the Makarov to incapacitate a target.


Variants

M9 SD

M9 SD 9 mm
Arma2-icon-m9sd.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png USMC
Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Type Handgun
Calibre 9×19 mm SD
Magazine
capacity
15
Dispersion 0.02 rad
Variants M9
Games
Arma 2 logo.png
The M9 SD 9 mm handgun.

The M9 SD is simply the suppressed version of the regular M9 handgun.

Unlike in Armed Assault, the M9 SD is now unable to load non-subsonic magazines. The magazines are not interchangeable between either variant.

The M9 SD also has a very slightly reduced muzzle velocity of just 315 m/s now, though its effective firing range remains unchanged (20-35 metres max).


Ammunition

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Round name Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s)
9×19 mm 5 -0.001513 398
9×19 mm SD 5 -0.001312 315

Unsuppressed M9s support being loaded with two types of magazines. However, the M9 SD is restricted to loading 9 mm SD magazines; it cannot be loaded with non-SD magazines. Both occupy one inventory slot:

M9 Mag.

15-round magazine loaded with regular 9 mm ball ammunition. Does not contain any tracers.

M9SD Mag.

Special ammunition with reduced velocity and sound. Remains otherwise identical to regular 9 mm rounds.


Trivia

  • Both models of the M9 are simply updated ports of the Armed Assault M9 handgun.

Gallery

External links

See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of ArmA: Cold War Assault
Handguns 92F 9 mmCZ-75 9 mmGlock 17 9 mmS&W .357Tokarev TT-33 7.62 mm
Submachine guns Ingram .45MP5SD3 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mmUZI 9 mm
Shotguns Kozlice
Carbines AK-74 SU 5.45 mmXM-177E2 5.56 mm (XM-177S)
Assault rifles AK-47 7.62 mm (AK-47 GL, AK-47 CZ) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GL) • AUG A1 5.56 mmFN-FAL 7.62 mmG3A4 7.62 mmG36 5.56 mmM16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 GL)
Sniper rifles Hunting Rifle 7.62 mmM21 7.62 mmSVD 7.62 mm
Machine guns M60 7.62 mmPK 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers 6G30MM-1
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2AT-4 SpigotCarl Gustav M2FIM-92 StingerM72 LAWRPG-75NH
Static M2
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
OFP-factionicon-unitedstates.png United States - Armoury (ArmA: Cold War Assault)
Handguns 92F 9 mmGlock 17 9 mmS&W .357
Submachine guns MP5SD3 9 mmUZI 9 mm
Carbines XM-177E2 5.56 mm (XM-177S)
Assault rifles AUG A1 5.56 mmM16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 GL)
Sniper rifles M21 7.62 mm
Machineguns M60 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers MM-1
Launchers Carl Gustav M2FIM-92 StingerM72 LAW
Static M2
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
OFP-factionicon-fia.png FIA - Armoury (ArmA: Cold War Assault)
Handguns 92F 9 mm* • CZ-75 9 mm* • Tokarev TT-33 7.62 mm*
Submachine guns Ingram .45* • UZI 9 mm*
Shotguns Kozlice*
Assault rifles AK-47 7.62 mm* (AK-47 GL*, AK-47 CZ*) • AK-74 5.45 mmAUG A1 5.56 mm* • FN-FAL 7.62 mmG3A4 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles Hunting Rifle 7.62 mmSVD 7.62 mm*
Machine guns PK 7.62 mm*
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2* • M72 LAW* • RPG-75NH*
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* primarily used by the Nogovan Partisans in the Resistance campaign
Weapons of ArmA: Armed Assault
Handguns M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mm
Submachine guns MP5A5 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mmM4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 GL, M4, M4 GL)
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 + GP-25, AKS-74 PSO) • G36 series (G36, G36C, G36K) • M16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 + M203) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203)
Designated marksmen rifles Mk12 SPR 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmM107 .50M24 7.62 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machine guns M240 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers 6G30
Launchers 9K32 StrelaFIM-92F StingerJavelin LauncherM136RPG-7V
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMM2M119A1Mk. 19Searchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Queen's Gambit
OFP-factionicon-unitedstates.png U.S. Army - Armoury (ArmA: Armed Assault)
Handguns M9 9 mm
Submachine guns MP5A5 9 mm
Carbines G36 series (G36C, G36K) • M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 GL, M4, M4 GL)
Assault rifles G36 5.56 mmM16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203)
Designated marksman rifles Mk12 SPR 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles M107 .50M24 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machineguns M240 7.62 mm
Launchers FIM-92F StingerJavelin LauncherM136
Static M2M119A1Mk. 19Searchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma1-factionicon-racs.png RACS - Armoury (ArmA: Armed Assault)
Handguns M9 9 mm
Submachine guns MP5A5 9 mm
Carbines G36 series (G36C, G36K)
Assault rifles G36 5.56 mmM16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 + M203)
Machineguns M240 7.62 mm
Launchers FIM-92F StingerM136
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Weapons of ArmA 2
Handguns CZ 75 9 mmG17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Submachine guns CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 9 mmMP5 9 mmPDW 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mm
Shotguns M1014Saiga 12KAA-12
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm* • G36 series* (G36C*, G36K*) • M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203, M4A3, M4A3 M203) • Mk16 CQC 5.56 mmXM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25*, AKS-74*) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm* • CZ 805 BREN A1 5.56 mm (CZ 805 A1 G1, CZ 805 BREN A2, CZ 805 B1 G1) • FN FAL 7.62 mmG36A 5.56 mm* • L85A2 5.56 mm (L85A2 UGL) • M16A2 5.56 mm* (M16A2 M203*) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203) • SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM) • Sa-58 7.62 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksmen rifles DMR 7.62 mmL86A2 LSW 5.56 mmM14 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mmVSS Vintorez 9 mmXM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmCZ 550 9.3 mmCZ 750 S1 M1 .308KSVK 12.7 mm* • Lee-Enfield .303LRR .338M107 .50* • M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm* (M40A3) • SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm*
Squad automatic weapons L110A1 5.56 mmM249 SAW 5.56 mm* • MG36 5.56 mm* • RPK-74 5.45 mmXM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machine guns L7A2 GPMG 7.62 mmMk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mm* • M240 7.62 mm* • M60E4 7.62 mmPKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mmUK-59 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32M79Mk13
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerIgla 9K38M136M47 DragonMAAWSMetis-M 9K115-2NLAWRPG-7VRPG-18Strela-2 9K32SMAW
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMIgla AA PodKORDL111A1L134A1M119A1M2M252Mk19Metis AT-132B14 PodnosRBS-70SearchlightSPG-9StingerTOWZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* indicates partial DLC dependency.
Operation Arrowhead | British Armed Forces | Private Military Company | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-usmc.png USMC - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns M1911 .45M9 9 mm
Submachine guns MP5 9 mm
Shotguns M1014
Carbines M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203)
Assault rifles M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203)
Designated marksman rifles DMR 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles M107 .50M24 7.62 mm (M40A3)
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machineguns Mk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mmM240 7.62 mm
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136SMAW
Static M2M252Mk19M119A1SearchlightStingerTOW
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-usarmy.png U.S. Army - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns G17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mm
Submachine guns PDW 9 mm
Shotguns M1014
Carbines Mk16 CQC 5.56 mm
Assault rifles SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM)
Designated marksman rifles M14 7.62 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles M107 .50M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machineguns Mk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mmM240 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32Mk13
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136MAAWS
Static M2M252Mk19M119A1SearchlightStingerTOW
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Operation Arrowhead
Arma2-factionicon-ion.png ION Services - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns G17 9 mmM9 9 mm
Shotguns AA-12
Carbines M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A3) • XM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles FN FAL 7.62 mmM16A2 M203 5.56 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksmen rifles XM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmKSVK 12.7 mm
Squad automatic weapons XM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machineguns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers FIM-92F StingerRPG-18
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Operation Arrowhead | Private Military Company
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