- Sep 25, 2001
The Berreta M9 aka 92FS (9mm) replaced the Colt 1911 (.45) in 1985 as the standard Army sidearm.
(The 1911 was the standard sidearm from 1911-1985 )
30yr life cycle of the Beretta is up.
Instead of buying more M9's, the Army decided to opt for a new weapon to address design weaknesses.
but Why werent these design weaknesses caught in the 1980s before awarding the contract to Berreta?