Beretta USA on Tuesday announced the latest variant of its M9 pistol series with the M9A4, which includes an optics-cut slide, threaded barrel, and Vertec frame. 

A variant of the company's Model 92 line, which dates to the 1970s, the M9 designator comes from the nomenclature of the variant adopted by the U.S. Army in 1984. Now in its fourth generation as far as Beretta is concerned, this newest branch in the family tree is a full-sized gun with a red-dot optic compatible slide and dovetailed tritium night sights. Inside the slim Vertec-series frame – with the same aggressively texturized grips as seen on the 92X – is an enhanced short reset Xtreme trigger system. Black surface controls are offset by a flat dark earth frame, barrel, and slide.
 

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The new Beretta M9A4
The new Beretta M9A4 features an enhanced short reset Xtreme Trigger System with DLC Coated fire control, a short reset trigger, and a "G" style decock-only slide rather than the "F" style safety/decocker. (Photo: Beretta) 
The new Beretta M9A4
The red-dot ready M9A4 features integral slide cuts to allow for the mounting of optional optic plate styles. Customers can purchase one of five different plates that allow for mounting of the most popular optics on the market today. (Photos: Beretta)

"After several years of feedback, research, and development, we are proud to bring the latest version of the M9 series pistol to the market and show the ultimate evolution of the venerable M9 series," said Erik Stern, Beretta's Tactical and Pro Shop Product Manager. "We are excited to bring the M9A4 to market incorporating the latest advancements in 90 series pistols to date with a red-dot ready slide, an enhanced short reset Xtreme Trigger System, and a higher capacity magazine offering." 

Other features include a three-slot Picatinny accessory rail for lights and lasers, and ships in 10 (for restrictive states) and 15-round magazine capacities with a new 18-round magazine available. MSRP of the Beretta M9A4 is $1,099.
 

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