Beretta M9A3: First Impressions from SHOT Show

    Here at SHOT Media Day and I just got to shoot the new Beretta M9A3, the model Beretta put forward as the new U.S. Army sidearm but was recently got rejected.

    The M9 is a gun that has never shot well for me (it’s a great gun, just emphasizing that it doesn’t shoot well for me) but today that changed with the M9A3. I really liked the smooth DA pull and the gun not only felt really nice in my hands but it also shot well for me. While I’m still not a huge fan of their safety lever I suppose it’s something you just get used to. I really like the aesthetics of the gun as well.

    I left with an excellent first impression of the gun and I hope to add the M9A3 to my personal collection someday soon.

    I hope TFB a readers are ready for more great news from Shot Show here this week in Vegas!

    Chris Cheng

    Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and author of “Shoot to Win,” a book for beginning shooters. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

    He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. He resides in San Francisco, CA and works in Silicon Valley.