POTD: M9 Pistol Qualification with the U.S. Marine Corps

    Photo Of The Day – Above you see a U.S. Marine inspecting his target after shooting the Beretta M9 pistol during his pistol qualification range at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California. This happened in November of last year.┬áHe looks rather happy and pleased with the result, giving a thumbs up.

    U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Force Command Element engage targets.

    Gun is empty, drop the magazine and change it! As an instructor, I always want to see my student with a clear finger out of the trigger guard. Cases like these are difficult to judge, but if you make a habit of putting your trigger finger on the slide it’s always easy to see.

    Below: U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Command Element, await to be issued their M9 pistol.

    All pictures by U.S. Marine Corps, photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Skiver.

    You can check the Beretta M9 webpage here: https://www.beretta.com/en-us/m9/

    The MSRP is USD 675.00.

    Which one would you prefer – the Beretta M9 or the SIG Sauer M17 and M18?