From the jungle heat of Panama to the sandstorms of Iraq, the men and women of the U. S. Armed Forces have counted on the Beretta M9 pistol for over two decades of distinguished service and reliability. The M9 is a short recoil, semi-automatic, single-action/double-action pistol with a reversible magazine release button that can be positioned for either right- or left-handed shooters. Each M9 has a hard-chromed barrel bore to protect it from corrosion and to reduce wear. Bruniton coating on the slide provides better corrosion resistance than standard blueing. A firing pin block prevents the firing pin from moving without the trigger being pulled and a firing pin striker rotates when the safety lever is engaged preventing the firing pin from being hit even if the hammer falls. The America's Defender variant of the M9 was made in 2005 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the M9. Only 2005 America's Defender M9s were produced. They feature special serial numbers, Beretta grip medallions, and gold-filled slide marking and come with a felt-lined, solid oak presentation box and five special brass medallions that depict the five military service crests. This pistol has a dot and post sighting system and a decocking lever and includes two 15-round magazines. Its grips, metal, and bore are all in excellent condition.