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A member of the 139th Military Police Company kneels with his holstered 9mm Beretta M9 during a qualifying exercise at a small arms range on Sept. 29 in Fort Stewart, Ga. The Army wants to replace its M9, a 9mm semi-automatic handgun adopted during the Cold War. The new gun also will replace the smaller M11.  (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
A member of the 139th Military Police Company kneels with his holstered 9mm Beretta M9 during a qualifying exercise at a small arms range on Sept. 29 in Fort Stewart, Ga. The Army wants to replace its M9, a 9mm semi-automatic handgun adopted during the Cold War. The new gun also will replace the smaller M11. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Gun makers compete to supply Army with replacement for Beretta M9

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — Firearms manufacturers are competing for a rare chance to sell the U.S. Army a new handgun that would replace its current Cold War-era model, and they must meet a lengthy list of requirements to win the lucrative deal. The Army wants an easier-to-shoot handgun that can inflict more damage on enemies, ...

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