, Good post...and I'm no Beretta fan either. Rod
I think far more speculation about service sidearms occurs on the internet than the actual military. The Join Combat Pistol program is long dead, as is its successor the Combat Pistol program. The US military recently bought a large quantity of new Berettas. The M9, or M9A1, isn't going anywhere any time soon. There are a lot more important problems on the table right now.
Cherish our flag, honor it, defend what it stands for or get the hell out. Our Freedoms are not free, they've been paid for many times over by heros in uniform. Far better men than I, died that we could be FREE.
USAF FAC, 5th Spl Forces, An Loc, lll Corps, RVN, 69-70, Vietnam Vet '69-'73