My son-in-law just got back from a tour in Afghanistan and was issued the Beretta m9. I don't know the specifics, but he hated it.
He loves shooting my Glock and had intentions of buying a 17 or 19 when he got back. His getting back coincided with this Obama buying scare right now, so prices are up. A cop buddy of his had a good deal on a used Beretta px4 Storm and he bought it instead. He really likes that one. He also shoots it rather well.