In this episode of Critical Mas, Massad Ayoob talks about how the 9mm Beretta 92-series became so prevalently used worldwide for military, law enforcement, and civilian applications, and its continued popularity. Ammunition compatibility with European militaries, firepower and capacity compared to other sidearms of the time, and the enhanced safety of a heavy double-action first pull made a lot of headway in replacing the 1911 and other pistols in professional and civilian self-defense applications.
VIDEO HERE (15:36 minutes)
I've never fired a Beretta 92 before. I picked one up once and it felt like I was handling a brick. I put it back down and moved on. If I had to carry something something that big and bulky, I'd want it to shoot a big and bulky round.