NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The Italian gunmaker Beretta wants to be the U.S. Army’s standard-issue handgun one more time.
Beretta has been supplying the Army with its M9 handgun for the last 30 years.
But the Army is now looking for a new gun and is holding a contest of sorts for gun makers.
However, Beretta is not going to step aside without a fight. It is entering the competition with a new design — the M9A3.
The new gun can hold two more rounds than the M9, and has more modular features for adding accessories, like scopes and lights, according to Gabriele de Plano, vice president of military marketing and sales at Beretta, a gunmaker with a long history that has been around since 1526.
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