Does this mean they are well tested and "proven" pistols?
Just to be clear, i'm talking about 9mm pistols.
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July 1, 2006, 08:58 PM
Glock 17/19 and the CZ P-01
July 3, 2006, 12:17 AM
Due to the fact that we use it, the Beretta M9 HAS to have a NATO inventory number!!
July 3, 2006, 12:52 AM
I'd guess the P228 (and maybe the 226) would be in there somewhere.
July 3, 2006, 10:27 AM
Browning High Power.
July 3, 2006, 11:24 AM
"I'd guess the P228 (and maybe the 226) would be in there somewhere."
Is that a guess or is there any info that makes you think that?
I know the Beretta is NATO.
What does the UK use as their pistol?
July 3, 2006, 11:06 PM
Since NATO doesn't have it's own military. I would assume whatever member nation's militarys bring into combat.
July 4, 2006, 03:01 AM
There are ONLY TWO: CZ P-01 & G17.
July 4, 2006, 03:18 PM
though discontinued..the beretta cougar is NATO qualified..underrated gun..the 8045 is a great .45..
July 4, 2006, 03:21 PM
Albanian The Sig 228 is called the M11 in the US military,
July 4, 2006, 03:31 PM
Could we define the terms first? What exactly does "NATO classified" mean? Issue by a NATO member? Listed in the NATO inventory (similar to NSN in the U.S. military?) Can shoot NATO spec (higher pressure) ammo?
Is denfoote's definition "has to have a NATO inventory number" reasonable?
July 4, 2006, 05:55 PM
let me be the first to belittle the question, does it matter? if we look at the history of the .308 and .223 cartridge it's really the US that sets the standards, sure there are a few european contributions like 105mm and 120mm tank rounds but the europeans can't even agree on a PDW round after so enthusiatically developing the concept. I don't really have much confidence in a NATO standards and if you pay attention to their marketing hype CZ has stated it's CZ-75 is used by more police forces than any other pistol in the world :rolleyes:
July 5, 2006, 05:00 AM
I was wondering just what "NATO Classified" meant myself. A big secret? Is it something they stamp on guns like Sears used to do? "Certified and Approved by NATO."