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Fact file: Denel Z88 pistol

The Z88 is a copy of the Italian Beretta 92F and is the standard service pistol of the South African military. It was also formerly the standard service pistol of the South African Police Service.

 

Type:

Short recoil semi automatic with locking

Associated project names:

-

Numbers:

 

Cost:

 

Manufacturer:

Denel.

Calibre:

9x19mm Parabellum.

Mass:

0.98kg

Magazine capacity:

15 rounds.

Length:

0.217m.

Barrel length:

0.125m.

Muzzle velocity:

330-360m/s.

Rate of fire:

nn.

Effective range:

50m.

Comment:

A copy of the Italian Beretta 92F, the US Army designation of the weapon is the M9. Denel geared up for production from 1986 and made its first deliveries to the SA Police in 1988. Delivered to the military from 1989. In 2007 the SA Police Service had a requirement for its replacement.

 


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