Beretta M 12

Silhouette (Visual identification)

Beretta M 12
Category Submachine Guns
Operating System Blowback operated, selectively-fired, fires from open bolt
Cartridge
Length 418 mm
Feeding Box magazine

The weapon has three safeties: a manual safety which blocks the trigger; an automatic safety on the rear grip which immobilizes the trigger and blocks the bolt in a closed position; and a safety on the cocking handle locking the bolt in case it does not retract sufficiently. A novel feature is the grip safety which locks the trigger and the bolt in the closed position, thus safeguarding against accidental firing if the grip is not held firmly or if the gun is dropped.

Global distribution map

Weapon prevalence origin Country of origin licensed Licensed production unauthorized Production without a license
X
Scale dependend aggregation of production sites

The Beretta M 12 is found in 29 countries

This map is a reflection of data on global distribution and production provided primarily by the BwVC. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.


Global distribution list

The data on global distribution and production is provided primarily by the BwVC, but also from national and regional focal points on SALW control; data published by think tanks, international organizations and experts; and/or data provided by individual researchers on SALW. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.

Origin Country of origin
Production Licensed production
Non-Licensed Production Production without a licence
G Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by Governmental agencies.
N Non-Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by non-Governmental armed groups.
U Unspecified: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is found in the country, but do not specify whether it is held by Governmental agencies or non-Governmental armed groups.

It is entirely possible to have a combination of tags beside each country. For example, if country X is tagged with a G and a N, it means that at least one source of data identifies Governmental agencies as holders of weapon type Y, and at least one other source confirms the presence of the weapon in country X with non-Governmental armed groups.

Algeria (DZA)
U
Bahrain (BHR)
U
Belgium (BEL)
O
U
Brazil (BRA)
O
G
Burkina Faso (BFA)
U
Chad (TCD)
U
Chile (CHL)
U
Costa Rica (CRI)
U
Egypt (EGY)
U
France (FRA)
G
Gabon (GAB)
U
Guatemala (GTM)
U
Guyana (GUY)
U
Indonesia (IDN)
O
U
Iran (IRN)
U
Ireland (IRL)
N
Italy (ITA)
O
G
Libya (LBY)
U
Malta (MLT)
G
Nigeria (NGA)
U
Portugal (PRT)
U
Saudi Arabia (SAU)
U
Somalia (SOM)
U
South Sudan (SSD)
U
Sudan (SDN)
U
Tunisia (TUN)
U
G
Vatican City (VAT)
U
Venezuela (VEN)
U

Visual identification (Silhouette)

Beretta M 12 (3)