T-75K1

Notes: In the mid-1970s, Taiwan bought a small number of Beretta M-92 pistols from Italy, then bought a license to produce more. A few more were produced, but then Taiwan decided to modify the M-92 somewhat, producing the T-75K1. This pistol differs from the original M-92 primarily in the shorter barrel length and a revised locking mechanism which is regarded as superior to that of the M-92, and also allows the T-75K1 to digest even poor-quality and hot loads the M-92 cannot. There is also a weight difference, of course.

The Taiwanese also produced an even shorter-barreled version, the T-75K1 Commando, with a 4.17-inch barrel as opposed to the T-75K1ís 4.5-inch barrel. This weapon was designed primarily for issue to the ROC Marines and special operations troops.

In the end, the T-75K1 and T-75K1 Commando proved to be somewhat limited-issue weapons to the ROC military, and most standard T-75K1s were in fact issued to the police or sold to private security agencies. A lot of the T-75K1 Commandos have been modified to mount silencers, but they are not in general use by ROC Marines or special operations units. There are still a large amount of M-1911A1s (both US-made and license-produced) and M-1911-type variants in the ROC military, and the ROC military definitely prefer them to the T-75K1 and T-75K1 Commando.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

T-75K1

9mm Parabellum

0.91 kg

15

$243

T-75K1 Commando

9mm Parabellum

0.88 kg

15

$239

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

T-75K1

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

11

T-75K1 Commando

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

10