The M9 SD in DayZ.
Damage: 889 Blood
Raw Damage: 4
Effective Range: 75m
Rounds: 15
Fire Modes: Single
Slot: Sidearm weapon
Magazines: M9SD Mag.
"Silenced semi-automatic pistol
Caliber: 9x19mm
— In-game description

The M9 SD is a Military sidearm that takes fifteen 9×19mm cartridges in a M9SD Mag. in DayZ.

The M9 SD has an all-black finish, a suppressor and non-adjustable iron sights. The suppressor greatly reduces the sound and muzzle flash produced when firing.

The M9 SD's cartridges deliver moderately-low damage of 889 blood and produce a small amount of recoil. The suppressor and SD ammunition reduce the audible range to zombies to less than 0.1 of a meter from the shooter's position. The effective range of the M9 SD is up to 75 meters.

The M9 SD can kill a player in up to four shots to the body, or one shot to the head, as with all weapons and ammunition in DayZ. The M9 SD can kill a zombie in up to four shots to the body. Viral zombies require more shots to kill than regular zombies.

The M9 SD is a very rare sidearm that has a 0.52% chance of spawning in Military loot spawns, but not Deer Stands and a 0.90% chance of spawning in Barracks.[1] The spawn chances are equal to 13 out of 2,500 and 9 out of 1,000.

Although considerably weaker than the M1911 and Revolver, the M9 SD has a significantly larger magazine capacity, making it one of the best sidearms for raiding cities and small towns. The weapon is also very quiet and produces a dull muzzle flash. This makes it very effective when trying to remain undetected from zombies or players. The M9 SD will take up five slots in a backpack, as do all sidearms.

The M9 SD's biggest disadvantages are that its magazines are very rare - 0.48% chance of spawning in Military loot including Barracks, but not Deer Stands[2] - and the M9 SD cannot take other magazines.

Real lifeEdit

The M9's real life counterpart is the Beretta M9 - a semi-automatic pistol manufactured by Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta in Italy. The Beretta M9 fires 9×19mm Parabellum cartridges, has a fifteen round capacity magazine and has been in service with the United States Armed Forces since 1985.[3]


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  1. DayZDB, DayZ Map: M9 SD, viewed 30 October 2013, <;item=M9%20SD>.
  2. DayZDB, DayZ Map: M9SD Mag., viewed 31 October 2013, <;item=M9SD%20Mag%2E>.
  3. Beretta M9, viewed 30 October 2013, <>.