DIO PC-9 "Zoaf"
PC-9 At first known as the ZOAF, this Iranian pistol was adopted by Iranian forces in 1995, but it is unknown who is using the weapon. It was probably built because the only 9mm ammunition produced locally in Iran is 9mm Parabellum. It appears to be based of the SiG-Sauer P-226 (and is probably an unlicensed copy of that pistol), though there are some differences to suit Iranian manufacturing methods. Stainless steel models were produced for commercial sales, but the normal model was a military one with a matte finish.
Note: Most copies of this weapon were in the hands of Iranian officers of field grade and above during the Twilight War.
Note: This weapon could often be found in the hands of Al-Qaida and former Taliban forces.
Defense Industries Organization
Mechanically locked, recoil operated (DA/SA or DAO)
196 mm (7.7 in)
112 mm (4.4 in)
6 grooves, rh