Yes it is winterinmo. They had the P.D. run the numbers again and it came back with a clean bill of health. Helwan bought the rights to manufacture this from Beretta the same way Taurus bought the first generation model 92 back in the late '80s. These pistols saw service with Egypt, Israel and Iraq and of course the beretta's saw service in italy. My younger brother had one in the late '80's and it was a heck of a shooter. Here's to hoping I'm as lucky.