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sarg1c wrote: »
Any of you people been looking or bought a new Berreta PX4. Looks like a nice Carry Auto. I'd like to try one.
horselips wrote: »
Have you seen this thing? It's gigantic. And heavy. Try squeezing it into your front pants pocket. Geez, to carry this full size service pistol you'd need a holster! And a freaking belt! And then you'd have to completely change the clothes you wear and the way you dress to keep it draped with shirts, sweaters or jackets or risk an unintended exposure / display. Sounds like a recipe for leaving it at home, which is exactly what will happen. CCW guns should be small, light, thin, and fit easily into a pocket without printing. Those are the guns that get carried, every day, everywhere, regardless of the season or what you're wearing or not wearing or how you're wearing it, if for no other reason than they CAN BE CARRIED with NO accommodations necessary. Enjoy.
bobbyrlf3 wrote: »
I've owned one in .40 S&W, and I liked it. It has a nice design without a lot of fluff. I especially liked how easy it was to customize; switching over the mag release to either side was a 3 minute process, and it has interchangeable backstraps. Disassembly was the easiest of any pistol I've ever owned, so maintenance was cake. It was accurate, reliable, and totally concealable.
The only real down side was the safety lever. I liked that it was a decocker too, but its design was flawed in that it pokes outward from the slide; that made it poke into my side when I carried it, and I mostly carried it OWB. It was bad enough that the safety is slide-mounted rather than mounted on the frame, but the shape made it worse.
BTW, I think horselips has the PX4 confused with the M9 or P92; the PX4 is by no means a large gun, and the compacts are even smaller; comfort (generally) and concealment were never an issue. I had a holster custom made from Brigade Gunleather.
Jeeper wrote: »
Not everyone requires a 12 oz. handgun in order to bring ourselves to haul it around all the time. Mine get carried "every day, everywhere, regardless of the season", and 99% of the time it's either a Kimber Ultracarry .45, a full size Glock, or a K/L/N frame S&W, NONE of which fit in a front pocket. :tooth:
A good belt, and a good holster, make all the difference in the world. A decent belly band or fanny pack accommodates the other 2% of the time.
Cheetoh734 wrote: »
I could see it for a beater gun, like a truck gun or woods gun or something. I'm sure its functional and mechanically sound, that being said for $465 i'd rather spend the extra $50 to $100 and have a gun with a little more polish and quality of finish. I know, here comes the "Glocks aren't polished" comments. What I mean is with the other big boy polymer pistols in that category (Glock, XD, and M&P) you have a quality of finish and fit that typically exceeds the lower end Ruger stuff (LCP, LC9, now this.) This coming from a big fan of Rugers. I had one of the first run LCPs and it jammed fairly consistently on me and it never felt quality in my hand which was somewhat expected for $249 at the time but bothered me enough that i sold it fairly quickly. Several of my friends have them in their collection and love them however.
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