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Beretta PX4 Storm

Jaqualls2008Jaqualls2008 New MemberPosts: 1 New Member
So, I am wanting to get a beretta px4 storm .40 for Christmas but have tried looking for reviews on the gun itself but have searched only to he openhanded....can anyone tell me where to go for a review possibly or personal experience/review would be nice as well.....also, I'm in a conflict between which ammo to use....either federal's hydra shok or hornady's critical defense? I've heard that they are equal ammo as for as power and ballistics. I have a box of the hornady for my kimber .45. Just seeing about what other people feel is the better of the 2. Thanks

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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,131 Senior Member
    I have one in 9mm. Actually, it is the wife's HD rifle. It is very comfortable to shoot and is very easy to make centermass hits out to 75 yards. I really haven't tried to do much more with it than that, but it is a really fun plinker rifle out at the range. I took it to a forum get together last spring and there are a few other members that have shot it themselves. Overall, I like it. Here is my daughter posing with it...
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  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Wrong firearm, sorry.
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,131 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    Wrong firearm, sorry.

    Doh!!! Sorry, I have a Cx4 Storm. Anyway, that is the carbine that goes with the pistol if you think about adding one on later. :bang:
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  • lightkeeperlightkeeper Member Posts: 168 Member
    If you can look up G&A archives,Oct.2003 has a cover story on the Storm.Tactical Weapons magazine had an artical in a 2009 mag covering The Storm being issued to all the campus officers at William & Mary University.
    I'm sure there are plenty of members here that have or have used the Storm & can give you good info on it.
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,266 Senior Member
    I just did a google search and got lots of reviews for it.
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  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,543 Senior Member
    I used to own one in .40S&W, and it was a good sidearm.
    Pros: accurate, very precise, easiest to disassemble of any pistol I've ever owned, good checkering in the polymer grip (which includes interchangeable backstraps), mag holds 14 rounds, super luminova sights do a decent job, mags interchangeable with carbine CX4, as Jerm mentioned, reversible mag release, mine was DA/SA with decocking.

    Cons: slide-mounted safety lever - besides being slide mounted, they point out away from the slide (it's ambidextrous), which caused it to poke my sides when carrying, which gets annoying and even painful after a full day; sights aren't easy to replace should you choose to, advertised available lower profile safety lever and slide stop, but they disappeared shortly after I bought mine and I couldn't find them anymore; not many holster companies make one for this piece, so I had to have one custom made (not a huge deal, but when I sold it, it added to my holster graveyard, 'cuz I carry lefty), DA/SA.

    Overall, it was a good sidearm that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone who would like to get a combo for SD/HD, as long as A) the safety doesn't bother you, and B) you don't mind having a varying trigger pull stroke. Plus, 14 rounds is nice, but heavier, so be prepared for that.
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  • DogwalkDogwalk New Member Posts: 10 New Member
    You won't be sorry in choosing the PX4 Storm. I have one in 40 S&W and one in 9mm. Love them both. 100 % Beretta quality through and through. I sold my M9 Beretta. dogwalk
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,814 Senior Member
    I've got a friend with a PX4 in .40 and he likes it well enough.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,811 Senior Member
    Dogwalk:
    Welcome aboard.
  • mythaeusmythaeus Senior Member Posts: 831 Senior Member
    I have shot the 45ACP version a few times and it seems the rotating barrel does help with recoil (though it's difficult to compare exactly since they don't make a non-rotating Px4). The gun is accurate and reliable, but bulky for me. I handled the Px4 subcompact in 9mm and felt that it's still pretty bulky compared to my Glock 26.

    Two problems I have with this gun, especially when you mentioned Kimber.

    1. The slide-mounted safety. I HATE them, especially they way they are on the Beretta. It swings the opposite of the 1911 (down is safe, up is fire). This may backfire on you in an adrenaline filled situation and/or groggy from sleep and/or low light if you start mixing up the safety positions.

    2. It's a Beretta. I HATE their customer service. Went through hell with them with a cracked frame Tomcat. I had dealt with NAA and S&W as a 2nd owner without any problems, but Beretta made me prove that I bought the gun in the last year to honor the broken frame. Essentially, you're if your gun is not under the official warranty period unlike other manufacturers. It took them forever to replace the gun in the end (which I sold immediately) and they refused to reimburse me for the shipping cost of shipping the under warranty broken gun. I have stayed away from Beretta ever since and will raise this experience each time. I won't trust Beretta "quality" either even though I know they don't have cracked frame issues with other guns. I did buy a Cx4 a few years later for my parents because they live in MD and that's the only rifle that they can purchase without jumping through all kinds of hoops.

    Al
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