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Short range report on the Beretta PX4.....

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by M2 Carbine, May 6, 2010.

  1. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

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    ......Storm and Sub Compact PX4.

    Up until a few weeks ago, when I impulse bought a 9mm Beretta PX4 Storm, I hadn't hardly heard of the PX4. A couple months ago I shot friend's 40 S&W PX4. I liked the gun but didn't remember it's name.

    Apr 19 when I saw the gun at Academy I bought it in 9mm. It was a toss up between 9mm and 40 S&W.

    The gun is accurate and nice to shoot. I've put several hundred rounds of lead, FMJ and JHP through it without a bit of trouble, except the gun does not like some light target rounds I tried. No problem, I don't even remember why I loaded those rounds so light anyhow.

    I have enough confidence in the gun that I've already added a Streamlight TLR-2 laser/light for a nightstand gun.
    Streamlight and 20 round magazine.
    [​IMG]

    After hearing about the PX4 sub compact here on GT I looked for and bought one at the gun show, May 1.

    I have to admit it wasn't love at first sight, especially since the first dealer wanted $599 for the little gun. I bought one for $499.
    [​IMG]

    The more I shoot the guns, the more I like them.
    Tuesday a neighbor lady shot the sub compact. She owns a G19 and 2 inch 38. She said she REALLY likes the the sub compact. Next time I'll see how she likes the full size PX4.:)

    The guns have a hammer drop safety. When moved to safe the lever also disconnects the trigger from the hammer.
    I'm neutral on this "safety" because I lower hammers manually and only use the thumb safety when carrying a 1911 cocked and locked.

    Bottom line, if the guns hold up through the long haul, IMO they are keepers.:)
     
  2. cosmose

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    man those are nice looking:drool: i'm dying for the gunshow to come . so i can check out the sub-compact. how is the size comparison on the sub-compact compared to a glock 26? from reading the specs seem like they are about the same?
     

  3. bac1023

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    I have the sull size PX4 and love it.
     
  4. rem2429

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    It looks like the full size is a rotating lock up and the sub is a browning dropping type. Is that the case, or are looks just decieving?
     
  5. DonD

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    I've always thought that the PX4 was a handsome specimen of modern semi autos. I never liked the open slide of the M9 Beretta. Glad that it's working well for you. Don
     
  6. sdrnavy

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    I have the PX4 in the .45... shoots very good, and has not choked yet!
     
  7. M2 Carbine

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    I shot a friend's G26 a while back. Off hand I'd say they were close in size. Glocks don't fit my hand but I like the PX4's grip. Like the Glock the long mags fit and function in the sub compact.

    I was disappointed that the compact uses the typical semi barrel instead of the turning barrel because I like the turning barrel (I like weird stuff).
    One dealer told me Beretta doesn't have the sub compact out in 40 S&W yet because they can't get it functioning reliably.
    They appear to have the 9mm right.

    I hate to clean guns but both are very easy to clean.

    Last week I was shooting the Beretta at 52 yards at a foot square steel plate. (standing)
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    It appeared the gun would easily keep the hits on the target but I wasn't doing the gun justice (getting old is beginning to really suck:upeyes: )
    [​IMG]

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  8. G26Okie

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    That is the case.
     
  9. M2 Carbine

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    Oh my, I wish you hadn't told me the PX4 is in 45 also.

    :supergrin:
     
  10. rfd339

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    Congrats on two great looking Beretta's .
     
  11. ctfireman

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    I love the storm, always have. Can't wait to see the new compact size.