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MDG1976
September 22, 2005, 09:54 PM
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I just picked it up tonight. Range report to follow.

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litework
September 22, 2005, 10:01 PM
Great looking pistol! I'm really looking forward to your report.

GunnySkox
September 22, 2005, 11:00 PM
I can't quite see in the pictures, what caliber is it?

Also, it might just be the perspective of the pictures, but the grip looks pretty slender (which is a good thing, I've got dinky paws), how many rounds will standard mags hold?

~Slam_Fire

MachIVshooter
September 22, 2005, 11:14 PM
.......what happens when you put a Ruger P95 and a walther PPK in the microwave. :neener:

MDG1976
September 22, 2005, 11:28 PM
It's a 9mm. It came with 3 17 round magazines.

CAnnoneer
September 22, 2005, 11:51 PM
Sweet!

What's this button in front and above of the trigger guard? Some smart-gun security device like the Steyr?

Also, is the frame plastic?

It does look a bit like the P99, but the back is distinctly Berettish.

Enjoy your new toy! Let us know how it does on the range.

teombe
September 23, 2005, 12:31 PM
That's really nice looking! Is that a decocker/safety like the 92's, or just a decocker?

dasmi
September 23, 2005, 12:36 PM
Eh. Too modern. Give me a classic.

ChristopherG
September 23, 2005, 03:25 PM
What's this button in front and above of the trigger guard?

Looks like a take-down button to me--that's about what it looks like on a Glock.

Working Man
September 23, 2005, 03:41 PM
Are the clips interchangeable with the Storm?

Grayrider
September 23, 2005, 03:57 PM
Do they come with the different back strap inserts? I am unclear from the Beretta web site.

GR

Dr.Rob
September 23, 2005, 04:46 PM
Reminds me a little of the Vektor CP-1... swoopy-like.

Neat looking pistol. How does it shoot?

Phaetos
September 23, 2005, 04:49 PM
Is this the PX4 Storm with the interchangable backstrap, safety, and magazine eject?

sturmruger
September 23, 2005, 04:58 PM
I would love to hear a range report.

Boss Spearman
September 23, 2005, 04:59 PM
It looks pretty sweet to me!

Pietro Beretta
September 23, 2005, 05:08 PM
Personally I think it looks ugly. I also think the 9000s looks ugly too.

Also I dislike any firearm with permanent writing that states: "Retract Slide to see if loaded / fires withought magazine / Read manual before use"


However if it feels right, and shoots true, nothing wrong with that gun!

Zundfolge
September 23, 2005, 05:12 PM
Other then the slide mounted safety I like the look of it.


I anxiously await a full range report :)

5string_dean
September 23, 2005, 07:00 PM
I have a friend who desperately wants one of these.... he's been told by the local gun shops that these just aren't available for civilians yet---that LEO orders still haven't been filled.

If you don't mind my asking... how/where did you manage to get ahold of one of these? Bob's wanting one baaad....

Wynterbourne
September 23, 2005, 07:01 PM
Do they come with the different back strap inserts? I am unclear from the Beretta web site.

Currently, no they do not. The ones currently for sale in the U.S. -were- an excess of LE marked models. They've been relabeled for civilian sale by the distributors.

According to Beretta, the backstraps are being packaged and should hit the market in about a week and a half.

Wynterbourne
September 23, 2005, 07:08 PM
I have a friend who desperately wants one of these.... he's been told by the local gun shops that these just aren't available for civilians yet---that LEO orders still haven't been filled.

If you don't mind my asking... how/where did you manage to get ahold of one of these? Bob's wanting one baaad....

Well, I bought mine from Cheaper Than Dirt in Fort Worth, TX a week ago today. Cost was 479.97 plus tax. I have a friend who bought one from Bachman Pawn and Gun in Dallas, TX earlier this past Wednesday. Cost was 499.99 plus tax.

You might try contacting Bachman Pawn in Dallas. They sell through some of the auctions sites, and do ship out of state to your FFL. They do NOT have a web site though. Their number is (214) 351-3628. Cheaper Than Dirt is currently out of stock.

Both of these retailers did follow Beretta's instructions, however, and remove the third magazine.

Then you have Gunbroker.com.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=37572723
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=37719732

Auction Arms and Guns America have been selling them like hotcakes. I've seen PX4's bought within 2 hours on both of those sites.

Wynterbourne
September 23, 2005, 07:10 PM
Looks like a take-down button to me--that's about what it looks like on a Glock.

It is. There's a small lever on both sides of the weapon that have to be pulled down in concert. This lowers a small locking bar from the central block, allowing you to remove the side.

It's kind of funny putting them back together though. Occasionally the takedown levers will not be fully lined up, one may be lower than the other. Racking the slide puts everything into the proper alignment though.

SONICMASD
September 23, 2005, 11:49 PM
sure is beautiful, i am also eaglerly awaiting a range report!

MDG1976
September 24, 2005, 12:28 AM
I have a friend who desperately wants one of these.... he's been told by the local gun shops that these just aren't available for civilians yet---that LEO orders still haven't been filled.

I just happened to email a local shop and ask when they'd be available. They replied and said they had gotten in 2 the day before. I came in that evening and bought one, the other had been sold already. They've since ordered some for customers but have "no idea" when they'll get more. Their Beretta rep was even surprised they had them. I paid $499 for it and have since read rumors of lower prices (even down to $399) online. I can't imagine a shop would sell of these things for less than $500, at least not until more flood the market. Thanks for all the complimants, and if you said it was ugly, I know you're just jealous 'cause I have one and you don't. :neener:

SONICMASD
October 5, 2005, 04:53 AM
any news on a review?

MDG1976
October 5, 2005, 07:13 PM
I know this is very sad and hard to believe, but I bought the gun on 9-22 and have not shot it yet. I will this Saturday, and I'll post a report then.

dxkj21
October 5, 2005, 07:20 PM
:what: lock and load! :what:

Ala Dan
October 5, 2005, 07:22 PM
Congrats~! Great looking pistol and photo's. :D

Just wish I was that good a photographer. :)

I'm still a "ROOKIE" with my Nikon Cool Pix 8400 digi-cam. :uhoh:

KaceCoyote
October 5, 2005, 07:33 PM
Is the safety broken? It looks like its going the wrong way?

MDG1976
October 5, 2005, 10:21 PM
Is the safety broken? It looks like its going the wrong way?

The safety is off the "up" position. Down is decocked + manual safety.

hnm201
October 6, 2005, 03:08 AM
Is the slide thicker or thinner than a glock slide (in 9mm)?

MDG1976
October 6, 2005, 07:19 PM
The slide is slimmer than a Glock, the edges are bevelled (not square like a Glock or XD). The gun is very sleek and will be a good CCW. Beretta did a good job at eliminating uncessesary metal.

hnm201
October 6, 2005, 11:18 PM
MDG1976 said: The slide is slimmer than a Glock, the edges are bevelled (not square like a Glock or XD). The gun is very sleek and will be a good CCW. Beretta did a good job at eliminating uncessesary metal.

:confused:

The PX4 certainly has great aesthetics, as far as plastic pistols go, but I just looked up Beretta's published dimensions on the PX4 and it confirmed my suspicions. It looks like the Glock 17 is smaller in all dimensions than the Beretta PX4 and weighs 5 ounces less.


PX4 dimensions, from www.px4storm.com

Overall Length 7.55 inch / 192 mm
Barrel Length 4.00 inch / 102 mm
Overall Width 1.42 inch / 36 mm
Grip Width 1.18 inch / 30 mm
Overall Height 5.51 inch/ 140 mm
Sight Radius 5.75 inch / 146 mm
Weight Unloaded with empty magazine 785 gr, approx. / 27.7 oz


Glock 17 dimensions, from www.glock.com

Length (slide) 7.32 in. /186 mm
Height 5.43 in. / 138 mm
Width 1.18 in. / 30 mm
Length between sights 6.49 in. / 165 mm
Barrel length 4.49 in. / 114 mm
Mass (weight) Empty without magazine 22.04 oz.

MDG1976
October 7, 2005, 11:17 AM
The published "overall width" of the PX4 is measured and the ambi safety. The slide is roughly 1.125 inches wide.

hnm201
October 7, 2005, 11:57 AM
I thought of that MDG1976 and I am glad to hear that this is appears to be the case. I am really looking forward to handling one in my local shop soon. I like beretta products.

MDG1976
October 7, 2005, 12:21 PM
I'm sure you'll love it. It's a very slick gun. Look for my range report tomorrow afternoon.

Marko Kloos
October 7, 2005, 01:00 PM
I fondled one at the shop today...pretty slick piece. I like it, and so did most of the sales crew. Good ergonomics, nicely bevelled slide...it's a Cougar with a polymer frame and some design touches borrowed from the Beretta 9000.

Cheap, too...gun and three 17-round mags for $459.

imas
October 8, 2005, 12:08 PM
OMG :what: It's like they took they Makarov and made it perfect. I'm buying one.

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