Beretta Storm


February 20, 2006, 07:47 AM
I took my Sig 226 in 40 S&W to the gun show this weekend. I hadn't shot it in over 2 years and with the spare 357 Sig barrel I $475 worth of pistol just sitting in the safe. I was hoping to make a decent trade for something. Well I ran into a guy who had a Beretta Storm in 9mm with a bunch of extras, rails, fore grip, and extra stock spacers. We talked for s few minutes and then made an even trade. I was pretty happy and he was to.
So please tell me about the storm. How hard is it to change for left hand use?
Is there a better version of the manual? I really donít like the manual that came with it.

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February 20, 2006, 08:48 AM
with the exception of the mag release, which the manual suggests that you take to a smith to do, although I'm sure if your handy you could diy. I have one in .40 and I've changed it over to left handed for my little brother and it took me all of about 3 minutes, its a really strait foreward little gun, you'll have fun with it. theres a beretta forum I used to be a member of when I first got mine that had a wealth of information, but I've forgotten my password. enjoy shooting

Lobotomy Boy
February 20, 2006, 09:45 AM
Sounds like you got a good deal, but so did the other guy. The Sig is an awfully nice gun, but so is the Beretta.

I went shopping for a Storm when they first came out a few years ago, but they were all sold out everywhere in town. I ended up running across a sweet deal on a used Ruger PC9.

I'm glad I have a 9mm carbine, but find I use it for hunting more than target shooting. It's fun to blast squirrels around my dad's farm. I also use it to hunt striped gophers or ground squirrels or whatever people call them--you know, Chip and Dales--but it really doesn't have enough range for that. I just picked up an AR, which should be an excellent Chip and Dale killer. The 9mm is still ideal for popping squirrels on the farm because I can't shoot anything with greater range in the small woods surrounding their homestead.

I thought I'd target shoot the PC9 more, but it gets kind of old punching out the center of bullseyes at 50 yards. There's really not much sport in it, no real challenge. It shows you how much more useful a carbine would be over a handgun in a life-or-death situation, though.,

February 20, 2006, 11:02 AM
If it's still on the news stands, the April 2006 copy of Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement has a nice article on the CX4 and PX4 rifle/pistol combination.

I found my Storm to be a lot of fun, especially after the trigger gets broken in. Like every firearm some people like them and some don't. Mine also seems to like 147 grain bullets.

I think the more you play with it the more you will like it.

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