Beretta PX4 Storm .40 cal. S&W


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Bigwill
April 8, 2007, 06:12 PM
I'm thinking of buying a Beretta PX4. Does anyone have any input or personal knowledge on this semi-auto? If so, have you heard of any problems with loading it's magazine? All information welcome, thanks.

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rxraptor02
April 8, 2007, 06:30 PM
Big,

I have the PX4 in 9mm.
I know its not the 40 but this is what I know aboiut mine.
I have had it for almost a full year now. I am very happy. I never had any problems. The 9mm mags get a little hard to load after you get 14 rounds in of the total 17.

you should be happy with the .40

For better info check out:

http://www.berettaforum.net/

TexasP226
April 8, 2007, 06:38 PM
I too have the 9mm and I can get the 17th round in without a loader, but my thumb hurts for an hour afterwards. You really do need the mag loader. Other than that, it is a wonderful pistol and has become the 1st gun I recommend to people.

NAK
April 8, 2007, 09:19 PM
I bought a Beretta PX4 Storm in .40 cal recently. I love the feel of it! While it was not bad with the grip that came installed, I changed it out with the thicker grip (included in the package) and now it fits my hand perfectly.
Several friends that have fired it say it has less recoil than their .40...I cannot say, since auto in that caliber.

I only have about 800 rounds through it, but every one has functioned perfectly. When knocking off that first round double-action, the trigger pull seems smoother than most.

:cuss: Loading the mags suck! :cuss:

Beretta is now shipping a loader with each gun. I bought an extra loader and 2 extra mags and I am thinking about 3 more. That way I can load'em up while watching TV and be able to shoot a 100 rounds at the range without trying to reload them.

bg226
April 8, 2007, 10:34 PM
The Beretta Px4 is extremely reliable.

Over 12,000 rounds and not a single jam of any kind.

The magazine springs are strong. I can load the first 12 easily by hand, but to make it to round 17 a mag loader is needed. I believe the new Px4s come with a mag-loader now.

Atleast I don't have to worry about my magazine springs getting weak anytime soon! :neener:

DHart
April 9, 2007, 02:05 PM
I had a PX4 in 9mm for a while and it was an excellent gun... totally reliable. Only thing is, I just don't like the DA/SA trigger design... I really like triggers which are the same on the first shot as every other, whether they be SA only or striker fired. So I traded it in on a S&W M&P 40 Compact, which is also a superb gun and a better carry gun than the PX4 due to size. I can totally recommend a PX4 if the gun really "speaks" to you and you are happy with a DA/SA trigger design. But you should look at the M&P's as well... they just might speak to you even more.

Zero_DgZ
April 9, 2007, 02:28 PM
You guys are wusses. With my first PX4 I could load with just my fingers all the way to the 17th round (9x19) and my second came with a loader that I thought was such a luxury...

And I used to walk to school. Barefoot. In the snow. Uphill, both ways.

Shipwreck
April 9, 2007, 06:12 PM
I feel like a broken record because I've said it so many times - but here it goes again :D

I have shot the PX4 several times. In 9mm, I just found it to be a ho-hum, avg DA/SA w/ external hammer. Not a bad gun, but not really any different than any other similar DA/SA. I've shot the 9mm version a few times.

But, in 40 cal, it is a really great gun. I for one am not a fan of the 40 cal, and I have no plans to buy a pistol in a 40. But IF I did want a 40 cal handgun, this would be the one. The rotating barrel really does make a difference. When I fired the 1st shot out of the 40, I almost thought I was shooting a 9mm.

gudel
April 9, 2007, 10:46 PM
i have the PX4 40. never jam. as for loading the mags, no problem. man up people :rolleyes:

Bigwill
January 5, 2008, 07:16 AM
How long is it safe to keep rounds in the Mag.? Will it damage the spring? I would like to ready at a moments notice, know what I mean?

ccmdfd
January 5, 2008, 08:59 AM
In general it's not keeping the mags loaded which wears out the springs, but the continuous loading/unloading that comes from use.

I have a PX4 in .40. It's a nice gun. For me, the out of the box DA pull is one of, if not the, best out of the box DA pull's I've ever felt. The SA is decent, nothing spectacular and nothing wrong, but that DA is just so nice.

Koblenz
January 5, 2008, 08:59 AM
How long is it safe to keep rounds in the Mag.?

I don't think I have ever seen a definitive answer to this question. Plus it probably various from gun to gun.

What I do is order extra magazine strings, either from the manufacuter or from Wolff. I have also been told that a gunsmith can retemper springs.

ajoker31
January 5, 2008, 09:34 AM
My two favorite .40's are the PX4 and FN hi power that I got new from CDNN for $450 delivered. Had to remove the mag safety on the hi power before I really loved the trigger. The PX4 is obviously a nice gun in .40. It's rare to see this many people say good things about any gun.

Joker

cornman
January 5, 2008, 09:52 AM
I can't stand the .40 as well, but in the PX4 it is not bad. That .40 annoying snap is OK.

Pops 1
January 5, 2008, 09:55 AM
I have a PX4 40 and a Glock 22, the PX4 has a lot less flip than the Glock. I have had no problems with it or my PX4 9mm. Pops

Lonestar49
January 5, 2008, 03:16 PM
Quote: I'm thinking of buying a Beretta PX4. Does anyone have any input or personal knowledge on this semi-auto? If so, have you heard of any problems with loading it's magazine? All information welcome, thanks.
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First, like most "new magazines" (the springs) are stiff, and max loading is gonna be a chore and, one should buy an auto loader, they're cheap enough.

And, when not using them for range practice, load them up to max, or as near max as possible and let them sit. After about 2 weeks, you'll find you will be able to hand load max loads in the mags..

I would, however, suggest you try and find a Px4 40cal, to rent, and shoot one on a cold day.. Either outside, or an inside range, but make sure the indoor range is early in the day, as not to have heated up..

If the gun performs to your liking, then you should snap one up, if you find something you don't like, then you may have a change of mind and, maybe, try a Px4 9mm, if they have one, as well, and see if the 9mm may have an advantage to offer, over the 40cal, in the cold.


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Crunker1337
January 5, 2008, 05:55 PM
"And I used to walk to school. Barefoot. In the snow. Uphill, both ways."

Then it must have been downhill both ways also.

Shipwreck
January 5, 2008, 08:09 PM
Pulling up an old thread here...

Well, I'm actually about to get a PX4 in 40 cal. I bought some ammo for it, and am just waiting for a good price...

This'll be my 1st 40 cal...

angel1216
January 5, 2008, 10:52 PM
anybody seen the px4 storm sub compact? i thought it was coming out last month! i want one nowwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Shipwreck
January 5, 2008, 11:09 PM
Not out yet... Maybe after the shotshow...

jwxspoon
January 6, 2008, 10:18 AM
I've got one. Great weapon - a little big for concealed carry. Very reliable and accurate for me.

jw

Jason_G
January 6, 2008, 08:30 PM
I don't own one, but I have a friend that does. I've shot it and was very impressed. It was very accurate. As others have noted, it's a very tame .40. The only thing I didn't care for was the placement of the safety/decocker. I would've liked it more if it were frame mounted rather than on the slide, but not a big deal. I highly recommend it.

Jason

possum
January 6, 2008, 08:51 PM
they are nice and they fit me much better than the 92 series. they feel good in the hand and pont well for me.

what is all this "is it hard to load mags" thing that keeps getting asked? i don't understand. mags are like anything else, they get easier to load with use. like triggers that get better with use. i don't understand what the problem as of late ith loaded mags are.

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