What exactly is the difference between the type C ( Constant Action ) and the type D ( Double action only ) on the Px4 type handguns from Beretta? Is the type C like the DAK action from Sig?
Also, are they available to civilians or LOEs only?
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September 22, 2009, 04:34 PM
PX4 Storm pistol is available in four basic models:
Type F - conventional double action with manual safety/decocker;
Type D - double action only, less safety or decocker, with spurless hammer;
Type G - conventional double action with manual decocker and no safety; and
Type C - with so called "constant action" and spurless hammer (sort of DAO system with less trigger pull weight). In the F and D modifications
September 22, 2009, 04:35 PM
September 22, 2009, 11:40 PM
But what exactly is the difference between type C and type D? Aren't they both DAO?
Are those types sold to civilians such as myself?
September 22, 2009, 11:55 PM
The D is a traditional double action. The hammer is fully at rest, and pulling the trigger fully pulls it back and releases it.
The C is a new hybrid almost like a Sig DAK. The hammer is resting at a "half-cocked" position. If you took something like the F model, and started to pull the hammer back and then let go, it would stop at a position that would not make contact with the firing pin. That's the same spot the C is always in.
So the pull is a little easier for every shot than the D. But you lose second strike capability on a hard primer. Once the hammer drops to the full rest, and the slide doesn't cycle the hammer and put it in the half-cocked, then you can't just pull the trigger again.
Hope that is somewhat clear.
September 23, 2009, 07:31 PM
Thanks! That is exactly what I have been looking for.
Do you know if these types can be bought by civilians or does Beretta limit them to LEOs only?