beretta cx-4


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dakotasin
February 25, 2010, 10:00 PM
anybody got much use out of a beretta cx-4?

what are your thoughts about a pistol caliber carbine? i'm thinking of springing for one in 9mm, but am a little concerned about the sights on it - do they hold zero? need to be replaced?

figure this might tide me over until the kel-tec 308 bull pup becomes available...

thanks!

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Maverick223
February 25, 2010, 10:15 PM
They seem to be a good solid rifle despite having much of the internal components made of plastic. I had a friend that owned one (in 9mmPara.) and it was a good shooting little carbine. I enjoyed shooting it, but the sights were a limitation. I don't know if they moved, but they didn't work well for me. Accuracy with the irons (never mounted a scope) left a bit to be desired. If I were looking to go with a pistol cal. carbine, I would wait for the MSAR MCS (and I might do that when it is available), but that doesn't exactly help your situation does it? I am in the same boat as you...I am looking to pick up a Kel-Tec RFB (preferably .260Rem. if they decide to make one) and a MSAR E4 7.62x39mm and neither are available as of yet. :banghead:

BushyGuy
February 25, 2010, 10:28 PM
CX-4 Storm is an excellent carbine, its built like a 92sf -A Tank!

jonnyc
February 25, 2010, 10:57 PM
A friend has one, we really like it. Tack-driver at up to 50 yards. Lots of upgrade options. I was jealous and cheap and got a Hi-Point 995. Only real difference is mag capacity.
Pistol caliber carbines are great, lots of fun at the range and they have a practical purpose. When we do a carbine shoot we take the CX4, the 995, my .45ACP Enfield, a .22 Golden Boy, and my stocked Inglis Hi-Power. A fun and cheap afternoon.

desidog
February 26, 2010, 11:28 AM
I've had one for about five years now. My favorite bunny-blaster hands down. They are the best option for lefties too, cause they're so modular. Sights are fine...they also fold down for use of other optics, which is nice. No loss of zero yet.

A lot of folks want a 17hmr for the 100-200 area that is too far for a .22lr, and too close for a big centerfire - my CX4 fills that gap very nicely, and 9mm is easier to find and cheaper.

Some points that come to mind:
Pros:
-Great ergonomics
-takes 92FS mags same as my pistol
-very versatile uses
-versatile rails for doo-dads, if you're into that stuff (i'm not).
-most accurate 9mm carbine i've shot out to 200yds
Cons:
-trigger is a little squishy/not everyone's cup of tea
-9mm doesn't really do it IMHO, if i did it again, i'd go .40 or .45
-price went up 200 bucks since i bought mine (sorry, i went there)

Hope that helps. As always, try to test-drive before you buy.

Miked7762
February 26, 2010, 02:43 PM
-price went up 200 bucks since i bought mine (sorry, i went there)

I have a question about that. Each model used to be available either with or without the top rail, and the top rail by itself was very expensive. Are the price increases between the older configuration without a rail versus the current prices for the model with the rail?

dakotasin
February 26, 2010, 03:05 PM
can you define 'accuracy at 200 yards' for me? sights or scope?

thanks!

btw... seems to me they are now running in the $775 area. $200 off of that would have made this a no brainer decision for me.

also, since i have beretta 92's, this would be a 9mm purchase for me. what about the 9 do you not like that a 40 or 45 would cure?

thanks!

Maverick223
February 26, 2010, 04:43 PM
Accuracy for me was about minute of quart can at 50yds. Not spectacular (or really all that good), but still fun and I surmise that the sights may have had something to do with that (not necessarily moving, just relatively short radius and overall not spectacular sights).

:)

Hizzie
February 26, 2010, 06:18 PM
There are 2 diff 9mm versions. 1 takes 92 mags and the other Px4 mags.

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