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Baretta PX4 Storm pistols. Need opinions on them

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by italian biker, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. italian biker

    italian biker Well-Known Member

    Hi, I did a search and couldn't find anything, so I'm posting a new thread. Does anyone have any experience with the Baretta PX4 Storm pistols. How do they shoot, feel? Are there any problems with using reloads(such as in certain Glocks). I'm thinking about replacing my carry gun which is currently a Taurus Pt940 stainless. I'm not yet completely sold on the polymer frame thing yet. I'm interested in the Px4 STorm .40 calibre in the F configuration(safety and decocker).
  2. SuperNaut

    SuperNaut Well-Known Member

  3. markpcola

    markpcola Active Member

    Just so happens I was at the range Saturday and asked the guy next to me if he would like to try my G26 (compact Glock), he say's sure and hands me his PX4 in (.40 cal.) I was amazed at how ergonomic the gun felt, and the pattern I held (with ease) was much tighter than what I'm used to shooting. VERY nice weapon.
  4. cornman

    cornman member

    They seem great. I just did not care for the very hard plastic grips.
  5. I love my 9mm. My only complaint is the safety flips up to the fire position instead of down.
  6. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    I won't buy a handgun with a safety that operates that way.
  7. KegCommando

    KegCommando Well-Known Member

    I've recently gotten one and have made it my "carry" piece.

    My wife is dead set against using a 9mm, and I secretly hope that she'll give the Storm a try here soon. I think it will change her mind because it is a real soft shooter.

    I've only had a few months, but have about 800 rounds through it, so take it with a grain of salt. It's been flawless so far.

    My only complaint is that it is a polymer gun. I'm just too much of an old fart, and just finding it a bit difficult to warm up to them. It doesn't bother me too much when I'm shooting it, don't think about it, but when I take it apart to clean, I can't help but feel like I'm cleaning one of my kids Happy Meal toys. It is really odd feeling that bothers me.
  8. IdahoLT1

    IdahoLT1 Well-Known Member

    they are awesome pistols. The rotating barrel assembly does what its supposed to. A buddy had his at the range and i shot it right after shooting my 92F. I was using my reloads. Even though the 92F is ~5-6oz heavier, the PX4 had noticeably less recoil, using the same rounds i was shooting in the 92F. It was also more accurate, for me, and i like to think im a decent shot with the 92f. Off hand i was punching cloverleafs at 12-13yds. Very impressed. The only thing that keeps me from switching over is the Px4 is polymer. The PX4 shoots better, more accurate, feels better, has a higher standard capacity, is lighter, has a rail and cool night sights. I just like how the action feels on the 92F when im sending rounds down range.
  9. Ric

    Ric Well-Known Member

    Excellent gun
  10. jaydubya

    jaydubya Well-Known Member

    Ten rounds fired at a demonstration does not qualify me as an expert on the PX4, but I was very impressed with its ergonomics and the fact that there was little muzzle flip. It recoiled straight back and then quickly settled back on target. And I'm a hammer guy. I won't buy one until Crimson Trace makes a grip for it, but I have my eye set on it.

    Cordially, Jack
  11. malix

    malix Well-Known Member

    Ive got one in 9mm and i love it. You might have better luck searching for Beretta though. :)
  12. NAK

    NAK Well-Known Member

    I've owned a Px4 in .40 for a couple of years. It is definatley my favorite pistol. The Px4 feels great in my hands and I like the trigger (YMMV). Noticeably lighter recoil than other .40s. I carry it IWB. Loved is so much I bought a second.

    My first had a decocker/safety which I have since modified to a decocker only. I probably have between 4000 & 6000 rounds through it, including about 1100 in a weekend pistol course (not a single malfunction in that 1100 rounds).

    I reload and I have found that the Px4 is a little pickier about the crimp than some other guns, but once I found the sweet spot, I go through 100s of rounds of reloads without feeding problems.

    Couple of things I do not like: 1] Apparently you cannot put a silencer on on due to the rotating barrel. Beretta apparently made an assister mechanism for the .45 version, but does not sell it to the public. 2] It makes funny looking primers with a raised donut around the hammer strike...any brand of factory load, light, normal and heavy handloads...they all look the same.
  13. blkbrd666

    blkbrd666 Well-Known Member


    Is that grip texture on your Px4 factory???
  14. Ric

    Ric Well-Known Member

    No, Robar. and they refinished the slide in NP3
  15. WC145

    WC145 Well-Known Member

    Nice piece!
  16. jackdanson

    jackdanson Well-Known Member

    Love mine. Never had a malfunction. (about 1000 rounds in)
  17. chinpokojed

    chinpokojed Active Member

    Anyone have any experience with the Type D - DAO model?
  18. berettashotgun

    berettashotgun Well-Known Member

    Try the ( Beretta ) Cougar if you NEED a non-plastic frame.
    I did.....
    Haven't even considered the Stoger model, I want the pistol to have "Made In Italy" somewhere on it!
  19. tbreihan

    tbreihan Well-Known Member

    I had one, in 9 mm. Excellent gun, light weight, biggish for CC (about the size of a p229) but manageable. Very soft shooting, good trigger.

    I traded it for an M9. I like the 92FS/M9 better, but mostly just in terms of looks. The trigger is crisper on the M9 with a shorter, more tactile reset.

    The PX9 is my favorite polymer pistol.
  20. Orange_Magnum

    Orange_Magnum member

    The fnp-40 comes in two sizes. Made in America. I don't own one but people on the Internet seem to really like the new fnp lineup.

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