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New Beretta carbine

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Kamicosmos, Oct 31, 2003.

  1. Kamicosmos

    Kamicosmos Well-Known Member

    Got to handle a Storm tonight!

    Went to the range this evening with Blacksnowman, and once we were done shooting, we did the obligitory gun browsing. Guy behind the counter says (parphrasing here) "Check it!" and holds up a Beretta Storm! He says it's the only one in the KC area, possibly the only one in Missouri and Kansas. He practically tosses it to me to fondle.

    Overall, I was impressed with it. It looks good, not nearly as toy like as I was expecting. Shoulders good, points well. Sights were a bit funky. Normal peep and post, but the peep hole seemed tiny, it was kinda hard to see the front sight. Only thing I would change would be to let the pistol grip be a pistol grip...eliminate that connecting section to the stock. And open up the rear sight more too.

    Dealer said the .40 cal version won't be out till next year. I think it would be a great sister gun to my Beretta 96fs, since they use the same mags and all. Excellent home defense combo, me thinks.
  2. Sven

    Sven Senior Member

    Better for Long Range shootin, maybe?
  3. S_O_Laban

    S_O_Laban Well-Known Member

    Sounds very cool, BTW what range were you and the snowman at?
  4. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Well-Known Member

    Swami Nightcrawler predicts this thread will shortly be moved to the Rifle Forum....
  5. Kaylee

    Kaylee Moderator

    that Nightcrawler, he's pretty smart. :)
  6. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Well-Known Member

    I agree, Nightcrawler is very intelligent! And talented. And good-looking. He's also witty, charming, smooth, suave, and cool.
  7. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Well-Known Member

    I concur. I'd just like to add, however, that Nightcrawler is also VERY humble. He's like, WAY more humble than most people.
  8. S_O_Laban

    S_O_Laban Well-Known Member

    uuuhhhh....yaa:scrutiny: ) :D
  9. Kaylee

    Kaylee Moderator

    so... about that Storm. ;)

    thanks for the review! I was wondering about the pistol grip thing.. from the "Rifleman" article a while back it looked like it was pretty well designed for a thumbhole-type arrangement, compared to a lot of the other "get around the law" designs out there.. did it cramp your wrist at all?
  10. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

    I was extremely impressed by the ergos of the one I played with at SHOT; it seemed very well thought-out.

    It ain't for me, just because I don't have much in the way of Beretta handguns. If I owned a 92, 96 or Cougar that I used a lot and had a bunch of magazines for, I'd be all over the CX4.
  11. Coot

    Coot Well-Known Member

    As I mentioned in another thread, I just picked up one for my kids to plink with yesterday. The rear sight has two apertures that you can flip to select: a very small one (long range?), and a much larger one that is more on the line of a ghost ring.
  12. Kamicosmos

    Kamicosmos Well-Known Member

    Kaylee asked:
    No, it was very comfortable. I just think it would look better without the bar in the way...

    Coot said:
    Ah...didn't look at it that closely. I was thinking this morning as I woke up (How's that for being a gun-nut!) that it probably has a dual site setup...thanks for confirming that!

    And Finally, S_O_Laban asked:
    Bullet Hole Range in Overland Park, Kansas.
  13. gun-fucious

    gun-fucious Well-Known Member

  14. gun-fucious

    gun-fucious Well-Known Member

  15. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    Handled one last night. Very Star-Trek, light wieght and 'neat". front sight was hard to pick up.. agree the rear apeture is too small.

    Not terribly pricey. Six-fifty or so (if I recall).
  16. Hutch

    Hutch Well-Known Member

    I was of the opinion that were unobtainium. I MUST have one. Right away! And I'm not usually an 'early adopter' sort, neither. I'll likely buy the first one I see for sale.
  17. cookie

    cookie Well-Known Member

    I received a reply from Beretta today (re: the CX4 .45). Here it is:

  18. Coot

    Coot Well-Known Member

    Dr Rob,

    I just bought one for $576.00 (and I'm sure the dealer was selling it at a profit).

    I recall another poster saying they saw one for around $650.00; maybe thats the full MSRP?

    A lot of dealers out there are real hogs on prices.
  19. Kamicosmos

    Kamicosmos Well-Known Member

    When I first grabbed it, I thought it was some kind of rubber coating, kinda like the Hougue OverMolded stocks. But it is just hard plastic...maybe cause it was new it felt ... grippy. :confused:
  20. Monkeyleg

    Monkeyleg Well-Known Member

    Got to handle one of these yesterday, and it's very cool. Lightweight, points really well, and has some great features. The retractible accessory rail was a real surprise.

    Anyone have experience with one of these?


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