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Baretta PX4 Storm pistols. Need opinions on them

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

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  1. italian biker

    italian biker Member

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    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).
     
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    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

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    They seem great. I just did not care for the very hard plastic grips.
     
  5. 2and a quarter

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    I love my 9mm. My only complaint is the safety flips up to the fire position instead of down.
     
  6. Pilot

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

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    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

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    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

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    Excellent gun
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    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
     
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    Ive got one in 9mm and i love it. You might have better luck searching for Beretta though. :)
     
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    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.
     
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    Ric,

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

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    No, Robar. and they refinished the slide in NP3
     
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    Nice piece!
     
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    Love mine. Never had a malfunction. (about 1000 rounds in)
     
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    Anyone have any experience with the Type D - DAO model?
     
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    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

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    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.
     
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    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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    I think you may have accidentally posted in the wrong thread.
     
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    Anyone havethe px-4, in sub-compact, 9, or 40. And if you have a 40, was there a big difference in recoil. I am looking at it in 9, but with all the talk about the recoil dampening with the rotation of the barrel would consider a 40 if it doesn’t snap like a glock.
     
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    I had two at one point. One was the cherry, low mileage one, the other..the range blaster. Very accurate, high cap, and low recoil. I never had a failure of any kind in either one. The .45 was not as good. After a while, the slide would not go all the way forward after 150 rds or so. I sold it anyway. The only thing I didn't like is letting the trigger out all the way to re-set it. My Glock 19c spoiled me! Love short re-set triggers, or SRT's.
     
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