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Beretta CX-4 Storm

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Ala Dan, Aug 23, 2004.

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  1. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Has got to be the most werid rifle introduced in modern times.
    Maybe its too "tactical looking" for me, I don't know? But one
    thing is for sure, it works. And I kind'a like the idea of it using
    the Beretta 92 magazines. Currently, my dealer has them on
    sale for $499.99; which I understand is very close to dealers
    cost?

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  2. 355sigfan

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    Not really a rifle but rather a large handgun too big for a holster. Sorry I hate the concept. If I need a long gun I prefer it to be in a long gun caliber. But to each his own.
    Pat
     
  3. WhoKnowsWho

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    Considering I paid $549 and that was cheap, $499 sounds really good.

    I really like how the thing feels, it fits me well and my wife likes it too, and we have a almost 1 foot height difference.

    It does look tactical, but you said it, it works. With the bonus of using Beretta 92 mags, I would venture to say it is one of the best 9mm carbine pieces out there. Not needlessly long or heavy like an AR conversion would be.

    Get it for $499 and if you decide you don't like it, I am sure you could sell it on the board for about the same amount.

    I've only burned through 5 Winchester Value Packs through it so far. No malfunctions to report at all.
     
  4. PBIR

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    $499 is a good price. Granted the looks are a little futuristic, but the performance will make you forget about that pretty quick. It's a lot of fun to shoot.
     
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    The one I held seemed to fit great.I can't help but think though,that that barrel is crying out for some kind of flashhider/muzzlebreak if for no other reason than to give it some "balance".
    Know what I mean?
     
  6. beardking

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    I like them a lot. I was really skeptical about them because of the looks and all, but once I shot the one my friend has, that's just about all I can think of anymore. I'm currently trying to sell a couple of my RC trucks to fund buying one. Of course, I want it in .40 S&W to go along with my new CZ 75B .40 S&W. Those are a little harder to find right now.
     
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    What does Beretta say about using "+P+" ammo in these little carbines?
     
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    Jane Jetson's home defense gun :D
     
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    I want one in .45 ACP.. so far, they're not out yet.
     
  10. beardking

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    .45 would definitely be nice, or even the same ammo that the FN P-90 is chambered for (sorry, don't know it). With a red dot scope on it I destroyed the bullseye on my first run with it when my friend let me shoot his. Of course, that helped my love for it a little.
     
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    storm

    we love our storm..fun accurate shooter...fits the bill for defense and plinker...
     
  12. Dbl0Kevin

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    I bought some Federal +p+ 127gr hollow points for my Storm. I fired off 10 of em my last trip to the range to test them out and it ate them up flawlessly. They were still as accurate as regular FMJ......and that is to say tack-driver accurate. Big thumbs up to Beretta on the Storm! :)
     
  13. Phantom Warrior

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    Price check

    I want one, so I've done a little looking. $550-600 is pretty standard. If you get it for $499, that's pretty darn good. If you don't like it you _might_ even be able to sell it for a profit. If you are interested, it's probably worth the plunge.
     
  14. Doug the Head

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    I've wanted one of these for so long, except I want to cut the barrel down and permanently attach a supressor to the end.
     
  15. Third_Rail

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    Why would you do that?? If you threaded the suppressor on, you'd be able to use it on a number of firearms....

    So you like Snatch, eh Doug? :D Welcome to THR.
     
  16. BusMaster007

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    I'm waiting for the .40 to come out.
    As for the concept of the firearm, what the heck...why not?
    It looks like FUN --- something a lot of shooters seem to have forgotten about!

    I was thinking about this CX4 the other day, as a 'niche' filler in the collection and what role it might play.
    It's a 'Pistol Caliber Carbine'...hmmm.
    Well, I've got the Remington XP-100R in .223, which is called a 'Long Range Pistol' --- only it's kinda like a little short bbl. bolt-action rifle without a buttstock! Helluva flash, too!
    So, the CX4 sounded like a FUN GUN to have to kind of fill out the other end of the spectrum there as a long bbl. autoloading pistol WITH a buttstock.

    Of course, I'm a bit twisted like that.
    Pretzel Logic...
    :D :evil: :neener:
     
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    They don't recommend using much of it, as it comes with increased wear and such.
     
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    Got my Storm last November and it's fun to shoot. Easily switches from right to left ejection also.
    JR
     
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    When I see a pic of a Storm I think, "that gun's aesthetics aren't my style." Then I think, "I bet that gun's fun at the range."

    The Beretta also seems a plausible home-defense choice for the suburbanite who would prefer the control of a long gun rather than a Glock. (I say "suburbanite" for a reason. The .357 Magnum slugs that come out of the barrel of a Marlin lever carbine will hit harder than the Storm, with minimal recoil, but their downside is the risk of overpenetration.)
     
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    I rented one at My local range not too long ago, was a lot of fun! Pretty accurate to boot. I would not want to be a BG on the recieving end of one.

    At the last gun show, I saw some for $499.99. Might pick one up next time.
    If I could change some things, I'd like to have more metal in the overall construction. There were times when I thought the CX4 felt like a toy. A threaded barrel would be nice. Oh yeah, if the barrel was a bit thicker.
    Besides that, it's nice.
     
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    Not as ugly as the XM8 but not as refined as the P90. I'd like a P90 just because I like weird actions, and it definately qualifies. FN 2000 does to for that matter.

    For plinking a pistol caliber carbine is pretty fun. I'll probably end up with a Oly Arms AR in 10mm once the AWB sunsets and magazines are available again.
     
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    I bought some Federal +p+ 127gr hollow points for my Storm.
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    I believe your mistaken. Federal does not make a 127 grain bullet for the 9mm. They do make a +p+ 124 grain Hydrashock. Winchester Makes the +p+ 127 grain Winchester Ranger load.

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    It's a 'Pistol Caliber Carbine'...hmmm.
    Well, I've got the Remington XP-100R in .223, which is called a 'Long Range Pistol' --- only it's kinda like a little short bbl. bolt-action rifle without a buttstock! Helluva flash, too!
    So, the CX4 sounded like a FUN GUN to have to kind of fill out the other end of the spectrum there as a long bbl. autoloading pistol WITH a buttstock.
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    Forgive me if this is offensive. But I don't care for handrifle's either. I feel that (contenders Xp100 ext) are simply tools made to exploit the longer handgun hunting seasons in some areas. These guns are shot for all intents and purposes like rifles, They have rifle accuracy. Its simply cheating in my opinion. Same goes for modern in line muzzle loaders. I believe people should have to use authentic reproduction black powder weapons to get the longer season. Same for handgun hunters. Only semi autos and revolvers need apply. No rifle caliber singleshots and bolt guns.

    For me the Storm serves no purpose and decieves many people. Some people have listed this gun as a good defense weapon. While it could serve that role. Its woefully inadiquate for the job compared to rifle caliber semi autos in 223. The storm actually poses more of an over penetration risk and it has far less stopping power. A 12 gauge shotgun is a better choice than the Storm in this role as well. With the storm you basically have a handgun that is easy to hit with. While its better than a pistol for home defense because of hit probability its a poor choice compared to a good semi auto 223 or a 12 gauge shotgun.

    For plinking I suppose its fine. But so is a 1022 and they are far cheaper to shoot. Its too weak for anything but small game hunting. Again a 22 rifle will do that role just fine.

    I use to have a Marlin Camp Carbine that I got for a good price in 45 acp. It was a well made weapon and worked as it was designed. But it served no purpose. It was not ideal for defense compared to the 223's and shotguns I owned. It was too weak to hunt with. It was more expensive to plink with than my 22's. In the end I had to ask why? Thats the same question I have for the storm.

    But hey its a free country buy what makes you happy. And again this post is not meant to piss anyone off. Its just my opinion on the subject.
    Pat
     
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    I stand corrected, I do indeed have the 124grain Hydrashocks.

    Also while you make some pretty good points about the usefulness of the Storm I just have one question for you. If the 9mm Carbine is so useless why is the 9mm MP5 hands down the most popular and widely used submachine gun in Law Enforcement and Military special operations and entry teams?
     
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    Also while you make some pretty good points about the usefulness of the Storm I just have one question for you. If the 9mm Carbine is so useless why is the 9mm MP5 hands down the most popular and widely used submachine gun in Law Enforcement and Military special operations and entry teams?
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    The MP5 is a fine weapon but it too suffers from being a pistol caliber long gun. In all reality while they were extreemly popular at one time. Their popularity is fading. Just as the 223 semi auto carbine is replacing the patrol shotgun. The ultra compact select fire 223 carbins like the Colt M4 Commando and the HK 53 are replacing submachine guns like the MP5 with our nations top Special operation teams. There are still people using sub guns but their numbers are getting less and less. Colt only makes its sub gun on special runs and has talked about dropping it altogether. When I was at basic Swat operators course a few months ago I saw that Anchorage's team was using HK53's to replace their MP5's.
    Pat
     
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