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Beretta CX4 Storm - Changed my mind.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Spark, Feb 28, 2004.

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  1. Spark

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    Normally I hate pistol caliber carbines. Solution in search of a problem, blah blah blah.

    I actually got to handle one today and I have to say I'm pretty impressed. Accurate. Lightweight. Comfortable. Nice.

    Good shooter. Fun as well. Pretty much ambi as well. I might have to get one eventually.
     
  2. Badger Arms

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    I came away with the same impression. Nothing like the Ruger PC carbines which I find heavy and overly long as well as a bit unrefined. The Storm has one of the better thumbhole stocks I've felt. Beretta needs to knock the price down about a hundred bucks, though, and they'd sell me one.
     
  3. Tamara

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    For most folks they're interesting. For southpaw Beretta collectors they're nearly mandatory. :D
     
  4. Harry Tuttle

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    i wanna see a Darth Vader CCW rig

    its so zoomy, i wonder if it has a staring roll in an action flick yet

    it will prolly shoot down a stealth fighter
     
  5. Greg L

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    It certainly got the 12 year old stamp of approval ;) :D .
     
  6. jacketch

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    Yes, it probably will. And with style too!
     
  7. bmwguy

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    A friend of mine picked one up. It shoots fine and everything.
    Until he disasempled it. It had a plastic hammer.
    He is selling it.
     
  8. artherd

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    It's a neat gun. Wish it shot .223.

    Bolt is surprisingly high in mass.
     
  9. Ohen Cepel

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    BMW Guy,
    I'm near and I'll be happy to take the Storm off your buddy's hands.
     
  10. Onslaught

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    THat's kinda what I was thinking... :D

    But since I'm not "near", I just went out and bought my own Storm today! Just got back, haven't even taken it apart to clean it... but then again, I'm SUPPOSED to be out looking for a job :what:

    Darn thing didn't even look like a firearm in the box. It looks more like I just bought a "Casio CX4 Storm" electronic keyboard... And I'm OK with that.

    The price was $599 locally, so I'm good with that. They also had 20 rounders guaranteed to function for $29.95 each, but the guy said I could have 'em for $25. Course, being unemployed, I had to say "no thank you", but as soon as I get hired, I'm going to celebrate by buying some 20's.

    I already have a 16" pre-ban mid length AR, and I'm stealing the sling and red-dot off of it as soon as I can get a rail. But don't worry about the AR, it's getting a new sling, AND new optics. ;)

    It's all you guys' fault you know. Talking about them, saying how neat they are, fun to shoot, super-cheap ammo, etc. Wierd thing too. I complained about the grip before, but didn't notice it as much today. Maybe since this one isn't DRENCHED in oil like the first one I looked at, it made a difference. Who knows.

    If I have any problems with it, I'll post 'em. Otherwise, why waste bandwidth with being yet another satisfied customer :neener:
     
  11. Mark whiz

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    Onslaught.....
    $599 is a GOOD price for that!!! :D
    The Gun show this past weekend had them on SALE for that price...........normal around here is much more :( .

    Unfortunately, I'm processing through a divorce so I didn't have the bucks to partake of it. :(

    Hopefully by the time it makes it out in .45ACP the bucks will be there :)
     
  12. JackDRipper

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    Onslaught, What brand of mags were these?
    JR

     
  14. treeprof

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    I bought one last weekend ($575), and a nice used Centurion FS to go with it. What a fun little carbine! I was just plinking indoors, but I ran just shy of 200 rds down it w/out a single glitch of any sort. Even the gooey mags that came with the pistol (oiled liberally by the previous owner, apparently) worked fine. Light glare indoors made it hard to use the aperature sight well, but it seems pretty accurate. I shot 1 mag of Win White Box offhand for groups and got 2", and got a 5 shot 1"group w/Ga Arms 124 gr +P Gold Dots at 25 yrds; I'm guessing those #'s would tighetn up considerably off a rest w/decent light. The design is elegantly simple. Mine was dripping w/heavy oil, but it cleaned up fine.
     
  15. Onslaught

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    I don't really know. They had a quality finish and look to them though. And the baseplate had a "lip" in the back that extended up the mag to serve as a "stop" to keep from over-inserting the mag. I thought that was a nice touch.

    I know they're expensive, but I'm thinking the Zeiss Z-point is a "must have" for my Storm (in the future, after I'm employed again)

    I just ordered my top rail, $39.95 shipped..... 6 to 8 weeks backordered :rolleyes:

    Oh well, if I haven't received it by JUNE, I'll give them a call.
     
  16. Kentucky Rifle

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    So you guys think the plastic hammer will be OK? With the purchase of my Kahr PM9, I'm beginning to really enjoy shooting 9MM's. Lots of fun.

    Thanks,
    KR
     
  17. treeprof

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    I'm not bugged by the hammer. Lots of other plastic parts under the hood as well. If one doesn't like polymer, this thing definitely ain't for them.
     
  18. Turtle Club

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    I just got mine out of layaway. I went with the .40, didnt think that the 9mm was enough but the price of shooting .45 just is way too much. I paid $615, they trew in a Barrell Shroud and 250rounds. I love this thing. I fired over 650 rounds. I had no problems. Too bad this thing isnt fully automatic.
     
  19. nipprdog

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    then your $615 would just be the tax on your rifle.

    welcome aboard, btw. :D
     
  20. Mikul

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    I have two word for Beretta if they want me to buy one.

    Folding Stock
     
  21. chris in va

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    Holy resurrected post Batman.
     
  22. 3rdpig

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    It is an old post, but I had to laugh again when I read that Onslaught went out and bought a $600 gun when he was out of work. I laughed the first time I read it and thought "This is one guy that CAN'T be married".

    Anyway, I hope he's back at work and still likes his Storm!
     
  23. Onslaught

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    Thanks for the well wishes...

    Actually, I am married... but I didn't exactly TELL her either. ;) I also received a "very generous" severance package from my previous employer, so technically I didn't have to work for about a year, so that was my "consolation" gift to myself...

    I did find work about three months after that post, and now work for a great company. (and made a few more purchases since) Thanks again for the well wishes.

    As for a long-term followup to this olde' post...

    I still have the Storm. Those "guaranteed" 20 rounders worked, but wouldn't hold the bolt open after the last round. I have since purchased a factory 20 and have some Mec-Gar 20's on backorder.

    The Storm is still fun, and everyone (including my wife) really enjoys it. But since it's only a fun gun, I have actually posted it for sale a couple times, but never pursued it afterward. It's one of those things that's fun to shoot, but one of my Bushmasters is set up the same way, so I can shoot it at 100 yards with a red-dot... So it's a little redundant and as such typically comes to mind first when I think "ooh, I'd sure like to get a (insert urge of the month here)"
     
  24. Man With A Gun

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    Carbine ammo

    I, too, lust for a Storm.

    The seemingly best caliber would be 9mm. Common, cheap and, if the SHTF, you can find it around.

    In 9mm, what would be a good load in the carbine?

    NEVER use 9mm machine gun ammo I am told since it is too hot.

    I just want a ZOMBIE shooter if things get rough if or when we have a financial collapse.

    Around here, if gasoline gets short people go nuts and do crazy things.
     
  25. briansmithwins

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    I wouldn't get a pistol caliber carbine unless your needs for rifles are already filled.

    That said, they are a whole lot of fun. BSW

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