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Old 23 November 2018, 10:01
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Beretta Px4 Storm Subcompact

I was looking foe a VERY small, compact and concealable pistol and fell in love with this puppy (Italian design at its best IMO)
Does anyone have any good/bad experience with it?
Is it any good?
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Old 23 November 2018, 10:32
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Agree about the design. Although not the sub, I have a PX4 compact(4" barrel) and it is a damn sexy pistol.
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Old 23 November 2018, 16:41
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I'm with Gumby. I've got a PX4C as well, and love it. My first thought is that the short barrel would normally make it a little more snappy to shoot, but the rotation of the action in this gun probably takes a lot of that away.
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Old 24 November 2018, 21:41
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I have a regular PX4 storm in 9mm. Love this gun. Especially after I got it broken in. Great trigger pull. Shot many rounds out of it and never had a malfunction. I shot some shitty rounds through it too. I would think the compact is a solid and reliable choice.
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Old 24 November 2018, 21:48
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This one was on my list to be my CCW pistol but then Sig brought out the 365.

Before we relocated to Richmond last year, we belonged to a pistol club that shot two to three times a month. One of the members had one chambered for in 9mm and one in .40.

The owner let me shoot both pistols and I put a couple of hundred rounds of various makes and manufacturers, through the 9mm and that included some pretty crappy reloads.

The pistol fits my hands pretty nice and it was also easy to use in weak hand drills. The owner said he had about 800 rounds through it by the time I shot it, so it was on the way to being broken in.

It is not as small as a P365 or one of the Glocks but it doesn't have the feel huge feeling like a lot of the Berettas do even their so called compacts. I own both the L + M models of the 92Sf Compact. I carry both of those as CCWs and as a travel gun with no problems and I feel that the Storm Subcompact carries better than those two.

The 9mm is still on my list of pistols to purchase after I buy an M4. Personally I did not like the one chambered in .40. I only shot two full magazines through it and my right hand was stinging. I was offered the opportunity to buy it for a rock bottom price but I declined due to that one fact.
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Old 24 November 2018, 21:55
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Most of what I have shot through it have been crappy reloads and no malfunctions. I even shot it dirty a couple of times. I agree about the .40. 9mm is the way to go imo. If I wasn't a CZ fanboy this would be my go to for full size or compact.
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Found a full-size in a snowbank, very smooth shooting weapon with little muzzle rise. The trigger like all Berettas was very smooth. I didn't mind the safety/decocker on the F model at all. Never decocked it during re-loads which some folks complain about.
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Old 26 March 2019, 21:50
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I went out and ran 600 rounds through mine. No hiccups and the DA is very light. Only thing I plan on doing is maybe a Talon grip. Gotta say it is a very underrated weapon.
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One of my first handguns getting back into shooting was a compact in .40. It handled very well (enough that I should revisit one now), agree that the trigger was excellent and DA just right.
Despite good grip ergos, I really had to work controlling 2nd/3rd shot placement, and maybe would go with 9mm next time in this platform. However, my arthritic thumb/hand and the safety location did not play well; had to break grip and re-acquire - made it a no-go for me.

Like most things Italian, way sexy, though!

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One of my first handguns getting back into shooting was a compact in .40. It handled very well (enough that I should revisit one now), agree that the trigger was excellent and DA just right.
Despite good grip ergos, I really had to work controlling 2nd/3rd shot placement, and maybe would go with 9mm next time in this platform. However, my arthritic thumb/hand and the safety location did not play well; had to break grip and re-acquire - made it a no-go for me.

Like most things Italian, way sexy, though!

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I know the G levers are smaller than the F model. I have the same issue with some arthritis also. I think you would like the 9mm model.
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How does it handle vs. the Glock 26?
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T&E of the full-size PX4. One of the best kept secrets in DA/SA handguns IMHO. Only DA/SA I own.

https://www.gunpowdermagazine.com/pr...a-px4-storm-t/
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