Beretta Cx4 Storm Carbine Rifle

The Beretta Cx4 Storm is a pistol-caliber carbine aimed at sporting, personal defense and law enforcement. Seven different models accept full-size Beretta magazines from the 92/96, Cougar, and Px4 series pistols in 9mm Luger, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. The cold-forged 16.6-inch (422 mm) barrel is chrome-lined to improve durability and corrosion resistance.
MSRP: 
800
Date of Design (year): 
2003
Length (mm): 
755
Barrel Length (mm): 
422.5
Weight Empty (kg): 
2.575
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The Beretta Cx4 Storm is a pistol-caliber carbine aimed at sporting, personal defense and law enforcement. Seven different models accept full-size Beretta magazines from the 92/96, Cougar, and Px4 series pistols in 9mm Luger, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. The cold-forged 16.6-inch (422 mm) barrel is chrome-lined to improve durability and corrosion resistance.

The Cx4 Storm was developed to be used in conjunction with other Beretta semi-automatic pistols. For example, the magazines for the Beretta 92FS chambered in 9 mm can be used in the Cx4 (also chambered in 9 mm). This aids in a smaller loadout — no longer needing to carry separate magazines for the rifle and handgun — and adds redundancy, allowing a person to carry more ammunition without adding weight. Using the non-Beretta Storm Magazines require a two piece kit (not included with rifle). The pieces consist of the following
The 9mm Luger and .40 S&W magazines of the Px4 require the C5C620 insert and C89210 release button. Every caliber can be purchased with CX4 magazines that only fit the CX4. The .45ACP only comes in this way.
The CX4 Storm includes a Picatinny rail that can be extended under the barrel by pushing in the sling button and pulling the rail out by a thumb tab. Each Storm also includes 1 side rail with two mounting screws, a second can be purchased along with a bottom rail from the manufacturer. The countoured bottom rail is designed to attach under the two side rails. A top rail can also be purchased and installed with a tool that comes with the carbine. Three screws and nuts attach it to the top of the carbine using a pre drilled hole that exists allowing the user to use the rail as a template to tap two other holes hidden under a thin membrane of plastic. The correct size drill bit needed for attaching the top rail is not included with the rifle or the top rail kit and has to be purchased separately. A maximum of five picatinny rails can be utilized using Beretta accessory kits, or the user can use the two present at purchase to attach a number of optics, grips, lights, lasers bipods etc. This firearm was designed to be very adaptable to customization.
In addition to being able to customize the Cx4 with accessories, it is one of only a few firearms with the ability to switch the safety, ejection port, and magazine release to the left side of the weapon to accommodate left handed shooters.

Beretta Cx4 Storm Carbine Rifle Reviews (1)

nice gun, but not quite worth the cash

You can buy a highpoint loaded with extras for half the price of this gun

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6 years 26 weeks ago, 3:34 AM

Amnitrix

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cool

nice look

6 years 11 weeks ago, 4:42 AM

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Brief preliminary review: 1) Ergonomics are very good, with some length of pull adjustability using optional butt inserts.
2) Extremely accurate once sighted in; With my Bushnell holographic red dot, tore the target center out at 50 yards. Still trying to psych-out proper sight in for 100 yards. 3) Factory delivered trigger sucks for pull and creep; Easily remedied by fixes described in the Beretta forum. These mods really work, but you must follow the cautionaries TO THE LETTER, or have your favorite gunsmith do the job.
This is one heckofa fine little carbine, with a plethora of after market accessories available for it.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
6 years 9 weeks ago, 7:47 PM

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I must agree with LLE on tech data... but can I say...THIS IS FUN TO SHOOT.... ive gotten 4 new shooters hooked on the sport with this fun lil carbine :-)

I do not aim with my hand. He who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father. I aim with my eye. I do not shoot with my hand. He who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father. I shoot with my mind. I do not kill wit
6 years 9 weeks ago, 7:50 PM

Anonymous

how spendy

are the storms?

6 years 9 weeks ago, 8:12 PM

LLE

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If you look around carefully, you might could find one without accessories for about $500, but they get snapped at real fast.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
3 years 50 weeks ago, 2:32 PM

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I just learned about this rifle from my friend's father over the holidays. I will definitely seek out this one at the gun stores or the next show to see what it is all about. The images of it look pretty cool, although in my opinion, the design is a little too "sci-fi" for my taste. I would like to try it out on the range though.

3 years 50 weeks ago, 5:48 PM

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I picked one up for about 550$, better that a 10/22 IMO for plinking. Little more expensive, but with a red dot 2X magnifier a lot of fun to shoot.

Live by the sword, die by the Kimber

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Beretta Cx4 Storm Carbine Rifle Info

Category:
Rifles
Manufacturer:
Beretta
Action:
Blowback
Type:
Semi-automatic
Caliber:
9mm Luger, 9 x 21 mm IMI, .40 S&W, .45 ACP
Barrel Length:
422.5 mm
Finish/Color:
Black
Capacity:
8, 10, 11, 15, 20, 30 round magazine
Hand:
Ambidextrois
Sights:
Iron Sights

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