Beretta Px4 Storm

The Beretta Px4 Storm is a semi-automatic pistol intended for personal defense and law enforcement use.
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The Beretta Px4 Storm is a semi-automatic pistol intended for personal defense and law enforcement use.

Design

The PX4 uses the same short-recoil, rotating barrel lock as the Beretta 8000 Models and uses exactly the same Operating System as the M9/92/96 series while being a completely different design. Light-weight polymer construction with steel inserts, and changeable backstrap options for the grip are a radical departure from previous Beretta designs.

Unlike the M9/92/96 series, the trigger guard is rounded for better concealed carry and has no scoring on the front to promote a better index finger hold. Gone too is the takedown pin of earlier models, which is replaced by a spring-loaded bar, accessed via frame recesses at both ends, which must be grasped and pulled down simultaneously to release the slide. The slide spring is doubly captive, being inserted approximately an inch into the transfer block at one end and a receiving hole in the front of the slide at the other. It is a self-contained assembly, completely captured by the polymer guide. The design makes assembling the gun incorrectly from a field-stripped takedown impossible. The magazine holds the top round directly behind the barrel's breech end so only the slightest feed ramp is needed. This allows the barrel to fully support the case. The 6-R rifling of the barrel generates counter-clockwise torque which is harnessed by the locking system to reduce the amount of camming pressure on the rotating barrel lock's cam and pin system when unlocking. The steel transfer block's cam pin is only 5mm wide and 2mm deep and should be kept well lubricated.

A new interchangeable, luminescent 3-dot sight system (coated in Super-LumiNova) for use in dark or low-light situations. With short exposure to any kind of light, the night sights' luminescence lasts up to 30 minutes. The weapon also incorporates a Picatinny rail under the muzzle to allow flashlights, laser sights and other accessories to be attached.

Removable and Interchangeable Parts

The Beretta Px4 is a highly versatile gun and the company designed the weapon with a number of interchangeable and removable parts. The parts that are interchangeable and removable include the magazine release button, the backstrap, the slide catch and the hammer unit mechanism. The interchangeable backstrap comes in three different sizes: standard, slim and oversized. The magazine release button on the weapon can be mounted on either side of the pistol with slimmer models to avoid catching when the weapon is taken quickly from a holster.

Models

The Px4 is available in four models:

* Type F - Double and single action. De-cocker. Manual safety.
* Type C - Single-action-only ("Constant Action"). Spurless hammer. No de-cocker. No safety.
* Type D - Double-action-only. Spurless hammer. No de-cocker. No safety.
* Type G - Single and double-action. De-cocker. No manual safety.

Joint Combat Pistol

The PX4 is also produced in a .45 ACP cartridge and termed the Px4 Storm SD (Special Duty). Important optional options are the longer barrel to facilitate a suppressor use, the desert tan frame color and now the available in a sub compact variant.

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6 years 32 weeks ago, 2:29 PM

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wow

thats a kool gun i wish i had one of these

6 years 25 weeks ago, 7:02 PM

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px4

bought this one last week and absolutely love it. picatinny rail option is great for lights and home defense

6 years 13 weeks ago, 6:44 PM

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like it

held one today feels very good in the .40 and .45 liked it a lot. that is one onmy list for sure.

6 years 13 weeks ago, 10:12 PM

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wow

when i first saw the title, i thought it was that fully auto 9mm the swat uses to clear rooms

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6 years 1 week ago, 10:18 AM

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px 4

What's the base starting price for this px4?

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4 years 3 weeks ago, 6:43 AM

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PX4 Series

I purchased the 9mm for my wife at $560...will buy the .45 Special Duty model for myself when I can scrape up $950. This is the best shooting pistol I've ever shot (in over 50 years of shooting pistols.

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5 years 41 weeks ago, 12:21 AM

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Jamming issues

I just got this Px4 and I really like the feel of it. 40-cal. However it keeps jamming. I brought it back to exercise my one year warranty. I explained whats happening to the Gunsmith and he told me that because
I am used to shooting a 44-Magnum p+p loads and a 500-SW (50-Cal handgun) that I am antisipating massive recoil and that I am probably
snapping my wrist unknowingly. And he says the gun needs a firm hold
to operate properly. Meaning he says, When you snap back it throws off the centrifical movement of the gun which causes it to jam. If anyone has had any similar experiences, PLEASE hit me back with some info.

Ray W
4 years 20 weeks ago, 9:51 AM

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Jamming

I just picked up my new PX4 40. cal type F last week. I went to the range on Saturday and had the same F'ing problem. I also was using S&W reloaded ammo. It jammed up on my first mag. You still having the problem?
Matt,

4 years 3 weeks ago, 4:12 PM

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Jamming issue

We had the same problem with my PX4 when fired by my son - a police officer. He was used to firing his .40 and was anticipating the recoil. He adjusted his grip and no further problems. I've fired about 500 rounds with no further jams. Great gun!!!!!

5 years 41 weeks ago, 2:30 AM

Anonymous

B.S.!

sounds like something Obama would say!If you are having issues and the shop wont help get ahold of beretta via their web site or phone them!they are a pretty reputable company so they outta be more than happy to help ya!as for the dude that says it is how you hold it,tell him to pack salt up his ass!

5 years 41 weeks ago, 9:34 AM

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limp wristing

raycray,
I was told about this "phenomenon" when I purchased a glock and I was having a lot of "stove pipe" jams. I was told it is called limp wristing. You do not have a firm hold of your weapon. I went to an instructor friend of mine and he double checked my technique. You might just for the sake of argument ask an instructor.

clint

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5 years 23 weeks ago, 10:54 PM

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Loving my PX4

I have now had the PX4 for several months, well over 700 rounds through it without a hiccup.
Accurate, fun, easy to maintain, fits my hand...

I actually favor it over my XD-40 now.

Taking it to Front Sight to give it a run for the money... 4 days of hard work. Hope she continues the good service I have experienced so far.

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 2:44 PM

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Sounds like the PX4 Storm might be a little too temperamental for security or law enforcement use. If your grip determines whether or not it will jam.... I thought Beretta's were better than that.

2 years 32 weeks ago, 4:00 PM

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I've fired it a number of times, and can't say i'm all that impressed with it.. Not sure if its a F model or G.. know it has hammer (small roe type) and decocker.. the decocker is a must as i could barley hold on to the hammer.. The small size makes it a lot of power in a small package, but not really enjoyable at all to shoot..

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