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Default Beretta PS 4 Storm Compact - an interesting discovery

I could put this in the 3rd Gen Forum but it rightly belongs here.

I was visiting a friend over the weekend and I brought my recently acquired CS-9 to show him. He had a Beretta Px4 Storm Compact so I put them side by side - much to my surprise they were nearly identical in size!!

The two biggest differences were that (1) empty of ammunition the CS-9 is a balanced gun while the Storm is top heavy because the polymer frame simply cannot match the weight of the steel slide and (2) the Storm's grip is thicker because it holds a double stack magazine, giving it twice the firepower of the CS-9. We were at my friend's home so no loading happened so I have no shooting comparison.

What I liked about the Storm was that it is a traditional double action with a decocker, like a 3rd Gen S&W. If I had known this earlier I might not have searched as hard for a CS-9, although I am glad that I did. It's just somewhat thinner and feels more natural because I am used to shooting a CS-45. But I was pleased to discover that such guns are still being made, even if it is not by S&W (and more's the pity!). [Well, I guess I knew that SIG still makes them, too.]

Aiming them at a distant target was similar, too - the sights lined up the same for me with both guns. I wish we could have gone shooting but nobody was actually well enough for that, including me.

Interestingly, I can get all my fingers around the grip of the CS-9. That could be because of the custom stocks (I forget the name of the guy who made them - they were very popular and discussed elsewhere on the Forum). The Storm had a little surprise for me in that department. My pinky finger kind of fell off the end but the magazine has a little lip that if you push down extends it and VOILA!!! My fingers all fit. Very cool concept. If you have large hands, well, it's an issue.

So, a "handling" report, not a shooting report. Best I can do today.

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Cool PX4 Storm Compact-very nice pistol

I purchased a PX4 Storm Compact last year, because I like Beretta firearms, and because with its safety/decocker, has the same manual of arms so to speak as the 3rd Gen S&W. The Storm Compact is a pleasure to shoot and is extremely accurate, and the recoil is very light, due I believe to its rotating bolt design, makes for a very smooth shooting pistol. The workmanship on it is beautiful. Another thing I like about it is that Beretta offers many accessories, including things like holsters, performance trigger assemblies, low profile safety/decoker levers, Beretta Model 92 style safety conversion, which makes it look somewhat similar to the levers on the 3rd gens. Also, Beretta has a very thorough on-line customer service FAQs section, and they also respond in a timely manner to customer emails.
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I purchased a PX4 Storm Compact last year, because I like Beretta firearms, and because with its safety/decocker, has the same manual of arms so to speak as the 3rd Gen S&W. The Storm Compact is a pleasure to shoot and is extremely accurate, and the recoil is very light, due I believe to its rotating bolt design, makes for a very smooth shooting pistol. The workmanship on it is beautiful. Another thing I like about it is that Beretta offers many accessories, including things like holsters, performance trigger assemblies, low profile safety/decoker levers, Beretta Model 92 style safety conversion, which makes it look somewhat similar to the levers on the 3rd gens. Also, Beretta has a very thorough on-line customer service FAQs section, and they also respond in a timely manner to customer emails.
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My only fault is I think the PX4 is a bit chunky for concealed carry. But it sure is a lot of firepower in a small package, and a sweet shooter to boot!
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Funny, I have been thinking how much my .40 Px4 Compact is similar to my Model 457. I will say that the Beretta is a fair bit pudgier than the Smith. Both are good shooters.
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I have a full size Storm in 45acp on the way. Online seller has the "c" type on sale and with the rebate it was too good to pass on, or at least I will find out once it arrives. Good to hear positive comments on the Storm from S&W forum members!
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