Beretta PX4 Storm Full
- Price: $539.99
- Barrel: 4 inch
- Weight: 1.73lb
- Capacity: 17+1
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If you want one gun for a concealed carry and your first line of self-defense, then it’s tempting to follow the herd and plump for the Glock 19. But there are options out there and the Beretta PX4 Storm is certainly one of them.
We there are some seriously interesting options when it comes to compact 9mm pistols and you might do well to consider the opposition. Sig Sauer, Glock, HK and Smith & Wesson make a potent case for themselves. Then there are newcomers making waves like ReX.
Beretta PX4 vs Glock? Yeah…
But some people just don’t want a Glock. And although the Beretta PX4 remains a left-field choice, it is a much prettier gun.
That combination of a polymer frame pistol and a hammer is one that others have worked well too. Springfield Armory has introduced a hammer-fired polymer pistol and HK has had a number.
Beretta has a faithful following around the world, thanks largely to the military icon that is the Beretta 92. The PX4 is a different vibe, a relatively lightweight defensive handgun with a lot of bullets in that double stack magazine.
A Choice of Beretta Barrel Lengths
The barrel on the full size gun is four inches long and it does come with a Picatinny rail on the underside for a red dot or tactical lamp. The compact version has a 3.2 inch barrel and fits more neatly under your clothes.
We would go with the red dot in either case, as much for the psychological impact in a self-defense situation as the actual value of the target assistance.
A Left Field 9mm Handgun
The total length is 7.59 inches, so it isn’t the most compact gun out there, but it does pack a punch.
You get a .40 S&W and 45 ACP Auto version, but we’d always go for the 9mm.
Lightweight Pistol With Balance
It’s totally ambidextrous, the thermoplastic frame doesn’t just cut the weight. It helped Beretta balance the gun, too. The stainless steel barrel should stand the test of time and this is a seriously reliable gun that could easily serve as a daily carry.
The rotary barrel system helps to quash recoil and that pays off at the range. It also means this could be a viable gun for your bedside safe if you want something stronger than a 9mm as your last line of defense.
You’ll know you’ve got the chosen sidearm of thousands of law enforcement officers and military unit all round the world. You will also know it has been torture tested and should give you 150,000 rounds without major maintenance.
Slider Is Cut And Grooved
The lightweight slide comes with notchesup front, the safety is in the right place to knock off with your thumb and it’s a nice sized gun for the average person.
Take a look at the Beretta PX4 Storm and you might just find it’s the perfect all-round handgun for your particular style. You will be fairly unique, but it can happen.