The Beretta PX4 Storm is a thoroughly modern pistol that checks all the boxes. Polymer frame, yep. Accessory rail, check. Modular design, absolutely. Ambidextrous safety, check. Interchangeable backstraps, got it. Mag release options, yes. Decocking lever, built in to the safety. Bruniton non-glare finish, yes. High capacity magazine, 17 rounds. Choice of calibers, frame sizes, and actions? Check, check, check.
This is a review of the standard Beretta PX4 Type F in 9mm. The Type F is a traditional double action/single action incorporating a decocking feature built into the safety.
One really cool design feature of the Beretta PX4 is the rotary barrel. The rotary barrel and low axis result in a weapon with light felt recoil and minimal muzzle flip. Given that the gun just “feels right” in your hand it is very easy to shoot. I recently ran 500 rounds through it during a three hour training class and was not fatigued (no doubt partial credit goes to the Uplula mag loader!).
I have run 1,000+ rounds through her with zero fails.
Trigger pull and accuracy are about what you would expect from Beretta.
It is really amazing what the designers are doing these days. The Beretta PX4 can be custom-fitted to just about anyone and it would seem appealing to say, a left-handed person of slight build, or a lady shooter, or anyone else who isn’t comfortable with a stock gun.
I’ve been carrying it in a Crossbreed holster and that rigs works fairly well.
Personal preference might direct you towards another weapon but the PX4 hits a sweet spot of price, performance, and features.
by Mike Coker
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