The Kid & I fired the Px4 Storm at the range tonight. The gun comes in several different calibers, but we fired the smallest, the 9mm.
I’ve been interested in the gun since shooting the Cx4 Storm the same week that Chris Muir featured the Px4 in his comic strip, Day By Day.
The gun feels quite hefty considering it’s made using composites. At first I was concerned about the feel of the gun; at first touch it felt too smooth – almost “sweaty”. However once I gripped it tightly I had no problem with it slipping. “Feel” is important to me, yet unfortunately hard to quantify; all I can say is that it “felt” well-controlled – and even the Kid had no problem with it.
Like it’s Cx4 cousin, this thing kicks some, so a tight double-handed grip is necessary. I found that even with it bucking upward I had no problems re-aiming and firing another round. But again, two hands were necessary – which struck me as a bit much for a 9mm. Trigger was tight and smooth as with all Beretta’s I’ve fired so far, and my accuracy at 10 yards was very good for me (I still pull to the left – and have with nearly everything I’ve fired that doesn’t have a scope).
The Kid wrestled a bit with the kick, but still shot consistently. Unfortunately for him he was aiming low, but firing tight groups at 10 yards. I tried to coach him about the sights; the gun had been sitting in the shadows in the case, and the light on the range is waaaay too dim, so the fluorescent dots on the sights weren’t glowing making it harder to line them up.
Overall it’s one of the better 9mm’s I’ve fired and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone.