Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Beretta PX4 Storm Subcompact

Yesterday we took our new Beretta 9mm's for their maiden voyage at the range.  I am a long gun girl, and never had much confidence in my handgun accuracy or handle-ability. This will sound very Madden-esque, but if you can point and hit something with one gun, chances are you can do it with any gun.

So below please find photos of my first handgun, a Beretta PX4 Storm Subcompact 9mm.  I purchased it for concealed carry and while it's a little large for a CC gun, this was the right choice for me.

This subcompact pistol measures an overall length of 6.2 inches, with a 3.0 inch barrel length. Height is 4.8 inches with an overall width of 1.4 inches.  It comes with two double stack mags holding 13 rounds each. One mag has an extendable grip:

...which is a nice feature but I didn't find that it added to the shooting experience.

The grip fits nicely in both mine and my husband's hand:

I'll allow you to guess whose is whose :)

The gun is a little stiff on the pull and on the lever, so I need to work on it as well as my forearm/hand strength:

So, how does it shoot? Well, reviews I've read say that it shoots as close to the full-size pistol experience as you can get.  I agree with that.  This is a gun that I could spend time with on the range without too much recoil, hand burn, or frustration.  The design absorbs impact very well in my opinion.  I find that this gun is very accurate - 

You can see the recoil here, but it's not major recoil, by the way.

Back to the accuracy.  You don't need a lot of movement to adjust because it's so short, but it took me less than a clip to get the feel for it at 10 yards.  40 yards was another story - but that goes back to my long gun experience and expectations.

I have yet to venture in to the conceal experience and this could feel like a bulky gun, but I have a lot of confidence in its performance and accuracy, so my expectations aren't low.

As of the posting of this here post, I've only spent about 1.5 hours shooting it, but I'd be happy to provide any feedback that I'm qualified to give.

1 comment:

  1. Still reluctant to go as big as a 9mm for a concealed carry. Power to you, girl.