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Beretta Px4 Storm

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Pistol

  • ORIGIN
    Italy

  • NICKNAMES
    -

  • DESIGNED
    Early 2000's

  • DESIGNER
    Beretta

  • PRODUCTION
    2004 - present

  • PRODUCERS
    United States - Beretta

  • QUANTITY
    Unknown

  • UNIT COST
    $ 550 for Px4 in 9mm and .40 in 2011
    $ 650 for Px4 in .45 in 2011
    $ 550 for Px4 Compact in 9mm in 2011
    $ 550 for Px4 Sub Compact in 9mm in 2011
    $ 750 to 1.200 for Px4 SD in 2011

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Limited weight
    Large magazine capacity
    Suitable for concealed carry
    Adjustable backstrap

Introduction

The Px4 Storm is a modern pistol of Italian origin. It was designed in the early 2000's by Beretta for civilian and law enforcement use. It replaced the Cougar line of pistols in production.

Design

The Px4 uses design elements from the Cougar and M92 series. It uses the short recoil and rotating barrel mechanism of the Cougar and many other features derived from the M92. The Px4 has a polymer frame and fully enclosed steel slide. Four mechanical types exists: single and double action or double action only, each with and without manual safety. The backstrap is available in several sizes and an accessory rail is fitted below the barrel.

Firepower

The full size Px4 comes in 9x19mm, .40 S&W and .45 Auto with a magazine capacity of respectively 17, 14 and 10 rounds. All models are semi-automatic only. The effective range is quoted as 50 meters for the 9mm model and 25 meters for the .40 and .45 models.

Users

The Px4 is in limited law enforcement and military use. With its sleek design it is well suited for concealed carry and the adjustable grip is a desireable feature for law enforcement use.

Variants

Px4 Storm

The Px4 Storm is the full size and standard model in the Px4 lineup. It is available in 9x19mm, .40 S&W and .45 Auto. It is available in four models.

Type F: SA/DA model with manual safety and decocker.
Type G: SA/DA model with decocker but without manual safety.
Type C: DAO Constant Action model with spurless hammer without decocker and safety.
Type D: DAO model with spurless hammer without decocker and safety.

TypePistol
Caliber9x19mm Parabellum
Magazine17, 20 round box
OperationShort recoil
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length102 mm
Rifling6 grooves, 250 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
Stock-
Length192 mm
Width36 mm
Height140 mm
Weight0.785 kg empty
SightsIron sights, 3-dot luminescent, 146 mm sight radius
Remarks-
TypePistol
Caliber.40 S&W
Magazine14 round box
OperationShort recoil
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length102 mm
Rifling6 grooves, 400 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
Stock-
Length192 mm
Width36 mm
Height140 mm
Weight0.785 kg empty
SightsIron sights, 3-dot luminescent, 146 mm sight radius
Remarks-
TypePistol
Caliber.45 Auto
Magazine9, 10 round box
OperationShort recoil
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length105 mm
Rifling6 grooves, 406 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
Stock-
Length195 mm
Width36 mm
Height140 mm
Weight0.80 kg empty
SightsIron sights, 3-dot luminescent, 153 mm sight radius
Remarks-

Px4 Storm SD

The Px4 Storm Special Duty is a version of the full size Px4 that is modified for the US Joint Combat Pistol requirement. It is chambered in .45 Auto and features a tan grip, double recoil spring and longer barrel that will accept a silencer.

TypePistol
Caliber.45 Auto
Magazine9, 10 round box
OperationShort recoil
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length115 mm
Rifling6 grooves, 406 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
Stock-
Length210 mm
Width36 mm
Height140 mm
Weight0.81 kg empty
SightsIron sights, 3-dot luminescent, 149 mm sight radius
Remarks-

Px4 Compact

The Px4 Compact is a compact version of the full size Px4. Mechanically it is similar but it has a shorter slide and barrel and the grip is less tall. This results in a smaller magazine size but standard size magazines can be used but will extend from the frame. It is available in 9x19mm and .40 S&W.

TypePistol
Caliber9x19mm Parabellum
Magazine15, 17 round box
OperationShort recoil
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length83 mm
Rifling6 grooves, 250 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
Stock-
Length173 mm
Width36 mm
Height129 mm
Weight0.77 kg empty
SightsIron sights, 3-dot luminescent, 131 mm sight radius
Remarks-
TypePistol
Caliber.40 S&W
Magazine12, 14 round box
OperationShort recoil
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length83 mm
Rifling6 grooves, 400 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
Stock-
Length173 mm
Width36 mm
Height129 mm
Weight0.77 kg empty
SightsIron sights, 3-dot luminescent, 131 mm sight radius
Remarks-

Px4 Sub Compact

The Px4 Sub Compact is an even more compact version of the Px4. Both the slide and frame are even smaller with a reduced magazine capacity as result. Unlike the other models it uses a locked breech and tilting barrel. It is available in 9x19mm and .40 S&W.

TypePistol
Caliber9x19mm Parabellum
Magazine13 round box
OperationLocked breech, tilting barrel
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length76 mm
Rifling6 grooves, 250 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
Stock-
Length158 mm
Width36 mm
Height122 mm
Weight0.74 kg empty
SightsIron sights, 3-dot luminescent, 122 mm sight radius
Remarks-

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