Gear: Beretta Cx4 Storm


Beretta Cx4 Storm

Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Rifles
Price: $775-$800
Average Rating:
(37 Votes)

Beretta's Cx4 Storm redefines the pistol-caliber carbine, with racy and radical lines from the masters of industrial design at Giugiaro. Form follows function in a symphony of smooth, sweeping curves made possible by the use of modern high-strength techno polymers. Beretta's use of cutting-edge materials also keeps weight down to just 53/4 lbs., making the Cx4 a pleasure to carry, whether in the field or on duty. Five different models accept full-size Beretta magazines from the 92/96 and Cougar series pistols in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 Auto, including large-capacity restricted and pre-ban styles. The cold hammer-forged 16.6-inch barrel is chrome-lined for long life and corrosion resistance with any ammo.

Member Reviews

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    HenryOceanTom, Tue, 03 Jul 2007 06:44:11 UTC.
    1st review

    Great Rifle, light weight, and compact.

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    narc333, Fri, 27 Jul 2007 19:15:51 UTC.

    I love shooting this gun. It is great to have and once dressed up, it sure looks mean !!

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    onegoodcop, Tue, 28 Aug 2007 16:38:30 UTC.

    For a rifle that shoots a pistol round the is the BEST I have shot. Right out of the box this shot 1 inch off center at 50 yards. This was a lot of fun to shoot.

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    blaserman, Thu, 06 Sep 2007 04:34:34 UTC.

    I own one of these and I found out that at 100yds it is dead on just using the iron sights, Had one minor problem with it and took it to Beretta in Waldorf Md. and it was fixed in two days. Great weapon and nice and light weight with a good feel to it.

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    wusmc1833, Tue, 02 Oct 2007 05:38:19 UTC.

    We just got these 2 weeks ago for our vehicles...Took it to the range qual. expert right out of the box..Awesome rifle..Lightweight..accurate..

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    Srialkiller02, Mon, 19 Nov 2007 21:32:26 UTC.

    I shot this before a few years back at a local indoor range. I gotta say being out of the marine corps with the rifles i've shot this is one heck of a great pistol rifle combo accurate as hell. Iron sights are exactly the same as an M16 (without the wind adjustment knobs).

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    Zazu, Tue, 15 Jan 2008 18:33:26 UTC.

    A very user friendly carbine that you can accesorize the *#@! out of!!!! Accurate, lightweight and dependable the CX4 is a fine weapon. I have mine in .40 and it makes and incredible combo with the Beretta .96. Highly recommend to everyone looking for something in the carbine realm.

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    nypd1807, Tue, 15 Jan 2008 18:49:35 UTC.

    I am a firearms instructor for our agency. I had tested numerous carbines for use with our members and the Beretta CX4, by far, was the easiest and most accurate to shoot. Additionally, cleaning this weapon is simple, and can be done just as quickly as a standard pistol. I recommend this anyone looking to add or upgrade a weapon for their agency. This makes even "average" shooters look like experts!

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    Anonymous, Tue, 15 Jan 2008 18:57:25 UTC.

    Light weight easy to use.

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    Sharpshooter, Tue, 15 Jan 2008 21:53:01 UTC.

    I would rather have a CAR AR-15 in 5.56/.223,,Ruger Mini-14 .223, Mini-30 7.62x39 or SKS in 7.62x39 (minus the bayonet of course) if I was a County deputy.. If I was a City LEO and was autherized to carry a patrol rifle it would be a Ruger PC-4 .40 S&W or a M1 Carbine with Cor Bon JHP ammo..Beretta make fine products but the Cx4 in not for me.. Currently I carry a CAR AR-15 5.56/.223,With Federal 55 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips in 20 round mags in 5.56 bandoliers that the Mil ammo comes in,This way its easier to grab the AR and a bandolier of 20 round mags, just sling them around the shoulder and go. Two of my marked mags have 62 grain SS109 rounds in them for penetration if suspect is behind heavy cover....Thats my 2 cents....

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    Witzy296, Sat, 19 Jan 2008 13:53:47 UTC.

    While the thing shoots fine and is plenty accurate, the bar from the butstock is totally in the way and prevents manipulation of the safety or mag release by right handed shooters with shorter fingers. I have an extreme dislike for the weapon as everytime I have the misfortune of having a student on the range for a patrol rifle class they manages to drop the mag when placing the weapon on safe. I have many other problems with the gun but to summarize - it has no place in police service.

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    DGM, Thu, 28 Feb 2008 18:40:56 UTC.

    The bar on the stock is a BATFE requirement so that it becomes a "thumbhole" stock and isn't under the same restrictions of other weapons. I just feel that a lot of the NFA and related legislation makes life harder on those of us who need proper, high-quality weapons to survive, whether you are an LEO in a large city, a small city or a private citizen interested in exercising your Constitutional right to bear arms in the interest of self-defense. Weapons constructed so as not to appear to be "assault weapons" can be down right dangerous to the user. I will never move to California, for example, because the amount of licensing and modification I would have to make to my firearms would make them almost utterly useless. This is another piece that belongs in a museum, a collection, or in an amateur's hands. Another weapon I would never stake my life on, strangely enough made by Beretta. They used to make such good firearms. Sad.

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    Pistolpalace, Tue, 04 Mar 2008 04:28:23 UTC.

    Good gun of course.

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    JBeau, Wed, 26 Mar 2008 11:59:42 UTC.

    AWESOME weapon! Just fired it last night, very accurate. So lite weight, don't even know your carrying it but it will definetly do some damage when needed!!!!!

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    ScottBurke, Wed, 26 Mar 2008 12:01:35 UTC.

    Alsome rifle shots great

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    vcu1741, Sat, 29 Mar 2008 02:17:31 UTC.

    Great rifle. Very accurate. Plus the you can switch which side it ejects the casing for those of us that are southpaws.

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    JIMROC, Tue, 01 Apr 2008 00:12:52 UTC.

    a lot of fun to shoot

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    mcintyrehspd1, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 13:34:41 UTC.

    A great entry rifle, especially for left handed shooters. I do not experience the blow back from the chamber that I have with other bullpup style rifles. The trigger could use some work.

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    tpatrickr, Mon, 07 Apr 2008 01:51:48 UTC.

    Another point about this carbine is that it is built to handle NATO ball ammo. I know what you're thinking - "That's the stuff with the over-penetration problem that's causing our sidearms to be ineffective in Iraq." Yes, NATO ball is high ressure, high penetration ammo. The up side is it's high pressure, high penetration ammo. With the added muzzle velocity from the longer barrrell of the CX4 Carbine, you have muzzle velocities approaching some rifles. When would you pull out a carbine instead of a sidearm?

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    michaelw1221, Mon, 28 Apr 2008 14:16:05 UTC.

    Cant miss with eotek sights. not really enough firepower.

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    wlovin, Mon, 12 May 2008 02:18:19 UTC.

    Light. Compact. Accurate for a pistol caliber carbine. By rifle caliber standards nothing to write home about, but with so much of our work at shorter ranges (<100 meters) these days, this seems to be a perfect compromise; particularly in larger jurisdictions with with special weapons contingents. Nice concept well executed.

    We carry Beretta handguns and sharing magazines is an inspiration. Loadout is simple and clean.

    Being a lefty, I enjoy the ambidextrous nature of this rifle - easy to change, even for a novice. Just be careful to get the ejection port set up properly. Accessory rails can be placed pretty much everywhere.

    Easy to sell to politically. The, "It's the same round with greater accuracy so less liabilty," argument is easy for electeds to understand.

    Downsides: The charging handle feels like it's stapled on and it *is* a pistol caliber. If you're working beyond 100 meters, forget it.

    All-in-all, a pretty well executed, law-enforcement focused carbine.

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    Wolvarine, Sun, 22 Jun 2008 04:54:36 UTC.

    Great Rifle!

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    Anonymous, Sat, 06 Sep 2008 15:02:57 UTC.

    Great pistol rifle!!... S&W also makes a pistol that uses the exact same magazine!... i think its the 96

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    Anonymous, Thu, 30 Oct 2008 21:58:59 UTC.

    I've been shooting my .40 Storm for a couple of years. Overall it's a great handling and great shooting carbine and lots of fun. I have had a couple problems however. In Beretta's quest to use as many plastic parts as possible the created a couple problem areas. The recoil spring guide rod broke at one end and I had no luck getting a replacement from Beretta. I had a new rod made from stainless steel and that problem is solved. Recently I started getting failures to eject jams. The plastic plug in the bolt wouldn't stay in place and was catching the empty case as it was being ejected. I just took that part out and experienced no further problems.
    Along the way I decided to do something about the horrible plastic trigger. I found a guy online who advertised that he could improve the Storm's trigger but he wouldn't tell me what work was involved. I did a websearch and found some very detailed instructions to easily modify the trigger and did the work myself. There was a noticable improvement and reliability was unaffected (several hundred rounds later.) I couldn't find hi-cap 40 cal mags so I ended up buying and using 9MM. They workked fine but I opened up the feed lips to the same width as the .40's. I think I just bent them a bit wider...can't remember. Mag cases for the hi-caps are a problem but I found a couple nice belt pouches for radios or whatever, that each hold 4 mags and have a velcro flap. They do the job.
    I've installed a red dot sight and also mounted a laser and light. The gun handles well and is practical for home defense or plinking out to 150 yards. Very accurate to 100 yds with my cheap 165 gr. plated Rainier hollow point handloads. I can break ithe gun down in seconds and stuff it in a backpack to take hiking or camping. It will even stash in my kayak hatch a lot easier than the Remington M700!
    In all the CX4 is a neat piece of plastic. A bit too much plastic maybe but I'm keeping it.

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    Walt_NVA, Mon, 24 Nov 2008 03:19:45 UTC.

    This carbine was gifted by a friend for personal (non-agency) use. It's a .40 caliber that takes Beretta PX 40S&W 17-rnd mags. It's lightweight and compact. I've added a Streamlight TLR-1 tac light (to include a momentary-on side pressure switch) and an EOTECH 512.A65 Holosight; existing accessory rails were utilized. I've used agency ammuntion (Speer 40 S&W 165 gr. GDHP) over the past year or so. It shoots very accurately and reliably, without a hitch. At 50 yards at the NRA HQ indoor range, accuracy is outstanding with the red-dot center holosight. I'll eventually stretch it to 100 yards. The increased muzzle velocity for the .40 caliber is impressive. Takedown is quite easy. I'm very satisfied.

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    BravoBull, Tue, 02 Dec 2008 19:42:11 UTC.

    Sweet rifle! Easy to operate and accurate.

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    Blake_Johnson, Sun, 11 Jan 2009 11:31:13 UTC.

    I love it. I got one from a friend of mine and i couldn't ask for a better rifle

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    Jason147, Wed, 25 Feb 2009 15:30:44 UTC.

    I own one of these personally, but have a few problems. First off, the spring guid is made of plastic and will break if you're not carefull, and it's practically impossible to fix yourself. You have to send it to the company. Next is the trigger. It's got a somewhat heavy pull to it, (I'm also comparing this to my Stag 15). I just with the internals were metal, and it had an adjustable trigger pull and with less travel. Otherthan that, it's one of my favorites.

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    beeches123, Tue, 17 Mar 2009 20:41:31 UTC.

    I have the 9mm. I added a Red Dot scope, Safariland Halogen mini-lite flashlight (L/S), Laser, (R/S) with vertical 4" grip. This is an assembly that some genious added that slides on and is screwed into place before puting it on display at Carolina Rod and Gun. I just added the toys. I have my 270 with scope and my beloved AR-15. But.... a sweeter rifle I've never fired in my 25 years on the job, including my 2 years with the 1st Cav. in '72. My next project: AK-47 or 74. I don't know much about the up-grade in '74. I'll keep you posted. Capt. Rob.

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    lsufan292, Wed, 22 Apr 2009 13:07:43 UTC.

    I've had my 9mm version since it was first released, got after taking armorer class. I too had extreme accuracy right out of the box. But after fitting the gun to me "large frame" guy, spacer, mp 5 sling, eo tech site it zero'd to a 2" pattern at 50 yards. Awesome !!

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    Anonymous, Tue, 12 May 2009 07:53:40 UTC.

    I really love mine. I wish I could carry it on duty or entries.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 29 May 2009 01:44:29 UTC.

    My PD bought the Cx4 and although it is a much better riffle than the Ruger 40 cal carbine that we had this gun does not belong in Law Enforcement . We had problems with some of the riffles out of the box with accuracy. We purchased EOtech sights for the riffles and they sit so high that the iron sights are now useless. Hope the batteries don't die. It is easy to shot for both female and male shooters and can easily be changed for left hand shooters. 50 yards or more I would not use this weapon.

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    aallen, Thu, 25 Jun 2009 18:19:47 UTC.

    The only ones I have shot are ones that have been cofiscated from drug runners.

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    Thren68, Fri, 21 Aug 2009 00:42:34 UTC.

    The good. Light, compact, handy, Beretta magazines, ambi-swappable controls except for the bolt release. Accurate and LOTS of rails. Controls and grip set up very similar to a M-92.

    The bad. The safety button is very difficult to engage/disengage on the models I tried. Blowback action means cleaning is imperative. Price, it's way too expensive for what it is. Magazine well is recessed into grip making standard length magazines difficult to properly seat, especially in a stress situation. Extended mags have no problem. Buffer is thin and tends to fail quickly.

    Rating - With the exception of the safety (which might have been only problematic on the models I tried) a good longgun for security, general street LEO in urban and suburban areas. Would NOT trust it for higher speed officers, SWAT/Tactical, ect. Excellent in a home defense role. Would get at least another star if it was priced more reasonably, since it's near the realm of 9mm AR-15's presently.

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    amram, Sat, 11 Sep 2010 13:27:36 UTC.

    BATFE -- Why oh why does/did (and will likely do again) the agency's regs render firearms MORE unsafe to the user and the public than the "preban" one? Because they are taking their orders for idiot politicians suspect. Who is the Chief of the BATFE anyway. Are they as incometant as the past event at Waco suggest (when the FBI had to step-in)?

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    Recondo99, Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:32:36 UTC.

    Very handy, lightweight and compact. User friendly.

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    Ian_D, Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:11:49 UTC.

    I have owned my CX4 just under a year I use it regularly as a coyote gun to protect my livestock. It is dead nuts and very easy to use I have modified a 30round clip and it functions perfectly. I abuse this gun like it is an old Police issue Mossberg. It has fallen in the creek, landed in the mud, been run over by my tractor and still is dead nuts. I have a SW MP AR15 5.56 and if it is a little foggy out it acts up like a whiney 2 year old, but the CX4 does not bat an eyelash covered in mud in a down poor. I see a lot of complaints about this fire arm I figure this is based on what you like not as much about actual in the mud use. I fire/use this gun at a minimum 2 times a week and it has never failed me once.

    Don't' be deterred by the few negative feedback statements this is a durable daily shooter I use in a hostile ranch environment.

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