Originally Posted by HotFudge
They seem kinda neat. A light, ergonomic longarm that takes pistol mags and is convertible to 4 different rounds. They seem like they'd be fun plinkers if they didn't cost almost a grand.
I think it is the best rifle in its class. It is easy to shoot accurately, in part because of the excellent balance and the great iron sights. It has been adopted by several large PD's. The only downside - for range shooting - is the heavy trigger pull. It is not horrible as you may have heard, but it is military grade. Not getting into the details, it is easy to improve. Field stripping and cleaning are remarkably easy. The design is often imitated, the best form of flattery. Beretta ships the CX4 in an elegant plastic carrying case, also probably best in the class.
The carbine got an A from Gun Tests, and those guys are not paid by advertisers.
I helped a friend buy a new .40 CX4 from a dealer for $790 just recently.