Beretta Px4 vs. Springfield XDm vs. CZ 75 SP-01 Phantom

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by swollengoat, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. swollengoat

    swollengoat New Member

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    I'm new here and was looking to purchase my first handgun. I wanted a light full size carry gun with a rail, which as I've found is pretty much limited to polymer guns. I want it 9mm because I also intend to take it to the range. Before any one says "Get a Glock!" I've already shot some and hated them, but I found I like the guns above.

    I'd like to be able to add parts to the point where I can drive nails with it, but no requirement. Thanks.
     
  2. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    I would check out a M&P as well.
     

  3. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    Is there any chance you can try the 3 and the one recommended by silver out? I didn't get to shoot my Px4 before I bought it but I was fortunate enough to fondel a whole bunch of models all at the same store. I was able to get a good hands on feel and settled on the one that fit me best. It turned out that she shoots like a dream too ;)
     
  4. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    +1 definitely fondle them all at the very least to see which one feels the best for you.
     
  5. LikeABoss

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    I have PX4 9mm in Compact and XDM .40 3.8". Love them both for different reasons.

    PX4 has the double to single action which I like. I can keep clip full and one in pipe with safety on. If my wife ever needs to use it (hopefully not on me), she clicks up the safety and starts firing. I like the striker fire in the XDM but if I had to chose one gun or the other I would chose the PX4 because my wife can't rack a slide. Really a choice of preference. PX4 wins for personal reasons, if no wife, XDM wins.

    Accuracy about the same, although the XDm has a heavier trigger pull that you have to get used to. I thought the gun was broken for my first 50 rounds, then i realized I was broken. PX4 wins.

    Breakdown and cleaning, the PX4 is not hard but the XDM is incredibly simple, XDM wins.

    PX4 has had serious problems with clip and how it handles alloy ammo. No problem with any brass ammo, just alloy ammo. If it weren't for the ammo problem, I would have bought a PX4 .40. XDM, no problem with ammo. XDM wins.

    Both are great guns.
     
  6. Byron0022

    Byron0022 New Member

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    XDM all the way. XD is slightly cheaper.
     
  7. swollengoat

    swollengoat New Member

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    I've shot PX4 and the XDm, but I never really stopped to feel them both. I'll do that next trip to the range. I know the PX4 kept jamming on me, but it's a range gun so I shouldn't be surprised. I'll just have to go back and shoot til my wrist hurts. PX4 is kind of sexy in my opinion. Glock could learn something from them.
     
  8. Don Davis

    Don Davis New Member

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    Beretta Px4 vs. Springfield XDm vs. CZ 75 SP-01 Phantom tough choice

    All good guns.

    I agree with you on Glocks - I've sold all of mine except one.

    I own all three (my CZ is the 85 Combat) - and as suggested #4 S&W M&P

    Ranking For me - it may be different for you:

    1. S&W M&P

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    2. Beretta PX4

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    3. CZ

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    4. XDm

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    You should rent / borrow or beg and shoot each gun.

    All guns shoot differently .. what's good for me may not be best for you.

    Again .. don't just take peoples advise .. go shoot them

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