Beretta Storm .45 ACP

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by Mercator, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. Mercator

    Mercator New Member

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    I took my carbine to the range to test the "poor man's trigger job" I did on it. The stock trigger pill on the Storm is rather heavy and mushy, apparently due to the polymer sear assembly.

    The Storm is well known firearm, no need to describe it. On the photo, please note the charger handle on the left, a great Beretta option for a right handed shooter like me. I also took the polymer insert out of the buttstock and placed a silicone buttpad on it, which restored its overall length of pull. Reliability remains 100%.

    Today I shot Blazer alloy-cased 230 gr rounds. I was pleased with the lightened trigger action. It could still be made better, but I decided not to risk ruining the trigger assembly. The Storm is a law enforcement and self-defense firearm, not a target rifle. Recorded was a string of 8 shots (1 mag) at 25 yards, offhand. It is raw footage, I could not edit it on my slow laptop, but only 1 minute long.

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  2. Mercator

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    This is the "trigger job". This tiny notch on the hammer is where it is held by the sear. (The brass jag is pointing at it). I rounded it off with a micro-file. It was a slow procedure. You have to weigh the trigger pull against the safety concerns. The Storm does have a manual safety.
     

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  3. JTJ

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    I saw an ad for a CX4 that said it took Colt mags. Possibly it was wrong or Beretta has a model that takes the 1911 mags. Might be an adapter kit.
    I wish Springfield would build one that takes XD mags.
     
  4. Overkill0084

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    If you don't mind me asking, how many rounds had been put through it prior to the trigger job?
    After about 250 to 300 rounds, the trigger on mine went from "OMG is the safety on?" to "A bit heavy, but not too bad at all" without me having to do anything else.
    Not sure if your familiar with these guys, but you may find something you like: http://sierrapapacx4.com/
    I'd like to get their Hammer/trigger/spring kit. I just don't hate my current trigger enough to spend $180+ on fixing it...yet.
    I'd also be interested in hearing experiences/opinions where their Magazine extensions are concerned.
     
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  5. Mercator

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    Last time I looked them up, they weren't selling yet. Very nice!

    My bubba job of course was free, a work of love. Can't remember the prior round count but surely in the hundreds. I am not a trigger snob, and I would not scoff at a combat firearm for having a heavy trigger. Mine is better now for what I do with this carbine. It's good to know an upgrade kit is there, should your own upgrade fail.
     
  6. Mercator

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    There is a parallel forum thread on Beretta CX4 Magazines. No problem, I just thought you meant your post for them.

    The Beretta Storm is really a cool product. It came in a fitted clamshell case, not a loose Plano type. How many other rifles are shipped that way? It came also with a long 45 caliber carbon fiber cleaning rod. They just don't exist in retail. Then the mag adapter options. It is one of my favorite long guns, period.
     
  7. JTJ

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    Have you fired other caliber CX4's? Just wondering how they compared. I have been looking at one for the 92 mags. I know there are 10 round mags available for the PX4 45 but I would like to see 15 or 20 round capacity. going to the 45 would require buying a matching pistol.
     
  8. Mercator

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    Test fired a newly purchased .40 S&W CX4. Felt about the same. For more capacity, no question a 40 is better, and the ammo is less expensive.
     
  9. DrFootball

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    I was looking at a 9MM one until I saw the price and went and almost wet myself! For that kinda money I can get a Sub 2000 & a Hi-point Carbine!!


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  10. JTJ

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    I keep looking at that too. I am looking at 92 mag compatibility and it seems my only choices are the Sub 2000 and the Beretta. The prices on the Sub 2000 have been ridiculous lately. I am on several notification lists. CDNN offered me a Sub 2000 for $500. I told him to find another buyer. I know they were gouging and may never buy anything from them again.
     
  11. JTJ

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    I called Beretta today on the magazine type for the 45acp. They take the 8000 series mags not PX4 mags. The 8000 is the discontinued Cougar and only available in 8 round capacity. Stoeger now makes the Couger and has standard 8 round mags @ $39 ea. There is an after market kit out there to convert it to PX4 mags. What is needed is a kit to convert it to 1911 mags. I told the rep they should consider making the CX4 available with 1911 mags if they wanted sell more carbines. Probably wont go anywhere but it put me out of the market on at least the 45acp carbine. I can buy a 45 acp carbine for under $600 but it is close to $800 for the 9mm with 92 type mags which puts me out of the market too.
     
  12. 7point62

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    Very nice carbine. Are there high cap mags available for the 45 acp? I'd want a 20 or 30 for a pistol caliber carbine like this.
     
  13. JTJ

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