PX Storm 40 vs. S&W 659

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Woody, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Woody

    Woody New Member

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    I got a fella who is wanting to trade a Beretta PX Storm 40 cal for my S&W 659 Stainless 9mm

    I don't know anything about the Beretta. Right now my everyday CC is a SAXD 45

    When I googled both guns the Smith and the Beretta were about equal value on GunsAmerica
    My Smith has Pachmayer grips

    Opinion's on the swap?
     
  2. group17

    group17 New Member

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    Did he let you shoot the beretta? Great way to tell if you want to trade money aside.
     

  3. Woody

    Woody New Member

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    I would Definetly be running acouple of mags thru it before swapping. And plan to let him do the same. I live in the sticks so going to the range isn't nessasary Just step out in the yard. Ive never really traded one of my guns before. And I'm gonna see if local Law will run the numbers. The guy bought the Beretta from an individual not a shop. I called a local FFL I have bought from before and asked what he would charge to do a transfer just to check the gun and background of the guy I would be trading with. He tells me too just get all the guys info and take the gun to Law Enforcement after the trade. But if there is a problem the gun would be confiscated ( duhhh )
    I asked about checking the numbers before the swap he said law enforcement usually wouldn't do if you didn't have the weapon in your hands.
    In Missouri Guns are not registered but I suppose if I decide to make the trade I could call the local sheriffs and see if we could make the trade there so both guns could be checked. If the guy spooks or refuses that would be reason enough for me to walk away from the trade
     
  4. group17

    group17 New Member

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    Can't help you with the legal issues but the PX4 is a great weapon. I have the 9 version which has been a reliable good shooting pistol. They are selling at CDNN for $440 in their new catalog 9mm or 40. Best of luck.
     
  5. Woody

    Woody New Member

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    Thanks that's good to hear. It's gonna be a couple weeks before I even get a chance to check it out and shoot it. I've never shot a Beretta of any kind and the only 40 I've shot was Glock and a Taraus and that was day n dark the Taraus wasn't that great as far as I was concerned
     
  6. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Just get the serial number make model take that to the police and ask if its stolen before youbuy.

    Find a different ffl person. He gave you bad advice
     
  7. Woody

    Woody New Member

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    Appreciate it Think that's the route I'll go after shooting the gun
    To me it just wouldn't seem normal that any copshop would mind running a check on a weapon for you. Hell if it comes up stolen it's easy enough to tell them where to find it.
     
  8. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The 659 is an outdated 2nd generation pistol. They were just OK for their day. The 5906 is a much better pistol. I have never shot a Storm, but it looks like it uses a rotating barrel system like the Cougar. I like these, they seem to work well. Both of you shoot them and stop by the PD. Have each one run through NCIC so both are assured of the status. Make handwritten receipts with each other's DL numbers incase something happens later.
     
  9. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    This ^^^.

    The Beretta PX Storm 40 cal is a good little shooter. The wife even likes hers. It would be a good swap, IMHO. :cool: