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Old 04-15-2018, 6:47 PM
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Anyone have one of these? If so, how do you like it? Pros? Cons? Would you rather have it or a 92FS?
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I would rather have one of those. I've been looking for one for some time. All the ones that I see have extreme prices
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92FS is a heavier full-sized gun - fondled them a lot but never shot one before.

The PX Storm series is much more of a carry piece, feels much more ergonomic and carry-melted than most - seemed a little delicate, but I’m sure that’s just me being subjective.
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Anyone have one of these? If so, how do you like it? Pros? Cons? Would you rather have it or a 92FS?
i have both the Px4 and a 92FS

i personally think the Px4 is a very underrated firearm, it's my primary HD gun and i've also been known to use it as my CCW firearm, something i could never do with my 92FS

as much as i love my 92FS, i'd never get rid of it, i consider it a bit large for a 9mm in today's world - it's as solid a firearm as you'll get, just big for a 9 in comparison with what's out there now - that does limit what you can do with it

i didn't like the safety levers Beretta puts on the Px4, they would gouge my thumb and index finger - it was a simple fix though, i just changed out the stock levers for the low profile levers that Beretta sells and it also changed my Px4 from type F to type G, decocker only, which i prefer anyway since i use it from time to time carry purposes

since i do have both i don't have to make the one or the other decision, they are both quality firearms - that said, 100 years from now im sure that Beretta 92FS will still be a viable, working firearm - the Px4 is still working on it's long term reputation

the Px4 is my choice firearm if i go to the store - the 92FS would be my choice firearm if i went to war

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Old 04-16-2018, 4:34 AM
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I would rather have one of those. I've been looking for one for some time. All the ones that I see have extreme prices
Interestingly, I saw a 92FS used for more (about +$100) than the Turners offering...
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the Px4 is my choice firearm if i go to the store - the 92FS would be my choice firearm if i went to war

good luck with whatever you decide
Thanks for the info. I have owned a Taurus PT92 (a 92FS clone) for over two decades, and I was wondering about the differences. Definitely leaning more heavily to the Px4 after reading your feedback...
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I own two Px4 Storms in 9mm, configured the same with the low-profile decocking levers and slide stop, and night sights. One was originally an F, and the other a G, but both are now—and thankfully—Gs due to the low-profile decocking levers. If it weren't for the low-profile decocking levers, which eliminated the one thing that I hated about the Px4 Storm because they protrude way too much, I would not own two, let alone one of them right now. I bought them back in 2006.
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I’d get the 92.. Simply because every collection needs one. Their are too many guns that fill the void that the PX4 attempts to fill. Plenty of other guns in the class that have a better trigger and ergos than the PX4. JMHO, YMMV
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Thanks for the info. I have owned a Taurus PT92 (a 92FS clone) for over two decades, and I was wondering about the differences. Definitely leaning more heavily to the Px4 after reading your feedback...


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PX4 is my EDC. Converted (like above) to decocker-only 'G' model with the low profile levers. Talon grip tape completes the setup for me.
I has tens of thousands of rounds through it. All trouble free, except one batch of 50 from one box.
I am about to retire it and replace it with another PX4. Why fix what ain't broke for me.

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The PX4 is a nice gun. I have sold a truckload of them since their inception and not one complaint from any of the customers. It is a polymer framed platform and lighter than the FS. A good value for what you are getting.
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Be aware of the rear sight replacement issue and the customer service policy before you buy one.
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Be aware of the rear sight replacement issue and the customer service policy before you buy one.
Just have a professional install the sights like I did and it shouldn’t be an issue...my sights went one perfect. Thanks for the heads up though
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Just have a professional install the sights like I did and it shouldn’t be an issue...my sights went one perfect. Thanks for the heads up though
A little confused by these remarks: do the sights require installation, or so they need to be fixed post-purchase because of a manufacturing problem?
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A little confused by these remarks: do the sights require installation, or so they need to be fixed post-purchase because of a manufacturing problem?
If you use any common sense from other pistols to replace the PX4's sight by yourself, you may crack the slide. Here is my story:
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s....php?t=1419287

Either find a competent gunsmith (not just the kind of he thinking he is competent), or you'd better cut it like this:


A few more thread from another forum, you should read before any PX4 sight replacement.
http://www.berettaforum.net/vb/showthread.php?t=130286
http://berettaforum.net/vb/showthread.php?t=124313
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I love my PX4. It is my night stand gun. Great for EDC.
Wife liked it also.
I also own a M&P 9 and a Shield, Glock 35, XD 9 and 45 in 5".
Always liked a traditional double action, S&W 39, PPK for carry.
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Px4 is great.
Its a little slippery though
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I have one isolated incident with a customer's 92. The decocker failed on it and essentially turned to CZ style safety DA/SA. He was able to carry cocked and locked as the safety was still functioning.

I told him that he could send it to Beretta for repairs, but he liked it the way it was. I guess he never shot it in DA mode.
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This isn't a "which one to get," question. It's a "which one to get FIRST" question. To that end, get the 92 first. Unless you're looking for a carry gun. Then get the Storm first.

Alternatively, call the rental counters at the ranges around you and see if anyone has a Storm. Then go shoot them both and decide that way. You'll sort out more in an hour on the range than anything any of us can tell you. Plus it will be fun.
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Be aware of the rear sight replacement issue and the customer service policy before you buy one.
I have a PX-Storm and it is the most comfortable gun I have. What is the issue with the rear sight???? Recently I purchased TrueGlo Tritium sights for my Storm. They do not make a replacement sight for the rear. Front only. mmmmmm I have since decided that I really like the original 3 white dots better than any sights I have on other pistols.
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I have a PX-Storm and it is the most comfortable gun I have. What is the issue with the rear sight???? Recently I purchased TrueGlo Tritium sights for my Storm. They do not make a replacement sight for the rear. Front only. mmmmmm I have since decided that I really like the original 3 white dots better than any sights I have on other pistols.
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If you use any common sense from other pistols to replace the PX4's sight by yourself, you may crack the slide. Here is my story:
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s....php?t=1419287

Either find a competent gunsmith (not just the kind of he thinking he is competent), or you'd better cut it like this:


A few more thread from another forum, you should read before any PX4 sight replacement.
http://www.berettaforum.net/vb/showthread.php?t=130286
http://berettaforum.net/vb/showthread.php?t=124313
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I thought it was well known that you should remove the safety/decocker levers before trying to move the rear sight on all slide mounted Beretta safety/decocker slides.
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