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Old 11-28-2015, 05:59 PM
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I was looking at the CC thread for under 400$ and it peaked my interest so I stopped by the local gun shop to check out some of the recommendations. I came across the beretta PX4 it is a little over the $400 Mark but I really liked it. I regularly carry a 1911 .45 and it is honestly not as practical for me to carry as the subcompacts. To this point I have exclusively shot .45. Any reviews on the PX4?

My comfort zone would be to buy it in .45 but I have very seriously considered a CC in 9mm.
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Old 11-28-2015, 06:06 PM
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I have the compact (in between subcompact and full size) in 9mm which I like to shoot, but its a pretty heavy/thick gun for CC.
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Old 11-28-2015, 06:19 PM
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I have the 40 and although is is a little bigger than most cc's is a great and accurate gun. I like having 12+ rounds if needed and easy to carry for me.
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:26 PM
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I have the full size 9mm INOX version and love it. Extremely underrated firearm. Buy it.
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:55 PM
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I've had the full size 40 for roughly five years. Roughly shot over 4,000 rounds through it. It's a smooth running gun and damn accurate. It's my night stand gun. I would not hesitate to buy its little brothers (compact's) for carry.

For what its worth, I'd buy the 9mm for carry. Just get quality self defense ammo.
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Old 11-29-2015, 03:20 AM
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
I have the full size 9mm INOX version and love it. Extremely underrated firearm. Buy it.
X2. Now I don't carry this gun by any means, unless it's in the truck. But I highly recommend owning. Like coores said, I believe it's highly underrated. I use a S&W M&P 9mm shield for my concealed carry.
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Old 11-29-2015, 03:35 AM
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X2. Now I don't carry this gun by any means, unless it's in the truck. But I highly recommend owning. Like coores said, I believe it's highly underrated. I use a S&W M&P 9mm shield for my concealed carry.
Yep. It's my bedside weapon. Ruger LCP is my carry. The PX4 has excellent capacity, is soft shooting, accurate, and is damn reliable. I added the Talon rubberized texture grips and it's even better now.
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Old 11-29-2015, 05:58 AM
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It seems like the S&W m&p is really hard to beat for the money. I also checked that weapon out and liked everything about it. I looked at the Glock 21 also. I don't think you can go wrong with it either but It was not nearly as comfortable in my hands as the S&W and the PX4 was even better. Especially with the options available for changing the grip size and magazine ejector. I also like having a hammer and the safety and decocker on the PX4. Coming from a 1911 the size and weight of the PX4 didn't seem as daunting although it is a bit thicker it is very ergonomic and the shape overall is very smooth and streamlined. I'm not a big guy however so I may be undervaluing the benefits of carrying something smaller and lighter just because I haven't. I do find I shoot better with the heavier handguns. That may come from shooting more rounds through my Ruger Super Redhawk .44 mag than i care to mention!
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Another vote for the PX4 full size 9MM.

I have thousands of rounds of WWB through it and have never had a FTF or FTE.

Great shooting gun. You won't be disappointed.
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Another vote for the PX4 full size 9MM.

I have thousands of rounds of WWB through it and have never had a FTF or FTE.

Great shooting gun. You won't be disappointed.
What drives your guys choices of caliber between .40 .45 9mm etc?
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Originally Posted by kln View Post
What drives your guys choices of caliber between .40 .45 9mm etc?
Ammo price/availability was a factor. My main use was target and steel shooting and since I don't reload it made sense. 17+1 is nice too.
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bought one in 2008 and it is a great gun - the only issue i have with it is the grip is rough on the hands and it is impossible to load the magazine without the loader. mine is .40 caliber.
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Old 11-30-2015, 04:00 AM
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What drives your guys choices of caliber between .40 .45 9mm etc?
Cost of ammo was a big one for me. And I, unlike the rest of the internet badasses, feel that one doesn't need to have a 50cal as a self defense weapon. Good 9mm self defense ammo is plenty capable these days and follow up shots will be more accurate due to less recoil.

9mm is cheap, plentiful, and effective.
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