The Beretta CX4 Storm is a pistol caliber carbine that I’ve come to like quite a bit. My review of this rifle is below:
The Beretta CX4 Storm is a rather futuristic looking semi-automatic (autoloading) pistol caliber carbine. The barrel is just over 16″ in length, and adjustable open sights are included. A user can add the rail mounted sighting device of their choice, but I’ve found the iron sights to be more than sufficient. Magazine capacity varies by caliber, ranging between 8 and 20 rounds.
Build Quality and Features
The first time I picked up a CX4 Storm, I was pretty impressed. It feels like a lightweight but sold rifle, and is very well balanced. The pistol grip is probably the most comfortable one I’ve ever held. The rifle’s controls are completely ambidextrous, and quite easy to operate. The action is smooth, and I have yet to experience a failure to feed. A decent recoil pad is included, although with the very soft recoil this carbine is know for, it is unnecessary. Cleaning the CX4 Storm is also quite easy, and it disassembles with no tools needed.
The Beretta CX4 Storm comes in a a few pistol calibers:
1. 9x19MM (and 9×21 for those that live in a country that ban 9×19, such as Italy)
2. .40 S&W
3. .45 ACP
Of those, my favorite is .40 S&W, although to each their own. While I normally prefer 135 grain bullets in .40 S&W, I’m a fan of the 165 grain bullets for use in this carbine. That is is because the longer barrel of this rifle means a 165 grain bullet attains velocities one could only get from a 135 grain bullet if fired from the shorter barrel of a handgun.
The Beretta CX4 Storm is currently my favorite pistol caliber carbine. It is well built but light weight, and comes in enough different calibers to make most people happy. Recoil is quite soft too. Those in the market for a pistol caliber carbine would do well to consider this rifle.