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has anyone fired or does anyone own a Beretta CX4 Storm ? does it except standard m9 15 round mags in the 9mm carbine? also if it does except those mags will it except higher cap mags as well?
 

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yes it does indeed take the hicap mags...

I made this for a few friends of mine... you may get an idea about the guns recoil, which is nill.

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workingman1976 said:
has anyone fired or does anyone own a Beretta CX4 Storm ? does it except standard m9 15 round mags in the 9mm carbine? also if it does except those mags will it except higher cap mags as well?
I had 1 for a little while last year.

It CAN accept the M9/Beretta 92 mags if you buy that version. There is also a version that takes PX4 mags. However - it's just a spacer in the magwell - and if you have 1 version, and would prefer the other - you can buy the spacer part from Beretta (its like $35), and then swop it out yourself (if you want the other mag version).

The 92FS mag version is the most common.
 

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As others have said, yes it will accept the Beretta 92/M9 mags as well as higher capacity mags. Beretta makes an extended 20 round 9mm mag for the CX4. Due to the way the magwell is configured, it's a little handier to have the extended mags for reloads.

It can be fun to shoot, but once the novelty wears off it's a lot like a pistol with a stock. To be fair, the carbine has its fans but I know far more people who have owned them and sold them than people who own them. -Unless there is some reason you need or want a pistol caliber carbine (i.e. use for an indoor range that limits people to pistol calibers), you would probably be better off saving your money for a long gun chambered in a real rifle caliber.
 

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i dunno it seems like a good carbine for my 10 year old daughter to shoot in 9mm. 9mm is cheaper them most ammo (except 22), and I think it would be a good starter carbine/rifle for her. Not to mention its not a bad looking 9mm rifle for the price
 

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I bought one and sold it after my 1st trip. The triggerw as so heavy (worse than the PS90) - that at 50 yards, it was causing me to get 4-5" groups.

Also, I prefr the PS90 ergonimics, and even though I had prev rented a CX4 - it was shot with open sights on a 15 yard range.

Once I had one with an Eotech on it - shooting at 50 yards... I didn't like it.

After that - I decided that the PS90 will be my only rifle. I am more into handgun anyway. So, the PS90 meets my occassional need for distance shooting...
 

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I personally did not like it - others do. I sold it at a slight loss, and sold that eotech as well.

There is a way to do a do it yourself trigger job - but one must be careful, as all the parts are plastic. I wasn't comfortable pulling the trigger apart (there are instructions on the Beretta forum)
 

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workingman1976 said:
i dunno it seems like a good carbine for my 10 year old daughter to shoot in 9mm. 9mm is cheaper them most ammo (except 22), and I think it would be a good starter carbine/rifle for her. Not to mention its not a bad looking 9mm rifle for the price
For your daughter, it might be a way to foster her interest in shooting and have something that doesn't quite look like your typical firearm. My question is how much recoil she's going to want to have or deal with at ten years old. I know it's just a 9mm, but to a child who doesn't have a lot of weight to absorb the recoil it could get uncomfortable. -I'm not a huge fan of Rugers, but I must admit that a 10/22 is a good entry level rifle for a young shooter and .22LR is relatively inexpensive.

My issues with the CX4 are related to the limitations of the platform and its usefulness outside an indoor range. To me and many people I know, it really felt like a handgun with a stock. As a plinker, it should be fine. However, before you buy one for your daughter I strongly recommend you have her try one at a range first.

This advice has nothing to do with the CX4 itself. It's just that when you buy a firearm for someone else, you have to deal with that person's likes and dislikes. Something that may annoy me or you may not even be noticed by your daughter whereas something that bothers your daughter may not be an issue for us. -I've watched many guys buy guns for their wives, girlfriends, and kids without consulting the intended recipient. Often, they had to take a loss when they turned around and sold the gun because the gun wasn't right for that person.

Good luck.
 

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I think a Ruger Charger would be a good gun to start out on especially since it shoots 22lr....Cheap and fun to shoot! :?
 

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well i know my sw-5 (piece of trash) was a 9mm and it had nearly sero recoil and my daughter shoots my ps-90 so i dont think this would be a problem for her plus i have a m9 with around 10 15 round mags so a 2nd firearm that excepts the same mags and ammo isnt a bad idea in my book
 

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Dang, sounds like she is becoming quite the shooter, does she want to own guns when she is of age?
 

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The PS90 is a very mild shooting firearm so I'm not surprised that that is fine for her. When you talk about the SW-5 having zero recoil, do you mean for yourself or for her?

If she's a little trooper, that's great because it will make things easier. However, the issue with little kids and firearms is that you don't want to wear them out or have them get pushed around by the firearm otherwise they learn to hate it.

I can understand your reasons for choosing the CX4 since you already have the mags. I am not a fan of it but as Shipwreck mentioned there are people who like them. -That said, I still recommend having her try a CX4 before you buy one.
 
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