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My opion of this carbine waivers bac and forth - I almost got one instead of the PS90 - simply because of the cost of the PS90. Now, I am contemplating maybe getting one again - at the end of 2007.

The people that have here - how do U like it?

Let me see pics of your setups, if U don't mind.
 

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O.K. I'll be the first to respond.

I have a CX-4 in 9mm. I have found it to be very reliable and accurate.

My main use for the rifle is during carbine matches on steel targets. The 9mm round itself naturally has very little recoil, and muzzle blast. In fact I have noted that the rounds impacting the steel targets are louder than the actual report of the rifle itself.

All of the good things said, recognize that the CX-4 in any of its calibers is basically a SHORT range proposition. think 50-100 yards.
 

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I bought a CX4 Storm so I could work on rifle skills at an indoor range where the dedicated rifle side was usually closed for various range functions. With the availability of the rifle side being almost impossible to predict and the range, understandably, not permitting long guns chambered in rifle calibers on the pistol side, the CX4 made sense for me. (Before anyone asks- Yes, I had a 10/22 years ago, but I was never a big fan of it so I sold it.)

The CX4 was a decent little plinker. The gun's controls are almost completely ambi although you have to choose a configuration prior to shooting it. Another plus was that 9mm is relatively inexpensive to shoot when compared to defensive rifle calibers. Perhaps if I had a 92 and the magazine compatibility thing would have mattered to me. -If you're looking for something that is affordable and can be fun for a trip to the range, the CX4 can deliver.

That said, the CX4 carbine has limited application. I know some people have made mods to them to try to turn them into serious defensive firearms, but they're not unless you're one of the characters in Sci-Fi's new Battlestar Galactica series. For working on rifle skills, I found I was better served by using a real rifle that can be taken to a good outdoor range where I could engage targets at longer distances than indoor ranges generally provided.

I sold mine. I don't regret buying it, but I found there were better things for me to purchase with my money. Once you get past the "wow factor" I don't think the CX4 provides that much bang for the buck. While not completely pointless, rifles chambered in pistol calibers are limited in their usefulness.

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I've got one and I'm getting rid of it as soon as I can find a buyer. It would have put my left eye out 3 times now if I hadn't been wearing eye protection. I may be using crappy ammo, but a blowout (case seperates around rim) leaves blood on my cheek and scratches on my glasses. Even with good ammo, one may get a blowout sometimes, to me shooting my storm is like playing russian roulette.
 

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I've got one and I'm getting rid of it as soon as I can find a buyer. It would have put my left eye out 3 times now if I hadn't been wearing eye protection. I may be using crappy ammo, but a blowout (case seperates around rim) leaves blood on my cheek and scratches on my glasses. Even with good ammo, one may get a blowout sometimes, to me shooting my storm is like playing russian roulette.
Sounds like your ammo there bud. Never had a problem with mine in about 2k rounds, or heard of that before and I'm on the berettaforum constantly.

What kind of ammo were you using?

To answer the original question, i love mine. A lot of fun in the short range with a red-dot. I usually stick to 50 yards or less, but its capable of more. Very accurate, reliable, never had any issues with mine.
 

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I have had mine in .40 for over a year now.
I converted it for lefty use and have put a ton of rounds through it.

I have never had any problem at all.
It's extreamly accurate and fun to shoot.
Very controlable, rapid firing is very easy.
I put a $30 BSA red dot on it - it cowitnesses the sites and makes it easier to shoot. I also recently added a light and converted it to take the higher capcity px4 mags.

I have no issues with it. Also I think the fact that it will share mags with Beretta pistols is a big +

 

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How hard is it to convert to the PX4 mags? What is the cost for that?
There are mag sleeves which are inserted into the carbine's magwell where they snap into position. One insert is all you need to convert the magwell. The change is not difficult at all. Generally speaking, they cost around $30-$35.

ETA: "wlcohen" is right, I forgot about the mag release change...
 

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Regarding potential safety problems, this is the first I have heard from someone having issues with the debris from the chamber cutting their cheek. I think the admission of "I may be using crappy ammo" says it all.

First, if you are shooting a ammo that you suspect is causing the gun to malfunction or otherwise not function properly, dump the ammo. I know shooters can be pathologically cheap but we're talking about your safety. If you have to think of it in a dollars and cents paradigm, the gun is 50 times more expensive than the box of ammo you are trying to save your investment in, act accordingly. -I know some people will say that the gun should function with whatever brand of ammo they stick in it, but this just isn't realistic when there is a wide range in the quality of ammo on the market. Mystery, gun show reloads and off-brands cost less for a reason.

Second, if the gun has a mechanical problem, contact the manufacturer. Do not continue to shoot a gun with a known mechanical problem. To do so, courts disaster.

-When using firearms, you've got to look out for your own safety and be smart. Body parts are not replaceable yet.

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ShipWreck said:
How hard is it to convert to the PX4 mags? What is the cost for that?
It was very simple - change mag release and mag well insert
took about 10 mins.

The best thing to do is just pick up the Cx4 version that takes the mags you want. When I bought mine, all that was available was the 92/96 versions.
 

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The best thing to do is just pick up the Cx4 version that takes the mags you want. When I bought mine, all that was available was the 92/96 versions.
That is all I have ever seen sold too.

I'd love the 20 round PX4 mag with the longer baseplate :)

Just trying to decide what to get at the end of this year - a CX4, an HK P2000, a bolt action rifle or a Marlin 357 lever action.
 

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While I was sitting in a childbirth class today, my mind drifted off to the CX4...

I dlike an unobstructed view of my Eotech - I don't want to co witness it. So, I don't think I'd like the rear and front sights in my view window if a got a CX4. I'd probably have to put an eotech on a riser to get rid of this issue...

So, now I am having second thoughts about getting one.

I wish other companies would come out with some kewl looking 9mm carbines....
 

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I like flip up co-witnessing iron sights on carbines when using dot scopes. I'd like to shoot a CX4 with a dot sight to see how I like it.

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See, if I was gonna get an AR - I would have either had no rear sight, or a flip front and a flip rear (mucho expensive). I don't care for something in my field of view. That is 1 thing I love about the PS90 with the EOtech.

Probably, I will not worry about a Storm, and maybe get my HK P2000 right after Christmas. Between my new "allowance" saved up until Jan, and some present money, I can swing it :D
 

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I bought one last summer and it is a ton of fun and rather cheap to shoot. I tricked it out with some nice goodies too.

I am a huge Battlestar Galactica fan and it was one of the leading reasons I bought it. I then tracked down all the parts that are seen on the show. With the exception of the Flash hidder, here is my Colonial Issue CX4, set with Lee "Appolo" Adama dog tags, Viper patch, Viper wings, Captian rank pins, BSG patch (since repalced with correct patch) on the same fabric used for the viper pilot suits.


 

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interested in a Storm/92F combo with at least 6 15 round mags and a 30 rnd for $1200 + shipping? (shipwreck) Storm includes sling, case, a side rail minus screws, and folding front grip. (drunken ordering and didn't get around to finding the screws and getting the second side rail to mount the grip.
 

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All nice to the above pics! I have only read good things about the rifle, which can be obtained at a reasonable price.
 
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