CX-4 in .40

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  1. Flashpoint

    Flashpoint Member Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Newest addition is a Beretta CX-4 in 40S&W. I've got a good amount of 40 left over from a trade I made a couple years ago. I used to have one of these in 9mm and loved it, and I used to have a .40 Just Right Carbine. I loved the 40 caliber in the JRC (hits hard!). The CX-4 is a better platform than the JRC IMO, so when I came across this one I went for it. It's used and the trigger is better on this one than the 9mm, This one seems to have been well broken in, or it's just the luck of the draw.

    The CX-4 is extremely ergonomic, compact, and lightweight, all adding up to be off the charts fun to shoot. Less than 30 inches in length and at 5.6 oz, I think only the sub2000 is lighter and more compact, but not nearly as ergonomic. Today I shot it alongside (not literally, lol, I just propped it up there for the photo) my AR9 pistol to try and determine which was more accurate. It's still a little longer than the pistol even with the can on it, but next to a typical carbine or rifle it's tiny. It also sports a chrome lined button rifled barrel that is supposedly one of the best in terms of PCC accuracy.

    That Millet DMS-1 is too much scope for it (too bulky/heavy), I put it on just for accuracy testing. The AR9 is my bedside rig and has just a red dot. Shooting at 50 yards what I found was that using the irons or scope at 1x the CX-4 gave me the same accuracy as the AR9, which was pretty bad and obviously due to my eyes because when I used magnification the groups shrank quite a bit. So without a magnified optic on the AR9 it's a draw so far. I need to try some premium .40 ammo in it, what I shot today was 180gr American Eagle and the best I could get out of it was about 4moa. Anyone else here have a CX-4 and if so how do you like it?

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    Have the cx-4 and a PX-4 in 40. Love both, but the cx-40 is one I'll never part with. Great shooter, weird looking, but ergonomic, light, accurate... What more can I say? Have a SIG Romeo 5 installed on it. Can't miss with this gun...

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    J R Green Member Charter Life Member

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    I have one. I've not entertained selling it once unless there was a 9mm version coming to replace it.

    Mine has a Burris Fastfire III which co-witnesses perfectly with the iron sights.
     
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    I'm a pushover for a short carbine, and I actually like the looks. I'm typically a Glock guy with lots of .40 Glock mags so I really had to convince myself to take this over one of the several PCCs available now that take Glock mags, that's how much I like it. I'd consider getting a Beretta pistol for a matched pair but I don't like the space police look of the PX-4 and I don't like DA/SA, so I don't think Beretta has anything for me in the handgun department. If I'm wrong someone enlighten me please.
     
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    Considering I did shoot it better with a little magnification, I'm thinking a low power compact prism scope might be just the ticket. Something like this: https://www.primaryarms.com/primary...-scope-with-patented-cqb-acss-reticle-pac2-5x

    I'm concerned though that most magnified optics may not have enough eye relief since they have to be positioned forward of those rear sight ears. I really had to get up on them to get a good sight picture with the scope I had on there.
     
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    Have the Cx4 Storm in 9mm and the Px4 in .40, like them both.
     
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    bigfelipe Phil-osopher... Charter Life Member

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    If only it took glock mags... I like the cx4. If I was a beretta guy I would definitely own one.
     
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    I keep waiting for the day when someone makes an adapter for the S&W M&P mags.
     
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    These are such odd weapons systems aesthetically