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Beretta CX-4
« on: October 19, 2008, 10:14:28 pm »
I've been thinking of picking up a .45 ACP carbine.  The choices are pretty limited. Has any of you had any experience with the Beretta CX-4?  Are they any good?  What is a good price for one?  Anyone have any alternative suggestions?

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    Re: Beretta CX-4
    « Reply #1 on: October 19, 2008, 11:18:40 pm »
    Anyone have any alternative suggestions?
    An Auto-Ordinance Thompson.  Not saying it's better than a CX4, but if I were to get a .45 ACP carbine the Thompson would be nifty.
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    Re: Beretta CX-4
    « Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008, 12:09:49 am »
    Yeah but you see there's one problem with the Thompson.  I've always promised myself that I would save up and buy one... but in Class III, full auto anything less in a Thompson would make me feel like I cheated myself out of that dream.

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    Re: Beretta CX-4
    « Reply #3 on: October 20, 2008, 01:39:11 am »
    I typically see them priced around $650-$700 but i've seen them for cheaper at gunshows. To my understanding (and I could be wrong) but all the newer models are coming now with the picatinny rail and therefore raising the price a little bit. I'm not sure if you can choose between getting it with or without the the rail but all the new ones i've seen recently have had the rail. Anyone know for sure?

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    Re: Beretta CX-4
    « Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008, 06:12:06 pm »
    A buddy has the Beretta Storm in .45 ACP and I was excited to shoot it.  After the first mag he almost had to force me to fire another one.  It was an AWFUL shooting experience.

    The bolt is separated from your cheek by the thin plastic of the stock and it feels like it is slamming into your cheek on every shot.  It is more uncomfortable than firing a 300 Win Mag.  It feels like you are getting smacked in the cheek each time you shoot.

    Assuming you can get over the awful shooting experience it is reasonably accurate out to the 25 yards I tried it, easily keeping the shots on an 8" plate.

    But...if you cannot shoulder the weapon to shoot it without flinching...is it worth it?

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    Re: Beretta CX-4
    « Reply #5 on: October 20, 2008, 06:38:55 pm »
    Yeah but you see there's one problem with the Thompson.  I've always promised myself that I would save up and buy one... but in Class III, full auto anything less in a Thompson would make me feel like I cheated myself out of that dream.

    I agree whole heartedly.  But I'd still buy the Thompson over the CX-4.  And think of it this way... depending on your saving plan, it might be legal to convert it by the time you have enough money, eh?  ;)


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    Re: Beretta CX-4
    « Reply #6 on: October 20, 2008, 08:00:00 pm »
    And think of it this way... depending on your saving plan, it might be legal to convert it by the time you have enough money, eh?  ;)

    Yeah one can always dream, but with President Obama looming on the horizon, I wouldn't count on gun laws being repealed (i.e. the 1982 ban on production of new full-auto firearms)...  I'd count on more being instated.  I'll bet that if Obama gets in there'll be a new assault weapons ban faster than your head'll spin.  Sure he says he's for gun onwership now... but he always tempers that lie with the "common sense gun control" caveat.  Which is liberal speak for "ban 'em all"!

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    Re: Beretta CX-4
    « Reply #7 on: October 20, 2008, 10:09:18 pm »
    Save you money and wait for the Microtech AUG version to come out in .45 ACP.
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    Re: Beretta CX-4
    « Reply #8 on: October 21, 2008, 01:50:09 pm »
    I've got one and I dig it.  However that "dig" comes with several caveats.

    1.  It's a Beretta, therefore carries all of the good, and all of the bad, that a multi-century old company brings.
    2.  The .45 has a limited mag capacity w/no hi-caps planned, ever.
    3.  The plastic guide rod has been reported to be flimsy by many users.
    4.  You can only use pic-rails from Beretta, IOW no real 3rd-party mods.
    5.  Many complain about the trigger, but I've never found it to be a problem
    6.  Parts from Beretta are never cheap.

    I've never experienced Beamish's issue, I suspect that his buddy had the butt-pads set too short and the charging handle on the left side.  That combination puts your cheek right next to the rise from stock to sight and the charging handle in-line with, and centimeters from your nose.  This brings up the final caveat:

    7.  It is difficult to get a good cheek-weld for me.  The CX4 has a removable cheek rest that I suspect Beretta has future plans for, but nothing as of yet.  I'm planning on buying a spare and gluing and shaping some rubber to raise up the weld location.
    « Last Edit: October 21, 2008, 03:09:11 pm by SuperNaut »
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