The Cx4 Beretta Storm is a beautifully designed semi-automatic carbine intended for cartridges and magazines to be interchangeable with other Beretta semi-automatic pistols.
Designed by Italian manufacturer Beretta, the Beretta Cx4 Storm has been in production since 2003 and is aimed at the home defense market, but has also become popular in various police forces and SWAT teams throughout the United States.
It’s unique practical design facilitates chambering, push-button dissemblance for rapid maintenance, dual side customization, and most importantly the ability to load cartridges compatible with Beretta pistols and can even interchange with other manufacturers’ magazines with some costly modifications.
According to beretta.com, the robust polymeric materials, or technopolymers, aided in the highly futuristic and ergonomic design of the Cx4 Beretta Storm which is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also extremely versatile offering superior performance, safety and reliability. It’s steel barrel is chrome lined for maximum corrosion resistance aimed at increasing the barrel’s and the overall weapon’s life. It is further equipped with a rubber recoil pad which improves comfort and contributes to a better, more accurate shot by minimizing the time to adjust the sights after recoil.
Similar to the Beretta pistols it is meant to be interchanged with, the loads operate on a standard blowback system, allowing each fired round to set into place the subsequent round through its rearward thrust while simultaneously releasing the spent case. The most widely used interchangeable pistol is the Beretta 92FS and its 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge. Among the included cartridge capabilities are the 9x21mm IMI, .40 S&W and the .45 ACP.
The firearm’s physical specifications define its weight as 2.575 kg or 5.68 lbs, its length at 755mm or 29.7 inches which includes its barrel length at 422.5mm or 16.6 inches. The Beretta Storm Cx4 is 63mm or 2.5 inches wide and 190mm or 7.5 inches tall. Load capacities through its feed system include 8, 10, 11, 15, 20 or 30 round plastic box magazines. The Beretta Cx4 Storm comes standard with a 2 position aperture flip sight at the rear and an adjustable front post sight.
In the video on this page, my wife is seen firing a Beretta Storm Cx4 using 9mmx19 cartridges and a holographic scope sight; the Beretta Storm Cx4 is highly customizable and the holographic scope is an excellent example of its customization capabilities. Notice how precise each shot is, connecting each shot with its target precisely and consistently. After her session, she claimed that the recoil was almost completely absorbed by the Cx4 and she had little trouble connecting the sights with the targets after each shot. Additionally, the scope had significantly facilitated her aiming, and the weight of the firearm reduced fatigue and kept her in line with her objectives. As I observed the beauty of the weapon, she was able to fully appreciate its ergonomics and performance.
I wanted to get her this carbine so I’d have an excuse to get myself a Beretta 92, but she turned me down in favor of the insanely expensive and powerful FN Herstal FS2000!