by David Crane
The Beretta CX4 "Storm" carbine is a pistol caliber carbine that will eventually come in 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP. Right now, it only comes in 9mm Parabellum. The CX4 Storm carbine is a a modular design. Both upper and lower receivers are primarily made of polymer.
The main selling point of the Beretta CX4 Storm carbine appears to be it’s seemingly futuristic and ergonomic design. Another interesting aspect of the CX4 Storm is…
the fact that the gun can quickly be changed/configured for either right or left-handed shooters. The whole procedure takes about a minute once the bolt assembly is removed. Apparently, the CX4 Storm utilizes the same magazines as the Beretta 92 series and 8000 Cougar series pistols–at least in 9mm.
The Beretta CX4 Storm carbine operates via convential blowback. Barrel length is 16". Empty weight is 5.8 lbs. Magazine capacity for civilians right now (until the 1994 assault weapons ban goes the way of the Tasmanian Tiger next year) is 10 rounds for all three calibers. Mag capacity for military and LE is 15 for 9mm, 11 for .40, and 8 for .45.
If you end up purchasing a CX4 Storm carbine, or any other tactical carbine or rifle for that matter, DefRev highly recommends outfitting it with either an Aimpoint CompM2 red dot optical gunsight or EOTech 552 Holosight, a.k.a. "Holographic Diffraction Sight (HDS)." The reason we recommend the EOTech 552 and not the EOTech 551 is that the 552 is the military version that was designed for the U.S. Marine Corps, so it takes cheap and plentiful "AA" batteries (2 of them), as opposed to 2 "N" alkaline batteries (551). Both sights can be purchased from Lightfighter.com, which is a great source for any kind of military Spec-Ops or LE tactical operations gear, equipment, or accessories.
Click here to go to the official Beretta CX4 "Storm" carbine website and learn more about the weapon.
Here’s some info on the CX4 Storm on the Beretta USA website.
Click on this link to visit Berettaweb.com’s Beretta CX4 Storm page. Some good pics and info here.