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The other day I was cruising around gunbroker just to see what's on there. I look up Beretta CX4 Storms because I've always sorta wanted one. I decide to narrow it down to 45 because I don't have a 45 carbine. There are a few listed, usually starting at about $795 and up. Further down I see one that looks pretty good and listed as "mint" even though it states it is used. The current bid is $400 with a reserve that isn't met. I'm thinking that the reserve is set around $700 because that's what I would set it at. I decide to place a bid for $600 thinking I wouldn't be the high bidder nor meet the reserve.
Sure enough the reserve is met and I'm now the high bidder! Whoops! I had no real intention of buying that day but oh well. I got it for $485 which I think is a real steal. I'll post pics when I get it but here are some from the auction.



 

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Wow, that is a good accident at a good price! I've had a CX4 in the back of my mind,but always hoped I'd find one for about $500. Looks like you pulled that off!

Any immediate plans to modify or SBR? Thread the muzzle perhaps?
 

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i have a CX4 and love it, its the range weapon of choice between me and my boys - ours is a 9mm because i have it paired with a 92A1 for magazine sharing.

we have a TruGlo red dot on it and its a great match up, our max distance is 50 yds indoor... so i cant tell you how well it reaches out.

we've had it 1.5 years and probably have run over 2k rounds through it... i can not recall a ftf/fte or jam yet. it seems to run fine on the Federal 115/124 grain and Winchester 115 grain FMJ loads.

enjoy it, great price. i got mine for $750 NIB came with the documents and 3x 17 rd mags, i think...
 

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Absolutely 100% the most fun gun I own
 

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Wow, that is a good accident at a good price! I've had a CX4 in the back of my mind,but always hoped I'd find one for about $500. Looks like you pulled that off!

Any immediate plans to modify or SBR? Thread the muzzle perhaps?
Thanks. I figured I got a great deal on it.
My first thought was to thread the barrel, then sbr then back to just threading it with a barrel shroud. Haven't fully decided. Time will tell!
 

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Congrats on a great deal!
I haven't tried gunbroker yet and don't know how the "reserve" works.
The auction pic looks like from a LGS wall.
 

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Excellent auction win!
 

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Gunbroker works like any auction. The seller can set a reserve and start the opening bid lower. If the reserve isn't met the item doesn't sell and is usually relisted. Most of the time they don't put a reserve and just start the bidding for what they want to sell it for.
 

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Looking around online, I found various reasons for these not having threaded barrels and of course it has to so with 922r compliance. But, using a US made magazine reduces the parts count by three and a company called SierraPapa makes triggers and other parts to further reduce foreign parts counts allowing for threaded barrels and such.
Also 922r compliance does apply to sbrs, which I didn't know.
 

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Very nice OP! They are a good rifle. One of my co-workers owns one in 9mm, and I got the opportunity to shoot it last summer...wow, I was right at home with that gun.

The price you got seems even better! Congrats. ;)
 

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Finally got around to taking some pics. Haven't shot it yet. Trigger seems ok dry firing so I doubt I'll do any upgrades like that, but I'm looking at getting the barrel shroud, but bone stock for now. Barely looks used! I doubt if it's been fired beyond factory testing!



 

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Had a chance to shoot the Beretta CX4 tonight as well as the 8045 Cougar I picked to go with it.

Trigger is pretty good. I'd say it's 5-6 pounds but I didn't notice any creep or grit or anything like that in it.

Accuracy is superb, I can't say that for the 8045. I shot it (indoors, with my reloads) at 15 to 25 yards. It was doing "one ragged hole" groups at those distances with open sights.

Overall I'm pleased as punch with this rifle.

The only negative gripe I have about this handy little carbine is because it is so lightweight, it has a lot of felt recoil. More than my Ruger PC's. A LOT more than my MP5. Makes me sort of glad that the mags only hold 8 rounds. Gives me a short break to rest my poor pectoral!


I think I will get the barrel threaded for use with one of my suppressors. That ought to take a bunch of recoil out. I'll have to see about the barrel shroud.

Since one of the mags I have is a Mec Gar, I think, since there's no markings, I should be ok for 922r if I only use that mag in the rifle and keep that other genuine Beretta mag in the 8045.

Stay tuned... more to come!
 

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Gunbroker works like any auction. The seller can set a reserve and start the opening bid lower. If the reserve isn't met the item doesn't sell and is usually relisted. Most of the time they don't put a reserve and just start the bidding for what they want to sell it for.
One of the best thing about Gunbroker for buyers and sellers is the 15 minute rule. Ebay auctions just end at the appointed time and people can come in and snipe (bid at the very end) leaving other bidders unable to continue bidding because now the auction is over. Gunbroker makes it a real auction because it allows bidding to continue and extends the auction for 15 minutes so nobody can just come in at the very end and snatch it.
 
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