COMPARISON TABLE – 10 BERETTA PX4 STORM HOLSTER OPTIONS
There are many holster options available for the PX4 Storm, but we list 10 options for you here to look at below. This way you can see how the holsters stack up against each each other in terms of the materials that it is made from, price and our rating. If you want to see any of the holsters’ product page on Amazon.com, you can just click on the image.
BERETTA PX4 STORM – KEEP THIS IN MIND
Before jumping in and looking in detail at some holsters, let us first have a look at the Beretta PX4 Storm pistol to see which holsters might be relevant and which holsters might not.
The PX4 Storm itself, comes in 3 different sizes (full, sub-compact, and compact). Each have slightly differing sizes and weights, which will be important to note when you look for a holster.
Weapon Size and Weight:
The Beretta PX4 Storm Full has the following measurements:
Length: 7.55 in (192 mm)
Barrel Length: 4 in (102 mm)
Width:1.42 in (36 mm)
Height: 5.51 in (140 mm)
Weight: 27.7 oz (785 g)
The Beretta PX4 Storm Compact has the following measurements:
Length: 6.8 in (173 mm)
Barrel Length: 3.27 in (83 mm)
Width:1.42 in (36 mm)
Height: 5 in (129 mm)
Weight: 27.2 oz (770 g)
The Beretta PX4 Storm Sub-Compact has the following measurements:
Length: 6.22 in (158 mm)
Barrel Length: 3 in (76 mm)
Width:1.42 in (36 mm)
Height: 4.8 in (122 mm)
Weight: 26.1 oz (740 g)
As you can see, the full version is a medium to large sized pistol, whereas the compact and sub-compact are smaller pistols. Your choice of Beretta PX4 Storm holster option will depend on the size of PX4 Storm pistol you choose.
The Beretta PX4 Storm is designed to be used for law enforcement use and self-defence. For self-defence carry, the best holster options are going to be over the waistband holsters (OWB) and inside the waistband holsters (IWB). For anyone needing to carry their weapon securely whilst also being concealed, an IWB holster is perfect. Although shoulder holsters can conceal this pistol, it involves you wearing a jacket at all times, not ideal in warmer seasons and climates.
The compact and, even more so, the sub compact PX4 Storm are more easy to conceal, and can be used with pocket holsters and ankle holsters (as well as standard shoulder holsters, OWB and IWB holsters).
Detailed Review 5 BERETTA PX4 STORM HOLSTER OPTIONS
There are 10 holsters listed in the comparison table above for the PX4 Storm, but we want to have a closer look at 5 of the top holsters. We want to have a look at how well the holsters are made, how comfortable they are, how well they fit the PX4 Storm and how good the value for money is.
Blackhawk SERPA Level 2 Holster Matte Finish 410528BK-R
This is a high quality Beretta PX4 Storm holster made from ridged plastic that has just the right amount of give. There is no middle finger release or thumb break, which means lightning fast draw. It has a full firing grip for draw and an immediate retention system upon reholster, which gives you piece of mind that you can move about without your pistol falling out. The speed cut allows you to draw faster as well as making re-holstering the pistol easier.
It also has a built in tension spring which holds your magazine in place and will support a variety of magazines. It comes complete with belt mount and paddle attachment. For versatility, the belt clip can be removed to allow placement on a dual rail accessory platform. And it will also attach to shoulder harnesses or drop leg platform with Picatinney Rails
One slight disadvantage is that this Beretta PX4 Storm holster is too big by about 2 inches for the PX4 Storm compact models; they won’t go all the way to the end. Therefore, this holster is more suited to the full size PX4 Storms.
“The Intimidator” – Belt and Clip on Holster by Pro-Tech
This a great, entry level Beretta PX4 Storm holster. It is ambidextrous, so can be placed to left or right depending on user’s preference. It also has a plastic adjustable spring action thumb break and boasts durability with strong nylon stitching (pressure points are double stitched) , an outer layer of cordura ballistic nylon, and a vinyl vapor lining which keeps moisture away from your gun. All edges are turned under to prevent any fraying. Comes complete with an extra magazine pouch on the front of the holster.
Disadvantages to this Beretta PX4 Storm holster are there it can be a little bulky and therefore hard to conceal, especially with the extra magazine pouch. Also, a number of people have mentioned that, although the metal belt clip is tight, the piece it attaches to is not very durable, which means that your pistol eventually leans away from your hip and catches on objects. This also can make it difficult to carry your weapon concealed.
Gould & Goodrich B803-PX4 Gold Line Three Slot Pancake Holster (Black) Fits BERETTA PX4.
This Beretta PX4 holster is made from top grain genuine leather that has been vegetable tanned. It has deep definition molding and sits rather high on the waist, which is perfect for concealed wear. Can be worn tilted or straight up. With it being leather, this holster does need to be broken into, and it can be difficult to get your pistol in and out of the holster initially. But minimal use is all that is required to break the holster in.
This Beretta PX4 Storm holster is ideal for the compact model; most other holsters tend to be too big for the PX4 Storm Compact. Many people have mentioned that this holster feels as luxurious as other holsters worth 3 times as much, so this is definitely one for those who like a touch of luxury.
Outbags OB-29SC Nylon OWB Belt Gun Holster with Mag Pouch
It is made from 600 Denier Nylon, which makes it durable and light-weight. It is not as pretty as the leather holsters or as “tacti-cool” as the injection molded holsters, but it is a holster that gets the basic job done.
If you are a lefty, you will be happy to know that this holster comes in left hand and right hand draw versions. It has the basics of fully adjustable thumb break, magazine pouch, belt loop and a steel belt clip. If you wanted to, you can remove the steel belt clip.
Important to note is that this holster is a fit for the Beretta PX4 Storm Compact. If you have the full size PX4 Storm, this holster will probably not fit.
As usual with the Outbags holsters, this holster has a webbed spine to allow for the holster to shape itself to your body shape. However there have been complaints about the Velcro on the holster causing some discomfort when the holsters moves around. Some folks also complained that the steel clip is perhaps a little too stiff.
Some folks also noted that you cannot grip the gun until it has been removed from the holster. This is due to the fact that the holster seems to cover the top inch of the pistol, where you have the front of the grip.
This holster is probably best suited as a holster to carry your gun to the gun range to. For an everyday carry holster that is comfortable, we would probably look at some of the other holster options.
OutBags OB-16SC Nylon OWB Belt Gun Holster with Mag Pouch
This Beretta PX4 Storm holster is almost identical to the Outbags OB-29SC, and made from 600 denier nylon with a fully adjustable thumb break, belt loop, Steel Belt Clip and standard magazine pouch. The only difference is that it is slightly bigger, so would fit the full size Beretta PX4 Storm, whereas the OB-29SC is more suited to the Beretta PX4 Storm Compact.
Some disadvantages to this Beretta PX4 Storm holster that have been highlighted by some users are the steel belt clip not being very sturdy, with one user claiming that it broke after using the holster twice, and another user claiming the clip ripped the stitches from the holster when he was attempting to clip it onto the belt. Also, this holster has the same disadvantage to the OB-29SC, in that the holster covers the top inch of the pistol and a user is unable to grip the gun whilst it is sat in the holster. Quick draw is almost an impossibility. However, the Outbags range appears to be a good entry level Beretta PX4 Storm holster.
Which BERETTA PX4 STORM HOLSTER CHOICE Do We Choose?
Now that we have looked at each of the five holsters in detail, we can compare each of them against each other to see which holster would be the best choice for our needs.
The Blackhawk SERPA Holster is made from ridged plastic and is comfortable to wear. It’s real advantage is the lack of thumb break, which means drawing your pistol is easy and fast. But this holster is strictly for the full version of the Beretta PX4 Storm, as it’s size means it is far to large for the compact and sub-compact version, and may impact on how secure these smaller pistols feel in the holster.
The Intimidator Holster by Pro-Tech is made from nylon and plastic and fits all sizes of the PX4 well. Although comfortable to wear, some users have found it rather bulky and difficult to conceal. Also, the spring action thumb break can cause difficulty in drawing your weapon.
The Gould & Goodrich Pancake Holster is made from top-grain leather and is very comfortable to wear, with many users saying the feel was ‘luxurious’. It’s also very easy to draw your pistol from this holster, and it’s compact size makes it ideal for the compact and sub-compact versions of the Beretta PX4 Storm. This holster is likely to be far too small for the PX4 full size version.
The Outbags OB-29SC OWB Holster is ideal if you just want an affordable and sturdy holster that can take some punishment. It is best is suited for compact and sub-compact versions of the PX4 Storm. While the webbed spine helps for comfort, it is not the best holster for comfort due to some design features. It is probably a good choice for occasional use to carry your weapon to the gun range etc, but probably not ideal for everyday carry.
The OutBags OB-16SC OWB Holster is identical to the OB-29SC model, but is designed to fit the larger Beretta PX4 Storm Full size.
So which Beretta PX4 Storm holster option would we choose?
For the full size Beretta PX4 Storm, it has to be the Blackhawk SERPA Holster. It looks great, is comfortable to wear, and also offers a very fast draw. For the compact and sub-compact versions, it has to be the Gould & Goodrich Pancake Holster, with it’s luxurious leather and ability to fit these smaller pistols.
If, on the other hand, quick draw is unnecessary for you, and you mainly need a holster for concealed carry, then the Outbags models are good, inexpensive choices.
Wrapping Up – WHAT IS THE BEST BERETTA PX4 STORM HOLSTER OPTION?
Have you used any of the holsters we looked at above? We know there are other great holster options for the Beretta PX4 Storm out there, and that we only looked at 5 of them in detail. So if you have some thoughts about other holsters that you would recommend, let us know about them and tell us why you think those holsters are great choices.