COMPARISON TABLE OF BERETTA PX4 STORM HOLSTER OPTIONS
BERETTA PX4 STORM
The Beretta PX4 Storm is a semi automatic pistol made in Italy. It is a departure from other Beretta models, with the light polymer construction, Picatinny rail (under the muzzle and allows accessories to be attached, such as laser sights, flash lights etc), different back strap options for the grip, fully enclosing slide and modular trigger group. However, it retains the short-recoil barrel action from the Beretta 8000 models as well as the safety system in the M9/92/96 models. The Beretta PX4 has been constructed for better concealed carry. Also, Beretta have ensures the PX4 has a number of parts that are removable and interchangeable. The standard slide catch can be exchanged for a less bulkier, slim version for anyone who finds the PXS4 snags when being drawn fast from their holster. The back strap comes in three different sizes; slim, standard and oversized. Additionally, the magazine release button can be mounted to the left or right of the pistol depending on the user, and it also can be replaced by one of three button types; standard, large and extended (also know as ‘combat’).
The PX4 series comprises of 4 different models. Type C is single action only (also known as ‘constant action’) with spurless hammer. It has no decocker and therefore no safety. Type D also has a spurless hammer with no decocker, but is double action only. Type F is single and double action, and a decocker with manual safety. Type G is also single and double action with a decocker, but has no manual safety. The PX4 also comes in 3 sizes; PX4 Storm full size, PX4 Storm Sub Compact, marketed by Beretta as the most advanced sub compact side arm in existence, and the PX4 Compact, which is slightly bigger than the sub compact version but smaller than the full size.
KEEP THIS IN MIND
When choosing a Beretta PX4 Storm holster, there are a few key considerations you need to keep in mind in order to choose the right holster. Firearms can be different when it comes to functionality, weight and size. The PX4 Storm itself, comes in 3 different sizes (full, sub-compact, and compact), all with slightly differing sizes and weights.
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).
OUR REVIEW OF 5 BERETTA PX4 STORM HOLSTER OPTIONS
Below we look at 5 Beretta PX4 Storm holster options that are available on Amazon. We look at the materials that the holsters are made from, the comfort of how it is worn, how it fits the Beretta PX4 Storm and how easy it is to draw your weapon from the holster.
Here are our top 5 Beretta PX4 Storm Holster options:
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
This Beretta PX4 Storm holster is made from 600 Denier Nylon and comes in left hand and right hand draw versions. It has a fully adjustable thumb break, steel belt clip, belt loop and a standard magazine pouch. The thumb break helps keep your pistol secure whilst also adding to a smooth and fast draw. The steel belt clip is removable for mounting onto a belt of waist band. The belt loop can give a more secure and permanent mount to the belt. This holster is small and will fit the Beretta PX4 Storm Compact, but it may be too small for the full size version.
This Beretta PX4 Storm holster was designed to fit snug against the body, and boasts a webbed spine that helps the holster to shape itself to an individual user. Some users, however, have noted that the velcro causes them problems when moving the holster. Also, the metal clip appears to be a little too sturdy; one user hurt their fingers moving the clip and felt they needed pliers to move it effectively.
Another issue is that the holster seems to cover the top inch of the pistol, where you have the front of the grip. This means that the gun can not be griped until it has been removed from the holster. Therefore, this holster seems ideal for firearm retention or when you at a range, but would not be ideal for quick draw situations, such as in self defence.
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.
OUR TOP BERETTA PX4 STORM HOLSTER CHOICE
There are really some great Beretta PX4 Storm holster options available today. So which Beretta PX4 Storm holster would we choose if we were looking for a holster to fit a Beretta PX4 Storm ? Lets recap the top options available:
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 made from 600 Denier Nylon and is suitable for compact and sub-compact versions of the PX4 Storm. It fits comfortably against the body due to its webbed spine, however, there are issues with the design of this holster causing users to find that a quick draw is almost impossible.
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.
WHAT DO YOU THINK – WHAT IS THE BEST BERETTA PX4 STORM HOLSTER OPTION?
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