Rated 5 out of 5 by DocHoliday1 Excellent pistol, to handle and shoot.
Fired at the range yesterday for the first time, a dream to shoot at close range (15 feet and less.) My 1911 was much more difficult to handle, and the Baretta fired true, first shot out of the box. Using a Weaver grip, I actually had a hole in the center of the x ring; very comfortable, minimal recoil(certainly compared to the 1911) and a great pistol for home defense.
July 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hosehead1a Love it
I bought the PX4 in .45 and LOVE it. Since purchasing it, I have put about 500 factory loads through it with zero misfires or feed failures. I have not tried hand loaded ammo yet, but have no doubts it will perform just as well. Recoil as compared to my old Army issue M1911A1 is noticeably less, and more back than up. Out of the box accuracy was outstanding at 5, 10 and 25 yards. The only Con is weight. It can be quite heavy in a shoulder holster, but to be fair it IS a .45 with 10 in the mag and one in the tube!
June 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by REARLY1016 Ease of use, great value, light recoil
Purchased my PX4 full size, .40 S&W in December of 2013. Put 100 rounds through it on the first day, in 15 degree weather. In total, have put about 500 rounds through, with ZERO problems. This pistol is a breeze to field strip, and it looks good, if looks matter.
May 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Stench A Balance of Features
Bought this after conducting research and shooting several makes and models . Since the purchase, I have shot about 300 rounds. The following is my honest assessment:
Flawless shooting; no FTFs or FTEs with both commercial and hand loads.
Low recoil (more back than up), that allows faster follow-up shots.
A breeze to take apart, clean, and reassemble.
Some say this large frame pistol is ugly, but I believe it has an intimidating look that is due in part to its "chunky" or robotic profile.
The changeable grips are a bonus, especially if you have small or large hands.
The decocker is an enjoyable safety feature.
The price is competitive and a fair market value.
Initially, my gun consistently shot low and left, even from a bench rest with different commercial loads . Adjustable sights was needed to get a good center grouping. I have since met others at the range that have had the same issue with initial accuracy.
The DA trigger-pull really is a long grind, but the SA is fairly crisp and short.
The safety is a bit awkward to push upwards, and it has an outward spur on both sides that can be prone to snagging.
The"speed" loader that comes with the kit is a bit clumsy and difficult, especially with a fresh magazine.
In summary, I wish my experience was as good as so many other PX4 owners, but the accuracy issue was disappointing enough to put a stink on my enthusiasm for this particular firearm. Understandably, I would only recommend this firearm with caution, but will continue to shoot it and provide a future update on its performance.
March 24, 2014