Good Afternoon: I just wanted to share that I recently purchased a PX4 9mm Full Size. I have shoot 1200 rounds flawlessly with no malfunctions. First I broke it with 500 rounds of 124 grain ammo then 500 rounds of 115 FMJ, and finally 200 of my self defense ammo. This experience is great compared to the PX4 9mm full size I had last year that had noting but problems and returned it for a refund. My second one works great. The gun is quite accurate and the recoil makes shooting feel like a .380 or very low powered ammo.
I had a standard [F model] in .40sw. One of my gripes was the safety. The sharp edges were not good. Has Beretta changed this, or do you not find a problem with it?
Thanks for the response CW: I like most people find the sharped edged bat wing safety to be a problem. I am surprised that Beretta never changed this issue. Actually Beretta sells the Type G low profile decocker that one can installed afterwards. There was a Type G model sold that came with a flat decocker (low profile) but unfortunately Beretta phased it out a few years ago. Some folks install it themselves but I intend to take it to a gunsmith for installation.
I place my forefinger and thumb underneath the wings and have no issues, to the contrary, a very positive grasp for release or for racking the slide. I wouldn't go at them from above. Likewise, they are the ultimate for racking the slide one handed via a belt....etc.
The safety/de-cock on the PX along with the frame wear were the main reasons for swapping it for a 96a1.
Although I miss the 17 rounds, I'm very pleased with the trade.
There's just something about metal frames that weighs heavy on my mind.
I'd be pleased too with a 96A1. 12 rounds of .40 is fine in my book. If you feel the need for more capacity, Mec-Gar makes a flush 13 round mag and likewise a +2 extension giving the 96A1 a total capacity of 15 +1.