I'm pretty convinced that I'm going to buy the Beretta PX4 Subcompact when it becomes available in my area, but what I am wondering is when a new model is released, do the introductory batch of pistols typically experience more problems than a batch released 2-3 months later? In other words, would it be better to wait a few months to see how it goes, or would it make no difference to jump at the first one I can find?
I would say your cheaper made stuff has more troubles than the quality manufactures. I still wait about 6mos to 1yr before I buy one but that's just me and the way I do it. I want to see what the gun mags and people are saying before I put my cash on them.
Ya know, I was thinking along those lines as well, but I currently have no caliber larger than .22, so even 6 months is longer than I would like to wait. If its likely the px4sc could have its flaws, I'll start checking other options. If its not likely, however, I'd love to get it. Maybe I am just over thinking this.
Most quality manufacturers put new products through vigorous tests before introduction or release. My guess is that Beretta had found an issue and that is why they delayed the release. The reputation of a company is on the line when they release a product and it turns out to be a lemon. It is not worth the negative press to release a product that is not up to the reputation of the company. I know that some mfgs take at least 3 years to release a product from the time it is conceived until the time it is released. This has to do with the tests, tests and tests they do to make sure it is ready for release.
My opinion is that the PX4sc will be a quality gun out of the case. They are a quality mfg and won't risk the bad rep with a bad product. If by chance they find a minor flaw after the release I'm sure they will correct it quickly and for free.
My fullsize is flawless and I wouldn't expect anything different about the SC.