Evolution not revolution eh? And when it comes to handguns, little things make a big difference. If you’re left-handed, a slide stop lever on the left side of your pistol is a major PITA. The new PX4 Storm Compact is the first version of their popular pistol with an ambidextrous slide stop lever. If you operate on the principle that right makes might, the new Beretta PX4 Storm Compact has other advantages . . .
For one thing, it’s the ideal size and capacity for concealed carry. As you’d expect, the PX4 Compact (3.2″ barrel, 6.8″ total length) slots perfectly between the Full-Size (4″ barrel, 7.6″ length) and the Sub-Compact (3″ barrel, 6.2″ length).
Although the PX4 Storm Compact weighs the same as the Italian gunmaker’s Full Size gun, you lose a bit of heft by dropping (not literally) a couple of 9mm or .40 caliber bullets. That’s 15/12 for the compact vs. 17/14 for the Full-Size. Which is still a lot of bullets, and couple more than the compact (13/10).
Better yet, the Compact adopts the larger pistol’s rotary barrel design with a shorter and proportioned slide and grip. Now how much would you pay? MSRP $550.