I am looking at picking up a Beretta PX4 Storm at my LGS. I am looking at a 9mm either full size or compact.
Have shot my buddies compact version. Seemed to be wide at the top of the slide because the safety wing is mounted there. A little distracting, but could become use to it.
Nice THICK stainless barrel, that thing is a hog leg.
Nice trigger, like the decocker. Straight shooter, nothing else out there looks like it. It's a Beretta, can't go wrong.
IMO, the PX4 is better gun in .40 than 9.I have shot my brother's full size PX-4 9mm several times.
Its ok...but nothing I would race out and buy for myself.
Have you looked at the SP2022 Sig Pro? I recently shot one of those and was shocked at how good it ran. Much better trigger than the creepy/stagey PX-4 and its less expensive. Doesn't feel as thick and chunky as the PX4, either. I love Beretta shotguns, but their pistols are just too thick and chunky for my tastes...sorry.
The PX4 is a decent shooter. I never had any troubles with it, but there was nothing special about it, compared to other 9mms.
If I was looking to buy a d/a s/a 9mm right now...I'd go with a Sig Pro - no doubt about it.