Yep. Full name: Beretta PX4 Storm.Is the PX4 the same gun as the Beretta Storm? I had one of those and the points on the safety were so sharp it made it painful to rack the slide. I sold it mainly for that reason. That and the fact that it was so fat in the grip. And I don't have small hands. But it was an extremely well made gun.
Thanks so much for the heads up on the 39 magazine. I may have to get one of two of them. I have 4 factory mags now. I bought them long ago when they were cheap. I have been buying a few mags lately. I bought two more for my EC9s and two of the BX-25 mags for my Ruger 10-22.Spare flush fitting OEM 39 magazines are sometimes hard to find (or pricey), but S&W magazines for a lot of subsequent single-stack models are still readily available, affordable, and fit (adding one more round to the original capacity of 8 rounds). Those more recent stainless steel mags give you 9-round capacity plus one in the chamber = 10 rounds for carry. The longer mag sticks out just a little bit from being flush with the 39-2's butt.
HK P2000 v3, All the Way... (though it seems like I'm about the Only HK fan on this whole site, Lol.. And, if ya keep yer eyes peeled, you can hit / get below yer price-point, ie: New! Heckler and Koch P2000SK V3 9mm with 2- 10 rd magazines - Semi Auto Pistols at GunBroker.com : 897181508 (..though not sure why the Pix are wrong, there.. That's a v2 in .40 SW, but.. Anyhoo, they're 'out there'...).. I’m in the market for something DA/SA that is small to mid sized to carry for summer time weather.
I have an East German Makarov and love it.My Norinco Makarov 9x18mm. Excellent summer gun, heavy enough to have low recoil in a small gun. Hornady hollow points make it viable.My pistol I carry at work is my Ruger P-89DC Stainless.
Tank of a gun that will outlive me.
There aren't too many traditional DA/SA, single-stack compacts on market these days. That said, I really like my Sig P225, S&W 3913, and even my Astra A75L. Sig discontinued the P239, which kind of sucks as well.
For double stacks, there are a few more options already mentioned. I have an older Sig P228, CZ P-01 and HK P200SK that I really like (compact model; only HK I've kept). On the heavier side are the CZ75 compacts with steel frame. I like the traditional ones that can be carried DA/SA, or cocked-and-locked for SA.
Not too many options on the market. For 9mm, I would really only look at Sig (P228/229/239), CZ (P-01/Rami), HK (P2000SK/P30SK), or Beretta (Storm Compact). Those are all well established and in current production (sans the P239).
There are small caliber options as well: Walther PPK/S, Bersa Thunder, Beretta Tomcat...
IWI based their Jericho directly from the CZ75, but they're pretty well established as well, so good catch. Only CZ has the sub-compact (RAMI); Jericho only comes in a mid-size (I'm assuming same size as the CZ compacts/SIG P228/229, etc.). There just aren't many micro-compacts for CCW that are DA/SA in a 9mm or great caliber. There are plenty DAO, Striker variations, and even SAO, but for current production from reputable manufacturers, there just aren't many options these days.No CZ? No IWI? I mean i think the sig 229 is the way , but i have to admit CZ has a good following. .
Awesome suggestions, I also carry a CZ75 Compact PCR. Its not a pocket gun but its a wonderful shooter ( I suck) and is totally dependeble. S/A is a #10 pull (decocked) or like a revolver, D/A is a #3.2 pull with the hammer back. The slide pull is light.CZ 75D Compact. DA/SA, decocker. 15+1 9 mm. The PCR aluminum alloy frame is 4 oz lighter. These would be my suggestion.
Slightly smaller, CZ82, 12+1 of 9X18 Makarov, DA/SA/decocker. I actually like this one better, but both CZ's just melt into my hands.
EAA Witness-P 10 mm. Like the CZ, but polymer, in 10 mm. Should have gotten metal.
Not hammer fired, but, DA/SA....Taurus PT 140 Millennium Pro, 12+1 in .40. More compact than the 9 mm CZ's, actually. And NOT part of the lawsuit about safeties.
Taurus 605, 5 rounds of 357 or 38, but it's more of a BUG to me.