The Beretta CX4 Storm carbine, using std
9mm Luger ammunition - appears at first glance to
be out of a Flash Gordon movie! However,
let looks not deceive as ... once held and fired
it is surprisingly ergonomic and good to use.
Its downside, well with this one ...... is an attrocious
trigger but one that you can get used to, just!
Accuracy is very good and with the red dot it makes
a very handy platform. Weight is modest and so a
very easy gun to tote all day if need be. It will
accept mag's from other Berettas, such as the 92
This is one superb MBR and a favorite, made even
better by having a Leupold on top - despite some
cries perhaps of ''shame''!! It was bought used
and it was a build on an Imbel. It is dead reliable
and very adequate for accuracy.
However much 5.56x45 has taken the stage in military
service, the 7.62x51 still reigns supreme when it
comes to distance.
This heavyweight was produced by Egypt using
tooling that had originated from the Swedish Ljungman design,
and it only saw active service apparently with the
Egyptian army around the time of the Suez crisis in the 50's.
It utilizes the Mauser 8mm round (8x57) with the 192
grain bullet but should not be used with the 'hot' Turk ammo.
Care must be taken with ammo choice as hot Turk
ammo can be excessive, even with the gas port
orifice kept well small.
A limited quantity of carbine sized versions were
made and christened the Rashid - using 7.62x39 ammo.
Not an ideal pic' of a very ugly gun!! This is perhaps
the cheapest 9mm carbine around but surprisingly
most people find them very reliable and they make
good plinkers. Value for money. Moved this one on.
To further exploit the word ''ugly'' I do not think
there is any gun anywhere that ''out-uglies'' this
In a sense this is 'another' FAL - except it is
the ''inch'' version and was originally for quite some time
the British MBR - and it saw much active service in the
Falklands Conflict in 1982.
It is still using the 7.62x51 NATO round but here
we have a version put out by Century Arms as a ''sporting''
rifle! As it came it was not very reliable but some
tweaks here and there have helped and it is now
a very serviceable platform.
It could well do with modifying to produce an auto
bolt hold-open function and also have the cocking
lever (collapsible) modified to be a charging handle.
It's fairly basic but also very adequate.