Umarex Beretta CX4 Storm & Crosman NightStalker Comparison Review


Type: Pellet air rifles.

Manufacturer:Umarex & Crosman

Model:Beretta CX4 Storm & Night Stalker

Materials: Metal & plastic.

Weight: 5.25 / 3.27 Pounds.

Barrel: 17.5 / 16.75 inches, metal-rifled.

Propulsion: CO2 88 gram.

Action: Semi auto - Blowback.

Ammunition Type: .177 caliber pellets.

Ammunition Capacity: 30 / 12 rounds.

FPS: Up to 500 fps (Canadian detuned versions).

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Beretta CX4 Storm and the Crosman Night Stalker are both pretty decent and weigh in at 8.5 pounds for the Beretta CX4 and 7 pounds for the NightStalker. This is a bit surprising since the Umarex Beretta trigger only releases the action while the Crosman NightStalker has to rotate the 12 shot magazine with each trigger pull.

Accuracy: This is still to be determines in a later field test review but from my past shooting experiences with both these guns I found them to be pretty good and even though the Crosman NightStalker is a far cheaper built and priced gun then the Umarex CX4 Storm, I think it may have the edge on the German made counterpart.


Build Quality: Both of these Beretta CX4 Storm looking guns have plastic shells with internal metal parts but they are night and day when comparing the build quality. Don't get me wrong, the night Stalker is not a badly built rifle but when sitting side by side with the Umarex CX4 Storm, you can really see the extra quality that went in to the German made Umarex version. It has much heavier and thicker materials and the fit and finish is excellent, pretty much what you would expect to see on the real Beretta CX4 Storm.

Realism: The Umarex Beretta CX4 Storm is obviously a replica of the real steel Beretta CX4 Storm and it really is an excellent replica in almost every way with the excepetion of the screw holes one side. The pellet shooting version even includes the hard shell case that looks to be the same one the real CX4 comes with. So what about the NightStalker? The Crosman NightStalker is a look-a-like for the replica Beretta CX4 Storm but not really a replica. It still looks very good and makes for a a decent rifle if your looking for something that has that CX4 Storm look and feel.

Purchased From: Private Sale.

Pros for Umarex Beretta CX4 Storm:

  • Very well made - made in Germany.
  • Almost perfect replica with lots of detail.
  • Comes in a nice hard-shell case.
  • Adjustable sights for windage and elevation.
  • Has built in picatinny top rail.
  • Large capacity 30 rounds belt-fed pistol grip loading magazine just like the real CX4 Storm.
  • True Blowback operation.
  • Lots of shots per 88 gram CO2.

Pros for Crosman NightStalker:

  • Made in the USA.
  • Inexpensive yet a very respectable shooter.
  • Adjustable sights for windage and elevation.
  • Can mount rails for sights and add on accessories.
  • Decent capacity 12 round rotary magazine.
  • Lots of shots per 88 gram CO2.

Cons for Umarex Beretta CX4 Storm:

  • A bit on the expensive side!
  • Canadian detuned version is very underpowered.
  • Trigger pull is a bit hard for a true blowback gun.

Cons for Crosman NightStalker:

  • Kind of simple and basic in design!
  • Canadian detuned version is very underpowered.
  • Would have been nice if it came with a top rail of remounting a scope.
  • 12 shot magazine a bit tricky to load till you get used to it.


I don't do a lot of rifle reviews as there seems to be a lot less replica air rifles when compared to the vast amounts of replica air pistols available. So it's kind of nice to have these two air rifles that I can show you. Of course if money was no object, then I would recommend the Umarex Beretta CX4 Storm over the Crosman NightStalker especially since the NightStalker does not seem to be in production anymore - kind of a shame since it is really a very respectable multi-shot blowback air rifle for the money. Neither one of these air rifles are made for hunting but I suppose if you have the non-Canadian version that have not been detuned then they may have enough power for small pests. Either way these guns are meant for fun times, and they are fun to shoot rapid fire on targets so if you want a very believable CX4 Storm for a lot less money then the real steel version not only to buy but shoot, then look no further...

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