Any have experience with the Sccy cpx2?


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xxxleafybugxxx
March 11, 2014, 12:13 AM
In the midst of my hunt for a ccw, I ran across this. The price is definitely right, and so are the reviews. And who can argue with a no questions asked lifetime warranty?
So does any one have experience with this?

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sappyg
March 11, 2014, 09:18 PM
Yes.
This is a lot of gun for the money. A friend bought one a few weeks ago after a range test.
Trigger is on the heavy side but very smooth double action. Heavier than Khar. The gun has a stronger recoil sensation than an M&P Shield (both in 9mm). Ejection is very positive if not down right authoritive. This could effect the recoil sensation but I can't say for sure. It is noticeable to me.
It's also thicker than the Shield but that's no big deal as it easily handles 2-3 more rounds. It fits the Galco 29L IWB holster made for the M&P Compact.
A target/ range gun it ain't but for what it is; a low cost carry piece it definitely out paces Keltec by a mile. Fit and finish is good. Excellent when you consider price. This one was $268 OTD.

Mayvik
March 11, 2014, 10:17 PM
Mags are difficult to find, as are aftermarket sights (factory are basic white dot, I just glow painted them. Otherwise I like it. 12 rounds of 9mm in a small package that is not at all expensive. Mine worked out of the box w/o any need for fluff and or buff like some competitors...

MedWheeler
March 11, 2014, 10:25 PM
I personally don't, but Hickock45 seems to like it. Good review here (though it runs a little long; it's good watching, if only for the backyard-range jealousy factor!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTgFs-m59RY

BSA1
March 12, 2014, 09:13 PM
LGS brought 4 of them and said all of them had problems with the manual safety. For about the same amount of money you can buy a CZ-82 with two 12 rd. Magazines. The CZ-82 is a rugged, time tested design with the option of double action or cocked and locked.

sappyg
March 12, 2014, 11:14 PM
The CPX 2 that I have tried has no external manual safety. It doesn't need one either.

All the same, If you have managed to make it fire it would be due to deliberate intent.

MedWheeler
March 16, 2014, 01:29 AM
BSA1, the SCCY CPX-2 has no manual safety.

Maybe the shop to which you refer had the CPX-1 models (which did), and the deletion of the safety was part of SCCY's response to the issue.

jamal28
March 16, 2014, 02:01 AM
The sccy cpx-2 has one of the best triggers for a double action only that I've ever shoot

herrwalther
March 16, 2014, 10:44 PM
One of the squad leaders in my unit has one. He really likes it and picked it up on a splurge for the price, about $225 OTD. Might pick one up for myself because everyone likes a single stack.

MedWheeler
March 17, 2014, 12:13 AM
Herrwalther writes:

Might pick one up for myself because everyone likes a single stack.

Isn't it a double-stack, like the KT P11 it improves on?

gonefishin1
March 17, 2014, 12:44 AM
I didn't like it. the trigger was too far forward from the grip and it was the worst recoiling 9mm me or my wife have ever shot. she wouldn't shoot it but 3-4 times and then she was in pain. she shoots her s&w bodyguard 380 all the time 2-3 boxes at a time with no problems too.

I liked the trigger a little better than her bodyguard though....

drewzfoster
March 17, 2014, 12:47 AM
Surprisingly good for the money....my father has one.

USAF_Vet
March 17, 2014, 01:58 AM
Herrwalther writes:



Isn't it a double-stack, like the KT P11 it improves on?
No, its a single stack like the Kel Tec P9 that it was cloned after.

HexHead
March 17, 2014, 09:03 AM
Hickok45 did a video with one. He found it unreliable.

sibedog
March 17, 2014, 05:21 PM
I have a CPX-1. Bought it for 200.00. Bigger then a Kel tec but was made to look similar. Had an issue with the frame pins comming out . Sent it back to the manufacturer and they fixed the pin problem and disabled the safety feature. No questions asked. Got it back and shot 50 rds thru it and it worked just fine. Fits in a pocket or an IWB OWB holster no problem. It will do the job I feel. You really dont want to shoot a ton thru it because it will hurt after awhile. short barrel gun ..what do you expect. Resale value is not great but I think they get a bad rap..

mgmorden
March 17, 2014, 06:19 PM
No, its a single stack like the Kel Tec P9 that it was cloned after.

You must be thinking of a different gun. The SCCY CPX-2 is a double-stack (holds 10 rounds in the standard mag) that is indeed much closer to the Kel-tec P11 than the PF9.

Straight from the manufacturer's page:
http://www.sccy.com/products/cpx-2-tt-9mm
Magazine: included with (2) double stack, 10 round capacity magazines with finger extension base installed and 2 flat magazine bases included.

herrwalther
March 17, 2014, 09:40 PM
My mistake then. Sure felt like a single stack though. That is what I get for not double checking before hand.

Still might pick one up though.

MedWheeler
March 18, 2014, 07:45 AM
USAF_Vet, it also has a "true" DAO mechanism, unlike the hybrid-DA one of the Kel-Tec PF9.

I like that it comes with two magazines, and different floor plates for each (flat, and fingertip-extension.)

aarondhgraham
March 19, 2014, 11:21 AM
I'm looking at one because of the price,,,
I have a young friend who is graduating this semester,,,
I want to buy her a nice pistol but need to keep the cost as low as I can.

I have been considering a Bersa Thunder 380,,,
I have one that she has fired and liked,,,
But I would rather buy her a 9mm,,,
Ammo is better and cheaper.

Everything I have read says the CPX-2 is the best way to go,,,
I just wish I knew someone with one I could test fire,,,
So far I haven't seen one at my Rifle & Pistol club.

If it were just for me,,,
I would buy one just to test out,,,
But since it's a college graduation gift,,,
I really want it to be reliable out of the box.

BTW,,,
Does anyone know how to pronounce the name?,,,
I read that the company used to be named SKYE pronounced like sky.

Okay, I found they had a toll free number,,,
I called them and the nice lady pronounced it like sky.

Aarond

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wally
March 19, 2014, 03:24 PM
For about the same amount of money you can buy a CZ-82 with two 12 rd. Magazines. The CZ-82 is a rugged, time tested design with the option of double action or cocked and locked.

But the CZ82 is a 9x18 not 9mm (9x19) which is much closer to a .380ACP than a 9mm, and is a significantly larger & heavier pistol. Although its certainly a great buy.


I've no experience with SCCY, but more reliable versions of the interesting Kel-Tec designs would be welcome. I know I trust my Ruger LCP a lot more than my P3AT.

But no doubt about it, the CPX-1 had issues, enough that I never bothered to try one.

No matter how good the customer service is, I'd prefer to not use it at all. I've had way too much good customer service from Kel-Tec.


Rumor mill alert: one of the principals of SCCY used to work for Kel-Tec and went off on his own after his ideas for improvements were ignored.

sixgunner455
March 20, 2014, 04:56 AM
Aarondhgraham, I'd get your friend that Bersa. She's shot one and liked it, and there's little question that the Bersa will run for her.

Kiln
March 20, 2014, 06:48 AM
The SCCY CPX2 has a pretty good reputation for reliability. The only problems I've heard about were with the CPX 1 with a manual safety and the second gen CPX1 has an extended molding near the safety that has corrected this issue.

The CPX2 lacks a manual safety like the majority of DAO pistols. They're also a good option if you want to carry a double stack DAO .380 in the P11's format since Kel Tec doesn't make the P11 in .380acp.

They're not bad at all from what I've heard and seen. There are also plenty of favorable reviews on Youtube.

MedWheeler
March 20, 2014, 03:47 PM
Kiln writes:

They're also a good option if you want to carry a double stack DAO .380 in the P11's format since Kel Tec doesn't make the P11 in .380acp.

The SCCY pistols are available only in 9mm Luger.

One in .380 would be a good contender, though, against guns like the Ruger LC380.

Kiln
March 20, 2014, 04:51 PM
Kiln writes:



The SCCY pistols are available only in 9mm Luger.

One in .380 would be a good contender, though, against guns like the Ruger LC380.
Oops, looks like I was thinking about the Cobra Patriot on that last bit. Sorry.

gamestalker
March 20, 2014, 08:23 PM
I have two of the SCCY-CPX1's in the family. I load and shoot full tilt jacketed through them, both have performed flawlessly, and they're quite accurate as well. I would personally recommend them.

GS

wally
March 20, 2014, 09:53 PM
Their recent ad in a gun magazine touts their lifetime "plain language" warranty. This is a bold move, only time will tell if their quality is good enough for them to stay in business with such stated warranty that as far as I can tell only GemTech suppressors matches in print -- "Our plain language warranty, if its our fault we'll fix if for free, if its your fault we'll fix for a fair price."

I had a catastrophic tube failure with a GemTech suppressor, they are replacing if for free and eating the $200 tax on the replacement, so I'm a believer!

aarondhgraham
March 21, 2014, 01:48 PM
Thanks for all the information gentlemen,,,
I'm still trying to make up my mind on the gun.

Aarondhgraham, I'd get your friend that Bersa. She's shot one and liked it, and there's little question that the Bersa will run for her.

As far as buying her the Bersa Thunder 380 that she has fired and liked,,,
I would rather get her a 9mm as ammo is so cheap and available,,,
Around here I can still get range fodder for about $12-$13/box,,,
The cheap 380 is running $19.95 minimum.

But there is wisdom in what you said,,,
She is familiar with the Bersa and likes it a lot,,,
But, that is probably because it's what I handed her to shoot.

She's only fired the guns that are in my personal inventory,,,
Perhaps a day trip to the rental range in Oklahoma City is in order.

Aarond

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aarondhgraham
March 24, 2014, 04:04 PM
I went to the source.

Here is what the website has to say:

•Magazine: included with (2) double stack, 10 round capacity magazines with finger extension base installed and 2 flat magazine bases included.

The Evil Pawn Shop has a pair of the CPX-1 pistols,,,
The grip is as fat as almost all double-stacks I've handled.

Not to fat to get a grip on,,,
But the grip reminded me of the S&W 22A pistol in it's shape.

Aarond

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Kiln
March 24, 2014, 04:47 PM
Their recent ad in a gun magazine touts their lifetime "plain language" warranty. This is a bold move, only time will tell if their quality is good enough for them to stay in business with such stated warranty that as far as I can tell only GemTech suppressors matches in print -- "Our plain language warranty, if its our fault we'll fix if for free, if its your fault we'll fix for a fair price."

I had a catastrophic tube failure with a GemTech suppressor, they are replacing if for free and eating the $200 tax on the replacement, so I'm a believer!
Hi Point's warranty is just like that. People have sent in guns where intentional abuse was obvious and Hi Point still honored the warranty.

jjones45
March 24, 2014, 06:10 PM
Hi Point's warranty is just like that. People have sent in guns where intentional abuse was obvious and Hi Point still honored the warranty.
Honestly would Hi-Point still be in business without such a great warranty? It's rumored that every hi-point pistol makes a trip back to the factory at least once before it's a keeper. I would tend to agree since I got a lemon and another guy I know had a lemon as well. These cheaper guns have to have a good warranty to stay in business because let's face it guys they are cheaper for a reason. QC and materials are part of that price break and the chances of a bad one getting out are higher than with other more expensive guns. However a lemon is a lemon and some of the so called quality handguns experience this as well, just not at as high of a rate as the cheaper brethren

jcwit
April 9, 2014, 11:39 PM
Purchased a SCCY CPX2 a couple of days ago. Have only sent 40 rounds downrange so far, but no hic-up yet.

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