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problems with SCCY CPX-2 pistols

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by NCshooter60, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. NCshooter60

    NCshooter60 New Member

    Feb 21, 2011
    I recently went to a gun show with plans to buy my wife a subcompact conceal carry 9mm auto. The gun I planned to buy was not to be found,(I will not name that gun because I do not want any to take this as an ad pitch for another weapon). I purchased a SCCY CPX-2. Upon bringing it home I found that I had an owners manual for an older model CPX-1 in the box. Things got worse. On round 3 it jammed and needed a cleaning rod to dislodge the empty case. Hence it jammed 3 more times in the first 25 rounds. On round 25 after firing I released the trigger and it failed to catch and retain tension for round 26. This gun and its manufacturing process seems to be plagued with problems. Of course they have offered to repair it for free but would you ever trust this gun again? What if those malfunctions had been at a time when a rapist or thief was planning her harm? Sure all guns malfunction but this is ridiculous in my opinion. Would you ever feel confident to carry this weapon. Would you sell it to another knowing their life may not be as safe as they think with this gun?

  2. Nushif

    Nushif Senior Member

    Mar 21, 2010
    Corvallis, OR
    Once it comes back from the factory I'd test it like any new gun. IF it passes, Sure I'd trust it.
    Would I sell it? Sure, but I'd be honest.
  3. kansersurvivor

    kansersurvivor New Member

    Feb 1, 2010
    Asheville NC
    Took one in on a trade. Same issues you had, I had with mine. Another issue I had was that after each round the recoil would knock the safety to the SAFE position, and I'd have to switch it back before I could fire again. Eventually the safety cracked in pieces.

    SOLD it with full disclosure to the purchaser...never liked it personally. Can't trust it, even for a plinker.
  4. franco45

    franco45 Member

    Sep 15, 2010
    Boy it sure is tough when you lose confidence in a gun meant for carry. I had a Diamondback DB 380 that I sent back for repairs. When I got it back the same problems reappeared after several rounds. I sent it back again and they replaced it with a new gun. I immediately traded it for an LCP with full disclosure. My FFL is really cool and gave me full price of the Diamondback because he could sell it as a new gun. Actually I got the LCP and 2 boxes of ammo because the LCP listed for less.:)
  5. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine Mentor

    May 29, 2003
    I have a CPX-1 hanging on a hook about four foot away. I will not sell a gun that has problems and this is a dangerous POS. Eventually I will take a hammer to it and throw it in the river.

    I'm sorry you got stuck with that piece of junk. Sending it in for "repair" is a waste of time. The guns have a history of problems and parts breaking.

    I can't understand how that outfit is still in business.

    I also have a DB in the junk box. DB won't pay the postage and I'm not going to keep wasting money on the gun.
    Between the DB and a SIG P238 I would be money ahead if I had just thrown both guns out the car window on the way home when I bought them.
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2011
  6. dcarch

    dcarch Participating Member

    Oct 2, 2010
    The Hawkeye State
    I had a SCCY at the local gunshop that would dry fire every time with the safety fully engaged.:what::what::what: I would advise you to take your SCCY, run it over with your car, pound the remains with a sledgehammer, melt the plastic shards down with a blowtorch, and mold your son (or nephew, or some cute little dude you know) a few plastic army men. :evil: That's about all I would recommend the SCCY's for.

    BIGBANG New Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Between Orlampa!
    Man i had one for about 3 weeks and got rid of it, it was a cpk-2 as well, I couldn't shoot it straight for nothin, what finally made me sell it was the fact that it would fire when i would rack the slide after a mag change!!!!:fire:
    I got it fixed and traded it on a ruger sr9c and couldn't be happier, id get rid of it as soon as you can upgrade to a bettr firearm.
  8. makarovnik

    makarovnik Participating Member

    Jul 8, 2006
    They don't have a good reputation but the factory should be able to fix it well enough for you to trust carrying it.

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