Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jstert, Feb 8, 2019.
not that i “need” one but has anyone seen, handled or shot the new sccy cpx3 380acp?
I saw them once at a gun show. The Trigger is definitely for SD and not for target practice.
They have been making them for years now in many colors.
I tend to look at Gallery of Guns to see if they sell a model I am looking at. Since they eat it if there is a problem I view it as a good sign of reasonable qualtiy.
I think the trigger isn't going to be any different from the CPX-2. The handle is also identical. So, the post above is actually relevant to CPX-3.
Because the upper end of gun is sized for .380, the whole gun looks somewhat more like hammer. Had they shipped it back in 2015, it would have raised mocking. But with Glock 19X, 45, and 43X on the market, nobody's laughing. Kahr announced a gun like that, called "PM9 Covert".
Speaking of 2015, SCCY sent samples to journalists not once, but twice: in 2015 and 2017. But both times he launch was canceled. I can only suppose that something went wrong with the gun. But we'll never know the true story. This time, they simply started shipping to distributors.
I see Bud's has them in stock. SCCY has been hyping them since 2014 so it's about time they're shipping. I had a CPX2 9mm and it was very reliable but I could never warm up to it. I sold it after getting a Shield and realizing how much better the Smith was to carry and conceal. I'm still scratching my head as to why SCCY would make a .380 that is virtually identical in size/weight and has the same capacity as their 9mm. MSRP is higher than the 9mm also.
I have seen the 9mm with and without a manual safty. It is what it is for the price and not bad in the hand. Unfortunately I couldn't shoot them that day and still have not.
I have heard very good reports and those who have them. I'm not sure what the haters were expecting from a 9mm gun that is under $200 but for that price...
More tame for the people who have some difficulty racking the slide or controlling the 9mm guns that size. Lower slide effort, lighter recoil with it still being locked breech. Same reason people like the S&W M&P Shield E-Z.
It seems like all that quad-lock engineering is over-the-top for a 380. with a <3" barrel that most people would use at self-defense distances, but I guess its better to have it than not have it, if it really does increase accuracy.
Its neet I guess and the guns are still pretty cheap but it seems that Joe Roebuck spun his wheels for quite a few years getting that quad-lock design to work.
The slide is more rounded , and the grip backstrap is reduced .. and from what I read the slide is more easily racked ..vs the 9mm model
The reason for late production was that SCCY is in the process of moving to TN
I'd buy one in a heartbeat if he made one chambered in .32 ACP
For those who believes it matters (me, for sure), SCCY has one of the best warranties in the business.
Personally I think the SCCY is one of the best pistols made for social work. I was looking forward to the CPX3, the 380 acp being one of my favorite cartridges. I heard an interview with Mr Roebuck a year or so ago that his next endeavor will be a 45 acp!
I replaced my SCCY CPX2 with a KAHR CW45. Very happy with that trade, but kind of wish I had kept the SCCY and just bought the KAHR outright. The SCCY is one of the few firearms that I have sold that I would buy again.
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