SCCY?

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  1. tws3b2

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    SCCY handguns any good ? Just happen to notice an ad for 9mm for under $300. One review saying they are pretty good for the price. Anyone have one or any dealings with any?
     
  2. BoBo522

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    Mixed reviews - no personal experience. I've heard that the trigger is atrocious and that quality control is a problem. Again just based on what I've read, the Taurus G3c is a much better pistol for about the same money.
     
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    I have one in 9mm. I got it cheap. It's ok for self defense. They do not hold up to a lot of range use. My son wore out 2 of them. I look at them as a cheap gun. You would not cry over if it's held up in a court case until you get it back. If you win the case.
     
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  4. Mike .45

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    My brother in law has 2.

    I shot one of them. Had a few malfunctions in the few mags I put through it but the worst part is the horrendous DAO trigger. It is heavy, long and crunchy.

    He eventually cracked the frame on 1 and had to send it back. To SCCY's credit they fixed it no questions asked but it didn't have more than a handful of range trips on it before broke.

    Hard pass for me.
     
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    Mine is ok. No failures to anything in 280 rounds. I've carried it on rare occasion but to be honest these days it lives in my safe. You can use +Ps in the ones made from the time of the CPX-2 forward. But it's not recommended for more than occasionally. Only 32 of my 280 rounds were +P. It is not a service pistol, I'd make sure it works with some standard pressure JHPs and call it good for carry.

    At the time I bought mine (summer 2015) I got it through Davidson's GalleryofGuns with the lifetime replacement guarantee. It seemed a decent deal for <240 + taxes and fees with the guarantee.

    These days, unless I had an urgent need for a pistol, any pistol, I'd gather my resources for something better overall.
     
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    I have shot an early one. I really didn't care for it. The trigger was bad, bad, bad and it made my hand hurt after a few shots. The owner still has it but hates it.
     
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  8. OrangeCat

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    I own one with the crimson trace red dot

    The optic is fine if a little plasticy.

    The slide has to be racked authoritatively to feed and the recoil spring is stout.
    The barrel is full of chatter marks but it seems to shoot as well as I do.

    The OEM magazines almost never lock back. However the extended 23 rounder or whatever I got to play around with will annoyingly enough.

    The trigger is bad. I wouldn't call it heavy but it feels very toy like. Long and as it picks up tension from the spring it gets 'crunchier' and the reset is all the way back out.

    I prefer revolvers and just got it to screw around with a pistol with an optic without having to get stupid expensive so as a range toy or behind the seat of your truck, or duct taped to a skull under the war rig it's fine but better options abound, and other inexpensive companies are jumping on board with the optic ready pistols.

    So if you want something more than something you pull out of a shoebox once a year and pop off a dozen rounds you have better choices.

    I do like the crimson trace dot for what it is though.

    My eyes don't focus on the dot very well regardless so take it for what it's worth but it's a decent little budget optic I just wouldn't put it on something I planned on using to pistol whip someone with.
     
  9. Hugger-4641

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    20210509_173322.jpg As already mentioned, a good SD gun that I don't loose any sleep if it gets tied up in a court case, but not a good choice for extended range use. I've got the CPX-2, keep it in car as a backup. Probably got 500 rds thru it with no problems so far.
     
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  10. DairyVet

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    Had a cpx2 for a few years. Very easy to carry, and plenty accurate in my hands. My trigger wasn’t horrible. Long and far from light, but very smooth. It was about all I could afford when I got it, and I moved on to a Walther when my financial situation improved.

    It’s an ok gun, and in normal markets sells for around $150. To my thinking it fills the same market niche as what used to be filled by Davis/Jennings/etc, but it does a far better job at filling that niche.
     
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  11. herrwalther

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    I had a CPX-1. Didn't really care for it. The gap between the bottom of the grip and the magazine liked to pinch my pinky finger. And the one I had wasn't very accurate. Even shooting from a rest, groups were minute of torso at usual SD distance. I sold it for about what I paid for it.
     
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    I noticed that if I use the flat magazine floor it would do that but the pinky extension cleared that right up.

    I like mine but I think that there is better stuff if you don't need a gun at that price point right now.
     
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    No!
     
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    I agree, for about $75 more I got a Stoeger 9mm to keep as back up in my truck. Much smoother shooting and comes with an adjustable retention holster.
     
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    Mine is tan like Huggers.
     
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  16. herrwalther

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    It was awhile ago so I can't remember what magazines the one I had came with. I almost want to say one of each, flat and pinky extended but not entirely sure. Regardless it got sold. It was primarily a wife gun so it didn't chew up her pinkies as bad, smaller hands. The accuracy was the main reason she wanted to sell it.
     
  17. OrangeCat

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    I got two magazines with a set of base plates for both I swapped the flats on got bit a few times and put the pinkies back on.

    I haven't tried benching it, and I'm a terrible shot especially with an automatic so accuracy above blaster doesn't really bother me. If I were to practice and try to improve my groups I would want to pick up something better though. So I can see why your wife was unsatisfied with it.
     
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    I have a CPX-3 that I bought new 2 years ago. It's a good pistol, as long as you're OK with DAO triggers (I am). Mine has just over 2600 rounds through it. The RSA only lasts about 1500 rounds, but since it has a lifetime warranty, SCCY will replace them forever. I don't like the fact that the front sight is glued on, and nobody makes night sights for it. As I said, it's a good gun for what it is, but as soon as I can get my hands on a P365-380, the SCCY will probably be the odd gun out.
     
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  19. Buckeye63

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    I have owned several CPX-2’s , 3 or 4 .. all functioned .. trigger similar to a good DA on a revolver... trigger never bothered me .. Im a revolver guy and Im perfectly able to pull a trigger ...
    They all went in trades .. they seem to resale fast .. because of the lower price point ...
    But having said that , my Taurus G2 is more bang for the money.. and is actually a very good dependable pistol ...
    Id like to have a CPX-3 (380acp) I rented one at the range.. and loved it ...they told me it had thousands of rounds through it .. and it fed FN bullets
     
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    I feel my life is worth more than a sub $300 pistol, no matter the brand, so I'll continue to carry my Sig M11.

    Bill
     
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    I shot a friends once. A couple mags worth. That was plenty for me. Pass .
     
  22. DairyVet

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    Out of curiosity, does this mean your life is worth less than half the life of someone who carries a Wilson EDCX9?
     
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    ^^ Yeah, I never got the algorithm behind that "what's your life worth?" thing, especially since its proponents are usually scrimping somewhere else. Been to a lot of gun shows and haven't seen too many "tactically-rich" folks pulling up in up-armored, Rover or Mercedes 4x4 SUVs with on-board fire suppression systems and trauma kits.
     
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  24. rdnktrkr

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    I bought one for my wife and daughter years ago, purple for my wife and pink for my daughter, they shoot well, both can hit milk jugs and paper plates at 7yrds easily. A group of us had a range day with one, everyone brought 100rnds of ammo and one guy shot his, aluminum, brass and steel, some were reloads, some hollow points, flat points and round nose, so basically over 500rnds of mixed ammo and 2 problems, one the shooter claimed a limp wrist. Another friend has had issues with his and they repaired it and sent him a new mag for his troubles.
    Around here pre covid they were running 150-180$ and mags were cheap also. They were based in Daytona FL, I'm not sure about now. Another to look at is the Taurus but it also has a long trigger pull.
     
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  25. jr_watkins

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    I bought a SCCY CPX2 a few years ago for $149, was too cheap not to try it. Isn't a bad looking gun and feels pretty good in the hand. Long fairly smooth trigger with second strike capability. The problem I have with it is the spent cases hit me in the face about a third of the time. It is a light gun and kicks pretty hard for a 9mm, especially when shooting one handed, so not ideal for a ladies gun. It does function though and is reasonably accurate.
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