Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by tws3b2, May 9, 2021.
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.
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.
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.
SCCY CPX-2 - An Affordable Pistol? - Bing video
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.
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.
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.
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.
I agree, for about $75 more I got a Stoeger 9mm to keep as back up in my truck. Much smoother shooting and comes with an adjustable retention holster.
It was awhile ago so I can't remember what magazines the one I had came with. I almost want to say one of each, flat and pinky extended but not entirely sure. Regardless it got sold. It was primarily a wife gun so it didn't chew up her pinkies as bad, smaller hands. The accuracy was the main reason she wanted to sell it.
I got two magazines with a set of base plates for both I swapped the flats on got bit a few times and put the pinkies back on.
I haven't tried benching it, and I'm a terrible shot especially with an automatic so accuracy above blaster doesn't really bother me. If I were to practice and try to improve my groups I would want to pick up something better though. So I can see why your wife was unsatisfied with it.
They all went in trades .. they seem to resale fast .. because of the lower price point ...
But having said that , my Taurus G2 is more bang for the money.. and is actually a very good dependable pistol ...
Id like to have a CPX-3 (380acp) I rented one at the range.. and loved it ...they told me it had thousands of rounds through it .. and it fed FN bullets
Out of curiosity, does this mean your life is worth less than half the life of someone who carries a Wilson EDCX9?
Around here pre covid they were running 150-180$ 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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