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Unread 01-24-2014, 05:51 PM   #1
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Picked up a neat cheap gun today.

I was looking for something a little bit smaller and lighter than my usual conceal piece, a Ruger SR9c. I don't like .380 so it was 9mm for sure, and I thought I had settled on the Kel Tec P11, but I wasn't too impressed when I actually held one, it kind of dug into my hand a bit and was pretty uncomfortable.

While doing a little research last night I came across the brand Sccy (pronounced Sky) CPX-2, and after doing quite a bit of research I picked one up today. It was only $259 and best of all, it's made in the USA, in Florida. It came with two magazines (one of which has issues with the follower sticking, I'll contact Sccy, I hear their customer service is great), and a trigger lock you can install over the trigger guard area, which I don't need, but some may like that.

The gun holds 10 rounds in the magazine, is DAO, not striker fired, and has no BS safeties, loaded chamber indicators, etc and being DAO with a rather long and somewhat heavy trigger pull, it's unneeded. The trigger is pretty smooth however, but AD's should be near impossible, unlike the Ruger, which I do use the safety on because the trigger is so light with a short pull. It's a great trigger for target shooting, but I feel it's light enough to possibly have an AD trying to get it out of my pocket in a stressful situation, I train with it on, so it's no big deal.

It really is a pretty nice looking gun, and seems to be well made, and beyond it's price point. We'll see when I get it out to shoot it. It's very light too, just 15 ounces empty, vs about 24 ounces for my SR9c and it's shorter overall. The width is pretty equal between the two guns, but the Sccy is very stream lined with no levers sticking out anywhere. Mine has an updated slide lock vs the older style that stuck out a lot more. I had a choice between the two, and chose the flat one.

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Unread 01-25-2014, 09:06 AM   #2
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Nice looking pistol. Post a pic of a target with some holes in it.
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Unread 01-25-2014, 10:11 AM   #3
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Sccy started life a few years ago as skyy. They went out of business, from what i hear for good reason. That being lots of lawsuits. They renamed and reopened selling the same product. But some people get lucky, so good luck with it. Hopefully you got a decent one.
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Unread 01-25-2014, 11:33 AM   #4
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I don't believe they ever went out of business, they just got sued for the name Skyy because it belonged to a vodka company so they changed the name to Sccy. I know of no other lawsuits. This model isn't actually the exact same thing that they originally produced, which was called a CPX-1 and it had a manual safety, and did have its share of issues. They still make a CPX-1 with a safety, but it's a second generation, like mine is, that apparently addressed the issues they had.

I think I had seen the name Sccy before, and just assumed it was some ghetto brand, but after really looking into it the other day after thinking I wanted a Kel Tec, I'm fairly impressed with it, enough to actually buy one. Of course the real test is how it shoots, and it may be a few weeks before I can get it out.

The gun is cheap (although it doesn't look or feel like it), and I'm really not sure I'd recommend it as someones only gun, and there are several reasons for that, not just the price. I have 17 other guns, so this one has a specific purpose for me, but I really don't "need" it, so if it proves problem prone, I'll give Sccy a chance to fix it (the gun has a lifetime warranty, not just to the original buyer), and if they can't, I'll get rid of it. I have seen enough positive reviews of the second generation models that I was willing to take a chance on it. We'll see, as it will have to prove to be reliable before I'll carry it, and even then, I only plan to carry it at times like riding my bike around, or if I'm taking a walk a night. It wouldn't be my "go to" gun regardless of how reliable it proves to be.
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Unread 02-27-2014, 09:59 AM   #5
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My wife wanted one. It had to go back a couple times for quality issues. I wouldn't recommend it as a carry gun either, but if you've got money burning a hole in your pocket, it's ok. We got rid of it after a year.
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Unread 02-28-2014, 12:06 AM   #6
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Hehe, ive got several inexpensive guns i love to shoot. Ive had a handful of cheap guns i loved to get rid of
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Unread 03-03-2014, 05:25 PM   #7
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Go middle of the road and get a glock
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Unread 03-05-2014, 01:21 PM   #8
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Nice looking piece. I have a philosophy about pistols...and that is....if I'm going to use it to defend my life, I dont want to skimp on the price because when I need it the most, I'm not going to be worrying about that extra $200, $300..etc....seriously. I want it to go BANG each and every time I pull the trigger. There are only 2 semi-autos I will own because of that philosophy. Sig or H&K . I prefer the Sig.

Yes, there are several other very good and reliable weapons out there for less. I'll agree to that because I've used them. I still prefer a Sig. 'Doesnt mean they are for everyone and I'm not trashing anything else. But Sigs have never failed me. Ever. 'No sense in changing what works.

As for resale, your top brands always bring the biggest bucks....if you ever sell one. The low priced brands...well, you usually cant get squat for them. There's a reason that Sigs cost $750 or more now. I personally think they are worth it....and would gladly pay $1500 for one, if I needed to do so.
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Nice looking piece. I have a philosophy about pistols...and that is....if I'm going to use it to defend my life, I dont want to skimp on the price because when I need it the most, I'm not going to be worrying about that extra $200, $300..etc....seriously. I want it to go BANG each and every time I pull the trigger. There are only 2 semi-autos I will own because of that philosophy. Sig or H&K . I prefer the Sig.

Yes, there are several other very good and reliable weapons out there for less. I'll agree to that because I've used them. I still prefer a Sig. 'Doesnt mean they are for everyone and I'm not trashing anything else. But Sigs have never failed me. Ever. 'No sense in changing what works.

As for resale, your top brands always bring the biggest bucks....if you ever sell one. The low priced brands...well, you usually cant get squat for them. There's a reason that Sigs cost $750 or more now. I personally think they are worth it....and would gladly pay $1500 for one, if I needed to do so.
Me too, that why I sell them.
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Unread 04-22-2014, 05:10 PM   #10
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Just a quick follow up, I had the Sccy out Sunday, the second time now I've had it out, and it has ran 100% out of the box. I didn't just sit and dump 100's of rounds through it as I have other guns I prefer to shoot, so maybe 150 rounds total, but so far it goes bang every time. I'm still having a little trouble trying to master the long heavy trigger pull, especially after shooting one of my Ruger SR's with the great, light triggers.

For those saying to get a Glock, or Sig or whatever, must not have fully read the thread. This is not my only gun by any means, it has a specific purpose, and so far it seems fine for that.

It was purchased as a cheap, light, occasional carry piece, and it fits the bill so far. It won't be a range gun, or gun that gets 1000's of rounds a year through it. I'll fire it enough to be able to trust it, and to keep practice with it, but that's it.
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