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Old 09-24-2010, 01:34 AM   #1
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Default Is the SCCY CPX-1 9mm good for me? My husband is leaving for ARMY

My husband is leaving for Basic Training, for the Army in a month. He is going to buy me a CPX-1 SCCY 9mm. I am just wondering if anyone has any opinions on this gun. I just want something that is easy for me to handle because I will be by myself and we have a five year old little girl... any feedback would be great we are getting it for $329 which includes two magazines, and 2 holsters (one for my husbands gun, and one for me). Is this a good deal? I just really don't know that much about guns. Thanks for your help....
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:40 AM   #2
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I personally didn't care for it at all. I didn't shoot it but it felt cheap. For $330, you can spend a little more money and get a better weapon such as and XD, M&P. From what I've seen, I would by a Keltech over a SCCY.

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Shoot... I've never even heard of SCCY.

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I just looked one up. Looks alot like a Keltec PF9 with a safety.

Why are so many gun companies so interested in the Keltec clone business?
Looked it up online as well. Thought the same thing. Owners of Keltec should really be patting themselves on the back.
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A couple of suggestions:
1. Get some of your friends and attend a firearms course together.
2. Learn as much as you can about the firearm in your possession.
3. Practice on a regular basis.

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Everyone I know that got one of these quickly got rid of it - at a loss. There have even been some threads here on the forum on how prone to breakage these are. Do yourself a favor and avoid this pistol. In this same price range you can get a Kel-Tec PF9 or a S&W Sigma. As a first gun for a new shooter, I'd highly recommend the Sigma and S&W is currently running a $50 rebate. As others have said - get some training and practice as just owning a pistol is not enough...

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I looked into getting one of these and the reviews I read about it not being reliable scared me off.

If you’re not a mechanical person you should get a revolver anyway.

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The best thing to do is try some out and see which one fits you the best.

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Hard to put a price on your life, or that of your daughter..... don't let cost take priority over dependability. Consider this.......

This is strictly my opinion, and has worked in many years of firearms training, and for men and ladies alike. Buy a handgun just like you would buy a pair of shoes. If Ol' Joe over here says he likes Charlie China tennis shoes, and you're looking for a new pair of shoes, do you run out and buy Joe's pick, just because HE likes 'em? Probably not. If a new shooter is asking what to buy for a carry gun, it doesn't matter what works for me, or anyone else. I suggest telling that new shooter to go to many gun shops, and/or gun shows, and handle all the guns they can get hold of. Just like they would try on shoes. Before long they'll be able to make a list of guns that feel ok, pretty good, real good, and "that really feels great in my hands". The last two are the ones to pursue, and here's why I say that....
If a given handgun doesn't feel "right" in your hands, you'll not shoot it enough to become proficient with it, because it's not comfortable, and you won't like shooting it. Just like you rarely wear shoes that are UNcomfortable. If you're not gonna become proficient with it, save your money, and buy a ball bat to carry. With proper fundamentals, he/she can learn to shoot almost any handgun. Very few folks can re-train their hands to make just any handgun feel comfortable. The last suggestion.........proper shooting techinques, practiced slowly, but proficiently, will breed speed. Do it slowly, and do it the right way, every time.......If you practice speed first, and introduce less efficient techniques into your training, you'll have to do it all over again to get it right.

Again, just my ramblings.... but they work for me...

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Check out some revolvers. You will find some quality ones at good prices and many not that hard to shoot and maintain. Had a friend that bought a sccy turned out to be a nightmare. But check out as many as you can before you buy.

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