SCCY CPX-2 Problems

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by LegacyClothing, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. LegacyClothing

    LegacyClothing New Member

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    Hey everyone, I'm new to the forum and also new to owning and shooting a firearm. My wife just recently bought me a SCCY CPX-2 (for my birthday) The gun was brand new and I took it to the range for the first time. After about 20 rounds or so through the gun (without any problems) It started failing to extract the brass after firing the round. I would drop the magazine and clear the chamber, reinsert the magazine, load one into the chamber and fire again. It failed to extract the next 5 rounds that I tried to put through it. I was sold American Arms and Ammo Re-manufactured 115 Grain 9mm Luger Ammo from the Gun Range I was at. This is what they recommended for me to use while practicing in the range. I have since sent the gun back to SCCY to have it repaired/fixed. Let me say one thing about SCCY, it took only 4 minutes from the time I called to the time I hung up the phone. The lady took down all my info and emailed me a shipment label. So not only are they fixing it for free, they are paying for all of the shipping costs to send it to them and for them to send it back.

    I guess what I am asking is. How do you guys feel about SCCY's CPX-2 Model and do you think the excessive failures to extract could have happened because of the ammo I was using?
     
  2. indy36

    indy36 New Member

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    I've never seen a bad SCCY review and as you've found, it's telling when a company stands behind their product.


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  3. qwiksdraw

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    Well, SCCY does say it's a no-questions-asked-lifetime warranty.

    Did you know if your SCCY is stolen they will replace it? Geez, I hope that never happens.

    My CPX-2 has earned it's position as a carry gun.
     
  4. LegacyClothing

    LegacyClothing New Member

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    What do you guys shoot?

    So what kind of ammo do you guys use at the range to shoot your SCCY's? I'm not sure if it was the guns fault or the ammo I was using.
     
  5. phildenton

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    Im curious too, as ive been thinking of maybe getting one of these.
     
  6. hardluk1

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    always good to have a known quality ammo to use as a trouble shooter. Just because the range said to use ammo X means its really all that good. Speer lawman and Remington express would be couple of the best to keep a couple box around to use to see if its a ammo issue or handguns.
     
  7. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    My friend next door(a Nurse at our local Hospital who was my Nurse there 2 nights last year) Has one. She says the Slide is hard for her to work but she's getting used to it. Her husband(ex-Navy) has an SR9 two tone...
    Again,..I was also interested in this Gun but it was very new a few years ago(2 i guess) so I went with what I knew and got the Rugers. That does not mean they aren't a good gun. the Engs. who Developed this Gun and it's preceding model are a group that left Kel-Tec a few years back to start SCCY...


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  8. flybuddy

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    I would have tried some new box ammo before sending it back..I recently bought a Glock 42. Picked up some .380 reloads from a local company. Shot 2 mags worth and not even one of them would cycle the slide. I then shot several mags of blazers and white box winnies with no issues at all. Have shot hundreds of rounds through it and never any further issues. Anyway, I saw the same company selling at a gun show the following week. I told them what happened..They apologized and said they had a mistake at their factory and somehow underloaded a batch. I was able to exchange 6 boxes and those all functioned well.
     
  9. LegacyClothing

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    Thanks for the input. It's all helpful. Either way it's already sent back and I feel as though the problem could've been the reloaded ammo I was using. When I get it back I'm going to try another box of the same reloads that I was using. If it still doesn't work, I'll try some different ammo and see how that works and I'll report back.
     
  10. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Guns with "Tight" tolerances tend to "Gag" more often on Factory Reloads. Sometimes they have "Issues" with the powder charge of a particular lot. Ex. My series 70 Colt GC will eat just about anything 200Gr. and up. My series 80, not so much...


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  11. qwiksdraw

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    With close to 450 rounds thru my CPX, most of the ammo was Monarch 115 grn followed by Remington 115 grn and Tula Brass 115 grn. I have shot some steel cased ammo and some 124 grn ammo with no problems with the gun. Can't say the same for the shooter!!!!
     
  12. LegacyClothing

    LegacyClothing New Member

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    Ok, so I just found out that SCCY says not to shoot Steel cased ammo or reloads. (I was shooting reloads)
     
  13. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    At least you found out now and not 6 months or a year from now when you were depending on the Gun to protect you.


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  14. GoesBang

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    Joe Roebuck never worked for Kel-Tec, but the original Gen 1 SCCY was very close in design to the P11. Not so much today.



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  15. GoesBang

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    My CPX was broken in using reloads. Truncated flat-nose lead. 124 grain



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  16. qwiksdraw

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  17. GoesBang

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    I watched that one last night. It's scary!


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  18. bikerlbf406

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    I had a CPX-2 about 2 years ago, ended up selling it strictly because I needed the money, but I loved the gun so much, that when I saw another one at auction, and the price started out cheaper then any LGS around here, I couldn't help but bid on it and actually won the auction. I plan to take it to the range for the first time Saturday. Some people have problems with there's but you'll have that with any product, rather it be cars, guns, electronics, whatever. Some people say they're fragile and what not, but if you look online, many people done torture tests on them trying anything to produce a failure on the guns, and they just can't seem to do so, and even if it does break, which I seem to think is rare from everything I've seen Sccy will repair or replace the gun for free, regardless who owns it no questions asked.
     
  19. Ibmikey

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    I bought an SCCY 2 for a truck gun, it has never failed to go bang when asked and is stupid accurate for the type of firearm it is. A person could spend a lot more and not get a better product.
     
  20. BeyondTheBox

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    Did you clean the factory goop before shooting for first time?

    Sounds almost like it could be gun powder mixing with an abundance of lube and gunk in up the extractor/ejection process. Just a thought.

    If it's not that they surely will fix I've heard very good things about this gun, would've purchased one myself if there weren't better carry options that I could afford. Still, very, very good bang-4-buck firearm. I'd never look down my nose at one.