sccy cpx-2

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by jeremyx28, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. jeremyx28

    jeremyx28 New Member

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    Hello everyone. I've been in the market for an inexpensive ccw pistol for awhile now. I was at cabellas and saw the sccy cpx-2 and was immediately drawn to it. Great looking gun imo and at $275 a great price point. I have shot over 150 flawless rounds thru it. If anyone is looking for an inexpensive not cheap carry weapon this may be perfect for you.

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  2. jeremyx28

    jeremyx28 New Member

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    This is the cpx-2 compared to my Glock 17

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  3. bjdiaz1

    bjdiaz1 New Member

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    Just got mine a week ago. Also have a Kel-Tec PF9 where the folks at SCCY originated, but had newer ideas. What a difference! I like my PF-9 (after I tamed that bucking bronco) and I don't want to put it down in any way, shape or form, but... I have to say That the feel of the CPX-2 is a lot more comfortable and doesn't want to jump out of you hands. The CPX-2 is at my bedside simply because my wife can handle it also. The PF-9 rides with me as my CCW. For the money, both are excellent choices. One last comment. I had trouble feeding the first round with every magazine. I had to push the slide to force a round in. Doesn't happen with any of my other guns. I did fluff & buffed it before going to the range, so I was puzzled. The round-nosed 115gr Remington FMJ rounds seemed to refuse to slide smoothly up the loading ramp on the barrel. After that, all rounds fired w/o any problem. I e-mailed SCCY's service Dept and within minutes I got a call and they explained that on this gun you use the slide release to chamber the first round. It works every time. No wonder the slide release is as big as it is and very different from the PF-9 which is almost impossible the actuate. Slightly wider than the PF-9 to fit the stacked magazine with 10 rounds. Another plus over the PF-9. I really like this gun. Price was incredible from CTD.
     
  4. wjnfirearms

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    I was approached by SCCY a while ago to deal with them factory direct. I was hesitant at first, but agreed. No regrets.

    This is an example of what an American company can do if they are left to their own resources and they have a business plan that isn't too radical. Like FMK, they developed one pistol that does what it's supposed to do and does it well. They kept the price point at a reasonable level, so more people can afford them.

    If someone is looking for a budget priced 9mm with great features and a good shooter, you guys are completely correct. This is a good way to go.
     
  5. GaMatt72

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    Hmm something to look into as another back up.
     
  6. bjdiaz1

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    Put 160 rounds through the CPX-2 yesterday. 10 Fiocchi JHP (Italy), 50 Sellier & Bellot FMJ (Czech), 50 Magtec FMC (Brazil) and, 50 Speer-Lawmen TMJ (USA).
     
  7. bjdiaz1

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    Couple of jams with the Fiocchi JHP, which is what I keep in the gun at my bedside. Mmmmm. Food for hought. No problem with any of the rest round nosed rounds. Magtech ammo seemed to have a dirtier burn from checking the spent casings. Shot exactly the same ammo through my Glock 19C - no problems at all.
     
  8. jeremyx28

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    I've put alot of Tula through mine with zero problems. I can't remember the name, but I keep jacketed hollow points in mine while carrying. I decided to try a couple mags of them and again, zero problems. Im very satisfied with my purchase and recommend this gun to anyone looking for an inexpensive carry weapon.
     
  9. hardluk1

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    Whats the trigger pull like and has any of you checked the pull weight. Some info comes better from forums than from the web sights.
     
  10. jeremyx28

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    I don't know the lbs of trigger pull, however it is a long pull. There is no safety so the long trigger pull is necessary. One thing to remember, this is not a range gun. I shoot it once in a while just to make sure everything is functioning. This gun for me anyway is to potentially save my families or my life. I have other guns that I shoot at the range on a regular basis.
     
  11. hardluk1

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    In the past I had a pf-9 and a p-11. The p-11 went to one of son-inlaws. A daughter claimed my pf-9. I had read that the cpx-2 is still very much like the p-11 with just as bad a trigger but different. I have another son-in-law thats looking to get his CCL and I am just reading up to help him. Was looking at another pf-9 for him as he wants lite weight 9mm. I moved on to kahrs a few years ago.
     
  12. OldGunJunkie

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    I just picked mine up yesterday. That being said, I'd say the trigger pull weight is somewhere around 13 pounds. It's got a longer trigger pull than my Beretta 92FS in double action. Plus, there is a tad bit of take up in my opinion, which isn't worth much.

    I ran into this problem myself. I was at the range and tried to chamber a round with my hand and it hung up two different times. When I hit the slide release to chamber a round, no hang ups. I'll have to keep that in mind next time I go shooting. I noticed you said called instead of emailing you back. I wonder if that's something they did to improve customer service. Either way, I'm shocked by it and like the idea.
     
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  13. phildenton

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    I have found remingtons to be loaded with a longer oal than most others. I have had a failure to feed first round at the range with hardball, but an upward tap to the mag fixes that. When that has happened i could pull the mag out, so it is an oe and not the guns fault. If anyone knowledgeable has any pointer of different things i can do to fix that (other than of course jamming the mag in harder when changing mags) than i would appreciate it.
     
  14. bjdiaz1

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    Trigger pull on the CPX-2 hast to be at least 9 lbs. Appropriate since it doesn't have a safety. The trigger is plastic and some people may not like that, but I understand there are second market metal triggers for it, but I don't think it is necessary at all. Works just fine as is. I now have it concealed in my living room ready for any emergency. Last time I took it for a spin I did experience something unusual though and only once... the trigger didn't reset. racked the slide to chamber another round and it never happened again. Anyone experienced this?
     
  15. MisterMcCool

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    I have ordered one for my wife. I wanted something intuitive for her and she thinks revolvers are "old fashioned."
    I intend to add an armalaser sight and that's about it.
    Those armalaser sights don't have switches. confused: Witchcraft! :eek:
     
  16. BillDeShivs

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    SCCY didn't "develop" anything. Their guns are copies of the Keltec P11. They "developed" some finger notches for the grip.
     
  17. wknight40

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    Sorry about being late to the party. Mine did this to me and wound up being a cracked trigger bar. The first time it happened was exactly what you had. Continued to fire it and eventually it would not fire without racking the slide. Sent it back for repair and had it back in less then a week. Also watch the pins. With consistent shooting they will slide out a bit. Just take a punch and knock them back in a little. I have seen reports of cracks forming around the rear pin. I have not had that happen on mine and I have had it about 3 years now with occasional shooting. Any problems just use the warranty that stays with the gun.