SCCY (pronounced “sky”) is a relatively new handgun manufacturer based out of Florida. In the upcoming March 2014 issue of Combat Handguns, author Chad Thompson wrings out the two-tone CPX-2 9mm, the company’s flagship offering.

Thompson writes, “The SCCY CPX-2 is a subcompact, polymer-framed pistol that operates in traditional double-action-only (DAO) mode. There is a concealed hammer that is slightly visible when you’re pulling the trigger, just before the hammer falls forward. The hammer is never exposed outside the slide, and this helps keep it from catching on anything during the draw (or any other time for that matter). This pistol is ingenious in its simplicity as there are only two devices on the frame that are used to operate the gun: one is the slide stop (the company calls this a slide hold-open lever) and the other is the magazine release.

“The CPX-2’s lack of an external manual safety is definitely a plus in my opinion, and here’s why—the rolling 7-pound trigger is not going to go off by itself, and it takes over 1 full inch of travel for the trigger to fire the pistol. That translates into fewer features to confuse a new owner and fewer features to forget in a stressful encounter. Despite its lack of an external safety, the CPX-2 is a perfectly safe handgun, as the pistol’s trigger design prevents the pistol from firing until the trigger is pulled all the way through.”

To learn more about the SCCY CPX-2 and find out how it fared on the range, check out the March 2014 issue of Combat Handguns, available on newsstands and digitally December 17, 2013. To subscribe, go to

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