“…the CPX-2 comfortably fills the hand, unlike some other compact pistols on the market today.”
SCCY CPX-2 CB
SCCY CPX-1 TT
SCCY CPX-1 Stainless
Founded in 2003, SCCY Industries manufactures pistols that are reliable, easy to use and very affordable. A terrific example of this in the company’s lineup is the CPX-2 CB pistol. With a suggested retail price of only $314, it certainly meets the affordability standard. Throw in the SCCY lifetime warranty and the overall value of the gun improves even more.
Chambered in 9mm, the CPX-2 is a compact, hammer-fired pistol. It uses a black polymer frame built on a 7075-T6 aluminum alloy receiver to strike a balance between durability and affordability. The receiver is machined from bar stock. The trigger has a 9-pound pull from the factory. Since the gun features double-action-only (DAO) operation, the pull is consistent from shot to shot.
Although small and lightweight, the CPX-2 comfortably fills the hand, unlike some other compact pistols on the market today. One of the interesting features baked into the design is the recoil-reducing cushion on the backstrap of the grip. When the gun is fired, this section of the gun compresses, reducing felt recoil. The triggerguard is undercut where it meets the grip. This allows the shooter to get more hand on the pistol without having to lengthen the grip. Also, this moves the hand slightly higher on the gun, allowing for better recoil management. The grip also features integrated finger grooves.
The CPX-2 has a 3.1-inch barrel that is machined from bar stock. It uses a 1-in-16-inch right-hand twist. The gun has an overall length of about 5.7 inches. The gun is only 1 inch wide and weighs 15 ounces unloaded.
Three-dot sights are standard on the CPX-2 pistol. The sights are fixed, though the rear can be drifted for windage adjustments. The front sight is made of polymer, while the rear is made of steel. Two magazines are included with the gun when purchased. The magazines come with finger extensions installed, but flush-fitting bases are also included. With the baseplate extensions installed, most people should be able to get a complete grip on the pistol. A push-button-type magazine release is located on the left side of the gun, where the triggerguard meets the grip.
SCCY uses stainless steel for the slide and treats it with a nitride process for the CB variant. The result is a matte black finish that is scratch resistant and self-lubricating. A large slide release is located on the left side of the pistol. It is steel with a polymer over-mold extension. The CPX-2 does not have a manual safety. All of the pistols made by SCCY have an internal drop safety to help prevent accidental discharges in the event the gun is roughly handled or dropped.
The CPX-2 is one of the better values on the market today. With a retail price just over $300, this SCCY handgun can serve citizens on virtually any budget.
There are two major lines of SCCY pistols: the CPX-1 and the CPX-2. Both are compact 9mm pistols that are hammer-fired and DAO. Although similar in appearance, the addition of an ambidextrous manual safety is the major difference that sets the CPX-1 apart from other SCCY pistols. To fire, the user sweeps the safety down before pulling the trigger. Since the SCCY pistols are DAO, the safety does not act as a decocker.
The “TT” in the CPX-1 TT model name indicates that this pistol is two-tone. The frame is black polymer, while the stainless steel slide has a non-reflective, satin stainless finish. The MSRP for this pistol is $334. As with other SCCY pistols, the barrel and receiver are both machined from bar stock. CPX-1 pistols weigh only 15 ounces unloaded.
Some light guns can have harsh recoil, but SCCY mitigates the Newtonian effect through multiple design features. One of these features, an integral recoil reduction cushioning system, is built into the grip as with the CPX-2. Like with the CPX-2, two magazines are included standard with the CPX-1 TT.
For those shooters looking for the maximum amount of performance for a minimum outlay of cash, the CPX-1 and CPX-2 series pistols from SCCY certainly should fit the bill. Tough, reliable, powerful, accurate and effective, these guns provide the concealed-carry shooter on a budget a top-tier performer.
For more information, visit http://www.sccy.com or call 866-729-7599.
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