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In mid-2012 I was bored and on one of my favorite websites (www.aimsurplus.com). I am always curious to see what is new out there in the industry and Aim usually delivers. I was scanning through the new handguns they had in stock and my eyes caught a handgun I hadn’t heard of, a SCCY CPX-2 9mm. This Zytel-polymer frame handgun holds 10 rds of 9mm and was only $239 with free shipping (you can still buy them today for around $299). To say the least, I was curious.
Now a quick history, SCCY was known as SKYY when they started in 2005. However, the SKYY Vodka folks took issue with the similarity in names, so a compromise was reached and “SKYY Industries” became “SCCY Industries.” After I saw the SCCY on Aim’s website I decided to see if anyone knew anything about them. I stumbled across Rich’s review from www.guntorturetests.com (The SCCY CPX-2: A Lot Of Gun For The Money) and was very impressed. He beat this thing up, dropping it on concrete and even shooting Russian steel-cased 9mm through it. His final review, “great gun for the money.” All the other reviews I read echoed similar comments.
So, I bought one and I’ve got to tell you, for the cost, this compact, double-action 9mm really delivers. I’ve shot several hundred rounds through it and not one jam. HP/FMJ, it handles it all (it does say not to shoot +P rounds in it, so I didn’t). It’s also accurate and has a lifetime warranty that follows the gun, not the owner. My only gripe was that some of the edges of the Zytel-polymer frame were pretty sharp and the trigger reset is a little longer than I’d like in a double-action handgun. A quick flick of the file fixed the sharp edges. SCCY’s owner told me that the newer models will have more rounded edges and a shorter reset.
I was looking for a low-cost/high quality handgun and I found a low-cost/high quality/very reliable CCW handgun in the SCCY CPX-2. If you buy one, I know you won’t be disappointed.
Mr. Ags writes for Joe for America and welcomes your feedback: @blackswampradio and [email protected]