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GUN REVIEW

SCCY CPX-2
By Patrick Sweeney

N

ot everyone wants, or
can afford, an expensive carry pistol. Just
as many of us drive
to work each day (back when work
was some place other than a home
office) in a plain old sedan or pickup
truck, many of us carry an inexpensive everyday-carry pistol. The SCCY
CPX-2 is such an option.
The SCCY CPX-2 is a 9 mm pistol
with a steel slide and aluminum
chassis in a polymer shell. The slide
is CNC-machined in the SCCY factory in Daytona Beach, Fla., along
with the chassis and other major
components. The slide is stainless steel, and you have the option
of leaving it bare or adding a black
nitride finish for extra durability and concealment. This is not
complete protection against rust,
as even stainless with the black
oxide treatment will corrode if
exposed to a harsh-enough environment. (The answer to this is simple:

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Inspect, clean and oil your CPX-2
on a regular basis, to ensure it is
ready when you need it.) The slide
holds the extractor on the right side
at the bottom of the ejection port.
The sights are a fi xed front and a
drift-adjustable rear, with a threedot white array.
The barrel, with its integral feed
ramp, is your basic tilting Browning
design, locking into the machined
cutout of the ejection port. The
chassis, in black anodized aluminum, is held inside of its polymer
frame. The chassis, not the polymer
shell, is the firearm of record and
thus has the serial number applied
to it. The chassis contains the firing
mechanism as well as the takedown
pin, which is also the barrel cam lug.

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The polymer frame, or shell, of
the Cpx-2 has a waffle pattern
on the backstrap, and the voids
in the pattern are meant to provide a cushioning effect in recoil.
Not having a non-waffle frame to
compare it to, I can't say that the
design works as-intended, but then,
a 15-ounce 9 mm pistol is going to
have a relatively sharp felt recoil
regardless of the grip design. You
can mitigate felt recoil by selecting 9 mm ammunition that is not
as robust. The shell, made of Zytel,
can be had in one of ten colors, or
in five different Kryptec-pattern
camo colors. The shells are gunsmith-serviceable, so you can have
yours changed to the one you want,
and, since the chassis is the part



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