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with the serial number, each shell,
at $39 each, is just an accessory, not
a new fi rearm. (Many shooters will
fi nd themselves capable of the shell
swap, though SCCY says to use a
gunsmith.)
The magazines hold 10 rounds
each, and are, like the slide and other
components, made in-house by
SCCY. You can assemble your magazines either with the base-flush or
finger-tab baseplate that provides a
slightly larger surface area for your
hand. This is a useful option for
those of us with large hands who are
trying to use a compact pistol.
Takedown is simple and straightforward. Unload the CPX-2. Lock
the slide to the rear. The takedown
pin comes out from the right side
to the left. You will not be able to
do this with your bare hand, and
will need a lever of some kind (the
case rim of a 9 mm empty may work
here) to begin levering it out of the
chassis. Once the takedown pin is
out, restrain the slide and push the
slide-stop lever down. The slide, barrel and recoil-spring assembly will
come off the frame. Pull the recoilspring assembly out of the slide, followed by the barrel. This is as far as
you need to go to thoroughly clean
and lubricate the Cpx-2.
Operation is like any other selfloading pistol. Insert a loaded magazine, pull back the slide and let
it fly forward. You are now loaded.
The Cpx-2 does not have a thumb
safety. Those who wish to have a
one on their carry pistol can opt for
the Cpx-1 model, which differs from
the Cpx-2 model solely in the ambidextrous thumb safety.

SCCY CPX-2

The SCCY CPX-2 offers interchangeable polymer shells in many
colors. It has fixed-front, drift-adjustable rear, white-dot sights
and a semi-internal hammer. Two
magazines and two extra baseplates ship with it.
The Cpx-2 is unlike many other
polymer-framed pistols in that it
is hammer-fired-it does not use a
striker system. The hammer is visible in movement, but not accessible.
This means the trigger is a double-action only (DOA), and the pull
weight of 6 pounds, 11 ounces may
seem high compared to striker-fired
pistols; however, as a DAO pistol, its
trigger and hammer operate like
those on a revolver, and back in the
day we would have given anything

ACCURACY RESULTS
ACCURACY

BULLET
WEIGHT (GR)

VELOCITY

ENERGY

(FPS)

(FT.-LBS.)

SMALLEST

LARGEST

AVERAGE

SIG 365 9x19 JHP

115

1,103

421.1

2.9 "

3.7 "

3.2 "

American Eagle 9x19 Syntech

115

1,098

417.3

2.9 "

3.9 "

3.4 "

Browning 9x19 FMJ

147

966

412.9

2.9 "

3.9 "

3.4 "

CCI Lawman 9x19 TMJ

115

1,130

442.0

2.9 "

3.8 "

3.4 "

BULLET MAKE/TYPE

(INCHES)

Accuracy results are averages of 4, 5-shot groups at 25 yards off a Champion shooting rest. Velocities
are averages of 10 shots measured on a LabRadar chronograph set to read 15 feet from the muzzle, at
65 degrees F.
Photos: Peter Fountain

TYPE: Recoil-operated semi-automatic
CALIBER: 9 mm Parabellum
CAPACITY: 10+1 rounds
BARREL: 3.1 "
OVERALL LENGTH: 6.0 "
HEIGHT: 5.06 " (w/finger-extension baseplate)
WIDTH: 1.26 "
WEIGHT: 15 oz. (unloaded)
GRIPS: N/A
MATERIALS: Alloy steel, aluminum, polymer
SIGHTS: Steel notch and post, white-dot front
TRIGGER: 6 lbs., 11 oz.
PRICE: $269

for a DA pull as light as 6 pounds,
11 ounces. One big advantage of the
design is the double-strike capability. If a given primer does not go off,
you can simply stroke through the
trigger again to give it another try.
This can be useful if the ammo you
can find to practice with has harderthan-usual primers.
Each Cpx-2 comes in a box with a
lock, two magazines and four floorplates, two of them flush and two of
them with finger-extensions.
One often-overlooked aspect of
gun ownership is the warranty. The
best summary of SCCY's warranty is
this: No questions asked. Something
goes wrong, you call SCCY and you'll
get taken care of. Oh, and the warranty follows the pistol for as long as it
exists. So, even if you buy a used SCCY,
should something be wrong, the factory will make it right. (This holds for
all models, not just the Cpx-2.)
As an affordable, everyday-carry
pistol, the SCCY has much to offer
and should be on your short list of
options.

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