Reviewed By: Peter M on 07/09/2015
Rating: [1 of 5 Stars!]
This has been by far the worst firearm I have ever owned. I received the gun quickly, Buds was great, and picked up from my FFL dealer who is also a friend. He suggested that I not judge the weapon until I had put 200 rounds through it at least. Sound advice. I took 600 rounds of various 9mm factory ammo with me to the local indoor range. Here are the results after 600 rounds.
Initially the weapon refused to go into battery when racking the slide. I know that SCCY recommends using the slide release but I wanted to know if it was possible. 90% of the time the weapon would only go into partial battery when hand-racking.
50% of the time using the slide-release method the weapon failed to go into battery.
I am a long time shooter with 20 years experience handling and firing various weapons. At 21 feet I was shooting 8-9'' groups. My normal carry is a DAO S&W revolver so it wasn't the trigger throwing me off. It was just inaccurate. To compare, I shoot 2-3'' in groups with my 1.87'' barrel compared to this little automatic's 3.1'' barrel.
Every 3-4 rounds resulted in a light strike, every 5-7 rounds resulted in a fail to extract.
After 350 rounds the pin above the trigger assembly fell out. It was easy to shove back in with a spent shell casing but it shouldn't have come loose after 350 rounds.
I contacted the company and explained the problems. They offered to have it shipped back but all I really wanted was my money back. If a weapon doesn't function reliably out of the box it gets sold. So that's exactly what I did. I took an $80 hit and sold it to someone else with the caveat that it was a piece of garbage. Advised him against carrying it.
In conclusion I wouldn't trust this weapon to save my life under any circumstances and for a weapon that is marketed as a concealed carry firearm that is pretty bad conclusion to come to. I would recommend a used Bersa or even a Taurus over this all American made weapon. That's saying something as I am pretty die hard when it comes to owning American made / assembled firearms.
Find something else, do NOT trust your life or you family's lives to a SCCY.
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