Like anyone else, I often consider reviews when making a major purchase. A firearm is no exception. All reviews have value, even the one-star review out of dozens more four star or five star reviews.
Some have called the CPX2 \"trash,\" or \"don\'t buy it,\" or the popular \"don\'t waste your money.\" Well anyone can get a dud, and I really have sympathy for those who spend their hard earned money and get a less than pleasant experience with a firearm like the CPX2, especially if it\'s their first experience with a company, or worse, their first firearm purchase.
Okay, so all that said, I did not get a dud. In fact, in spite of the trigger issue, I may have gotten the most value per dollar of any firearm I have ever purchased with the CPX2.
Much of what I will tell you has already been covered in the product description or other reviews, but I have found that often people do not thoroughly research their purchase, so with that in mind, there\'s nothing wrong with covering the same ground once or twice.
The CPX2 is hammer fired, not striker, when means a long trigger pull coming in at 9 pounds. For me, the heavy trigger pull wasn\'t as difficult to get used to as the length of it. I mean this is the longest trigger of any firearm I own. But I adjusted to it within a couple of magazines, and while I often stage a long trigger pull, I found that technique wasn\'t necessary here.
The weight is 15 ounces unloaded. So with a 10 round magazine in place, it\'s just about a perfect weight in the hand, not too light nor too heavy. It really was a good balance for my aim.
The three-dot sights are bright and clear. Lining up on target was fast. The front sight is fixed, the rear is drift-adjustable view an allen wrench (not included).
The grip features finger grooves; this is something people with particularly large or small might have issues with, but it was a perfect fit for me.
Some have said they wouldn\'t consider this a \"range gun,\" but I didn\'t perceive any shooting discomfort with over 50 rounds. There is an integral recoil feature in the grip; simply put, there is air-space under the back strap, which I believe is intended to prevent transfer of some of the energy to the palm of the hand. It\'s still hard Zytel polymer though. Perhaps if there were an option to put on a softer back-strap that would reduce it even more. Though whatever I suggest that would be an improvement for the firearm would increase its selling price.
Accurate? Oh yes. First shot landed 1 1/2 inches right of dead center at seven yards. While I never hit the \"X\" I was never very far from it. And in full disclosure, with corrective lenses that let me see the front sight, the bulls-eye is kind of a fuzzy orange blob. So this isn\'t bad at all. Also had no feeding or firing issues with about 75 rounds of 115 grain Blazer Brass.
It\'s great when firearm ships with two magazines. And my understanding is SCCY manufactures their own. They come with the pinky extensions affixed, but the box includes two flat base plates as well. The spring is pretty tight. Getting all 10 rounds loaded is quite a feat. So I\'ll keep them loaded for a while to see if I can break in the spring, but meanwhile I\'ve ordered a Makershot speed loader. These are very affordable and are made for almost all brands of firearms. Recommended if you\'ve got tough loads like the CPX2 or the S&W Shield.
I can\'t call the magazines \"drop free.\" I\'m hoping that a good cleaning might improve this shortcoming, but out of the box at the range, I had to pull the magazines out after hitting the magazine release.
I like the slide release. Probably my favorite to date. It\'s easy to locate and activate with the thumb. You can also just pull back on a locked back slide to chamber a round from a loaded magazine.
This isn\'t a firearm for all people. I had no trouble with the slide or trigger, but my wife had trouble with both slide and trigger. If you can\'t find one to try locally and are concerned about the trigger, just find a revolver with a heavy, double-action trigger, and my bet is if you can handle that then you should have no problems with the CPX2.
I own and enjoy a Glock 26. It is a reliable and accurate firearm. While once called the \"baby Glock,\" its weight and thickness makes it a challenge (for me anyway) to carry concealed. The CPX2 is great competition for the G26, being lighter, thinner, accurate, and about half the cost.
For the weight and capacity, this really gives .380 carry pieces and some other 9mm firearms some pretty good competition. I am most accurate with a Ruger LC9s Pro, which is slightly smaller, but also has 3 less rounds of capacity and costs significantly more.
Is it a perfect firearm? No. But it\'s a pretty darn good one. Though it doesn\'t have a manual safety, the long, heavy trigger pull should do an excellent job of preventing it from being discharged unless you pull the trigger. And it\'s just common sense than any firearm without a safety should be carried in a holster that fully covers the trigger guard.
Speaking of trigger guards, the CPX2 ships with a hinged trigger guard system, that includes two keys. A great feature that should satisfy the most anal anti-gun person.
With more on safety, the CPX2 has a pretty much industry standard integral drop safety. The gun won\'t (shouldn\'t) discharge unless the trigger is pulled.
Many people want to carry the hottest load they can. So the question of whether the CPX2 can handle P loads, is \"YES,\" according to the SCCY website, but only for very limited use. In other words, practice with standard target rounds, confirm heavy loads will cycle reliably with a magazine or two, and then if you wish to carry P, that should be fine. Hot loads, even for firearms rated for them, will still increase wear and tear on your firearm.
SCCY offers a so-called \"no questions asked\" warranty. It\'s a lifetime warranty, that transfers to the next owner - if you decide to sell or trade. That shows a lot of confidence in their products, and it means that money you spent is money WELL spent. Something goes wrong, they fix.
I\'m giving this one 5 stars because according to Bud\'s \"Product Rating\" system, 5 stars is \"good.\" And that\'s how I feel about the SCCY CPX2.
It\'s a good firearm. And I\'m likely to acquire another one before year\'s end. It feels good, it shoots well, it\'s priced right. And if it matters, it\'s American made.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]