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Getting back into the 9mm game with a smallish one.

#1 Post by ErikO » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:09 pm

Got a SCCY CPX2 on layaway.

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#2 Post by lurker » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:33 pm

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#3 Post by ErikO » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:18 am

Yep, standard poly chassis 9mm that is functionally similar to the Ruger LC9 and identicle to the KelTek PF-9. Should work great, only upgrades I am thinking of getting are a reduced travel trigger (it's metal so definite upgrade from the plastic one) and better sights but that's really about it. It will be a carry gun so the full-strength hammer spring and everything else will stay. The whole strategy I have with carry guns is 'replaceable if in evidence but still functional'. Too many doo-dads make replacements more expensive and less easy to articulate why they were done in court if needed.

Plus, at a ten round capacity it'd be legal to carry in every state that honors the MO and UT permits.
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#4 Post by ErikO » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:51 am

And Kel-Tec P-11 magazines can be modified to work with the CPX 2 as well.
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#5 Post by MaxwellG » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:59 am

That's a cool pistol...Whats with the cooling slots in the grip? It's getting' so ya can't tell the difference between a computer case and a handgun!
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#6 Post by Pantechnicon » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:27 am

Nice. My brother just picked one up in December for a carry gun and he’s pretty happy with it. I fired it myself and I wasn’t crazy about the stock trigger, but it sounds like you’ve already got a replacement in mind so you ought to be okay.


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#7 Post by Bang » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:12 pm

MaxwellG wrote:
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That's a cool pistol...Whats with the cooling slots in the grip? It's getting' so ya can't tell the difference between a computer case and a handgun!
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#8 Post by ErikO » Thu May 03, 2018 3:51 pm

Minorly embarrassing having to use a 90 day layaway plan but still on track to get this by the end of June! Only changes I am going to make beyond the metal trigger are swapping in a Kel Tec P-11 mag release and using a 12-round (P-11) and two 15-round (S&W 59) magazines while I carry in states where those magazine sizes are not prohibited. And will likely carry in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.5.
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#9 Post by ncbluedot » Fri May 04, 2018 6:10 pm

Good friend of mine had one and it shoots well for a double action only. It is also manufactured in my hometown so what's not to like?

Layaway = no finance charge. I did that when I bought my wheel gun at buds. Made a $75 payment every payday and I picked it up from my LGS before my next visit to the gun club.

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#10 Post by ErikO » Fri May 04, 2018 10:41 pm

Every firearm I have owned except one was a layaway purchase. :D
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#11 Post by ErikO » Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:31 am

And it is in transit to my FFL, should have it next week.

Then it is time to get some >10 round magazines and a good holster.
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#12 Post by YankeeTarheel » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:58 am

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Thu May 03, 2018 3:51 pm
Minorly embarrassing having to use a 90 day layaway plan but still on track to get this by the end of June! Only changes I am going to make beyond the metal trigger are swapping in a Kel Tec P-11 mag release and using a 12-round (P-11) and two 15-round (S&W 59) magazines while I carry in states where those magazine sizes are not prohibited. And will likely carry in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.5.
No need to be. We do what we can, manage what we can afford, and how we can afford it. You're not accepting charity, not taking anyone else's money. It's honorable and nothing to be ashamed of. The end of June is nearly here and you'll have it and enjoy shooting it soon enough.
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#13 Post by highdesert » Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:28 pm

YankeeTarheel wrote:
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Thu May 03, 2018 3:51 pm
Minorly embarrassing having to use a 90 day layaway plan but still on track to get this by the end of June! Only changes I am going to make beyond the metal trigger are swapping in a Kel Tec P-11 mag release and using a 12-round (P-11) and two 15-round (S&W 59) magazines while I carry in states where those magazine sizes are not prohibited. And will likely carry in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.5.
No need to be. We do what we can, manage what we can afford, and how we can afford it. You're not accepting charity, not taking anyone else's money. It's honorable and nothing to be ashamed of. The end of June is nearly here and you'll have it and enjoy shooting it soon enough.
Agreed, when you have a family there are many demands on the paycheck. One comes up with creative ways to meet everyones needs. Enjoy!
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#14 Post by Buck13 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:46 pm

The more times I see this thread, the more that little thing grows on me. I take it they're fairly reliable?
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#15 Post by ErikO » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:17 pm

I'll report in after I get it and shoot it a lot. Everything I have heard so far is excellent, especially on the CPX-2 as there is fewer parts.
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#16 Post by Daveepee » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:40 pm

Friend of mine got one, slightly used at a gun show... After a thorough bath and a trip to range... I was very impressed. Life time warranty that goes with the gun... Thinking about getting one for me!!

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#17 Post by Bisbee » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:08 am

Daveepee, I like to take a bath before going to the range as well... It relaxes me and makes my groups smaller.
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#18 Post by ErikO » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:24 am

Came home yesterday. VERY loong trigger pull and reset, so glad I got the CPX2 and not the CPX1 that has an external safety along with a safe trigger pull.

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#19 Post by Daveepee » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:11 pm

Bisbee wrote:Daveepee, I like to take a bath before going to the range as well... It relaxes me and makes my groups smaller.
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#20 Post by polymath » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:15 pm

RE: the aliengear cloak tuck -- I have a 3.0, and it's okay but not great for me. What works (or doesn't) for me holster-wise may not be at all the same for you, so take this with three or four grains of salt.

It's quite awkward to put on and off, if that's something you plan to do (e.g. to remove it while you go into the post office), and it's quite wide, so it can be a minor annoyance for either the front or rear pockets depending on its positioning. Its lower edges have started curling a bit also.

On the plus side, it's comfortable immediately, has easily adjustable tension, has swappable shells, and is inexpensive. If you already have other Alien Gear shells, then that's another plus. Overall I give it a B-: perfectly workable, but not amazing. At least it's not a Crossbreed...

I've moved to narrower all-kydex holsters now for both IWB and OWB.

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#21 Post by K9s » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:19 pm

My friend has one of those and he loves it! Nice little fire breathing dragon. How is the trigger after shooting it for a while? Do you like it? Getting used to the lo-o-o-o-ong trigger pull?
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#22 Post by ErikO » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:37 pm

Yep, I have had it nearly a week and have not put a round down the tube yet. Missed a good shooting day today weather-wise, hope tomorrow is as nice.

Also got one of these kits on sale, so it'll be OWB for me Right hand draw leather holster kit. I'll likely get some sort of tuckable kydex holster for IWB at some point.
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#23 Post by K9s » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:27 am

Very cool! That holster is a great choice!

I have been on the fence about getting a SCCY. Great price. Great caliber. Great size. I have read so many reviews that are contradictory - people seem to love 'em or hate 'em. Let us know what you think after you shoot it.
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#24 Post by ErikO » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:23 pm

Ok, long overdue but got out to the range with a buddy today. CPX2 is AWESOME. Some folks don't like it, say the trigger is a loooong pull but it worked great with my handloads and was dead nuts on at 25m against a full-sized B-27 target.
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#25 Post by Bisbee » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:55 pm

You really are zen about not shooting a new gun aren't you? Were it me and I was too busy to get to the range, I'd be thinking of squeezing off just one round into a stack of old newspapers down in the basement in the dead of night or something... uh, not that I've ever done that before. But I do admit to having hoplophilia...
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