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Re: Let's Talk: SCCY The Company

PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:38 pm
by FloridaPilot
Merc6 wrote:My nephew but it wasn't from malfunction. He locked it in the glovebox before going into a gun free zone and was on his way home and saw no reason to get it back out. All his wounds are consistent with trying to bruit force the glove box while taking 7 of 8 rounds though his car door and window. His gun was new (got receipt) and appears he only fired 18 rounds at range and then loaded 1 10 round for EDC. Which still brings me back to my key and his key are the same for the gun locks. Is that normal to happen like door handles in the same batch from Home Depot having the same keys?


Merc6, I'm terribly sorry to hear about your loss. That truly is a shame.

All locks on the gun locks from SCCY may be opened with the same key. The purpose of the lock is questionable. I previously assumed it to be a child safety lock, but the owners manual advises you to not apply the lock to a loaded gun. Given that the lock is plastic, I'm confused by who they're trying to keep from using the gun.

On an aside, while the loss of your nephew is regrettable, I'm not sure it could be quantified as a direct result of the gun failing. It reads to me as a large, spiraling rabbit hole of discussion that is "gun free zones and their effectiveness in mitigating gun violence."

Re: Let's Talk: SCCY The Company

PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:17 pm
by Mrbone
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You'll likely get more for your used cpx on Armslist (if your local laws allow) than at a LGS.[/quote]


I put mine on armslist for trade for a revolver and within 3 hours had traded it for a fantastic revolver. Just went to the range sunday and put another 100 wwb thru it and let me tell ya, it felt good to not have to worry about the gun breaking. I tried selling it first and no shop would offer more than 175 with 6 mags and a nice 50 dollar holster. The gun was even "new" back from the factory.

Re: Let's Talk: SCCY The Company

PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:30 pm
by economod
Mrbone wrote:
economod wrote:You'll likely get more for your used cpx on Armslist (if your local laws allow) than at a LGS.

I put mine on armslist for trade for a revolver and within 3 hours had traded it for a fantastic revolver. Just went to the range sunday and put another 100 wwb thru it and let me tell ya, it felt good to not have to worry about the gun breaking. I tried selling it first and no shop would offer more than 175 with 6 mags and a nice 50 dollar holster. The gun was even "new" back from the factory.

Nice!
I sold three guns this summer on armslist ... none lasted more than two days. :D

Re: Let's Talk: SCCY The Company

PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:17 pm
by Merc6
Mrbone wrote:
I put mine on armslist for trade for a revolver and within 3 hours had traded it for a fantastic revolver. Just went to the range sunday and put another 100 wwb thru it and let me tell ya, it felt good to not have to worry about the gun breaking. I tried selling it first and no shop would offer more than 175 with 6 mags and a nice 50 dollar holster. The gun was even "new" back from the factory.


That was an even better price than what they wanted to give for a gun I got from them almost a month ago. How does that process go? You background check them or just hope and pray they aren't an evil person?

Re: Let's Talk: SCCY The Company

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:50 am
by economod
FloridaPilot wrote:... How is SCCY still in business if all they produce are junk guns, and have been doing so for 10 years? How have their sales increased rather than decreasing from a bad reputation?

EDIT: Remember, we're looking at what is a successful business model. They're growing and making profit, and therefore operating a successful business model.

What does bad reputation matter to an uninformed buyer who wanders into a LGS with $250 to spend, like me 2yrs ago? Simple market research on armslist shows that guns priced between $200-$300 are transacted very, very quickly. There is much competition above $300 and below $200, but relatively very little competition for a new 9mm gun within that price range. It's not so much successful business model as it is marketplace opportunism. Lower priced zamak manufacturers can't compete with lightweight polymer. Higher priced polymer & steel manufacturers can't cut the rug out from under their premium sellers. Seems that sccy's only real competition in the states comes from very established manufacturers in Brazil, Turkey, Argentina, etc. If a single product can pay off sccy's long term debt, then it's a successful business model. But that doesn't necessarily equate to being a preferred weapon, at any price.

Re: Let's Talk: SCCY The Company

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:49 pm
by Mrbone
Merc6 wrote:
Mrbone wrote:
How does that process go? You background check them or just hope and pray they aren't an evil person?



First i look up the serial number online free to see if stolen. Then i ask to see ccw. If no ccw, produce id and sign for purchase. You can also look up arrest records free if you know where they are from.

Re: Let's Talk: SCCY The Company

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:59 pm
by getvicious
Merc6 - I recommend you speak to your Sheriff's Office or State Attorneys General Office for your legal requirements to sell a firearm to a private party. Legal requirements vary from state to state. What's legal and required in one state may not be the same as your state.

Re: Let's Talk: SCCY The Company

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:00 pm
by Mrbone
Yep- what he said. Here in florida nothing is required. No receipt no nothing. I have the armslist post and his replies and number so im not worried.

Re: Let's Talk: SCCY The Company

PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:08 pm
by xddan58
I have a sccy cpx 2 . I have been reading the post's and wondering if i made a mistake buying it. I have not fired it yet and i'm a little afraid to. I think i'm going to sell it. I see more negative comments than positive. I was going to make it my CCW . But i do not know if i would use this gun for protection. Just saying

Re: Let's Talk: SCCY The Company

PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:36 pm
by tripleb
xddan58 wrote:I have a sccy cpx 2 . I have been reading the post's and wondering if i made a mistake buying it. I have not fired it yet and i'm a little afraid to. I think i'm going to sell it. I see more negative comments than positive. I was going to make it my CCW . But i do not know if i would use this gun for protection. Just saying


xddan58: Typically, a forum that is a discussion of a product, will have more negative comments about the product than positive. And most of the negative comments will be generated by only a few people. Generally, if people are not having issues with a product nothing is heard from them. I for one, have had my CPX2 for about 2-1/2 years with zero mechanical issues and about 500 rounds down range. That being said, my particular CPX2 doesn't like Winchester White Box ammo so, I just don't use WWB. It is my EDC in the cooler months and I trust it to go bang every time I pull the trigger.

Re: Let's Talk: SCCY The Company

PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:50 pm
by economod
I've heard that SCCY has a presence on Facebook. Perhaps it is less cynical.

Re: Let's Talk: SCCY The Company

PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:18 pm
by xddan58
thanks tripleb

Re: Let's Talk: SCCY The Company

PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:21 am
by xddan58
good point thanks for the input

Re: Let's Talk: SCCY The Company

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:36 pm
by arcus10mm

Re: Let's Talk: SCCY The Company

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:12 pm
by Renaldow
xddan58 wrote:good point thanks for the input


I've been carrying a CPX2 for over a year. I've put around 1000 rounds through it at the range. Like any other firearm I've had, there are types of ammo it's not fond of. For me, it's been steel case, so I don't buy it. Sccy specifically says don't buy it. Never had an issue with Hornady Critical Defense in it, which is what I carry in it. I'm hoping you've shot the CPX2 by now, it's a fun little gun.