Best Ammo for CPX 2 ?

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Re: Best Ammo for CPX 2 ?

Postby Whitebear620 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:01 pm

I have no idea, haven't put any steel case through my SCCY because the manual says not to.
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Re: Best Ammo for CPX 2 ?

Postby getvicious » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:23 am

Fired 20 rounds of Freedom Munitions Reman 115 Grain RN (FMJ) and 1 round of Ruger Polycase ARX 80 Grain +P (just because) thru my CPX yesterday. All worked very well.

I haven't had any ammo not work in my CPX. I don't like the steel Tula ammo but it works. I like brass case ammo. That's just my preference with my CPX.

Also yesterday, and the real reason I was shooting, my small kid tried out his new 12 Gage. It worked great. A nice diversion between the turkey and desert. 8)
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Re: Best Ammo for CPX 2 ?

Postby forme95 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:23 pm

Put 100 rounds of Federal 115g alum case and not a single malfunction. All shots fired well and my grouping was a lot better. Idk if it was the ammo or I'm just getting better. Hope its a little of both.

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Re: Best Ammo for CPX 2 ?

Postby baxter513 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:52 pm

Went to the range today and fired the Tula and had some failures to feed with the Tula maybe 6 times out of 50 rounds I had to give the gun a little wack on the back to get it to chamber the next round.

I also fired some Freedom Munitions re-manufactured brass 115 and those all fed perfectly. Also a mag full of my EDC ammo which is Winchester Ranger Bonded 147 JHP and those all fed perfectly.

I would guess in my case that since the gun is so new it is having issues with the Tula steel cased. I will keep the Tula way from the SCCY from now on.

But in comparing how the SCCY shoots in comparison to my Taurus 111 G2 I was disappointed with the SCCY. THe grip is very wide so hard to get a good purchase with smaller hands. And it kicked like a mule. After shooting 3 magazines I had to take a break. It caused me some serious hand pain . THis is shooting without the pinky extender.

The long DOA trigger was okay though. Certainly it does not shoot as nice as the Taurus but then again it is lighter in weight and smaller, easier and more comfortable to conceal. So there are pros and cons.
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Re: Best Ammo for CPX 2 ?

Postby wrench459 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:50 pm

Interesting

I had the CPX out doing some dry-fire stuff at a 4x4x4 block of wood.

My sweetheart picked up the gun and said "I need more practice".

She went straight to cup-n-saucer grip.
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Re: Best Ammo for CPX 2 ?

Postby sccytoter » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:28 pm

wrench459 wrote:Interesting

I had the CPX out doing some dry-fire stuff at a 4x4x4 block of wood.

My sweetheart picked up the gun and said "I need more practice".

She went straight to cup-n-saucer grip.
The ol' "cup and saucer"...noooooooooooooooo. Lol. :mrgreen:
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Re: Best Ammo for CPX 2 ?

Postby xpoqx » Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:01 am

Hektor wrote:
tripleb wrote:
Hektor wrote: It did not reliably cycle the range-bought Federal White Box 115gr FMJ, with approximately 35 jams in firing 100 rounds.


Hektor, are you certain these were Federal White Box. Although I have not seen every color box of every Manufacturer, I haven't seen Federal White Box. I do know that my CPX2 has feed problems with Winchester White Box 115gr FMJ. After having FTF issues with them, I measured several with a micrometer. I found that the OAL of WWB is all over the map. Quite a few of them on the bleeding edge of being too long as per SAMMI specs. Although within SAMMI specs, I found that my CPX2 just doesn't care for rounds that are right at the long spec. Other ammo that I have shot without any issues:

Remington UMC
Blazer Brass
PMC
Federal brass cased
Federal aluminum cased
Fiocchi
Perfecta
Hornady Critical Defense

All the above 115gr FMJ


I am certain. Below is a stock photo that I found on slickguns.com.
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I can also attest to the Federal 115 FMJ RTP rounds causing malfuctions in my CPX-1. I've been shooting these exclusivly through my CPX, only because it's been incredibly affordable by me. I've got 250 rounds of this ammo through my pistol and I had about 7 FTF/FTEs in the first 50 rounds alone. Although, I chalk it up mostly to me shooting my CPX right out of the box, which was probably lubed very little if at all. But since cleaning and lubing it, I can't recall having any other malfuntions in the other 4 boxes of rounds I got.
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Re: Best Ammo for CPX 2 ?

Postby wrench459 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:08 pm

Best round for self defense is kind of tricky due to the short barrel length of the sccy.
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Re: Best Ammo for CPX 2 ?

Postby baxter513 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:41 pm

CHeck out the YOuTube channel shootingthebull410. He has conducted ballistic tests using a small 9mm with a 3 inch barrel similar in suize to our SCCY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA7FTjm ... -w4Yozc27i
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Re: Best Ammo for CPX 2 ?

Postby Urny » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:28 am

STB410 has a good series there, thanks for reminding me of that. Unfortunately for me he hasn't included the Rem-UMC 115 grain HP. I've only got about 700 rounds through my SCCY but so far the most reliable ammunition has been Winchester white box 115 FMJ and Rem-UMC 115 HP, which have both been flawless. Another 200 of the Rem-UMC are on order now.
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Re: Best Ammo for CPX 2 ?

Postby Silverbullet » Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:41 pm

Rem UMC is my go to. Gets decent reviews and is cheap enough to pracice with. Runs good in my SCCY.

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Re: Best Ammo for CPX 2 ?

Postby Urny » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:12 am

That was a useful link, Silverbullet. I watched a few of those test/comparison videos and didn't see anything that would make me switch from the Rem-UMC for carry purposes.

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Re: Best Ammo for CPX 2 ?

Postby fla-gypsy » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:57 pm

I only use brass case but it will shoot any brand I feed to it
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Re: Best Ammo for CPX 2 ?

Postby wrench459 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:10 pm

The HST aint bad for carry.
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Re: Best Ammo for CPX 2 ?

Postby ursamajor » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:43 am

Whitebear620 wrote:I have no idea, haven't put any steel case through my SCCY because the manual says not to.
where in the manual does it say that? I couldn't find it in mine.


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