This is a discussion on Is anyone familiar with SCCY firearms? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by mamaxwell Quote It's the 21st Century Saturday Night Special...semi-auto style. The SCCY is a $250 pistol. What do you expect? It's cheap ...
I work part time at a gun shop and the overwhelming majority of guns we get back for warranty repair are Taurus. This is not my opinion, just a fact. It's got to the point where I cringe every time someone asks to see a Taurus. If you have a Taurus firearm that has had no problems then you beat the odds and good for you.
Most people who buy these lower end guns have to justify the purchase in their minds to soothe their ego. They will never say the gun is a POS since that would make them look bad in the eyes of their peers. When you see glowing reports of a junk gun like a Taurus just take it with a grain of salt.
Think what you please that is your right. I personally buy what I like. I have some really expensive guns and some not so expensive. It is funny how a new weapon comes on the market and gets bad reviews so it is always going to be a POS (In your words). If so I would have given up on glocks when they first came out in the 80's on the first day the rear sight broke off no cusomer service back them to send it in to the LGS had to fix it and I believe I paid $250 for the POS. So I guess with the price increase and all the glowing reviews now Glock is a top of the line firearm. Maybe SCCY should raise their prices to $400+ then maybe it will move into gun snob status you so badly want to be in. Oh by the way I own a gun shop not just work for one. Have a great day.
Personally, I don't care for Glocks either. Again, it feels like a toy and the grip angle is all wrong for me.
I understand that SCCY has greatly improved the CPX. The CPX 1s were junk in many cases, the CPX 2 much better & the newer versions a lot of bang for the buck. All of the fixes they sent to their customers or did themselves were incorporated in the new ones. I'm not a big proponent of using customers as the quality control department but as long as those customers are listened to & improvements are acted on I guess I'm OK with that.
I almost bought one but was able to save enough money to buy something bigger, not necessarily better, in .40sw. I don't think I'd hesitate buying one as a BUG.
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Once again this is not my opinion, just fact. I work for the largest firearms retailer in the country (it's not Walmart) and I probably sell more guns in one month than you do in a year. The majority of warranty repair work we take in is for Taurus by a big margin and the smaller the gun the worse it is (PT-22) .
You can call me a gun snob if you like but that does not negate the fact that Taurus and others in the same price range are garbage, plain and simple.
No seriously. Cheap guns are cheap guns. You know a Glock's reliability record (not including new Gen 3 and 4 9mm issues). You know the XD and M&P are reliable, Sigs, HK etc. More expensive? Yeah but you know their record for quality. Your life is worth more than taking the chance on a $250 gun no?
So what if Glocks had issues in the 80s? They have been one of, if not the most recommended and reliable pistols for over 2 decades since.
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Pontificator: As far as Taurus goes I sell more M85 revolvers then most other firearms, I would say due to the inexpensive price for CC. I have had very few come back so I don't know who you work for but I personally don't have that many issues with Taurus. Pontificator stated: "I work for the largest firearms retailer in the country (it's not Walmart) and I probably sell more guns in one month than you do in a year". The company maybe you I doubt with that kind of additude I would have sent you packing a long time ago. Have a great day.
OK enough is enough. Anyone with an attitude will be sent packing ASAP no matter what size gun shop they run/own/work for.
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Tell your friend to buy a used Ruger. That should fill his need for about the same money.
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Just my 2 cents, but i have a CPX-2. Had it about a year and have shot about 500 rounds through it. no issues to date. I agree that the trigger pull is long, but no worse than my other DAO pistols. I also own a Glock,Kel Tec,Walther in various calibers. It is a very good small 9mm pistol that is very reasonably priced. I also buy what i like based on feel and the particular need that i want that fire arm to fill( i have 32 total firearms). While i would not rate the Sccy as the greatest pistol ever made, i also think it is very far from a POS. If I thought it was a POS i would not be afraid to say so to keep other potential buyers from making the same mistake.
It is a gun that seems to fit a niche. I had to look it up as I had never heard of it. IMO the one I saw isn't too much uglier than the Ruger SR series. It is what it is.
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Had one; too snappy; sold it. Very happy with my Taurus PT 709 Slim.
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