This is a discussion on SCCY CPX-2 blew up this morning in the desert within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by AzQkr Yup, I wasn't enamored with the SCCY quality to begin with, it blowing up next to me confirmed that inexpensive product ...
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or someone else's who happened to be with me....I try not to be a brand basher because i own a couple of guns that get get bashed for one reason or another
but run fine for me....Not always ( Like in this case) but i think a lot of guns get a bad reputation because of operator error and inexperience especially small
pocket guns in the hands of novice shooters.
to buy another...No matter how great that brands reputation may be....I love Kahr/Walther handguns (Shocker i know)...But if one blows
up in my hand then my opinion is gonna change real quick.
have we ever been there when it happened and known what ammo was ran through it...How many rounds were run through it...Condition of the gun etc etc....
to lay the blame somewhere else rather ammo/operator error etc....If a gun blows up in my hand and at the end of the day it was faulty manufacturing
not anything i did knowingly or unknowingly then i am gonna be done with that brand...There are far to many options out there for me to think otherwise.
I think some of the negative attitude towards SCCY is that they cost so little. They are considered budget/cheap guns, so at that price we automatically think that they can not be very decent. If SCCY cost the same as a S&W BG or Shield, would they be considered on par with S&W or a Kahr? I have heard/read numerous bad reviews on almost all pistols.
Like I said, possible, highly improbable. Based on the research, it was a number of guns that experienced the problem within a certain range of serial numbers. None outside that range reported similar experiences. SCCY outsourced barrel making, the general consensus was it was a faulty batch of barrels produced but SCCY will not admit that.
We get customers in who know guns, they look and handle the SCCY and ask to see something else. Those uneducated consumers look and handle one and decide based on price, that gun will serve their purpose/s just fine.
Glock had an issue with ONE gun due to an unsupported chamber using 40S+W's. A design flaw that was corrected fairly quickly and some decade or more ago. The main concern for me is that the SCCY feels cheap in my hand, the glocks do not. Like I mentioned, I can pick a gun up and discern quality/workmanship pretty quickly after near 50 years of owning hundreds of guns. The SCCY didn't give me a warm and fuzzy from handling it, it certainly didn't give me a warm and fuzzy when it exploded standing next to it.
I have a responsibility to the consumer to not recommend something I believe to be a POS, poorly made pistol. I let others at the shop do so just to make the sale. When I had my own ticket, I didn't carry but a few Taurus models, never stocked Rossi's either. Custom order anything you like, but I would not in good conscious off for sale in MY cases any gun I believed was not of sufficient quality and reliability. I'm wasn't a whore for the money, and would prefer my customers understand why I wouldn't offer some brands models, based on experience of having PO'd customer returning taurus revos and semi's accusing me of selling them a POS.
I also don't recommend any new Sig product based on their less than stellar QC and design issues in the last several years. I'll order anything you want, but I'm not carrying a product, any product, I know is a new design/model for at least a year after people have determined it's worth the price and known bugs have been addressed and corrected.
In a classic example of myself, I bought new sig designed 220 carry, top of the line. I did so based on owning numerous sigs over decades that ran flawlessly. Come to find out the 220 carry had a last round extraction issue with many people. Sig had redesigned the extractor position and that created issues with the gun's extraction having to be super tweaked all the time to run properly. Sent it back to be fixed/tweaked, when it returned I sold it for what I paid for it [ as I bought it wholesale ] and will never consider another sig product until after the 2nd year of production. Sig just can't be trusted to make guns that don't have issues. Sigarms in Exeter is NOT the Sig company of yore in Germany. Same name, nowhere near the quality of the W. German made guns.