An overview of the SCCY CPX1 and CPX2.
by David W. Manney
The SCCY CPX1 and CPX2 are the same handgun except the CPX1 has a safety on it. Both are double action only. From all the reviews I have read on these guns and from working on them, they are very well made and well worth the price. I have tried out both version and could not get them to jam on ammo, even while shooting some lousy stuff, just to get rid of it. These pistols also come with a custom trigger lock that fits this gun only.
For field stripping, don safety glasses and check to make sure it is unloaded. Put the safety on (Model CPX1), rack the slide back and lock it back. Drop out the magazine. Make sure there are no rounds left in the chamber. Using a flat tipped screwdriver, gently pry out the disassembly pin located on the left in front of the slide lock. Pull back on the slide and the slide lock will drop, allowing the slide to come off the frame to the front. The recoil spring assembly is removed by pulling back on the section against the barrel. This releases the barrel. This is all the disassembly needed for cleaning.
We’ll begin with the slide for detailed disassembly.
Read more in the December 2016 issue.