Sccy CPX-2 Pistol Review
Part 5 - Internal Features
March 3, 2013*

Sccy CPX-2 Review

In this part of my Sccy CPX-2 Pistol review, I show the internal features of the CPX-2 Pistol.  Since I have already discussed the external and operational features in Part 3, I have tried to focus this part on those you see when the pistol is disassembled.


Slide Assembly

Although some information at the Sccy website state that the CPX-2 Black model of this pistol has a carbon steel slide, Sccy confirmed that the slide is made from 416 stainless steel and has a black nitride finish.  I was impressed with the detail and surface finish on the slide and hope you can form the same opinion by studying the photos below.

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A quick look at the bottom of the slide shows that this pistil does not have a firing pin block safety.

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At the front of the slide you can see where the two pins that mount the polymer front sight are located.

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The rear of the slide is extremely simple since there are no other safety features incorporated around the firing pin.

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The photo below shows the rear of the firing pin.  If you press on the rear of the firing pin, you will see that the firing pin does not protrude past the breech face.  The firing pin works off inertia (momentum) to impact the primer.

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Recoil Spring Assembly

The recoil spring assembly has a steel guide rod that has two recoil spring retained by a washer on the front end.

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Disassembly Pin

The disassembly pin is made from steel and has a cup area to allow you to pry the pin out of the frame.

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The barrel is made from 416 stainless steel and has a dull stainless appearance.

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I was a little surprised at how thin the material was below the barrel lug.

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The feed ramp is polished and the barrel comes with a 7 groove 1:16 right hand twist.

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Frame/Receiver Assembly

The frame is made from a polymer material called Zytel which is a glass filled nylon.  Because of the lack of safety features due to the double action only nature of this pistol, the mechanisms in the frame are greatly reduced.

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The receiver is pinned to the frame with two steel pins.  The receiver is made from 7075-T6 aluminum.

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At the rear of the receiver, you can see the hammer (A) and ejector (B).  You can also see the steel portion of the slide hold open lever (C).

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In the photo below looking at the rear of the magazine well, you can see the end of the hammer spring.

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The photo below shows the part of the slide hold open lever (D) that is pushed up by the magazine follower to lock the slide open after the last round is fired.

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The Sccy CPX-2 Pistol seems like a very simple and functional design.  The pistol was designed as a "carry" pistol and has eliminated various mechanical safeties which greatly simplifies the pistol and I'm sure helps keep the cost down.

For more detailed photos and commentary, make sure you check out the other parts of this review and feel free to leave comments on my Reader's Comments page.  The following links are provided to help you see other parts of this review. 

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