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Anybody here with experience with the SCCY pistols? 9mm or .40 preferably, but all advice accepted. I'm sort of on the hunt and in information gathering mode......

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Ask me in a few weeks. My wife won one.

What I can tell you is that their customer service is amazing. The range owner was telling me he had a guy that squibbed a hand load. He couldn't get it out so he drilled it out!! Aaahhhhhh. Randy called scary to price a new barrel and they sent out a new one as part of warranty.

Randy has told me as well that they are extremely reliable. He's sold a few and no one has had problems.

The first gens were somewhat buggy from my reading in the but that's all I've ever heard bad. I've been watching them a few years so I'm excited that we will soon be owning one even if it's in purple.
 

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The early production under the skky name were awfull however the new ones seem to have sorted out the issues the first ones had. I would not hesatate to pick one up if I came accross one.
 
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I've shot a few different 9mm. I'd rather have a Hi-Point. The upper part of the grip, kind of where the "beaver tail" should go if it were a 1911, ends up chafing the top of my thumb and forefinger after about 40 rounds.

I had several FTE on a new one a friend just purchased. It's my understanding it's gotten better after a couple hundred rounds.

They're big and heavy, and I just couldn't see a reason not to spend a little more money on a Kahr or Glock or XD...a MOD2 would be so much nicer compared to the SCCY's grip, I could even forgive the stupid labeling.
 

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Magic, do yourself a favor. For another $50-$70 you can get into a CM9 or LC9s Pro. You can thank me later. ;)
 

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A friend of mine had a early one and it came apart in his hand on the first trip to the range. I would wait and spend a little more on a name brand. Even if the name brand is no better, it will be easier to get your money back on a more popular gun.
 

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I do have a SKKY... it was my first conceal-carry handgun... bought it years ago. It's had several hundred or more rounds through it, and the only issue I've had with it is that on the first trip to the range, the front sight came off. Took the pistol back to where I bought it, and they sent it back for repair. In about ten days it came back, and there have been no issues since. There have never been any issues with it's mechanical operation, FTF, etc.

It's small, very concealable, and if anyone on a budget needs a 9mm for conceal carry, I would recommend it. It shoots well, is accurate, and for the money, and in spite of the front sight issue, I'm happy to have it.

A couple of years later, I got the XD-45, which is now my #1 carry gun. The SKKY still gets carried now and again, especially when I'm not wearing a jacket or coat. In Colorado, open carry is legal, so it's no issue either way. Sometimes I just like carrying a lighter gun.
 

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Thanks to you all for your replies. It just so happens my "spare" money was absorbed this week end--ran across a friend looking to move his 40 cal Taurus 24/7 for under $300 and snapped it up. The research will continue and I'm sure there will be something newer and better on the horizon by the time I get the bucks back in order.
Thanks again,
Magic
 

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Magic, do yourself a favor. For another $50-$70 you can get into a CM9 or LC9s Pro. You can thank me later. ;)
I'll agree with the above.
 

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Own two. They're not made in anything but 9mm at present. Big and heavy? Are you sure you weren't drinking SKKY when you looked at it? 15 oz, palm-sized, beautiful stainless and double-stack with great reliability and customer service for around the $250 mark with judicious shopping...what's NOT to like? :razz:
 

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Own two. They're not made in anything but 9mm at present. Big and heavy? Are you sure you weren't drinking SKKY when you looked at it? 15 oz, palm-sized, beautiful stainless and double-stack with great reliability and customer service for around the $250 mark with judicious shopping...what's NOT to like? :razz:
Just stating my opinion, man :)

My XD9SC is smaller, has greater capacity, has had ZERO FTE or any other issues, and doesn't chafe my hands when I shoot it - and my hands aren't exactly soft. Technically the SCCY weighs less, but it didn't balance in my hands very well compared to the XD9SC (I've seen them used for $300).

To each his own, YMMV, blah blah. I just prefer to spend a little more for something my life may depend on.
 

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Carry what you shoot best.

The "best" gun is the one YOU like, not anyone else. It will be a compromise of:

1. Fit - It should fit in your hand like you were born with it there.
2. Reliability - It should go BANG about 99.8% of the time you pull the trigger.
3. Accuracy - In YOUR hand. It's how well YOU shoot it.
4. Concealability - It should be comfortable enough to wear and easy enough to conceal so you won't leave it laying on the dresser at home.
5. Cost - You don't want to scrimp on your "life protector" weapon, but you probably don't need a $1,000 Kimber, either.
6. Enjoyment - The caliber and gun should be fun to shoot. If it isn't, you won't practice with it like you should.
 
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