Wednesday, December 3, 2014

SCCY CPX-2 Guiderod and Spring Upgrade

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By now it should be no secret that I am a fan of SCCY Industry’s CPX-2.  It’s small enough to fit in a pocket, yet big enough to be intimidating.  It holds 11 rounds of whatever 9mm you want to put in it (10+1), and all that can run you a street price of just $250.

However, it may have its share of problems, but that’s what the no questions asked warranty is for.  After that, there still are things that can be better.  That’s what after market is for.  Galloway Precision has all the goodies for the SCCY.  A while back they sent me some Traction Grips for it, and now I have their upgraded guiderod and spring. 

According to Galloway Precision, this 20lb spring will help reduce felt recoil and muzzle flip over the standard 16lb one from the factory.  They say the stainless steel construction is more durable then the stock one as well.  I put those claims to the test, and while I was pleased with some aspects, there were also some aspects that left some things to be desired.

I shot three targets while at the range at 20 feet away each.  Target 1 was 20 test shots with the original spring that I took off camera (as I was filming the test).  Target 2 is 10 rounds with the original spring on camera, and target 3 was a bunch of rounds with the new spring on guiderod also on camera.  If you take a look, you can see that my grouping actually increased in size with the last target.  Granted there are a lot more rounds on the paper, and if you watch the video, you will noticed that I aimed at different places of the paper with different magazines.  Still, there was a difference.

sccy cpx 2 shooting review diy upgrade galloway precision random firearm db productions dylan benson 9mm concealed carry east orange shooting sports

sccy cpx 2 shooting review diy upgrade galloway precision random firearm db productions dylan benson 9mm concealed carry east orange shooting sports

sccy cpx 2 shooting review diy upgrade galloway precision random firearm db productions dylan benson 9mm concealed carry east orange shooting sports


One may say, okay, there must have been a change in the operation of the firearm to cause the change in shot placement.  Well, I know I didn’t feel much, but I figured that must have been the reasons.  However, when I played the video back, muzzle flip was at 30 degrees both times.  I don’t know if the spring and rod made a difference, but it changed my shooting until I got used to it at the end again.

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All in all, it part is very reasonably priced, and for that reason alone, it may be worth upgrading a part on a “cheap” gun.  Take a look for yourself by checking out the video and let me know what you think.  Do you want one of these for you SCCY?  Head on over to Galloway Precision and get one for your SCCY today!

Any suggestions on what you’d like to see next?  Let me know in the comments below, or tweet us at @RandomFirearm!  Be safe, and keep shooting!  Also, thank you to East Orange Shooting Sports for allowing me to use their range for these tests.



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