With its simple, straightforward, micro-compact platform, the CPX line of pistols is a popular option for concealed carry. Not to mention, the availability of different color frames makes the pistols appealing to those who like a little color in their life. Now, SCCY Firearms updates the popular CPX line to GEN3, with upgrades shooters will appreciate.
The SCCY Firearms CPX GEN3 Series
The GEN3 line is still based on a 7075-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum alloy receiver, machined from bar stock. Likewise, the receiver is mounted in a molded Zytel polymer grip frame, in your choice of color. As a result, the CPX line stays budget-friendly, while remaining a quality shooting platform.
Where the GEN3 line sees its biggest changes are in the frame. The GEN3 removes the finger grooves and replaces them with a grooved front strap. Similarly, the texturing on the backstrap is updated to match the front strap. In addition, the backstrap was brought slightly forward, providing a better purchase on the pistol. Especially for smaller hands.
Just forward of the trigger guard, the previously upswept dust cover was replaced with a two-slot Picatinny rail. As a result, the GEN3 can now accommodate small rail-mounted lights, like the Streamlight TLR-7 Sub.
Additionally, the CPX-1 GEN3 now has a smaller external ambidextrous safety. As a result, you can still achieve safe handling when not shooting but it is now less obtrusive. However, like the original, the CPX-2 GEN3 does not feature an external safety, so there is no change there.
Finally, like the original, the slide on the GEN3 is still constructed of heat-treated stainless steel. Likewise, it is still available in a natural stainless or black nitride finish, with deep, rear cocking serrations. However, the original 3 dot sight system has been replaced by G-43 style sights and the slide now features the Roebuck Quad-Lock system.
Both the CPX-1 GEN3 and CPX-2 GEN3 are still available in red dot-ready configuration at an additional cost.
The SCCY CPX GEN3 series is available now with an MSRP of $309.95 – $359.95, depending on model and options. For more info, please visit SCCY.com.
SCCY Firearms CPX-1 and CPX-2 GEN3 Specs
Length: 6.00 inches
Width: 1.10 inches
Action: Double Action Only
Height: 5.26 inches
Trigger Pull: 9 pounds
Weight: 15 ounces
Barrel Length: 3.10 inches
Slide: Stainless Steel
MSRP CPX-1: $329.95 – $359.95 (Red-Dot Ready)
MSRP CPX-2: $309.95 – $339.95 (Red-Dot Ready)