As we all know, the .380 is one of the hottest self-defense/CCW rounds out there. Reasonably powerful and exceedingly small, it can be jammed into very small and light pistols and still be capable as a defensive pistol. However, not all .380s are created alike. Some are large, some are small. Some are expensive, others affordable.
If you are one of those out there looking for a rock-solid .380 pocket pistol that won’t break the bank, then the CPX-3 from SCCY deserves a very close look. With an MSRP around $300, the double-action-only, polymer-framed pistol is a great option. And, it packs in 10+1 rounds while still weighing only 15 ounces.
At the heart of the CPX-3 is the “Roebuck Quad Lock” system that locks the barrel to the slide at four points—the front of the chamber, the rear of the chamber, and at two adjacent points at the front of the barrel. The result is a pistol that should deliver accuracy far beyond what its compact dimensions would suggest.
We had a chance to handle the CPX-3 at the 2017 NRA Annual Meeting and were impressed with its possibilities. Although it is not the smallest .380 on the market by any means, its combination of simple operation, good capacity and interesting locking system should make for a really intriguing CCW option. Keep an eye out for a full review of it in the future here, and it should be shipping out for consumer sales around June.
To learn more, keep an eye out at http://www.sccy.com/.