SCCY Firearms Adding New .380 ACP to the CPX Lineup: The CPX-4

The CPX-4 is similar to the CPX-3 but comes with a manual thumb safety. (Photo: SCCY)

SCCY Firearms is releasing a new concealed-carry pistol chambered for .380 ACP. Called the CPX-4, the new handgun expands SCCY’s lineup of simple and affordable pistols for personal protection.

The CPX-4 is a compact double-stack pistol with a double-action trigger and internal hammer. It shares the same basic design as the rest of the CPX series, including a stainless steel slide assembly and 7075-T6 receiver with a polymer grip housing.

It’s not a tiny pistol with its double-stack frame, but it is fairly compact at just under 5 inches tall, just over 5.5 inches long, and it’s lightweight at just 15 ounces unloaded.

The difference between the CPX-4 and the earlier CPX-3 is that the fourth model has ambidextrous manual safety levers, while the third model has no manual safeties. Since the majority of polymer-framed pistols are striker-fired with passive trigger safeties, the CPX-4 will appeal to a specific segment of the concealed-carry market.

What separates both the CPX-3 and CPX-4 from most .380s is that the design features a locked breech. Combined with the ergonomic grip and optional extended magazine baseplate, these guns have a lot less felt recoil than straight-blowback pistols.

See Also: SCCY CPX-3: Affordable and Concealable

With its 10+1-round capacity, the CPX-4 holds an above-average number of rounds compared to a lot of other .380 pistols. At launch, SCCY is offering the pistol with two color options, with a black nitride or natural stainless slide. Both have plain black grips for now.

Down the line, other color combinations are likely as SCCY likes to give customers options, including common “tactical” colors but also unusual and vibrant shades like crimson, purple and “SCCY Blue.” They also carry models with Kryptec, Muddy Girl and other camo patterns.

Of course the biggest selling point going for the CPX-4, like the rest of the CPX series, is its low price. The CPX-4 carries a $305 suggested retail price, with in-store and online prices starting in the mid- to low-$200 range.

For that money the CPX-4 comes with three 10-round magazines and a custom-fitting trigger guard lock. Holsters, sights and other accessories including lasers are already available.

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  • Mike Owens December 22, 2020, 7:49 pm

    Please notify me when a SCCY CPX4 .380 becomes available.
    Mike Owens

  • Larry Dieter October 23, 2019, 8:33 pm

    I HAVE BEEN WAITING TO GET THIS new cpx 4. 380 from you. But the gun shop I BUY FROM IN LAKE Havasu Arizonia STILL HAS NOT GOT them. Could YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHEN THEY WILL HAVE them. I ALREADY HAVE the CPS 2 9mm and love it

  • Ken September 20, 2019, 12:08 pm

    I have purchased several CPX 3 for gifts to my family members. We take to the range and shoot them.
    Now they know how to use them for protection.
    I recently bought a CPX 4 for my wife to carry (she has a CCP)and like fire this pistol. I am buying one for myself as a back to my Defender.
    Semper Fi

  • Ron Josias September 20, 2019, 10:55 am

    I’ve owned SCCY 2 (desert tan and black) for several years now, carry it every day. Very confident using Hornady Critical Defense ammo. Would love to see a .22 SCCY cheaper to shoot, and practice makes perfect!

  • Frank S. September 20, 2019, 7:59 am

    A single action striker fired pistol wouldn’t be very practical. You’d have to rack before firing — couldn’t carry with one in the chamber. I typically don’t keep one in the chamber (yes, I’d have to rack before firing, which will slow me down in an emergency…), but I wouldn’t want a single action striker fired pistol. Carrying with on in the chamber is why they added the external safety, I believe. While the auto safety should be sufficient, some feel more comfortable with the added manual safety.

    .380, 9×18, and 9×19 all fit well in the same frame, and have the same bullet diameter. Just adjust the depth of the chamber and the recoil spring to match the cartridge. I’d like to see the SCCY in 9×18 as well — between the .380 and 9×19 in power, easy to do. Smaller calibers, even a .22LR, might work in this frame, but that would take more development work and effort to produce. I bet the .380 barrel could easily be drilled to fire a 9×18, wounder is the magazine changed much from the 9×19, or if the .380 and 9×19 magazines will interchange (maybe just a follower change and spacer added for .380, same magazine shell?).

    • dave September 20, 2019, 9:54 am

      “… internal hammer” according to the article.

    • AKB September 20, 2019, 11:22 am

      .380 and 9×19 utilize the same diameter bullet (.355”), 9×18 uses a different (larger, .365”) diameter. These three cartridges have a lot more differences than just their length…They are actually more different than they are alike, they are not interchangeable in any way, and trying to adapt a firearm from one to another is not a simple thing. It’s definitely not as simple as just “drilling” out a .380 chamber. Chambers are cut on a lathe with a reamer for a reason.

  • Richard September 19, 2019, 8:27 pm

    Now if they would just make one in single action instead of double action only…

  • Dermon Williams September 17, 2019, 8:04 pm

    Okay I have the number 2 9 mm and I love it and if the number 3 is even half as good I know I’ll love it

  • Codectrl September 17, 2019, 12:32 pm

    Wish they make a 22 sccy

  • Lee Silver September 17, 2019, 11:27 am

    I have large hands; will I be able to grip the CPX 4?

    • Michael Martin September 20, 2019, 6:19 pm

      I have large hands as well. I have the cpx2 it fits just fine with the finger extension floor plate.

  • Jose Sanchez September 17, 2019, 8:38 am

    Perfect size and weight. feels very comfortable on a fast draw. Easy to conceal. ❤

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