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#1493737 - 05/18/19 03:59 PM SCCY CPX-3 .380 & M&P Shield EZ 380
Mark S Offline
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Anybody got 'em?

Anybody shot 'em?

Working on another 'wife' pistol and I'd like to hear an unbiased review.

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#1493764 - 05/18/19 05:03 PM Re: SCCY CPX-3 .380 & M&P Shield EZ 380 [Re: Mark S]
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Glock 42. The S&W EZ feels cheap, and the Sccy is. Solution? Glock 42.
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#1493902 - 05/19/19 06:53 AM Re: SCCY CPX-3 .380 & M&P Shield EZ 380 [Re: Verylargeboots]
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Originally Posted By: Verylargeboots
Glock 42. The S&W EZ feels cheap, and the Sccy is. Solution? Glock 42.


But Glocks are so ugly...

She has an M&P 22 compact so she's already familiar with the hold feel and operation (not that racking a slide and pulling a trigger is all that different).

I like the capacity of the SCCY CPX-3, I've never fired one, but I don't really care about price if it works.

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#1493917 - 05/19/19 08:06 AM Re: SCCY CPX-3 .380 & M&P Shield EZ 380 [Re: Mark S]
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I still think for carry a glock 42 beats both of those options. I am by no means a glock fanboy, in fact my 42 is the only glock I've kept and not traded out of. Glock has a world renowned reputation for reliability and that little 42 is surprisingly accurate. The EZ 380 and sccy feel cheap, and the slide on the S&W is aluminum with a steel insert. Also, you can find glock 42s for less than the S&W, not sure about the sccy. Its always been my opinion however that when buying a gun specifically for carry you get the best you can, especially for loved ones. I know that seems obvious but for some reason folks always seem to cheap out on important things like a decent carry gun, proper ammo selection, and range time. Never understood that.


Edited by Verylargeboots (05/19/19 08:09 AM)
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#1493962 - 05/19/19 11:00 AM Re: SCCY CPX-3 .380 & M&P Shield EZ 380 [Re: Mark S]
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I usually carry my Colt XSP (rather than my Sig P238 simply because it is a few ounces lighter) and I'll try my buddies Glock 42 tomorrow.

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#1494008 - 05/19/19 01:20 PM Re: SCCY CPX-3 .380 & M&P Shield EZ 380 [Re: Mark S]
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Nothing wrong with that. Hope you find something that works out well for you, lotta options out there
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#1494411 - 05/20/19 04:53 PM Re: SCCY CPX-3 .380 & M&P Shield EZ 380 [Re: Mark S]
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Have you considered the Ruger LCP II or the LC9.
Quality pieces, great value and life time warranty.
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#1494498 - 05/20/19 08:53 PM Re: SCCY CPX-3 .380 & M&P Shield EZ 380 [Re: Mark S]
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No go on LCP2 way too snappy. I had an LC380, she kind of liked it and I got the .22 LR conversion kit for it which made it very handy to train with and even carry as a .22

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#1495746 - 05/24/19 04:01 PM Re: SCCY CPX-3 .380 & M&P Shield EZ 380 [Re: Mark S]
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Is she concerned about size/concealablity?

If she shoots 22lr well have you considered getting her one
of the new 22lrs from Taurus/Mossberg iirc 16+1 and fairly compact.

Modern, quality 22lr is reliable in my experience.

Have you looked at 32acp semi auto?
Or 327mag revolver (which ) can fire 32acp, 32HRmag and 327 mag (advantage over 38spl j frame 1 extra rd and more power without excessive recoil)
327 mag might be too much but 32hr should work for her.

If you/ her want to try 327mag let me know.

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#1495935 - 05/25/19 08:22 AM Re: SCCY CPX-3 .380 & M&P Shield EZ 380 [Re: Mark S]
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She doesn't carry, spends too much time on planes and has to be careful what she puts in her bags.

She's never shot my Kel P32 I use for summer pocket carry when I'm in 'shorts' or just want to keep clothing light. I think she'd be 'ok' with it but stopping power vs .22 LR HV rounds isn't that significantly better.

For a while, I did have a gun crush on .327 and the whole concept around it! Shoot all the different .32 ammo and have some actual stopping power in .327. Always thought that matched with a levergun('she' has a Winchester '92 .38/.357) would be a blast but the market apparently never thought so. Never pulled the trigger on it though.

*Note: I do admit that I might use the search for new guns for her as a reason to try guns that I haven't had yet.


Edited by Mark S (05/25/19 08:23 AM)

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#1495970 - 05/25/19 10:01 AM Re: SCCY CPX-3 .380 & M&P Shield EZ 380 [Re: Mark S]
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IMHO, if she doesn’t carry get her to use a full-size firearm.
Compacts and subcompacts primarily are meant for concealed carry and are more difficult to shoot for most.

And the 327mag is definitely a niche cartridge as most will just opt for 38spl/ 357mag since ammo is readily available.

Henry does make. 327 mag lever rifle.
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#1496348 - 05/26/19 01:36 PM Re: SCCY CPX-3 .380 & M&P Shield EZ 380 [Re: Mark S]
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I adore my S&W 3913. It has never failed to fire. Hogue grip makes it feel perfect in my small hands. Single action/double action for safety. Reasonable reset. Single stack. Just a thought.
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