This is a close look at the Sccy 9mm Handgun. I am told by some members that the Sccy is a knock-off of the Kel Tec 9mm. I can not speak to this as I have never shot, worked on, or handled the Kel Tec. I have shot and worked on Ruger’s LCP, and shot the Sccy. If the members would like me to cover the LCP, I will do this in a different post.
I came by the Sccy when my friend and gun shop owner was going out of business. I bough the Sccy more as a favor to hem than filling a need of mine. The Sccy sit in the safe until it was time to go to my brother-n-laws home for a shooting week. I try to take interesting guns for us to shoot. This time it was a custom Ruger Black Hawk in 41 mag., a custom Star PD 45apc.,CZ85 with a Kadet 22cal. slide, A very pistolsmithed Ruger Sec. Six in 357 mag. and last the untested Sccy. We ended one day with pistol poker. I let the brothers shot
my Ruger and Kadet as well as a Kimber 45ape. I decided to shoot the Sccy. not expecting to win any matches. Not the case, I won the next four with this little short barrel gun.
Why did I do so well shooting the Sccy? First the Sccy fits well in my hand. When I pull the trigger the front sight does not move. The rest of the reason is in the build of the Sccy. The gun locks up tight! Running a bore scoop in the barrel reviled tooling marks. This is present with my #2 Sccy also. A good shooting gun with a barrel with tool marks? A little investigation reveled that Sccy machine their barrels after heat treatment. No one else that I know about does this. Tooling cost must be 50% higher for Sccy over machining a soft barrel. If you machine the barrel after heat treating you will have a more stable, accurate barrel with a good chance of tool marks. A side note Sccy makes their own mags. What start-up company does this?
Now lets talk about reliability, I have put over 1,000 rounds of factory and reloads through the black Sccy. It as has had zero failures, granted this would have been better if it was 10,000 rounds. Well facts are facts.
I use the Sccy when I train new shooter and others who want to shoot better. I have found the Sccy is just about perfect as a training pistol with Laserlite targets. I have no idea how many times the black Sccy has been dryfired, its has to be way up there. So there you have it.
I review products as a help to the members. In no cases do I receive an commission for my reviews. I call it as I see it based on my experience. If I mention a product that you would like to know about ask and I will give it my best shot. R S