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    Interesting looking Cheap Pistol

    Hello, I keep running into the SKYY CPX-1 9MM on Gun Sales sites. The are all under 280 new in box and they kind of look like a budget Walther. Has anybody here ever fired one? Owned one? Their forums are going to be pretty biased, so I only gave them a glance.

    We have a gunshow coming to DFW (FW) on the 9th, and I am think'n about one. I am looking for a good "under the couch" type gun. I probably won't go to the range much with it - other than to get proficient/not so much for enjoyment. Is it decent, or should I just bite the bullet and get a Taurus Millennium or Kel-Tec? - the 1st couch guns i've had my eye on.

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    Read a few of their forum threads in the general discussion.

    My 1st impression:
    Their frames crack, ie. you get what you pay for.....
    Strike me as a machine and tool company that think they can engineer a pistol, without the metalurgy skills and specialized armory and ballistics knowledge required to build a dependable weapon.

    Recommendation:
    I'd consider the millenium or maybe even a decent little revolver or something simple for that kind of role. Taurus has some cool little wheel guns for at or just below that $300 mark if you shop a little. Simple and clean for quick-access house guns.

    Careful at the gun shows, I've read more than one place the prices are inflated at the shows.. Know the street prices going in if you can.

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    I have a bersa Thunder .380 for my wife and if your looking for small and cost effective this is pistol for you. I got mine BNIB for 299 and it is a really good gun.

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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by babs View Post
    Careful at the gun shows, I've read more than one place the prices are inflated at the shows.. Know the street prices going in if you can.
    I thought they did wholesaler's prices? Would it make more sense to go on the last day? Does that even help?

    I might give the Taurus revolver and a Bersa a long hard look.

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    May depend on the show and who's talking to who about a gun.. I imagine if it's a dealer talking to a dealer, the pricing scenario may be different.. At my local gunshows, some dealers run decent prices on some things, while others are pretty much retail. Fun part is sifting through all the old used up junk and old surplus stuff to find some actual factory new or good-condition used pistols etc. We're having a show locally in a couple weekends from now, if I can pry loose long enough to go, I'll report back.

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    Keep your eyes open. My Kel-Tec P11 was $250 OTD, barely used.

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    I owned a CPX-1 for three months. It was kind of like the girl at the end of the bar at closing time. Looked pretty damn good, but when I woke up in the morning I asked myself, what the hell did I do?

    OK, maybe not. But it was not to my liking. It was accurate, and seemed to be well made, but it was a little chunky in the grip, and if you don't let the looong trigger reset all the way you can get light strikes.

    If I were geting a couch gun I would get a revolver. They can deal with the cracker crumbs a lot better than an auto.

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    interesting looking cheap pistol

    I don't know a thing about the gun your asking about. But i was also looking for a cheap pistol. I took a chance and bought a Hi-point 40 cal. I have shot well over 2k rounds. Not one misfire. etc. Ugly as sin. but it will function every time. Made in ohio., lifetime no question warrenty. About $140.00 You can't loose.

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