Interesting........never heard of them before now.
Today is the first I've heard of these.
Interesting........never heard of them before now.
No, I've heard of them for a while - They get talked about occassionally - I'd stick with Keltec, personally.
Wilson also has some god-aweful tiny polymer gun. Their gun is a South African gun that's been around a while, but was rare in America. Apparently, the gun never worked too great from the magazine review I read about it 6-8 months ago. And now Wilson has put their name on it and is marketing it here in the states.
Their made right up the road from me. I guess they are making a little money. I'll stick with my Kel-Tec as I know how they stand behind their products.
I like the safety and the layout of the pistol but I don't like compacts.
The only way i would take the chance was if they offered something i coudlnt find elswere. Im happy with my kel-tec and i know its reliable so i would see no reason to give this one a try
Got one about a year ago & love it. Think of a much refined and worked over K-T P-11. They have an outstanding warranty, everyone that has had any service required sings their praises and you get more gun and options than with a P-11 for the same price. For now, the major downside is finding one since they have only been in business since August of last year. There was a review of the SKYY CPX-1 in Concealed Carry Magazine a few months ago and I believe they have a link to the article posted at the SKYY web site
FWIW, I also own two K-T's -- a PLR-16 (my avatar is a PLR-16) and a P-3AT -- and have shot the P-11. Comparing a Kel-Tec P-11 to a SKYY CPX-1 is like comparing a military model 1911 to one built by Wilson or SA. The old mil spec 1911 is reliable and gets the job done, but the others have taken the basic gun, given it better fit and finish, more optional features as standard equipment and in general are a more quality product. It really boils down to a matter of degrees and they all do the job. Still, while some people drive a Chevy and others prefer a Cadillac, if I can get a Cadillac XLR Roadster for the price of a Monte Carlo ... well, I do like getting the biggest "bang" for my buck!
Last edited by rachilders; 10-26-2006 at 04:02 PM.
Their in competion with each other thats for sure. I think that's why Kel-Tec came out with the PF-9. The P-32 & P-3AT are in there own league.
I noticed the add states that they are Double action only, and have integral locks.
That's two strikes against them, as far as I'm concerned.
But, like they say, what ever turns your crank!
They appear to be better looking than Kel-Tec. I'll have to research this more.
Are they only in .380 and 9mm? A brand new company? I wonder if any show up at a crime scene? Hmmm...lot's of ??? marks for me. If I won one in a contest, I could use the trade-in cash for a proven reliable name brand handgun.
Do I vaguely remember hearing that Skyy used Keltec's design w/o paying a royalty? I think I'd stick w/ K-T.
As I said, I own two SKYY's and two Kel-Tec's and have done side by side comparisons of both guns. SKYY's are not clones of K-T's P-11 or any other K-T, contrary to the rumors put out by some K-T fans, any more than a Kimber Tac II is a "clone" of one of Browning's original 1911's. Also, the owner of SKYY is NOT a former employee of K-T who "borrowed" their design and SKYY currently makes one gun, the CPX-1, and it's a 9mm. SKYY has a new 9mm and a 380 that are scheduled for release early next year, but they are being tight lipped about it for now.
Before all the K-T owners get bent out of shape, I hold my Kel-Tec's in as high a regard as any other gun I own (I have over thirty handguns and several dozen long guns) and I am not favoring SKYY over K-T. Besides, even if I did it's nobody's concern but mine. I simply hate to see ANYONE'S name dragged thru the mud when there's no good reason and the info is false. I'd do the same if the roles were reversed.
Last edited by rachilders; 11-03-2006 at 12:01 AM.
I read on their forum that the guns can be damaged if they are dryfired. I'm sorry but a center fire gun that can be damaged from dryfiring is not one that I want to depend on if my life is at risk.
I’m still leaning toward Kel-Tec mainly because I think a safety on a DO is a safety redundancy that I don’t want or need. I have read that they may be coming out with one that has the option of safety or no safety. We shall see. I also like the light rail on the Kel-Tec.
Does anyone else know of a gun maker that recommends using snap caps or a spent case when dry firing? Though we don't seem to hear about it that much, it would appear to be a common practice since snap caps or dummy rounds are available for almost every pistol, shotgun and rifle round made.
As for the lock, I think there is a misunderstanding over the term "integral". I think of an "integral" trigger lock as one that is a permanent part of the gun, like those used by Taurus on all their pistols and revolvers. SKYY has a lock specifically designed to fit over the trigger & trigger guard of the CPX-1, but it is not part of the gun itself. Basically, they are just a nicer, custom version of the trigger locks you can buy at any gunshop, sporting goods store or Wally-World.
Well, many expensive guns recommend against it - In a Beretta 92 manual I have, I have read that dry firing w/o snap caps could lead to firing pin breakage. And, I have heard from a few people that this happened to them.
Also, HK recently changed the firing pin design about 2 or 3 years ago because dry firing could break the pin on USPs. USPs have been made for many years - are all of the pre 2003 models bed ones? No.
Hell, I have seen several Glocks show up on Glocktalk - the entire breechplate broke frome xcessive dry firing - this from a gun that must be dry fired from disassembly.
After soaking in all of this, I rarely dry fire w/o a snap cap, If I do, its just 1 or 2 x.