Florida-based SCCY appears ready to launch a new striker-fired pistol called the DVG1. (Scroll down for updates including the crazy price on the red dot version.)
Print advertising for the new SCCY DVG1 handgun appeared in magazines this week though the company does not have any mention of it on its website. Nevertheless, the ad does include a significant amount of information about the new pistols.
The start with, the guns appear to be thinner versions of the existing 9mm CPX-1 and -2 handguns. The lengths and heights are identical – 6.01″ and 5.06″ respectively – but the width has been narrowed from 1.40″ to a svelt 1.0″.
A thinner body has not impacted its capacity. Magazines hold 10 rounds of 9mm ammunition each. This puts up to 11 rounds in the shooter’s hand before a reload is needed. Unloaded, the guns weigh 15.5 ounces.
The really big change for the company is that this gun is a striker-fired pistol. Prior guns from SCCY have been hammer-fired.
Moving to a striker system, SCCY was able to drop the factory trigger pull to about 5.5 pounds. This is substantially less than the company’s other offerings that have a long, moderately heavy pull.
No suggested price is listed for the SCCY DVG1, but I suspect that will be forthcoming shortly.
|MSRP||$329, $339 for optics cut version|
I would not be surprised to see a number of follow-on handguns such as a DVG2 that incorporates a manual thumb safety. Likewise, a .380 ACP version of the gun may also be in the works. We’ll just have to wait and see.
I’ve previously handled, shot and reviewed a number of SCCY pistols including a prototype of the CPX-3. With a single exception, all of the guns shot well and were completely reliable. The sole exception was a CPX-2 pistol that was fixed and returned to me within a week.
I look forward to seeing the DVG-1 at the upcoming SHOT Show and getting it on the range for some shooting.
Another Option: the DVG-1 RD
After SCCY officially announced the DVG-1, the company added a twist: a second model with a Crimson Trace red dot. This model is designated the DVG-1RD and shipped with the Crimson Trace CTS-1500 optic factory mounted.
The optic used is the Crimson Trace CTS-1500. While the CTS-1500 is not listed on the Crimson Trace website, it is the same pistol red dot that is used on the existing SCCY red dot pistols. The closest product on the CT website is the CTS-1400 that uses a 3.25 MOA dot.
Crimson Trace backs the CTS-1500 optic with a 3-year warranty. It uses a 3.5 MOA dot. The DVG-1RD will only cost $100 more than the standard model. For a factory-mounted, brand name red dot that seems to be a very good deal.
A couple of additional pieces of information about the new guns.
Unlike prior SCCY pistols, the DVG-1 and DVG-1RDR will have flat triggers. This style of trigger is enjoyed by many people, but it is a personal preference thing. I don’t know of any data that supports one style of trigger being better than another for accuracy or speed.
Additionally, the company clarified that it will use the Quadlock barrel in this gun. The Quadlock was first used on the company’s .380 ACP pistols.
Red Dot Ready: the DVG-1 RDR
After the DVG-1 hit the market, SCCY dropped the RD model that shipped with a Crimson Trace optic. In its place, the company rolled out the RDR.
Short for “red dot ready,” the new DVG-1 RDR is essentially the same gun as the standard DVG-1 with the addition of a slide cut for an optic. This comes with a modest $10 premium on the price tag – probably well worth every penny. Many smiths will charge 10x that to retroactively cut a slide for you.
SCCY is offering a rainbow of colors on the DVG-1 pistols. Slides are offered in both matte black and a natural stainless finish.
You have a broad selection of frame colors to choose from including crimson, black, light blue, lime green, hot pink and purple.
While not every color will appeal to every person, offering the choice of colors is a smart move on the company’s part. It gives them a way to stand out from the competition by offering its customers an easy way to customize the gun to a specific look.