SCCY DVG1 – New Striker-Fired 9mm Pistol


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.










barrel length


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15.5 oz




matte black


$289, $389 for red dot 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.

SCCY DVG1 review

I look forward to seeing the DVG-1 at the upcoming SHOT Show and getting it on the range for some shooting.


SCCY officially announced the DVG-1 today, and the company added a twist: a second model with a Crimson Trace red dot. This model is designated the DVG-1RD and will come with the CT 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 and has an MSRP of $299.

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-1RD 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.

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41 replies on “SCCY DVG1 – New Striker-Fired 9mm Pistol”

I have both the CPX2, and CPX3 both have been 100% reliable. The only hiccup was w/the 9mm version using a 15round ProMag. The thing a lot of ppl have had issue with is the long 8lb. trigger. If the DVG-1 trigger is decent….I think SCCY has themselves a huge favor in listening to the customer.

I, have three of these 2cpx1&cpx2 all have been very reliable. If this is striker fired with a 5lb pull that is GREAT!!!! If it has a reset even better. Does anybody know that? If they keep the price down around 300.00 they will HURT 😭 the big boys. Mine has been soooooo reliable. Come on SCCY lets get them OUT. Also forgot to mention with that QUAD SYSTEM less recoil. I think you will hit a HOME RUN with this LOYAL CUSTOMER. THANKS Ham&egger

I sent them an E-mail months ago, begging for them to make some changes to their pistol line. They did it! I don’t believe it! I am thrilled with what they managed to do, and I will be buying one ASAP. I wonder how many customers said the exact same thing that I did. Right down to the price. Although I had NO idea they would be able to sell it from the factory with a red dot for the price I was suggesting. Give SCCY an idea, and watch in amazement as the do one better! I thought they would maybe be able to reduce the trigger pull down to 7lbs DAO, nope, striker. Even better!
I do like the finger grooves, but I won’t be the least bit surprised if they release a model or a option without finger grooves. Here’s hoping they read this and do something else completely insane. Build a DVG-TCRD (tactical concealment red dot), No finger grooves, manual safety, +5 base plates for three mags, red dot, accessory rail, and in .22TCM which by every measurable standard is superior to 5.7×28… can they do it for $425.00???

I’m definitely interested in the DVG-1 ! I have a CPX-1 right now, which is my EDC. For my taste, the only downside is the heavy trigger. A striker fired pistol with a 5 lb trigger will be GREAT! (I also have an FNS-9, which is a striker fired pistol with a 5 lb trigger, and I absolutely love it!) I would also like to see a manual safety as an option for this weapon, since it would also be an EDC. One additional comment- an option for changeable grips would be nice; my CPX-1 “wears” on the webbing between my thumb and forefinger after 3-4 mags have been put through it…

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