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(VIDEO) SCCY handguns are on the ATF radar

August 10, 2017

There are a lot of people who look for a quality pistol for the least amount of money. Many have found exactly that in a SCCY pistol.

They are of good quality, very small, come with two, 10-round magazines and are priced under $200. I recently picked up a SCCY CPX2 for $170. SCCY also offers its pistols in eight different frame colors along with stainless or black upper slides. There are several people who enjoy collecting the various colors of SCCY pistols. They can have a decent amount of handguns without spending a lot of money per gun.

Unfortunately, cheap guns seem to make their way out to the streets and are used in crime. That is true with any cheap handgun, and for years Hi Point pistols were commonly known as “throw-away guns” due to their inexpensive price. It seems as if SCCY pistols have now become the most popular choice for criminals, and the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) is very much aware of this.

In Michigan, we have pistol registration; therefore, each pistol obtained requires paperwork to be submitted to one’s local police department. An FFL (federal firearms license) friend of mine transferred four SCCY pistols to his client, who collected them. The ATF called the FFL dealer and asked if he transferred four SCCY pistols to this particular client. Through that conversation, the ATF agent mentioned that SCCY pistols are the most popular handgun on the streets and they have been tracking transactions from multiple SCCY pistol sales.

Watch the video below to understand how this situation played out.

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