TTAG’s Virgil Caldwell has already reviewed the new SCCY DVG-1, the company’s first striker-fired 9mm pistol, but I hadn’t gotten the chance to shoot it yet. That changed early on Monday morning at Range Day.
The DVG-1 is very much in keeping with the rest of SCCY’s lineup. It’s a fairly slim polymer pistol that’s just the right size for concealed carry and doesn’t demolish your bank account when you pay for it.
In addition to being a striker-fired design as opposed to SCCY’s traditional DAO pistols (see the CPX-1), SCCY also gave the 10+1 DVG-1 a straight aluminum trigger that they say pulls at 5.5 pounds. That sounds about right from the rounds I put down range.
The DVG-1 is will be available in a number of colors, if that’s plus for you. SCCY is offering three configurations; a standard model (as above), the DVG-1RDR red dot-ready model with a slide cut, and the DVG-1RD that comes with a pre-mounted Crimson Trace red dot reflex sight. MSRPs are $369, $399, and $469, respectively.
The DVG-1s are shipping as we speak.
Given the couple of magazines I was able to shoot, it’s exactly what you’d expect in a sub-compact striker-fired EDC pistol. It shot well with a smooth trigger pull and decent reset. Like the rest of SCCY’s lineup, the DVG-1 will likely be a popular choice for those looking for a dependable, affordable piece for everyday carry.
Re the CPX-1 9mm, SCCY is upgrading that pistol for 2022. The new Gen3 version has a slightly smaller grip diameter, a new, more ergonomic safety lever, an accessory rail, and no more finger grooves. SCCY says they’ve slightly repositioned the trigger and improved the pull, too. The Gen3 CPX-1 should hit stores in March.