Many will compare the Taurus G2C vs SCCY CPX2 due to their budget prices, but there are some distinct differences between the two handguns. The SCCY CPX2 has a double-action-only trigger while the Taurus G2C has a striker-fired trigger with restrike capabilities. Both are small enough to concealed carry but could be large enough to fit a role like home defense or keep in the glove box of your vehicle. However, the biggest connecting factor between the two firearms will be the price.
Table of contents
- Taurus G2C vs SCCY CPX2 Concealed Carry
- Taurus G2C vs SCCY CPX2 Sights
- Taurus G2C vs SCCY CPX2 Quality
- Taurus G2C vs SCCY CPX2 Shooting
|Metrics||SCCY CPX-2||Taurus G2C|
|Weight w/ no mag (Oz)||14.7||18|
|Weight w/ empty mag (Oz)||17||21.6|
|Weight w/ full mag (Oz)||21.3||26.8|
|Height (top of slide to bottom of magazine baseplate) (Inches)||4.40/5.05||4.90|
|Width of grip (Inches)||1.11||1.09|
|Width of slide (Inches)||0.99||1.06|
|Width across controls (Inches)||1.26||1.20|
Taurus G2C vs SCCY CPX2 Concealed Carry
Right off the bat, you will notice that the SCCY is three to four ounces lighter than the Taurus. That may not sound like much, but when you are comparing the Taurus G2C to the SCCY CPX2 for concealed carry purposes, weight does matter. There is almost a quarter of a pound of difference between the two firearms. For carrying, less weight is awesome, but shooting weight can sometimes be an advantage.
The SCCY CPX2 also has a little bit of an advantage over the Taurus G2C when it comes to height from the bottom of the grip to the top of the slide. The Taurus is a half-inch taller than the SCCY. That said, the width of the guns is almost identical with the CPX2 actually being slightly wider than the G2C.
The Taurus holds two more rounds of ammunition than the SCCY, but both of these guns are going to conceal pretty similarly on the body for most people. If the Taurus G2C is the absolute largest gun you can conceal with your body and frame type, then the SCCY will be slightly easier. Due to the two extra rounds in the G2C, I’m going to give these guns a tie when it comes to concealed carry, but I think a select few will see advantages from the SCCY’s smaller profile.
The frame on the SCCY CPX2 handgun seems really cheap and doesn’t feel that great in the hand. There are finger grooves and, for some people, they will probably work fantastically, but for myself they are not that great. The frame feels like it is built out of something you would find in children’s toys. There is no modularity built into the SCCY or the Taurus.
I’m going to have to give them a tie there, but I am going to give a slight advantage to the Taurus as the frame just feels better in the hand and the grip feels slightly smaller in a good way (more rounded and more comfortable to hold). There are no finger grooves, so the grip will work for a wider variety of people. The frame material on the Taurus does not feel to be very high quality, but it does feel significantly better than the SCCY CPX2 frame.
Taurus G2C vs SCCY CPX2 Texture/Grip
There is no doubt that the texturing on the Taurus G2C is much better than that of the SCCY CPX2. The Taurus has a really aggressive texture on the front strap, back strap, and two little portions on each side of the grip. It is not ideal, but it is worlds above the texturing or lack thereof on the SCCY CPX2. You will find texturing on the back strap and the sides of the grips on the CPX2, but that texturing is just really slick and it only appears in looks and not in actual feel, while the Taurus texturing offers you a nice aggressive purchase on the firearm.
Overall feel of the grip in the hand with the Taurus is also much better than the SCCY CPX-2 and if you have smaller hands, the Taurus will also work better as well. The distance from the front strap to the back strap of the firearm is shorter on the Taurus
And normally I would say that’s a disadvantage as most people tend to shoot guns better that are longer in that dimension, but the distance on the SCCY is frankly huge for a nine-millimeter handgun. And the circumference with the grip on the Taurus is a lot smaller. So it just works for a large variety of people.
The slide on the Taurus G2C is much easier to manipulate than the slide on the SCCY CPX2. Part of the reason is the serrations on the CPX2 just are not quite as long. I will say the serrations on the CPX2 are very aggressive and deep, so I have to give props to SCCY there, but Taurus did a much better job overall, just due to the height of the slide. It is much easier to grab and manipulate. The Taurus slide is also slightly drafted on each side, creating a perfectly ergonomic surface for your hand to grab the slide.
Taurus G2C vs SCCY CPX2 Sights
When comparing the Taurus G2C vs the SCCY CPX2, you will find that the sights on the SCCY are actually better. The reason I say this is because the SCCY has all-metal three-dot sights while the Taurus has plastic sights. The picture on both guns are fairly similar, so the sight durability is going to give the SCCY the win.
Taurus G2C vs SCCY CPX2 Red Dot Optics
If you are a fan of red dots, SCCY offers the SCCY CPX2 with a crimson trace mini red dot from the factory, which is the version of the gun that I have. Unfortunately, I have had some issues with this optic. The optic likes to flicker on and off due to the battery contact, but the housing itself is plastic. I’m afraid if I tighten it down much more than the optic itself may break.
I think SCCY is onto something, but the technology is not quite there yet to put a red dot in a handgun at this price. Hopefully, Taurus will have an optics-compatible version soon so you can add a tried-and-true optic like a hollow sun or a Trijicon. As I am writing this review, just dry-firing will turn the optic on the SCCY CPX2 on and off. The optic flickers with just the pull of the trigger.
As far as aftermarket options go, there are a couple of sight options for the Taurus G2C, but not many. I’m going to give a slight edge to the Taurus G2C as I am only aware of one for the SCCY CPX2, which is a company called Twisted Industries that offers three-dot fiber optic sites. The Taurus G2C has multiple similar offerings.
There is a thumb safety on the Taurus G2C that is only set up for right-handed shooters since it is only on the left side of the gun. That safety is low-profile yet still easy to access with your right-hand thumb, with no complaints about it coming from me except I do wish it were ambi.
I would be hesitant to carry this gun in case there was ever a situation where I had to use the gun left-handed. There is no safety on the SCCY CPX2, but there is a safety on the SCCY CPX1 that is very poorly designed and will dig into your hand when you are shooting. I cannot in good faith recommend the SCCY CPX1 to anybody looking to purchase a firearm.
Taurus G2C vs SCCY CPX2 Trigger
There are a lot of differences in the trigger of the Taurus G2C vs SCCY CPX2. The SCCY CPX 2 is a double-action-only trigger and is quite smooth for its price range. However, it is also very heavy and not an easy trigger for a newer shooter to manipulate. If you are an experienced handgun shooter, you will have no trouble with it, but newer shooters can probably find a better choice in the trigger.
The Taurus trigger is a bit more complicated, being striker-fired but with a somewhat unique restrike capability. If your hammer or striker falls on a dead primer or a primer that does not ignite, the G2C will allow you to pull the trigger again to try to get the primer to reignite.
If you are shooting really bad ammo with hard primers this is a good feature to have, but personally, I would suggest racking the slide and ejecting the round versus using the restrike capability. The trigger on the Taurus G2C has a fairly short length of pull from the wall on the trigger. You are going to feel a decent bit of light take-up before you hit a wall and from there you will feel a clean but plastic-y break. From that point, there is a really short reset where the trigger resets right at the wall, and again, it is a crisp short break.
In my opinion, the trigger on the Taurus G2C is much better than the SCCY CPX2 and will be easier for newer shooters to learn and manipulate. That being said, it is not as safe. It is a much lighter trigger than the CPX2 and it just does not have the inherent safety of a double-action-only design. There are pros and cons to both of these trigger systems.
Now, this is one area where the SCCY CPX2 actually gains an advantage. The slide lock on both of these guns is well-positioned to reach them with either your strong hand thumb or support hand thumb after inserting a fresh magazine, but the SCCY CPX2 has a much more ergonomic slide lock than the Taurus G2C. It is more rounded and not as sharp, so I’m going to give the advantage to the SCCY here.
The magazine release on the Taurus G2C is much easier to reach than the SCCY CPX2. I have to break my grip to reach the magazine release on the SCCY, while the Taurus G2C allows me to drop without having to break my grip. Somebody with smaller hands is going to have to break their grip on either handgun, but it’s still going to be easier for them to reach the magazine release on the Taurus G2C.
Now, both guns may cause you to experience issues with the palm of your hand stopping the magazine from dropping free. I do not have this issue on the Taurus G2C, but I do have it with the SCCY CPX2. Somebody with larger hands than myself will have this problem on the Taurus, which is something to keep in mind.
Taurus G2C vs SCCY CPX2 Quality
When looking at quality, neither of these guns scream “super high-quality handgun.” That said, I am going to have to give a slight advantage to the Taurus G2C here due to its better-quality filling frame. The slide on the SCCY CPX2 feels a little bit nicer than the Taurus, but overall the quality on the Taurus just seemed higher.
There is not a huge aftermarket for either one of these guns, but there is a comparatively larger aftermarket for the Taurus G2C. Taurus gets the win again.
I do not really find the SCCY CPX2 to be an attractive handgun at all — in fact, I think it’s kind of ugly. The Taurus G2C is not a super attractive handgun either, but it’s not unattractive at the same time. It’s just your standard polymer striker-fired handgun that is somewhat ergonomic, a solid B-minus or C in the world of good-looking firearms. Again, the Taurus gets the win.
Taurus G2C vs SCCY CPX2 Shooting
Shooting the SCCY CPX2 is not a super fun task unless you are looking for a challenge. As an experienced shooter, I enjoy the challenge of shooting this gun. The double-action trigger is challenging, which is fine, and the red dot I have on it is fun to mess with. That said, the Taurus G2C is a much easier gun to shoot.
Recoil on both these guns is stout, but is less so on the Taurus G2C due to its extra weight. The trigger on the Taurus G2C is also much easier to use than the SCCY CPX1, so I am going to have to give the Taurus a clear win on shootability.
MSRP on the SCCY CPX2 and CPX-1 is $249 with the iron sight configuration. I’ve seen the street (i.e. your local gun store) price as low as $189, but the price on these guns tends to fluctuate based on demand and distributor/manufacturer promotions.
You will find the MSRP on the Taurus ranges from $272 to $346, but I’ve seen them selling for $199 pretty regularly. The typical price range I see the G2C for is between $225 and $245 based on general demand. In my opinion, you get more for your money with the Taurus G2C than the SCCY — it seems to be of slightly higher quality and offers better features than the CPX2.
Taurus G2C vs SCCY CPX2 Pros/Cons
Taurus G2C Pros
- Aftermarket options
SCCY CPX-2 Pros
- Metal sights
- No external safety
Taurus G2C Cons
- Non-ambidextrous safety
SCCY CPX-2 Cons
- Lack of texturing