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SCCY DVG-1 Sub-Compact Striker-Fired Pistol: Full Review

High-praise customer service, an excellent warranty, branding features and a low-cost price point make the new DVG-1 a must-see for first-time gun buyers.

SCCY DVG-1 Sub-Compact Striker-Fired Pistol: Full Review

SCCY’s DVG series is based on a new lightweight, sub-compact, striker-fired design. It is available with standard sights for $300 (Glock 42/43-pattern), or with Riton Optics’  second-generation MPRD 2 for $400. Riton Optics’ red-dot sight features “Shake Awake” instant-on technology for critical-situation dependability while preserving battery life. (Photo by Michael Anschuetz)

During the mid-­1990s, states began enacting legislation that allowed “shall-issue” concealed-­carry permits for law-­abiding citizens. This created a resurgence in demand for pocket pistols throughout the U.S., which resulted in lengthy backorders for guns such as double-­action-­only autos, as well as the rise of lightweight subcompacts, some with polymer ­frames. AMT, Beretta, Colt, Glock, Kahr, Kel-Tec, Rohrbaugh, Ruger, SIG Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Taurus and Walther are just some of the brands that responded to that demand with products that advanced today’s concept of an “everyday carry” gun.

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