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Old January 17, 2008, 08:18 PM   #1
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What happened to SKYY pistols?

I was hearing good things about SKYY firearms last year. People seemed to think they had alot of potential.

They seem to have fallen off the map.

Their website has not been updated in a long time. In fact the new models still say coming "Spring 2007."
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Old January 17, 2008, 08:39 PM   #2
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Looks like a much better made Kel-Tec. It would be nice to have a quality made little polymer pocket pistol for once.
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Old January 17, 2008, 08:40 PM   #3
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Looks like a much better made Kel-Tec. It would be nice to have a quality made little polymer pocket pistol for once.
Yeah, I hope they did not go belly up.
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Old January 17, 2008, 08:46 PM   #4
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I have had one and handled a a few more, they are on the same plane as K.T.. No less, no more.
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Old January 17, 2008, 08:49 PM   #5
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SKYY Pistols

Check with Centerfire Systems. Their current catalogue lists the CPX-1 in black and two tone for $249.99.
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Old January 18, 2008, 12:15 AM   #6
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I was hearing good things about SKYY firearms last year.
Really? I heard and seen nothing but bad.
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Old January 18, 2008, 10:48 AM   #7
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We have a small shop out here that stocks them. Same guy claims he can't get Hi Points. The dealer seems to get good feedback from his customers and is carrying them for some time now.

I have read the good and the bad. The design seems to have promise.
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Old January 19, 2008, 02:41 PM   #8
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My understanding is SKYY was formed from a former Kel Tec VP and and few others from the company. I don't know if they are having legal issues because the pistol is very similiar to a Kel Tec.

I've heard some good and bad based on feedback from other formus as well. I've never actually found a SKYY anywhere so if I do ever see one I'll be intereseted to check it out.
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Old January 19, 2008, 03:10 PM   #9
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Old January 19, 2008, 03:56 PM   #10
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Your right
And they are a mixed bag at this time when it comes to reviews.
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Old June 11, 2011, 03:13 AM   #11
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Not bad.

I know a State Trooper who carried a Skyy 9mm in his car as a backup for awhile. He seemed to like it. He put several rounds through it with reasonable reliability. He upgraded to a Walther PK-380 for backup and likes it better, even with less punch.

He told me that a Blackhawk! rep told him that the owners of Kel-Tec divorced and the wife got the company. The husband then started Skyy and tried to expand and improve on the Kel-Tec concept. Not sure if it's true, but that's what I heard...
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Old June 11, 2011, 03:41 AM   #12
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are they a subsidiary of SKYY Vodka?
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Old June 11, 2011, 05:51 AM   #13
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He told me that a Blackhawk! rep told him that the owners of Kel-Tec divorced and the wife got the company. The husband then started Skyy and tried to expand and improve on the Kel-Tec concept.

Not sure if it's true...
It's not...
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Old June 11, 2011, 08:11 AM   #14
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are they a subsidiary of SKYY Vodka?
The name is actually spelled SCCY. They are are still making guns over in Daytona Beach. They recently did finally roll out some new models. Our sales rep called last month, looking to move some new ones.

We just took in and sold a CPX-1 at the shop. It is very similar to Kel-tec's P-11.
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Old June 11, 2011, 10:17 AM   #15
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Another 1 post member bringing back a 3 year old thread...good job!
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Old June 11, 2011, 10:19 AM   #16
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LOL like clockwork...



Anyways, it's SCCY now..They had a lawsuit with Skyy Vodka.

They're okay...Hit or miss.



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Old July 20, 2011, 02:26 PM   #17
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It looks like they're still producing guns. I found a new one today. A 2nd generation of their previous pocket 9 model. I kinda like the look.

I have no experience with these guns, but if they start to pick up steam, I might be interested. This one looks pretty small.

(i know it's an old thread. Didn't really feel the need to start up a new thread to show this design.. but wanted to share)







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Old July 20, 2011, 03:28 PM   #18
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This one looks pretty small.
either that or that's one huge sharpie!
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Old July 20, 2011, 03:49 PM   #19
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SKYY worst junk I ever shot,kept locking up,saftey kept stopping the gun from functioning


You want a small 9MM check out the DiamondBack,I fondeled one
very nice and not much larger than an LCP.......
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Old July 20, 2011, 04:54 PM   #20
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My brother-inlaw had one, in 9mm luger, he got it when he got back from Afghanistan. Never got to shoot it before he sold it, he said it was ok, not his thing. DAO are not realy my thing for that mater, but it was small, and it made a good ccw. Served him well when he had it.
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Old July 20, 2011, 09:13 PM   #21
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What happened to the Playboy Penguin
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Old July 20, 2011, 09:53 PM   #22
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was wondering the same thing, DAdams.
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Old July 21, 2011, 12:49 AM   #23
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He's still around... Mostly on NW Firearms.
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Old July 21, 2011, 07:48 AM   #24
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PBP is pretty active in YouTube as well.
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