By: Friedrich Seiltgen


SCCY firearms got its start in 1998. Joe Roebuck decided he wanted a quality pistol at a great price that was made in America…Daytona Beach, Florida as a matter of fact.

Roebuck’s experience as a tool and die maker and a mechanical design engineer gave him the knowledge needed to produce a quality pistol that met his standards at a reasonable price. SCCY started out with their innovative pistol named the CPX, a double-action only, hammer-fired gun. Roebuck took part of the CPX design, added other features, and now offers their first striker-fired pistol for the sub-compact, EDC market, the DVG-1.


Action Type: Striker-Fired Semi-Automatic

Caliber: 9mm

Magazine Capacity: 10

Sights: Fixed Iron or CTS-1500 Red Dot

Trigger Pull: Straight Trigger with 5.5 lb. pull

Barrel Length: 3.1” Stainless Steel

Overall Length: 6.01”

Height: 5.06”

Weight: 15.5 oz.

MSRP: DVG-1 $299 with Fixed Sights / DVG-1 RD $399 with Red Dot


With its straight trigger, slide serrations both forward and rear, and added stippling, the DVG-1 has an aggressive look. The slide inscription reads “Roebuck Quad-Lock.” The system designed by Roebuck locks the barrel at four points: the rear of the chamber where it meets the slide, under the barrel at the link, and two areas near the front of the barrel. This helps to ensure the barrel is in the same position every time it fires, limits side-to-side movement, and helps with accuracy, as well as reducing wear and tear.

The CPX pistol had a proprietary sight system, but the slide on the DVG-1 is a common cut, so you’ll be able to install something else if you desire. The slide is available in a H&M black nitride or brushed stainless finish. With a MSRP of $299 for the standard model, you can rest assured you’ll find it cheaper than that.

The DVG-1 is a winner, folks! An affordable, well-made pistol, with features found on some of the most popular sub-compacts out there. SCCY has produced more than 1 million guns, and its customer service is top shelf, judging by the reviews.

That’s all for now folks! Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s be careful out there.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, First Aid, Active Shooter Response, and Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations in Florida. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at [email protected].