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Opinions on the SIG ARMS P-238

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by creek, Dec 26, 2011.

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  1. creek

    creek Member

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    I am considering buying a Sig P238. Does anyone currently own one that could provide some pros/cons?

    Thanks,
    John (CREEK)
     
  2. GoDawgs

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    Great carry gun. I have two of them with the laser. Obviously the capacity is low but it's so easy to conceal. I use mine with a cross breed holster and it's the best carry gun that I have. The reliability has been good too but you would expect that from anything made by Sig.
     
  3. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Anything Sig is good.
     
  4. Rich C

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    Don't know about the 238 but i love my P239 for carry.

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  5. Mark-in-Maine

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    I have one that is my "dog walking" gun. It slips right into a pocket and is virtually unnoticable.
    When I bought the gun, I wanted to see how it was to shoot, so I brought it to shoot steel plates one Saturday. The recoil is very easy to manage and at 15 yards, it knocked down steel poppers with some authority.
     
  6. short shucker

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    That P238 is just a refined Colt Mustang (takes the same mags). They are great little carry guns and are a joy to shoot for a small pocket pistol.

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  7. Landshark

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    I have one. It's reliable and accurate.
     
  8. Huntin'Fool

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    The best thing is to get the extended mags.
     
  9. KS5SPECIAL

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    I have one and my son in law has one.
    there a nice gun that can fit in a pocket.
    there is a new 7 round magazine that allows for a better grip. also there is a new recoil spring thats a big improvement. small gun with full size sights adds to the shoot ability.
    TOP GUN SUPPLY sells the mags and springs.
    I would recommend it
     
  10. goose2

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    The 238 is good gun other than the trigger pull. I have had some really good smiths look at the triggers to lessen the pull and for the most part you get what you get. 8lbs. Is just a little heavy. If someone could get the pull down around five I would be really happy.
     
  11. Kerz

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    Many good comments already posted regarding Sig. They are good quality. I shot several rds through and carried the 239 off-duty, for a while, back in the day. It was just too big for a satisfactory concealment gun. My search ended up with a Kahr full size and later the PM9.
    Vic
     
  12. wayneo

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    I prefer the blow-back design of the Sig P232. It's a little larger than the 238, but much better accuracy. Once your in SA the trigger pull is a smooth 4.5 lbs. vs. the 238 8 lb. pull. JMO

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  13. Voolfie

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    Nice sights for a .380 and very concealable.

    But, it's a single action. If you ever need it, don't forget to take off the safety. And, because of its size & weight, with high-velocity hollow points, you'd better hold it correctly or you'll cause it to jam.
     
  14. sliverbulletexpress

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    Yeh voolfie but what if you forget to pull the trigger?
     
  15. creek

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    Thanks to all for the responses. I have wanted to replace my KelTec .380 with something a bit more substantial. I plan on looking for one with a good price; if you know of one, let me know.

    Thanks,
    John Radtke (CREEK)
     
  16. Voolfie

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    If he forgets to pull the trigger, CREEK is up one.

    ;)

    J.F. Wolfington
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  17. creek

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    CLEAVER
     
  18. Auctioneer

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    I have yet to find a bad Sig.
     
  19. KS5SPECIAL

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    Trigger pulls very widely between P238's. Test before you buy.
    If your a 1911 guy the single action is no problem.
    If your going to buy one for concealed carry I would shoot 500 to 600 rounds thru it first to prove out reliability.
     
  20. Voolfie

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    When I bought my P250C I was told by several folks to put a 1000 rounds through it to break it in.

    -V
     
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