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Old 07-28-2012, 02:39 PM   #31
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Even with the recent hiccup, I still think my P938 is great and look forward to having it returned. Congratulations...stay safe and good shooting.
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:00 PM   #32
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Sooo....about the holster options out there? Anyone toting a p938 specific model?
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:57 PM   #33
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Uncle mikes in the pocket #3 or #4 ...looks like an IPhone
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My wife has the P238 Lady on lay a way so we havent fired any rounds through it. I am not a fan of the 380 to start with so I will be looking at the 938 but strickly as a back up but wont be carried until there are absolutly zero malfunctions. Remember that no matter what kind of weapon you carry it must function flawlessly EVERY time. 1 FTF or FTE can have a bearing on you going home or going to the Medical Examiner.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:35 PM   #35
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In the waist ban hybrid holster from whitehatholsters.com
Well I will be tomorrow. The kydex for the 938 was shipped 2 days ago. They now have the mold to make them.
Kydex replacement was only $20 since I already purchased this holster for my 229R
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:19 PM   #36
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[QUOTE=jasonworthing;24764]Until I get my call I'm scouring the interwebs gleaning report primarily by new owners as to what their experience is like. I trust reviews by real folk way more than the 'professional' reviewer. I'm hoping that when my time comes I'll feel confident enough to go and get it.QUOTE]

I based my decision to buy the P938 on my experience with my P229, a rented P226 and my wife’s P238.

The first two gave me experience with shooting exceptionally well made guns that outperformed my abilities. The second gave me experience with a gun Sig had worked through its initial release problems. So, I don’t have doubts that Sig produces quality products and will resolve issues that come up.

My personal experience with local gun stores is that most of them have just the gun you need and they just happened to have it in stock. The next guy down the street has a different solution and he too has it in stock. So, I’ve pretty much given up on finding a trusted expert in a local gun store. I imagine there are some, just not in this area that I’ve found.

So, you do have to do your homework, sift through some terrible YouTube videos and decide how big a grain of salt to take with some “range reports” you read. The best review is what you experience. If you can find one to rent, do it!

I just got a new P938, and it “met my expectations.” What I mean by that is that I found that if I do my part, it does its. It fulfills my requirements for an EDC. After a break in period and ensuring it will feed the ammo I intend to use for self-defense, it will become my EDC. One thing for sure a P938 is not a gun that you will want to take to the range and run a couple hundred rounds through in one session. Other, Sigs will fill the bill for a “fun shooting experience.”

If you have realistic expectations of the P938 I don’t think you will be disappointed. Physics dictates that it will exhibit recoil you will notice, but can control. The sight radius is short, so your part is critical to the accuracy. First thing I did was put a bore sight laser in and confirm the sights, so when my first shot was off by nine inches, I knew it was MY PROBLEM. When I put rounds 95 through 100 in a 2” group I knew I was operating it properly and it was functioning as intended.

The gun is way too expensive, but there is a tremendous demand of this type of weapon and Sig’s reputation ensures people will pay it. After all, it’s cheaper than today’s average cost of a funeral.

Good luck getting one and best of luck owning one!

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Until I get my call I'm scouring the interwebs gleaning report primarily by new owners as to what their experience is like. I trust reviews by real folk way more than the 'professional' reviewer. I'm hoping that when my time comes I'll feel confident enough to go and get it.QUOTE]

I based my decision to buy the P938 on my experience with my P229, a rented P226 and my wife’s P238.

The first two gave me experience with shooting exceptionally well made guns that outperformed my abilities. The second gave me experience with a gun Sig had worked through its initial release problems. So, I don’t have doubts that Sig produces quality products and will resolve issues that come up.

My personal experience with local gun stores is that most of them have just the gun you need and they just happened to have it in stock. The next guy down the street has a different solution and he too has it in stock. So, I’ve pretty much given up on finding a trusted expert in a local gun store. I imagine there are some, just not in this area that I’ve found.

So, you do have to do your homework, sift through some terrible YouTube videos and decide how big a grain of salt to take with some “range reports” you read. The best review is what you experience. If you can find one to rent, do it!

I just got a new P938, and it “met my expectations.” What I mean by that is that I found that if I do my part, it does its. It fulfills my requirements for an EDC. After a break in period and ensuring it will feed the ammo I intend to use for self-defense, it will become my EDC. One thing for sure a P938 is not a gun that you will want to take to the range and run a couple hundred rounds through in one session. Other, Sigs will fill the bill for a “fun shooting experience.”

If you have realistic expectations of the P938 I don’t think you will be disappointed. Physics dictates that it will exhibit recoil you will notice, but can control. The sight radius is short, so your part is critical to the accuracy. First thing I did was put a bore sight laser in and confirm the sights, so when my first shot was off by nine inches, I knew it was MY PROBLEM. When I put rounds 95 through 100 in a 2” group I knew I was operating it properly and it was functioning as intended.

The gun is way too expensive, but there is a tremendous demand of this type of weapon and Sig’s reputation ensures people will pay it. After all, it’s cheaper than today’s average cost of a funeral.

Good luck getting one and best of luck owning one!
Thank you, I appreciate this post. My three sigs are the very ones you have listed on your post, all a joy to shoot, accurate and so far 100% reliable. Even your method with the boresight is one I use when I get a new firearm, to ensure the barrel and sights are aligned prior to my initial range trip.

I did wait for version 2.0 with the p238 and it paid off well for me as its butter smooth and goes bang every time. The p938 is going to be a leap of faith but I think I'm going to take it. Once I get my call, I've decided to go and get it.

Hopefully someday soon (I've been on my LGS's list for some time)I'll have a range report. In the meanwhile I've already ordered a few extra magazines and have ordered a holster from 'multihosters.com'. I really like his kydex holsters and have one for almost all my subcompacts.

I recently picked up the Springfield XDs and it's recoil is quite stout, yet controllable and if you do your part, its pretty accurate and makes very decent groups. I'm looking forward to seeing how the p938 energy can be managed in comparison.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:05 AM   #38
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1 ftf or fte is one too many. "Break-in" is a term used when someone pays too much for a gun that doesn't work. Maybe I am a little OCD, but one failure generally sends my guns to market. How many on here have ever had (with the exception of an obviously defective round) their classic Sig fail? From the day I picked it up from the shop from where I ordered it, I've not had a single hiccup (2-3000 rounds easily through). My 229 was a beat up police trade and not a single failure. None of my Glocks have ever failed nor my Beretta.

Thank you for this thread. Every time I get excited about maybe looking at a 1911 style again, I'm reminded of break in periods and full use of warranties (both packaged and implied). Good write-up! Rant over.
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:49 AM   #39
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I liked the 938 since I saw it at Exeter in November '11, then the Shot Show last, but the lead time and delays by Sig themselves forced me to move on with out them. They gave me so many "Available" dates. I bought elsewhere. I'll look to trade for one at this point. Sig is notorious for this big build-up and can't deliver on new products/variations. Try to get the Spartan 1911 model from them, same Bull. Good luck to those who got one, I'd join you if not for the bad taste in my mouth about it.
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Picked up my Sig 938 three days ago. Had a few failures to extract during the first 50 rounds. Switched from 115 grain to 124 grain for the next 150 rounds. Gun performed flawlessly. Then switched back to 115 grain. Again, the 938 performed flawlessly. Decided to call Sig Customer Service to see how the 938 is performing. I was told that overall it is doing very well. A few have come back for some tweaking but nothing serious. They hight recommend that you fire 200 rounds 124 gain ammo during the break in period. The 938 will definitely be my concealed carry gun.
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Uhhh Great report until I had the picture of your safari shorts burned into my brain......
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I got lucky and pickup up a sig P938 Extreme yesterday. I am left handed and really liked the P238 I got for my wife 8 moths ago..but they made no ambi safety for it at the time.... plus I wanted more firepower in a easily concealed package. Do not be scared off by negative comments regarding shooting low, misfeeds excetra. this was my experience... I had 3 fail to eject in the first 4 mags with 115gr federal fmj.... took it home cleaned and oiled it and took it back to the range. It worked flawlessly with 115 gr federal fmj, 124 winchester fmj Nato load, 124 gr winchester pdx+P hollow, 124 gr fiochi extrema hollow.

A police officer happened to be giving a couple next lane over some tips on shooting and he recommend getting a gun for the wife like the 238 I was shooting ( his wife carries a 238). He was shocked to find it was the new 938 not a 238. I let him shoot it and he put 3 of 3 shots in the middle of the target at 21ft. His eyes glazed over!!!
It may not be for every one but I am very very happy with it. I paid $725 and got 2 mags ( 1extended and 1regular)...they are pricey

I posted this cause I was one of those guys starved for information and feedback and used to read anyones post that had an opinion on this newly released gun. I thing most people in the short term are going to luck up on a gun and have to make a quick decision if they purchase or not...cause if you don't the next person will.
The cost benefit decision though is personal.
Hope this helps someone!!!!
Thanks for the info. I just posted my first thread today on the very same gun. I hope to purchase it in the near future.
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What is the felt difference in size and weight between the P938 and P238?

I have three sub-compact 9mm's and have settled into the Ruger LC9 because of caliber, weight and size for my CCW/off-duty carry. It is not perfect, I hate the trigger pull, but I am working on it.

I had been looking at the P238 but I am not sold on the .380 for caliber yet. I am a 1911 fan so the platform works for me. I bought my 1st .380 two years ago when I picked up a Smith and Wesson Bodyguard .380. I like the concept of a pocket gun for year round carry but still on the fence for the round.

Taking the .380 out of the picture....how do you like the P238 vs the P938?

Have you had any cycling issues with the P238?

The GF likes the feel of the P238, even more so when she saw the Lady version! Geez that's ugly but the women have the added category of 'cute' in their requirements for CCW.



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Update:

Ammo shot was:
Winchester WB 115
Federal champion 115
Blazer brass 115
Hornady duty 135gr
I hate the Winchester WB! I had no feed problems ever from my duty gun for 12 years until we switched to it for our range ammo. That could be a culprit for some of your feed/ejection problems. I expect a problem of two out of the Blazer but I will take the annoyance because of the low price of the ammo when going out to the range.


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Not sure on the exact weight differences they are so similar in size. I can tell which is which if I have one in my left pocket and one in my right. As I said earlier in a post that my wife loves the 238 which has extremely mild kick...the 938 has a slightly more powerful kick but well worth the comfort of the bigger caliber
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