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Old 06-18-2012, 03:23 PM   #1
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New Sig P938 is nice

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!!!!
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:51 PM   #2
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Thank You for info. 938 is on my wish list.
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It's next on my list as well. Maybe a Christmas present to myself . . .
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it doesn't do much for me.
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it doesn't do much for me.
No one cares.
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Congrats on the 938, they are nice weapons. If I didn't already have a 238, I'd probably be picking one up.
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No one cares.
Not true. I do.
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Congrats on your purchase Zone5, and welcome to the forum.
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Definitely Congrats on a great pistol.
My wife has an Extreme on layaway right now. She is looking forward to shooting it.

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Old 06-20-2012, 06:57 AM   #11
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Thanks to all for the warm welcome to the forum!

it seems there are a few that do care
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Yes, there are.... again welcome.

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someone does
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I guarantee you you're the only one that cares about your opinion of the 938. Coming into someone's thread and crapping all over his new gun purchase is pretty childish.
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I guarantee you you're the only one that cares about your opinion of the 938. Coming into someone's thread and crapping all over his new gun purchase is pretty childish.
so's whining about it twice.
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I do continue to be very information starved, I'm on a list at my LGS and have been for some time.

I suspect once it shows up in my neck of the woods I'll be one near the top of the list. I had the fortunate/unfortunate occurence a couple of weeks back when paying a visit to my LGS to notice a shiney new P226 Stainless elite (in 9mm) sitting very much unmolested in the case and I foolishly/wisely decided to give it a loving home. Goes without saying that it's a fair bit of wisely/unwisely spent folding money that took away from my 'hobby fund', so whatever I do next I hope to be wise and fulfilling because I might not be able to quickly recover or recoup my losses to much satisfaction.

I generally dont like being an early adopter so for me this is a leap of faith and I dont know about you fellas but where I live firearms are a "ALL SALES FINAL, NO REFUND" reality. If it's a horror I'm stuck with a customer service exchange with the manufacterer playing tag for lord knows how long until issues are resolved if ever. And generally by the time issues are sorted I'll likely be soured from the experience and have lost faith and will sell it on which at best might be for half of what I paid for it, thats like tossing money in the wind not to mention the estimated $100 worth of ball ammo used during the break in process.

Much like the p.238 this outprices the other entries in it's category by a near 2-1 ratio. It is not a cheap pistol and items like the M&P Shield is being showered with praises and costs nearer to what a "get scuffed, sweaty and knockabout" EDC pistol tends to truly be.

The frank truth is I'm largely going on faith, hope and 'general' brand reputation, but this is not an insignificant sum compared to it's peers. I just hope it up to the task at hand. No expectations of a holy-grail or peerless performance, but I'd hate to be saddled with a "nightmare" if'n ya dig! I fully expect to clean it thoroughly and break her in with hundreds of rounds prior to an every day carry promotion.

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.

As you have occasion to stretch its legs at the range I hope you will post your frank experience with it. I'm sure there are large number of folks like myself that have our fingers crossed.

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nice pickup on the 226 stainless
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Mine is in lay away, as well. I'll pick it up this weekend. It will soon be in my pocket to replace the 238.
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About 200 rounds later on the 938 Im finding the gun to more than just a slightly bigger 238. The recoil is much more powerful requiring a very firm grip. The trigger pull is harder definitely requiring more pressure and more downward pull on the trigger than the 238. I have heard from others that Sigs"loosen up" after about 500 rounds or so. My wife's sig 238 definitely did.
Im not one of the many experts that may be represented in this forum but do have multiple pieces I classify as fun to go to the range with. I would put this gun in the category of ...a little tiring to run multiple practice rounds thru because of the necessary firm grip, energy etc. required to keep it on target.
Once its completely dialed in and vetted its gonna be perfect as what I bought it for.. in my safari shorts concealed carry. It has enough snap where I don't expect my wife to swap her 238 for my 938.......perfect!

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