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This is a discussion on Lubrication Points for P238/P938 within the P238, P938 Pistol forums, part of the SIG Sauer Pistols category; Originally Posted by Doublehelix You happen to have a picture of the area you are talking about, would you? I get the "gritty" trigger sometimes ...


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Old 08-28-2015, 07:29 AM   #1
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You happen to have a picture of the area you are talking about, would you? I get the "gritty" trigger sometimes too, and I'd like to see where exactly you are talking about needs the good lubing.

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Here are my thoughts on some lube points in the P238/938 - I prefer grease (TW25b) in these area as it tends to stay put.

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Great pictures.

Congrats on the first non-moderator sticky in this sub-forum.

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Would like to clarify that these suggested lube points don't represent a complete list of lube points for the P238/938. They were mentioned because accessing these points (except for the upper ejector) requires removal of the left grip panel and may be overlooked by some in their maintenance routine.
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I can add that to the OP if you want to put that together.
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I can add that to the OP if you want to put that together.
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Would like to clarify that these suggested lube points don't represent a complete list of lube points for the P238/938. They were mentioned because accessing these points (except for the upper ejector) requires removal of the left grip panel and may be overlooked by some in their maintenance routine.
As a new owner, I have cleaned my P238 twice (brand new and after 1st use, even though I didn't have time to use the full 50 rounds) per the instructions that came with it. That said....

1) I have heard that the P238s can be very temperamental if not cleaned after every use. How often do you all normally perform a routine/basic cleaning on yours? (Certain number of round or after every practice?)

2) I have heard of multiple people who have stripped the grip screws. How often do you lube the internal parts under the grip?

Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and experience!
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I perform a basic field strip (remove slide), clean and lube after every range trip. I remove the grip panels and clean and lube the mechanicals about every 4-500 rounds (or sooner if I'm bored).

I use a simple "L" shaped allen wrench (no driver handle) to remove/install the grip screws, and put the long end of the L in the screw and twist on the short end to torque them; this keeps me from over torquing them. Be very careful when starting the screws not to cross thread them.

Hope that helps.
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Very helpful, ThnkFrst! Thank you.
(Although, if I am going to be removing the left grip, I will be very tempted to just go ahead and switch grips each time. lol. What a very expensive hobby this is. :-D )

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I posted the the following suggestion in another thread, titled "Easy way to lube the sear", and folks seem to like the idea. This sticky thread seems to be an appropriate place for it to reside, so here it is (again):

Maybe everyone else here knows this, but I just recently discovered it. With the slide off the frame, and the hammer cocked, the half-cock hammer notch is easily accessible, and lube can be applied to it.

Then, with the slide back on the frame, repeatedly position the hammer between its half-cock and full-cock notches. That'll transfer lube to the sear notch and hammer full-cock notch.
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Good addition here, Pipe Smoker. Thanks.

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Thank You !! Picture is very helpful since I just bought a P238 .

Should these points be oiled before the first range visit ??
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That would certainly be my recommendation (and personal practice).
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