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Old 07-13-2016, 10:30 AM   #1
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Holster for P238

Hi guys, I picked up my new P238 from the range-store last week. Inside the carry case was a small plastic holster with lanyard. I asked in the store but no one knew how it is used. It looks to me like a pocket holster with lanyard that a belt goes through. The Sig manual does not mention it.
Can someone tell me how its used? By the way that is a fine little fire arm. I have two P232's and they are very accurate. I love those. My P238 is not quite as accurate but so far I have only shot about 50 rounds through it. The barrel is some what shorter than my 232's may be that makes a accuracy difference. But my 238 is very small and comfortable to wear using the Nate Professional Tactical holster. This firearm will be my carry.
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:46 AM   #2
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If it's the one I'm thinking of, it snaps on over the trigger guard and covers the trigger. It's like a "speedo" holster. The lanyard does go over the belt and as you draw the pistol from the pocket you pull the lanyard tight to pop the holster off the pistol.

Here's an old thread talking about it: Seriously, I Do What With It?
Post a pic?
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:55 AM   #3
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Thank you ThnkFrst. That's kinda what I thought. The store sales people thought it is cute.

Thank you sir.
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Interested in your experience with the N82.

Some say the holster is too thick and bulky for such a small weapon.
I'm interested in your opinion and what position you prefer to carry it in. I use a AG3.0 which is nice but wide for the little P238. I also have a Klipt which is nice and small but the hard plastic can dig in sometimes. I always thought something like the Klipt but with a softer backing would be perfect. Enter the N82...

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Old 07-14-2016, 12:17 AM   #5
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Hi Shield. The Nate Professional holster is very comfortable to wear. Its easy for me to draw the fire arm. But I am experiencing a problem. I cannot holster the fire arm back. I am a older thin person with arthritis in my back. I am unable to turn to see the holster entrance. I always wear blue jeans and use a Hanks fire arm holster belt. Part of the problem is that the entrance is below my pants line I cannot get the pistol started into the holster. I have tried different angles of the belt clip but it has not helped. Yesterday I called Nates and explained the problem. I asked if a shorter belt clip was available which I thought would make the holster ride higher. A shorter belt clip is not a option. I was told that I could return the holster for a full refund within a 30 day period after the sale. Shield I will keep the holster. Possibly It will be more accessible after a break in period. Besides if I ever God willing need to draw this fire arm and shoot I am not going to worry about re holstering it. I can put in in my pocket. I wear the holster just past the second belt loop on my right side. The only way for me to holster the fire arm is if I drop my pants and turn them. I have seen the holster worn on you tube videos and others there do not have any problems with it. in fact they highly recommend it. It is a bit large but very comfortable to wear.
Shield I hope I have helped you. The Nates professional is indeed a comfortable very nice holster.
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Nate is the most comfy IWB holster I've worn. You just need to find the right belt tension to make it work. Too loose, your pants fall down and too tight makes for difficult to draw/reholster. Never owned a P232 but I really need to add that to the list. Good luck with your 238. Bet you can't have just one!
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Thanks for the review. I appreciate it and yes it does help out. The one thing I do need is a solid belt however. I know that will make a big difference.
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Hi Cobra. I played around some more this morning with the belt hook angle. I think its better now if I spend some time trying I am able to re holster the pistol.
Cobra about the P232's they are very fine fire arms. One I have with the Crimson Trace laser and the other has rose wood grips. New P232's are very difficult to find as I have "heard" that Sig had a disagreement with the USA's give away to friendly countries program which I "heard" is against Sig's policy and Sig no longer sells the P232 in the USA. One day I ordered some parts for my 232 from Sig and the parts man told me that he himself was looking for a P232.
Often at the range people comment about how accurate it shoots and how nice it looks. Cobra I am sure you will be happy to own one.
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Hi Cobra. I played around some more this morning with the belt hook angle. I think its better now if I spend some time trying I am able to re holster the pistol.
Cobra about the P232's they are very fine fire arms. One I have with the Crimson Trace laser and the other has rose wood grips. New P232's are very difficult to find as I have "heard" that Sig had a disagreement with the USA's give away to friendly countries program which I "heard" is against Sig's policy and Sig no longer sells the P232 in the USA. One day I ordered some parts for my 232 from Sig and the parts man told me that he himself was looking for a P232.
Often at the range people comment about how accurate it shoots and how nice it looks. Cobra I am sure you will be happy to own one.
Found one on GunBroker. WOW!


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Hi Cobra. I played around some more this morning with the belt hook angle. I think its better now if I spend some time trying I am able to re holster the pistol.
Cobra about the P232's they are very fine fire arms. One I have with the Crimson Trace laser and the other has rose wood grips. New P232's are very difficult to find as I have "heard" that Sig had a disagreement with the USA's give away to friendly countries program which I "heard" is against Sig's policy and Sig no longer sells the P232 in the USA. One day I ordered some parts for my 232 from Sig and the parts man told me that he himself was looking for a P232.
Often at the range people comment about how accurate it shoots and how nice it looks. Cobra I am sure you will be happy to own one.
Found one on GunBroker. WOW! I'm following it.


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Cobra that's a fine looking 232. I have the all nitron version. Good luck getting it. My local range has several 232 trade ins for sale. The 232 is similar in looks to the Walther ppk. I've been looking for a PPK they are pretty hard to find. I did see several WWII PPKs I believe they were for auction on Gunbroker. I believe Gunbroker is a good place to do business with. I don't have the bucks right now to buy any more fire arms.
Thanks Cobra and good luck getting the 232 and let us know if you get it and how it shoots.
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Cobra that's a fine looking 232. I have the all nitron version. Good luck getting it. My local range has several 232 trade ins for sale. The 232 is similar in looks to the Walther ppk. I've been looking for a PPK they are pretty hard to find. I did see several WWII PPKs I believe they were for auction on Gunbroker. I believe Gunbroker is a good place to do business with. I don't have the bucks right now to buy any more fire arms.
Thanks Cobra and good luck getting the 232 and let us know if you get it and how it shoots.
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Part of the problem is that the entrance is below my pants line I cannot get the pistol started into the holster.
I love the N82 Tactical holsters, I have them for my M&P Shield, Glock, 1911, and a couple more not coming to mind at the moment. In your case, I suggest that you yank out the holster (the clip can be removed from the belt without pulling the belt out), holster your gun, and then slip both holster and gun back on your belt. Problem solved! I do this all the time when I'm trying to get the holster just right on the belt.

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Thanks for the tip Asdfzxcv. Cool I am going to try that and see how it works.

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Cobra, I just came back from the range. They have one P232 stainless that is from a trade in. This one does not have the rose wood grips but rubber. Looks in good shape they want $799.
The one you are looking at is it a buy-it-now or auction? Oh the sales man told me he expects to see the P232's and the PPK's to go up in price.
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