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Old 04-20-2017, 09:54 AM   #16
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The P938 had teething pains going in, and a few lingering too, and as with other current production SIGs, QC has been spotty at times - all a given. But as sorted out, the P938 is small, reliable, powerful, amazingly accurate and a great option for a small carry. I carry it mostly OWB and when riding my bicycles, IWB. (I did hate the heavy trigger - mine are modified.)

My active brain cell count is way down from my youth, still at 72 I can manage the transition from SAO/safety to DA/SA P229 40 (my main squeeze). Of course the challenge of switching operating systems, on the fly and in the heat of the moment, will vary from one person to another, but I think the issue is much overblown. I don't try to wrack the bolt on my AR by grabbing the top of the receiver, and when I pick up a different gun, I don't go brain dead.

GCBHM, no offense, your opinion of the P938 is fallacious . . . go play with your Glocks

(Disclaimer, yeah, I know I'm gonna catch heck from GCBHM for that last, but what good is a hornet's nest, except as home to a hornet, unless you get to poke it and run once in a while?)
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:01 AM   #17
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GCBHM, no offense, your opinion of the P938 is fallacious . . . go play with your Glocks

(Disclaimer, yeah, I know I'm gonna catch heck from GCBHM for that last, but what good is a hornet's nest, except as home to a hornet, unless you get to poke it and run once in a while?)
HA!

No, seriously, I think they're neat little guns. I just don't want to spend that kind of money for a gun I know I'm not going to carry, and frankly, I'm not in to the whole pocket pistol hysteria. For me the P938 is more of a novelty gun that Sig produced to grow its market share, and it has met with mixed reviews. That said, to each their own. I just gave my insight based on my fallacious point of view.

I do have a real 1911 on layaway, though! Does that count for something other than a Glock?
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I traded a 239 for a 938. Wish I hadn't of done that. Not that I've had any trouble out of
the 938 but after my infatuation with the baby 1911 wore off, I found I liked the 239
better. I bought a .22 cal conversion for the 938 and that's the way I use it for the most
part. I carry my 290RS when I need a small 9mm.
First 239 I find that wants to swap for something I have and don't use, I'm getting me
another 239.
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I have both pistols. Mostly I carry the P239 DAK in .357sig. The P938 has its safe a little too far to the rear to use smoothly. I fumble with it to take off safe, and re-grip to fire. Both pistols are super accurate and easy to shoot. The DAK is like a DA revolver @ around 6lbs triggerpull. I also have a second P239 in .40s&w that is DA/SA.
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Say WHAT?!

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GCBHM, no offense, your opinion of the P938 is fallacious . . . go play with your Glocks
Oh, you said fallacIOUS.

Sorry, my bad.
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I live in South Texas, we've had 80+ degree weather for the last few months already LOL. Heck, Christmas Day for us was 85 or so. I wish I could carry bigger pistols with the clothing I wear but its just too obvious, even though we have open carry here I prefer to be concealed. The absolute best choice I have found is the Smaller SIG P938 however, after just getting my M11-a1 (P229 size) I'm going to try to carry that a bit too. I always will prefer more gun!!
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My carry guns in rotation are the P238, Walther PPK/S, and the S&W9 Shield. Depends on wardrobe at the moment. I don't feel the need anything to carry anything larger. I am deadly accurate at 7 yards with all 3 guns.

Had a P239, 357 SIG for over a year. Traded it and got a P225-A1. It feels a lot better in my big hands. Shoot it much better over the 239. Larger grip helps.

Bigger, Classic SIGS are great for home protection and firing at the range. I am not in law enforcement.
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My main carry weapons are my 229 Legion .357 and 239 SAS Gen II .357, primarily dictated by weather and wardrobe. Absolutely love them both. I thought about switching from the 239 to a 225, but the fact that its not available in .357 is why I didn't as its my caliber of choice.
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I know the 357 SIG!! Love it. P239 grips handle was too small to hold properly. I do have a P229 SAS, 357 SIG. That gun is perfect!

P225-A1 is a modern throwback to the original P225. 9mm is good. Perfect fitting gun, a Jr Legion with all its upgrades.
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Well, I have two 239's right now. And I am considering a third. That, after shooting my BIL's 938. It is a cute little gun, but not really in the same class as the 239.
The 239 stacks shots on top of each other, if you want. The 938 kinda sprays them, which you may want.
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I know the 357 SIG!! Love it. P239 grips handle was too small to hold properly. I do have a P229 SAS, 357 SIG. That gun is perfect!

P225-A1 is a modern throwback to the original P225. 9mm is good. Perfect fitting gun, a Jr Legion with all its upgrades.
Yeah I wasn't a big fan of the factory grips either so I got some Hogue G-10s. IMO, 239 and 229 are perfect for .357.

Yeah I do like the 225-A1s and will most likely end up with one at some point. I'll soon be adding either an MCX or 516 as well.The Signess is definitely real.
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thank you all for the responses. I am leaning towards the 239 now, but will probably end up with both at some point...haha
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thank you all for the responses. I am leaning towards the 239 now, but will probably end up with both at some point...haha
I love SIG guns. That's the problem................

They make too many models, too many versions, too many caliber choices.

Makes you want to have one of each.. I love SIG!!!!!!!!!
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thank you all for the responses. I am leaning towards the 239 now, but will probably end up with both at some point...haha
Before you pounce, I suggest also looking at the P229. Not a lot bigger than the 239 and double stack. I have big hands, so even with CT grips it feels better than the P239 . . . though this is quite subjective.
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Big fan of the P239...My vote...
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