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Has Sig fixed the P938 yet?

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Old 01-22-2013, 10:30 AM   #21
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I'll weight in with my 2cents worth. I purchased my p938 Extreme back in Dec - November Manufacture date. Had issues with Failure to fire with several differnet types of ammo - but S&B was by far the worst -maybe they have hard primers. - sent it to Sig - got it back in 8 days. They "staked" something -sorry i can not for the life of me remember what but it definately puts a bigger dent in the primers now - all ammo since has been flawless except S&B - still has issues with s&b on occasion. I had to adjust my sights slightly but the gun has performed well since it's trip to sig. I just picked it up from having the trigger lightened a hair. hopefully going to test it tonight. I am very pleased with the accuracy and ergonomics of the gun. Handles +p just fine. Great Sights! easy to conceal (i use a Remora 3b IW FYI - i only shot 124gr ammo. I have heard many say 115gr gives more trouble but i have not tried it. Sig recommends 124 or above i believe. Let your mags sit loaded for a while - that helps "calm" them down a little

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Okay I read one post and think...."I better hold off on this...." and then I read the next post and say..."Think I'll buy one as soon as they're back in stock"...and so I keep going back and forth. Would you people just please hurry up and make up my mind!

Another question: I've never seen a P938 with the 'rubber grips' for sale. I see mostly the Extreme and Nightmare grips. Can I buy the rubber grips if I have to get one of those other guns with different grips?
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was having the FTE problem with 115gr bullets - did an ultra clean and switched to 124gr - didn't have the problem - another ultra clean and tried the 115grers today - got more FTE

I think I'm being told something (but 124gr ammo is so darned hard to find)

by the way, did get four 100 round boxes of 115gr Federal - $21.37 per box at WalMart on the way home from the range - he had 8 boxes and I wanted all 8 but the clerk limited me to the four. went out to the truck and sent my Wife back in for the remaining but, dagnabit, someone was buying 'em

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Okay I read one post and think...."I better hold off on this...." and then I read the next post and say..."Think I'll buy one as soon as they're back in stock"...and so I keep going back and forth. Would you people just please hurry up and make up my mind!

Another question: I've never seen a P938 with the 'rubber grips' for sale. I see mostly the Extreme and Nightmare grips. Can I buy the rubber grips if I have to get one of those other guns with different grips?
Don't let anybody like me steer you away from this gun. If you can shoot a G26 you can shoot this gun. It's just different. Hogue makes a rubber grips for this gun so I've heard. Here's the link.

I haven't tried to shoot 115 grain ammo through this gun yet but plan on trying it soon. The 124 grain does work fine.
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Okay I read one post and think...."I better hold off on this...." and then I read the next post and say..."Think I'll buy one as soon as they're back in stock"...and so I keep going back and forth. Would you people just please hurry up and make up my mind!

Another question: I've never seen a P938 with the 'rubber grips' for sale. I see mostly the Extreme and Nightmare grips. Can I buy the rubber grips if I have to get one of those other guns with different grips?
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Sorry I cant help with your decision.
I got the Hogue grips for about $30 +/- including shipping for my nightmare check their website or call them on your particular model. Hogue does not have spare screws for the P938 so use blue loctite if you change grips. I may contact Sig before they ship mine back and see if they'll throw in a few extra screws(and perhaps a spare extractor or two ). Those rubber grips combined with the 7 round (extended) mag make the gun feel great and much easier to shoot. Although that is the only money, its the best I've spent on that gun. I know I've done a bunch of _itching but when my P938 is shooting its really nice and even more so with the grips and extended mag.
Note the bulk of the rubber grip may interfere with a good fit if your holster is already snug or comes close to the grip. The grip adds not quite 1/4 inch thickness to each side and front finger ridge.

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Thanks for all that additional info. You guys that really like the gun pushed me over the edge. So what I did is your fault.

I got a price-match okay from Raven Arms out of Arizona so I bit the bullet and paid $614...plus shipping and FFL fee. (Raven Arms original price I believe was $662) If I'd bought it here locally the tax would have killed me. I'm having it sent to my most local gun shop just up the street.

I'll remember to use my 125 gr. ammo instead of the 115 gr I've got. Now I just need a good conceal holster. Does anybody know if they make a "MIC" holster for these Sigs?

Thanks to all of you who contributed your opinions and responded to my questions! You all made this a very interesting discussion!
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Thanks for all that additional info. You guys that really like the gun pushed me over the edge. So what I did is your fault.

I got a price-match okay from Raven Arms out of Arizona so I bit the bullet and paid $614...plus shipping and FFL fee. (Raven Arms original price I believe was $662) If I'd bought it here locally the tax would have killed me. I'm having it sent to my most local gun shop just up the street.

I'll remember to use my 125 gr. ammo instead of the 115 gr I've got. Now I just need a good conceal holster. Does anybody know if they make a "MIC" holster for these Sigs?

Thanks to all of you who contributed your opinions and responded to my questions! You all made this a very interesting discussion!

You gonna leave us all hanging, or tell us what version you scored.
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Oh, sorry. I got the Sig P938 with Rubber Grips. The link is here but they took my price match of $614 and it's on back order, of course:

Sig Sauer P938 9mm w/Rubber Grip

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Go ahead and order the Extended mags for it now while your already in line. I'd get at least three. I got my holster made by Jim Powell at leatherandstuff.com, he made it the way I wanted at a very reasonable price, welted, stitched and riveted. I hope I out live that thing. I used nothing but 124gr. zero problems @ 800+rds. Keep the rails and slide greased and get an UpLula magazine loader. These mags use springs from old Chrysler Imperials, so the UpLula will save your fingers and thumb a pile of pain. BTW you'll love the Hogue grips, nice palm swell. With all that, keep you mags full and groups tight!
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I can't see any extended mags at the same place. And, do you know if my Glock 9mm reloader might work with the Sig? I can't believe a brand new Sig comes with only one mag. My Glock 26 came with three! I guess Glock knows how to please.

Thanks for the tips and good advice! Can't wait to get my hands on this thing. But it'll take a while. I have to mail the payment and then once the gun gets to my FFL here another background check will take 8 to 10 days. Now that I find funny because 2 months ago it took 30 minutes.
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Order them from SIG, the point being your going to have to wait so why not reduce the time between when you get the gun and mags. As for the loader, I don't know what you have for the Glock. I do know UpLula is made for Pistol's: .22-.380 or 9mm-.45. I have both and am absolutely THRILLED with them. Every time people see and use mine at the range they whip out their Smart Phones, surf the web, and buy/order them on the spot!

I'm glad your excited and equally sure you'll come to love this gun and make it you everyday CC. Important key, get a great holster that meets your carry style.
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Thanks for that great MagLula mag reloader tip. I checked it out and it gets rave reviews, just like yours. I don't know that I know how to order from Sig....when I look at their guns I don't see a way to buy them so I just assumed all the things they had were sold by retailers.

Tell me...do you use the Safety? I got bitten with that thing and thought I'd just go w/o a round in the chamber and forget about ever having to touch the Safety.

P.S. Oh yeah...the reloader for my Glock mags is wonderful compared to trying to do that by hand, but I've read the MagLula is even better.

And....I just looked at the Sig 'Store' and they don't have any P938 mags....

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Thanks for that great MagLula mag reloader tip. I checked it out and it gets rave reviews, just like yours. I don't know that I know how to order from Sig....when I look at their guns I don't see a way to buy them so I just assumed all the things they had were sold by retailers.

Tell me...do you use the Safety? I got bitten with that thing and thought I'd just go w/o a round in the chamber and forget about ever having to touch the Safety.

P.S. Oh yeah...the reloader for my Glock mags is wonderful compared to trying to do that by hand, but I've read the MagLula is even better.

And....I just looked at the Sig 'Store' and they don't have any P938 mags....
Congrats on finding just what you wanted. Good looker and all black.
The uplula is the best I ever used. Versitile and easy to operate. Getting both is difficult to find.
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I've been using the Speer lawman 115 grain in mine with no trouble. I did run a couple boxes of 124 grain through it first. Probably no more than 200 rounds before switch. Also using + p critical duty for defense rounds. No problem with them either. I don't know if I got lucky or what. But I sure wouldn't trade it.
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The UpLula mag loader is so easy to use, and with the strong springs in the 938, it will really save the finger tips. I got mine on Ebay for $30 shipped to my door. As for 7 round mags, I am lucky, I get mine from my gun shop for $40. On line I use Osage County Guns, but I think they are out now too. Use this site if you have any issues with your 938, there is a lot of information here. I will post pics of my 938 after it gets back from a face lift.
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I can state with authority that the Glock 9mm speed loader that comes with your Glock doesn't work worth spit with the P938 mags. How do I know this? Because out of desperation I tried to use it last Saturday after my right index finger and thumb were about to give out.

I found extended mags here yesterday. Check there and some other places and eventually you'll see them show up in stock. I just bought one for now, waiting for the price to get back to normal as $44+S&H equates to about $55 for a stupid 7 round mag.

BTW, I ordered both versions of the UpLula speed loader and the baby version showed up first. It will not work with 938 mags (no surprise there...) Amazon sells them and if you are an Amazon Prime member there is no shipping charges and very fast shipping. I highly recommend the Amazon Prime service. If you order stuff off the internet more than once a month you will save money and it's really nice.
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Unfortunately, 40-$42 is pretty much std for SIG mags and the ProMag junk...well lets just say a mag's gonna cost you 40-$42 std.
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Unfortunately, 40-$42 is pretty much std for SIG mags and the ProMag junk...well lets just say a mag's gonna cost you 40-$42 std.
Yeah but I bet I can find them for no shipping. Of course I could have just bought three yesterday and shipping would have been the same I guess. At any rate I'll get them. I held off buying more 9mm Glock mags until I found a deal on them. Got them at a local gun store when they got a new shipment in. Three G17 mags and one 10+2 G26 mag for just over $100.
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Hey cybercowboy, are you the same cybercowboy from Corvette forum?
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Update....I got one Sig 938 ext.mag for $49.99 at a local shop. OUCH, that's one penny short of $50! Plus tax.

I sent my money order to Raven Arms for my new little Sig. And I picked up some more 9mm rounds, supplies around here seem to be picking up. Makes it tempting to just collect thousands.

Yes...all pictures are welcome!
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