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Old 08-02-2017, 01:12 AM   #1
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P239 vs P225A1

I have been carrying a P239 9mm for some time. The only P225A1 that I ever saw had wood grips. Would the model P225 with G10 grips be any thinner?

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Old 08-02-2017, 01:39 AM   #2
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Pawl 71, I can't be specific, but generally wood grips cannot be as thin as G-10s, for fear of cracking along the grain of the wood. The G-10 material is composed of layers of composite at differing angles, giving it more strength, and allowing for it to be thinner.

Comparing 2 different models will be difficult without having both on hand to compare, in your title you mention P239 versus P225A1, but in the text you mention P225, which are completely different, from the P225A1.

From a comparison between my own P239, .40S&W with G-10s, and my older model P6 and P225 both with G-10s, I don't feel any difference in circumference as much as in the length along the back strap of the grips... the P239 being a little "shorter"!

It's kind of like the difference between a round butt, and square butt revolver of the same model and barrel length... the round butt is a little easier to conceal!
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Pawl-you might want to do a search on this subject as there are several threads with the answers your looking for. The P225A1 first came out with G10 grips and then the walnut
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I meant P225A1 in my post. I really appreciate your reply.
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I had both the P225-A1 with wood and also bought the G10s. The G10s were thinner but both were pretty good. I sold mine as I had just bought a P239. I wish I had never bought the P239 and kept the P225. They are both great guns but the grip on the P225-A1 was just a tad longer and gave my little finger just a bit more purchase.
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I had both the P225-A1 with wood and also bought the G10s. The G10s were thinner but both were pretty good. I sold mine as I had just bought a P239. I wish I had never bought the P239 and kept the P225. They are both great guns but the grip on the P225-A1 was just a tad longer and gave my little finger just a bit more purchase.
^^^ +1.

The ergonomics of the P225-A1 were just plain better for me versus the P239, as I was directly comparing both at the time of purchase. In fact, I have never handled a handgun that felt better to me than the P225-A1. And, to boot, it is an excellent shooter. I highly recommend!
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Probably not by much, since the G10s and the wood Hogues on that model are very similar.
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I have both walnut and G10 and there is quite a bit of felt difference. That and the slide release is set into the grips deeper. This could be an early set of wood grips too, so there might be a change now.
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Sig's web site has a compare button that allows you to compare various firearms side by side.
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I would suspect that the P239 and the A1 would be comparable in thickness with G10 grips as they are almost the same gun. They share many of the same parts including magazines-- so the thickness should be about the same.
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