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Old 01-04-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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938 equinox First range outing

Perfection.

Equinox 938 early made date of July 30th. Still has shorter recoil spring.

100 rounds of Remmington 115. Some hollow point some plain FMJ, threw in some Winchester hollow point, a critical defence round or two. Everything 115

One handed. Bent arm. Slow lazy grip. Rapid fire tight grip. It refused to misfeed nor FTE.

All rounds on 8" target and 95% within 3" at 25 feet. Very happy for first time with this rough trigger and me getting to know it.

LOVE the front green dot sight. True to aim vertically although i can see the front sight is a few hairs over to right.

Mild recoil compared to my glock 27 (light .40) or 11oz Diamondback DB9 compensated (ultra light 9mm). If you are planning to switch from a ultra light polymer overpowered cannon to the heavier slide 938 you are in for a treat.

Gritty heavy Trigger still sucks compared to smooth DAO kahr (broken in and polished internals) and diamonback so it will go to gunsmith Monday for trigger smoothing and who knows what else. This pistol is worth putting some work into to make it perfect.

What a great pistol Sig has conjured up. I like it a lot.

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Old 01-05-2013, 11:19 AM   #2
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Sounds like a nice gun. I have the 238 but do want the 938 t0 pair them up.
Any idea Sig comes up with seems to be a good idea.
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good report,glad your happy
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I understand. lovin' mine....super gun. real manageable recoil, fed like a dream on Fiocchi 115, Blazer Brass 115, Mag 115 and 124 FMJ and Hornady Critical.
went out on Friday afternoon and ran a bunch through without a hiccup. The more I shoot it, the more I smile. It took me a few outings to get the hang of handling a sa....I was somewhat high-left, but this time the feel of the gun came together and I nailed it....blew out the bullseye with the first twenty or so at 25' and then continued with accuracy check on other targets. all I can say is wow.

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Perfection.

Equinox 938 early made date of July 30th. Still has shorter recoil spring.

100 rounds of Remmington 115. Some hollow point some plain FMJ, threw in some Winchester hollow point, a critical defence round or two. Everything 115

One handed. Bent arm. Slow lazy grip. Rapid fire tight grip. It refused to misfeed nor FTE.

All rounds on 8" target and 95% within 3" at 25 feet. Very happy for first time with this rough trigger and me getting to know it.

LOVE the front green dot sight. True to aim vertically although i can see the front sight is a few hairs over to right.

Mild recoil compared to my glock 27 (light .40) or 11oz Diamondback DB9 compensated (ultra light 9mm). If you are planning to switch from a ultra light polymer overpowered cannon to the heavier slide 938 you are in for a treat.

Gritty heavy Trigger still sucks compared to smooth DAO kahr (broken in and polished internals) and diamonback so it will go to gunsmith Monday for trigger smoothing and who knows what else. This pistol is worth putting some work into to make it perfect.

What a great pistol Sig has conjured up. I like it a lot.
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Thanks.

It's a great pistol and i wrote the report especially for those on the fence about finally getting this model. The only downsides are the high price and the initial gritty trigger takes a lot of breaking in to smooth out (or polishing). But everything else is as good as it gets for a small nine.

Yep if I already had a 238 I would definitely pair it up with a 938 in the same finish and display them in a case when not used. A client has the equinox 238 and when he saw mine the 9mm in same finish became a "must have" for him.

Buck, I'll bet the 938 stings less than your LCP?! BTW, high left sometimes means you're too worried about recoil. Load snap caps up at the range and go through firing and remember the feel. Then switch to live fire but remember the same feeling as the snap caps. See if that drill doesnt get you back on dead center. But it sounds like you got it figured out already.
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good report,glad your happy
If you only knew the trouble I've had with pocket pistols these last couple of years. There are VERY few new designs that function well in 9mm and above without a few trips to factory. I know this model had initial issues, but Sig unlike competitors where very quickly able to correct the design issue. Like in months rather than years.
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the lcp does have more flip/snap to it than the 938. It's funny, I'm not a bad shot and this isn't my first rodeo (but it is with a small SA), but I was consistently slightly high-left. well, I alternately blamed "pushing" and the sights. When I finally accepted that I was the cause, it all came together and is super accurate.

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Buck, I'll bet the 938 stings less than your LCP?! BTW, high left sometimes means you're too worried about recoil. Load snap caps up at the range and go through firing and remember the feel. Then switch to live fire but remember the same feeling as the snap caps. See if that drill doesnt get you back on dead center. But it sounds like you got it figured out already.
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If you only knew the trouble I've had with pocket pistols these last couple of years. There are VERY few new designs that function well in 9mm and above without a few trips to factory. I know this model had initial issues, but Sig unlike competitors where very quickly able to correct the design issue. Like in months rather than years.
I too have gone thru a little hell on earth also..

started with a LCP... did not like the DOA trigger ...

went to the P 238 , and love it ,, even though it is .380 ..

laid out the $$ for the Kimber Solo,, it is back to factory , again ..

so, when the P938 became available , I made the trip to my LGS and took the plunge , and I am glad I did , Sig has impressed me for sure..

Kimber , well the impression is not positive, may be the 5th time back to the factory and they will get it right this time ....
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laid out the $$ for the Kimber Solo,, it is back to factory , again ..

so, when the P938 became available , I made the trip to my LGS and took the plunge , and I am glad I did , Sig has impressed me for sure..

Kimber , well the impression is not positive, may be the 5th time back to the factory and they will get it right this time ....
Sold my Solo for scrap value to a buddy who knew it's history back in July when I got a 938. Haven't missed it one bit. They guy I sold the solo to encased it in polyurethane and made a doorstop out of it. Best use possible for that monumental piece of ****.
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Sold my Solo for scrap value to a buddy who knew it's history back in July when I got a 938. Haven't missed it one bit. They guy I sold the solo to encased it in polyurethane and made a doorstop out of it. Best use possible for that monumental piece of ****.

I visited the LGS that I purchased the P 938 , looks like I will have Kimber deliver the Solo to them and use the Solo to buy down a Sig 1911 ..

atleast it will not be a total loss for me,,

and it is a shame , the Solo , when it goes bang, is a great gun , it just does not go bang every time ..
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Sold my Solo for scrap value to a buddy who knew it's history back in July when I got a 938. Haven't missed it one bit. They guy I sold the solo to encased it in polyurethane and made a doorstop out of it. Best use possible for that monumental piece of ****.
I bet it is flawless in that capacity, and loks great doing it.

The thing the little guns are best at, is teaching us what our bad habits are. No tolerance !

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Just bought a P938 after my wife took my P238. I love it.


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hope you enjoy it as much as I do mine.

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The thing the little guns are best at, is teaching us what our bad habits are. No tolerance !
So True!

Much of my early pistol experience was long range bulls-eye with a match grade Beretta P92. I was the VERY light grip (almost non-existant) type of SA shooter. After a many, years I eventually migrated to the lightest by far 9mm made (11oz including mag). Wow was i in for an adjustment! haha!!! LOTS of bad habits to reprogram!!!!



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I too have gone thru a little hell on earth also..

started with a LCP... did not like the DOA trigger ...

Kimber , well the impression is not positive, may be the 5th time back to the factory and they will get it right this time ....

Pat, my most famous pain was the Diamondback DB9. It runs well now... I won't bore you with the frustrating efforts to get it there. Let's just say now shops occasionally ask me and users how to do fixes on them.

I'm trying not to bash my others (they might hear me), but I think about all of my new pistols has needed a fix. Just these newest small overpowered ones need MAJOR fixes. Rushed designs it seems.

WTH happened with this Kimber Solo (mis)design? smh
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So True!

Much of my early pistol experience was long range bulls-eye with a match grade Beretta P92. I was the VERY light grip (almost non-existant) type of SA shooter. After a many, years I eventually migrated to the lightest by far 9mm made (11oz including mag). Wow was i in for an adjustment! haha!!! LOTS of bad habits to reprogram!!!!






Pat, my most famous pain was the Diamondback DB9. It runs well now... I won't bore you with the frustrating efforts to get it there. Let's just say now shops occasionally ask me and users how to do fixes on them.

I'm trying not to bash my others (they might hear me), but I think about all of my new pistols has needed a fix. Just these newest small overpowered ones need MAJOR fixes. Rushed designs it seems.

WTH happened with this Kimber Solo (mis)design? smh
NO idea what Kimber was thinking ,, my thoughts are ****, ****, ****,

it is one thing when I go cheap and come up with a lemon,

the Solo is not cheap , guess I will find out about Kimber customer service .
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