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Old 01-10-2013, 07:47 AM   #1
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So, since IL supreme court has overturned the CCW ban and since I live in Chicago, it is time for a gun. I've always wanted too get one, but have been waiting for these laws to change. I will be getting proper education on CCW and use of a firearm. With that said, I've settled on the P239 as my CCW. I know there is a big to-do about possibly banning guns that carry more than 10 rounds. Here is the newbie question; If I wanted to put a 10 rd mag on a 239, would it just be a matter of buying a 10 rd mag and a extender to the bottom of the mag or an extended grip? Where would be a good place to find the parts to make this happen?
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:18 AM   #2
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The P239 is a very good weapon, but when you start putting longer mag's in the weapon then it is harder to conceal. If you're wanting something to carry concealed, keep it simple. Carry extra mag's don't worry about longer mag's with more ammo. Spend time on the range learn your weapon, how it shoots, and place the rounds on target center mass. A few well placed shots do a lot more damage on a threat, then a lot of misses that could end up hurting others.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:23 AM   #3
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sounds like great advise to me. Thanks!
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:26 AM   #4
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I do like the Hogue grip though, opinions?
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Hogue grips are a great choice, and you're welcome.
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Is the trigger type anything I should concern myself with? I assume since I dont know the difference between trigger types, probably not, and just go with the "standard"?
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The standard trigger should be fine with a SA pull of 4.4 lbs. I'm not sure if they have a version of the 239 with the SRT trigger. I would look for one that has DA/SA trigger.
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The "standard" is good. Start with the basics, and build your skills with that weapon. Before you make changes to your weapon do lots of reseach to make sure it's what you want, and fits your needs.
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SIG does offer a 10 round mag with a "pinkie" extension. Just load it and snap it into the mag well. As SIGDaK said, it will add some height to the gun which affects concealment a bit. It's a good option to have available if carry conditions allow. If not, go with the shorter 7 round mag. Get one (or more) of each.

Depending on specific model of P239, there are three trigger options available; DA/SA, DA/SA with SRT and Double Action Kellerman (DAK). This is something you should study and give serious consideration to. Highly recommend that you shoot each type if at all possible. The trigger is your primary interface with the gun; you should know what you are getting into.
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+1, good advice offered, welcome from az.
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Thanks for the advise folks!
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The 239 in 9mm has extended mags available. The 40 and 357 SIG do not. Something to think about if you want to carry more rounds.

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The 239 in 9mm has extended mags available. The 40 and 357 SIG do not. Something to think about if you want to carry more rounds. 2
On the other hand with a 40 you can convert down to a 357sig, or 9mm.
Two guns for 1/3 the price more.
My 229 is a lot more accurate with a Bar-sto barrel, than the Sig 40 barrel.
Every bit as dependable also. barrel and recoil spring. Mags feed all three rounds just fine.

However you go, just get started, and put a bunch of rounds downrange.
After that, you will figure out your next move.
Enjoy and learn safely
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I'm definitely interested in modding, but like you said, learn the gun first and figure that stuff off later. I think the only one I will do right off the bat is change the handle, sound reasonable? Also, being a smaller dude with little experience with a handgun, I'm a bit hesitant to step up to a 40 or .357. Seems like a little gun like that in a .357 would be a wrist breaker (not literally)?
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Just a few rounds and you get used to it. I shoot my 229 in 9mm awhile, and then pick up my 1911 - 45. First couple rounds actually hurt, and make me think what happened, then the third is less. After a couple more I remember the 1911 is my favorite gun.
My sister had never shot before, and wanted to try. She didn't like my 38, and 9mm at all. She shot my Glock 27 in 40 till I ran out of ammo. 200 rounds and she wanted to keep going.
The 357sig is an expensive shoot. The 40 or 9mm, you will have no problem with, and the 239 handles them well.
If you haven't bought yet, may I suggest go to a range and rent with some help.
My range a 15.00 rental and a box of ammo gets you everything on the wall. Try one gun for a few rounds, and go get another. You might fall in lust
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