This is a discussion on P239 in 40S&W within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Ceapea So far, my best prices from two dealers in my area are $795 and $825 for either caliber in the two-tone. ...
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I'll ship to any FFL, plus there would be no tax. :)
The 239 in .40 is not snappy at all.
Did you have that gun worked on for the finish or was that factory original? I did not think that they made them in all stainless. Was this model discontinued? It is a beautiful thing.
Ceapea, what is it about the Gen 2 that you like? What exactly are the differences with the gen 2? Is that the one with the short reset trigger? What else is different?
I just shot the 239 in .40 today. It had that .40 snappiness, but it really stayed on target, it was quite easy for me to shoot pretty well. This gun is on my radar too, and I am narrowing in on the .40 - it would be for everyday carry so why not more power. The 9 does have the extra round though, and 9 is more than 5 bucks cheaper per box here......
One more thing on the SAS finishes, it seemed to me that the slides were slightly harder to get a firm grip on.
I've also been handling the P250's, and they seem WAY fatter at the grip to conceal. The value of the 239 seems to be all about the thinness of the grip.
Good reading here, thanks for posting about this fantastic gun.
ps. one thing that bugs me about the DAK version is they left that grove where the decocker moves...it just looks funny to have that grove there but no functionality. It seems to ruin the look of it. For that much money, it better look as good as it shoots.
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I held off on the 40 in any gun based on the "snappy" thing, but recently went and got both a Sigma in 40 and a G22. I think that they shoot the same as any of my 3 9mm guns, so "snappy" doesn't exist as far as I am concerned. Like I said about having 3 9mm's, I really don't want or need another 9mm gun and since I am determined to get a 239 some day, it will be in 40S&W. No 357 Sig for me, at least not right a way...can't find the ammo easily and any that is found is WAY expensive.
I'll have to think about the SAS slides being "slippery", my 232 is also slippery due to shallow serrations and happens to be my only gun that is even close to being difficult to "rack". I would like something a little more coarse to help in that regard.
As far as the 250 goes, I'm not too sure that I am ready to go DAO just yet. I really like the DA/SA triggers on my 232/220. That may change one day. Another thing about the 250, it seems that it was marketed as the "economy " line of guns. Heck, my 232 almost costs twice as much. At the price their asking for the 250, I gotta believe that Sig left something(s) out of that gun in the engineering department. I could be wrong!
At this point, I'm in my "investigative" mode, researching (read-waiting for the cash) before purchasing. Thanks for your input.
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I am still researching the 239 and found out something interesting today. The serrations on the slide of the SAS are half height in only the 9 mm. The .40 has full height serrations, so it might be easier to get a hold of.
The photos all clearly show this, but I had not thought about it until I read it on a review.
I thought this might help in your cogitation CP.
This gun is at the tippy top of my hotlist. I am viewing it as beautiful, wearable, life saving jewelry which makes it easier to consider the price.