Sig 230 vs. Sig 239

Sig 230 vs. Sig 239

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    Sig 230 vs. Sig 239

    Yes I know that the Sig 230 is a .380, which is considered by many to be the low end for a SD round. Yes I know that the mag release is different on the 230 as well.

    What I'm looking for is the comparison for carry purposes between the two pistols (weight, slide width etc). I am hopeful that someone has a picture of the two pistols together so I can visualize the size difference.

    Thanks in advance for your assistance.
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    I don't have a picture of mine together sorry. I use the p230 for when I am in shorts or when I am going to be around a bunch of kids (such as a birthday party) and want to minimize them bumping their heads on my carry gun when they hug or run into me as the case may be. I now skip the p239 in favor of my p229 when I am out and about. In a good holster it conceals just fine on me and is easier to shoot and has more capacity. I still use my p239 in a fanny pack when I am out riding bicycles with the kids since it fits in the pack just as well as the p230 but is more pistol. HTH

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    If I am to spend the kind of money you will spend on a Sig, and it be single stack and metal...(both guns are relatively heavy for what they are), I am gonna go with the 9mm in the 239. JMHO.
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    I have both, though I don't have side-by-side pics either. Ditto most of what P230 said - the P230 is signficantly easier to conceal if you must make serious concessions to maintaining concealment. For most applications, though, you can get away with the P239 (or larger) with the appropriate belt/holster combo and a little bit of thought about your wardrobe.
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    Check out www.sigarms.com

    You can pull your comparisons from there....
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    What I'm looking for is the comparison for carry purposes between the two pistols
    I usually carry a pistol similar in size and weight to the P239 (HK P2000sk), but I also resort to my lightweight, alloy P232, carried in a shoulder holster, when my back acts up and I need to lose the gun belt. Those are the two purposes and needs that I use the guns for. There are many small, lightweight guns similar to the P230 that I could use but the fact is, the little Sig is like magic in my hands, and I shoot it very well.

    My personal limitations may dictate my gun and carry options but I'm perfectly confident in the .380acp when the larger gun isn't the right choice.

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