This is a discussion on Sig p238 - any owners out there? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by ericb327 Trigger pull is way too heavy. But otherwise I love it. In my opinion, the heavier trigger is a good thing ...
I have one and I love it. A buddy of mine came out shooting and brought his LCP. After he dot mine he was floored. He said it's definitely worth the couple hundred more. After I shot his, I definitely agreed. The night sights are great. I got the tactical model with Hogue grips, laser, and extended magazine. Well worth it.
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I love mine. I carry my G27 95% of the time but the P238 gets the call the other times. The trigger is great and it's accurate.
I have the laser P-238 and have had feed problems with Winchester HP. All Remington FMJ and Powerball HP ammo works fine. To do it again, I would omit the laser. It is just one more step to turn on the laser while the night sights are quite good. I carry it in a Remora IWB, locked and cocked. The Remora does not work well for pocket carry because the holster comes out of the pocket with the weapon. The seven shot mags have a little extra grip and are worth the money. Someone with large hands will always have a problem with small autos. My friend does not like it at all. I have smaller hands and I am sure 90 percent of the women would like it. Except for the Winchester HP I have not had a feed or extraction problem at all. I typically shoot every Friday with the P-238 and my normal carry S&W Airweight .38. There is a transition problem in that the 38 does not have a safety and I am very familiar with drawing and shooting it. The safety on the P-238 is something I miss occasionally. If I shot it as much as the 38, it would not be a problem. I hope this helps.
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Here's my p238 equinox. I like the ergonomics, fit & finish, and sights. No malfunctions but if there was one thing I would change, the trigger could be better. Pretty stiff wall on the trigger and it could break a little cleaner. Unlike my other equinox which shoots like a dream. :)
I have a p238 and a Sig C3 1911. the p238 is very accurate at 7 yards, not bad at 25 yds (most misses were probably due to my eyesight ;) The p238's laser helps a lot and is very visible in daylight as long as the batteries are OK.
had one, liked everything about it EXCEPT - that my wife didn't carry it.
Traded it for a ruger GP100 - love it!
I do miss the P-238 when I want to drop a gun in the pocket.
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Here's my P238HD. Great little .380.
Although I don't own this gun I LOVE the looks and feel of it and think it would be an ideal companion piece for anyone who carries 1911's. HOWEVER, the only con I have with this and the Kahr P380 that I do own and carry is the .380 round. Please don't groan but it does bother me when I carry my Kahr that I'm only carrying a .380. I've heard it all about placement, wouldn't want to stand in front of it etc. and I get it, but, I think we should carry the largest round we can carry well. I have a Kahr K9 I can drill holes with out to 20 yards and it's easy to carry and conceal. I switch out to a pocket .380 when I choose to go with a tucked shirt. For me a revolver in the pocket is too bulky because of the cylinder. that's why the pocket .380 is so popular, it's flat and feels better in the pocket.
So I love this and have considered getting one but I already have a P380 and I'm still not 100% comfortable with the .380.
if there's another CON, it's the cost of .380 ammo. If you get this, I would recommend you consider reloading or start stocking up. If there's a run up in ammo pricing .380 seems to get hit hard and fast.
good camera work but please remember the basics.
...of course in a fight you release any way that the situation calls for, but in practice is better to be kind to the gun.FWIW
many speak of the recoil but please tell the audience if yours is a 15 oz alum lower or 20 oz steel
--i still have and carry my OMC ( became AMT). it has the palm safety which i like.
though there have been no issues with the Sig set up so it is not an issue.
Gideon...spot on about reloading for the 380.
a Lee 4 hole turret with scale ( dillion) calipers and dies can be had for under $300.
replicate SD rounds for 18 cents, target for 12 cents.
pays for itself in less than 1000 rounds.
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Lack of preparation on your part does not necessarily constitute an emergency on mine
My wife and I have a Sig P238 Nitron that has been absolutely perfect. In the 400-500 rounds we’ve put through it there has not be a single failure. My wife decided she wanted a Sig P238 HD for the extra weight it has. It arrived yesterday and after cleaning and lubing it we hurried to the range with a couple boxes of 100 count WWB and a handful of Critical Defense and Buffalo Bore. The Nitron was again flawless. The HD on the other hand had about 8-10 failure to extracts. The shells would fall freely from the chamber once I removed the mag and pulled the slide back. A visual look at the extractor and a comparison to the Nitron’s extractor revealed nothing of interest.
When I got home I found in the mail the 12 lb. recoil spring I had earlier ordered for the Nitron. I cleaned and re-lubed the HD, installed the 12 lb. spring and went back to the range this morning. I ran about 150 WWB and 50 Critical Defense and 16 Buffalo Bores through it and it was FLAWLESS!!! We’ll put a few more through it later today. I plan on calling Sig Monday morning and see if they will send me another recoil spring.
That’s my little Sig P238 HD adventure.
I have a Sig p238 and it is a great little gun. It shoots well at the range and I love the quality of the little handgun. Hitting metal targets at 25 yds is no problem and it is reliable with everything I have put through it.