SIG P239 9MM pistol poly vs. alloy frames

This is a discussion on SIG P239 9MM pistol poly vs. alloy frames within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; MY first post: I am looking to buy a SIG P239 in 9MM. I can get a poly version 17.7 oz. Or an alloy version ...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17

Thread: SIG P239 9MM pistol poly vs. alloy frames

  1. #1
    Member Array pat701's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Beyond OZ
    Posts
    164

    SIG P239 9MM pistol poly vs. alloy frames

    MY first post:
    I am looking to buy a SIG P239 in 9MM. I can get a poly version 17.7 oz. Or an alloy version 25.2 oz. Both NIB the price difference between them is 0ne dollar. My question is that i will use this pistol for carry, witch one of the two versions would be more accurate, and reliable? For carry i would rather have the lighter pistol, but if the alloy is more accurate and reliable i will deal with the extra 8 oz. Advise me on what to buy please.

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Member Array cbroth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    67
    I don't know of any P239 in polymer.

  4. #3
    Member Array raytracer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    473
    I think the general consensus is that Sig doesn't offer the 239 in a polymer frame.

  5. #4
    Member Array Spiff_P239's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    SE Michigan
    Posts
    178
    Quote Originally Posted by raytracer View Post
    I think the general consensus is that Sig doesn't offer the 239 in a polymer frame.
    Yep, saw this exact same question posted over on SigForum. I can't even imagine how top heavy a polymer P239 would be.

  6. #5
    Member Array RH45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    82
    I bought a 239 when they first came out, which has an alloy frame.
    As far as I'm concerned, for carry, lighter is better!

  7. #6
    VIP Member
    Array ppkheat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    4,064
    He might be referring to the all-black DA/SA versus the more metallic looking two-tone DAK models?

    If so, sigs are all typically accurate and IMO any slight difference in accuracy may not be noteworthy in close quarter defensive means. The DAK-SAS are melted a bit and I believe heavier, the DA/SA models are lighter. FWIW I've seen some light rust on my SAS version.

    As usual advice goes, try renting both types you're interested in or at least get a feel for them at a gun store.

    You can CCW in Chicago?
    Turn the election's in 2014 to a "2A Revolution". It will serve as a 1994 refresher not to "infringe" on our Second Amendment. We know who they are now.........SEND 'EM HOME. Our success in this will be proportional to how hard we work to make it happen.

  8. #7
    VIP Member Array multistage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    NW Iowa
    Posts
    2,348
    Can't say I've ever seen a 239 with anything other than an aluminum frame.

  9. #8
    Member Array genauwiedu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    WI
    Posts
    182
    Quote Originally Posted by ppkheat View Post



    You can CCW in Chicago?
    I was wondering the same thing.

  10. #9
    Member Array pat701's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Beyond OZ
    Posts
    164
    Quote Originally Posted by genauwiedu View Post
    I was wondering the same thing.
    Retired Chicgo Police 30 years, yes i can carry. Thank you George Bush!!!!

    I misread the add on bud's Their was also a typo on the wieght.

  11. #10
    VIP Member
    Array ppkheat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    4,064
    Quote Originally Posted by pat701 View Post
    Retired Chicgo Police 30 years, yes i can carry. Thank you George Bush!!!!
    LEOSA, that's great, and I agree about Bush.
    Turn the election's in 2014 to a "2A Revolution". It will serve as a 1994 refresher not to "infringe" on our Second Amendment. We know who they are now.........SEND 'EM HOME. Our success in this will be proportional to how hard we work to make it happen.

  12. #11
    VIP Member
    Array archer51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    21,090
    Welcome to the forum.
    Freedom doesn't come free. It is bought and paid for by the lives and blood of our men and women in uniform.

    USAF Retired
    NRA Life Member

  13. #12
    Member Array raytracer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    473
    Bud's is notorious for quick cut'n'pasting of product descriptions/specs. Good outfit to deal with, but make sure you're getting what you think you're getting.

  14. #13
    Member Array TXOutfitter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    South Texas
    Posts
    426
    P239 is a great carry pistol, as is P229.......accurate and reliable! But not light compared to polymer weapons!
    Proverbs 3:5-6
    "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight."

  15. #14
    Senior Member Array TonyDTrigger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Orlando, Florida
    Posts
    855
    I used to own a P239. It was kind of heavy, and if I remember correctly its capacity was only 8. I traded it for a Glock 26.. higher capacity, much better for carry, much much better.

  16. #15
    Member Array TXOutfitter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    South Texas
    Posts
    426
    Quote Originally Posted by TonyDTrigger View Post
    I used to own a P239. It was kind of heavy, and if I remember correctly its capacity was only 8. I traded it for a Glock 26.. higher capacity, much better for carry, much much better.
    I carry a G26(mostly with 15 rd mag) on occasion and shoot it well but not as well as my Sigs......with p239, I always carry an extra mag in my back pocket......smaller capacity is the only downside for me but not enough to not carry it! Both great carry pistols.
    Proverbs 3:5-6
    "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight."

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

9mm pistol reviews 2012
,

p239 review

,
p239 review 9mm
,
sig p239
,
sig p239 9mm price
,

sig p239 9mm review

,

sig p239 price

,
sig p239 price 9mm
,

sig p239 review

,
sig p239 review 2012
,

sig p239 review 9mm

,
sig p239 reviews
Click on a term to search for related topics.