June 28th, 2012 05:44 PM
The Colt Mustang Pocket-lite was one of my first and favorite carry pistols. It served me well until other options with better sights and trigger systems became available. I got pretty excited when Sig announced the P238 was getting a 9mm big brother. Just picked it up at lunch today and will be doing the typical review over the weekend. I'll know if it's a keeper or not by Monday.
Pocket Guns and Gear: Sig Sauer P938 - Sneak Peek at My First Ever Sig
June 29th, 2012 12:49 AM
If Sig did as good with the 938 as the 238 it should be a nice weapon. Let us know. I haven't gotten my hands on one yet.
June 29th, 2012 09:10 AM
I added the Unboxing - Review Part 1 to the blog last night. Alternately, you can watch it here.
June 29th, 2012 04:57 PM
I posted this on an earlier P938 thread a couple weeks ago.
I've had mine for a couple weeks. Put a couple hundred rounds through so far. No FTF, pretty accurate. Not a significant difference in recoil from the 238.
Less than .25" difference in length. Love it!
Still love it!
I carry a .45 because having to shoot twice is just silly!
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July 1st, 2012 02:36 AM
I've been having a 50/50 luck percentage with new guns. I wish I could say my first outing was 100% successful, but it wasn't.
Pocket Guns and Gear: Sig Sauer P938 Review and Range Time
July 1st, 2012 08:03 AM
Great review and videos. Wow! That does look like a nasty little trigger bite ya got from that Sig. I've been wanting one of those 938s for some time now, but settled on the Colt New Agent instead. After seeing the troubles the 938 presented you, I'm glad I did. My Colt runs perfectly and has had zero failures of any kind after five hundred plus rounds so far. I took my 15 year old nephew to the range yesterday and he gave it a good work-out, along with a few of my others. Outa all my handguns we took to the range, he said he like the Colt the best.
Sorry the Sig is giving ya trouble. The FTE thing could be the ammo I guess, but IMO it kinda looks like the extractor might need some adjustment. I would suggest running a hundred or so rounds of some good JHP stuff through it before making a finial judgment/adjustment. As for the trigger bite; being that the trigger pivots on the pin as you illustrated, I'd probably just carefully file a contoured edge on the bottom of the trigger itself and take care of that PITA. Again, thanks for taking the time and effort for the videos and reviews.
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July 1st, 2012 08:28 AM
Nice looking little piece.
July 1st, 2012 04:21 PM
OP - Thanks for sharing.
In my experience, and from everything I've read, I'd counsel everyone to avoid buying a new model gun from any maker during the first year. Almost invariably, there will be bugs and mods that will have to be made to get the thing running properly. Unless you enjoy being a beta tester, spare yourself some grief and wait a while.
Myself - I am about to likely step off the pocket 9 merry go round permanently, once I pick up my LCR revolver. I'm on my third PM9. Just something about trying to make a small pistol reliably handle the high pressure 9mm cartridge that seems to be too elusive.
I'm also growing weary of "proofing" guns and ammo, instead of actually training. Too much range time is wasted trying to get the gun working right, proofing each mag, trying to find a load that the gun "likes," figuring out malfunctions, etc. That all costs time and money...and aggravation.
So - for smaller than a Glock 26, it will likely be either a .380 or a revolver for me. Not 100% certain yet, but that's the way I'm heading.
Good luck to you - hope you get it running to your satisfaction.
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July 1st, 2012 04:56 PM
perhaps the Shield is a fluke as S&W sent to market something that actually works...
good review but may i point out that the Slide Stop ( as referanced in the manual for the gun) can be used as a slide release in
a 'sitaurion' but the instructions want you to pull the slide further to the rear and than let it fly ( you seem to ride it somewhat.....thats how the vedio apperas)
any 1st shot problems may be because of this.
after that it may be that the gun is sensitive to the shape of the bullet ( goes to dbl feeds) or the weight...goes to not powering the slide
sufficiently to pick up the next round.
try more oil on the rails.....lots of the newer guns are so tight they like/need to be run wet.
please let us know how the next trip goes....after your finger has healed
nice groups for 21' and such a short sight radius.
once its tuned, i'll bet its a keeper.
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July 3rd, 2012 05:08 PM
The beta tester curse strikes again. Lots of potential, but needs more work first.
Pocket Guns and Gear: Sig Sauer P938 Review - Final Thoughts
July 3rd, 2012 10:20 PM
My first and second outings were 100 %. I shot mostly 115 grain, a combination of Federal (from Wal Mart) and USA Ammo reloads. I also did a reliability check with Federal HST 147 grain. I fired from the two mags that came with the gun and an additional two 7 rounders that I purchased. I used two handed, dominant hand only and weak hand only grips. Hopefully, your (Ljutic's) experience is the exception than the rule with the 938.
I must admit, though, that I have not had any non-magazine related issues (I have had issues with the stock Kimber mags working in my 3" Kimbers; interestingly, they work fine with my Sig C3) with any of the hand guns that I have purchased except a Kel-Tec PF9 that I returned 3 times for the trigger bar issue. Needless to say, I no longer have that gun.
Good luck all!
July 3rd, 2012 10:42 PM
I had feeding issues 3 times in my first 3 boxes. None afterwards and I'm up to 525 rounds.
The feeding issues were with Remmington UMC 115s. No problem with blazer or American Eagles. I didn't have issues with Hornady or Gold Dot JHP.
I don't find it as easy to shoot as my P238, which I can hit out to a 25 yard plate. I'm only good out to 15 yards, right now on the 938.
I still faired better than the Diamondback DB9; which is long gone.
July 4th, 2012 10:44 PM
My 938 wont eat WWB, but Federal all day long. Ran 25 rds of JHP silver tips and 25 rds of Gold Dots and 25 rds of Golder Saber and it's 100%.
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July 4th, 2012 11:44 PM
I just bought 400 rounds of Federal 9mm. I'm going to try it.
August 13th, 2012 08:56 PM
I've been thinking of purchasing the Sig P938 but the reviews I've seen so far are not very favorable. Has anyone fired one reliably at 25 feet hitting bulls eye. Everything I see says no. Any info would be appreciated.
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