Looking for the Brotherhood of Sig 239 Carriers.

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    Looking for the Brotherhood of Sig 239 Carriers.

    From the mild mannered 9MM guys to the .357 Sig Guys, lets compare notes....After having 4 or 5 of these in the 80's and 90's, I've decided to revisit the platform to see how it serves me as a CC pistol. I know the gun in 9 and in .357 Sig, but have no experience with it in .40. Despite the dozens of new options available over the last 5 years or so, I'm convinced that some of these guns will never be "bettered" by New marketing strategies. I loved the pistol then...shed it to pursue the next, greatest, fastest, funnest, blah, blah, blah....they're gone now too...:)....Stop in and introduce yourselves...let's compare notes. Thanks....Sandpiper
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    I carry a older model P239 in .40 and it is a great gun. Just a little heavier than my /glock 36 in .45 that I carry during my work and the glock sees a lot of dust and crud. I prefer to keep the 239 for evenings and suits but I did go with a hogue finger grooved grips over the stock grips.

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    I got one in 9mm not long after they were introduced, good solid gun. I ended up going with a p229 due to the added capacity and to me small increase is size/weight. For someone with smaller hands or a female the P239 is great over a double stack gun; it was a little cramped for my hands. I think it shines over the newer super small 9mm's in that it shoots and handles like a much larger pistol than it is.

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    Re: Looking for the Brotherhood of Sig 239 Carriers.

    Mines only two years old, a 9mm with the DAK trigger. With Hogue grips and a short trigger, it fits my hand like a glove. It's my "go to" gun for casual clothing carry.

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    When I'm someplace that I can carry (note current State of residence) I have used my 239 in 9MM for years. (Although I do keep looking at my 220 SAO, and might give that a try one of these days.
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    My Sig P239 in 9mm

    I've had a 9mm Sig P239 for about 5 years, and have used it quite a bit. I like the Sig trigger system and this gun is just the right size for carry - small enough to conceal easily but big enough to handle like a full size gun. In 9mm it gives you 8+1 rounds plus small, single stack magazines that are easy to carry as backup. That seems like enough ammo for my needs. Mine has been perfectly reliable and accurate through over 1000 rounds.

    My particular P239 was bought used from a previous owner who had the frame refinished to match the stainless slide and controls on the gun. I think this made for a very good looking gun. I carry in a DeSantis belt scabbard holster.



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    I picked mine up used a couple weeks ago (P239 .40) and I was very impressed after taking it to the range for the first time, so I definitely plan on carrying it after my Crossbreed Supertuck comes in. That being said, I can't comment at the moment on how it carries, but from what I understand the hybrid IWB holsters are supposed to be very comfortable; I'll find out soon enough. As far as the gun itself...I carry a commander length 1911 pretty regular and although the P239 is just a tad bit thicker in width...it's shorter in length, height, and noticeably lighter in weight. I think it'll work out quite well and the capacity is the same as the 1911.

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    You can count me in... Sort of. I have been saving for this gun, however some things came up (as they always seem to do) and I had to dip into that savings. However, this WILL be my next firearm purchase. I have a Kimber 1911 to play with and plenty of others, but none particularly suited for CC, so I was really excited to add this to my arsenal. Still am too. I can't wait to join the brotherhood!

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    P239

    This is my fifth P239. I always traded for something else. But I always end up with a least one. I currently have two in 9mm, one is a first generation SAS/DAK and the other one is below wearing Crimson Trace laser grips. Super reliable and accurate. What's not to like!

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    OK....Now we're in it. Thanks for your comments guys.....Great looking guns! Pogo 2....Your 239 reminds me of the Factory all Nickle one I had about 15 years ago. JT353, yours is what I always imagine when I think of the 239. Had Sig put the Hogues on it at the factory, we'd all be carrying a 239 in some configuration. Hogues (Rubber Finger-Groove or Wood) makes the gun for me. Perfect! Got2hav1, yours reminds me of several pistols that T. Mark Graham of Arizona Response Systems did for me in the '90's. There are some on the SigForum who were blessed by his work.....The Polished and Jeweled Chambers were my signature for many years...on everything. I'm looking forward to getting reaquainted with the 239...one is on the way. Thank you all for your input. Maybe we can sway some of the newer guys to get on board....I always have to chuckle when I read comments about how "heavy they are for the round"......I guess I was there once myself. Thank you all for your comments.....Sandpiper

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    I have the 239 in .40 SAS DAK & she has been my primary carry pistol for years. I know it is not the best in regards to weight/capacity ratio but I love it anyway. Starting to show some holster wear but that only adds character. I changed the wood grips for SIG rubber grips only because my hands get sweaty at the range and it gets hard to hold. The upside is I am pretty sure I could tag a dragon fly in flight with it with any ammo that I have tried.
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    Thank you Chris....Your gun reminds me of how fickle we can all be....I'd venture to say I've owned 1/2 dozen or so of these, always tempted by the "next new thing" to come along that would set the handgun world on it's ear....:) I always come back to a few that I guess I'll always love. There are so many variations of the 239 that I doubt they could ever be found wanting for me again. Thanks for posting the photo...Nice gun for sure. Here is a pic of the one I'm waiting for. I have no doubt I'll be happy with it. Sandpiper


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    My Sig P239 in 9mm is my EDC. I have plenty of other options; bigger; smaller, etc. but this is my favorite pistol for concealed carry purposes under most circumstances and I have been carrying a pistol for a good many years. Here she is both buck nekkid and dressed. I have changed to black Hogue Aluminum grips since these pics were taken and like them.

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    Wait a minute.

    I'm not in the brotherhood, but my P239 is my EDC.

    Definitely my favorite handgun.
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    P-239/9mm here, usually carried OWB in Kramer leather or Blade-Tech or Comp Tac kydex. though i am thinking of trying a Remora for IWB carry.

    i found the front corners of the grip a bit too sharp for my preference, so i added Hogue rubber grips with the finger grooves. this rounded off the corners and because the gun is a single-stack, the rubber didn't make the grip too thick for me.

    i typically load 115 grain +P SD ammo, but i'm going to try the Winchester 127 grain +P+ JHP's. just because i can.

    the 239/9mm is the SD gun i probably shoot the best, but i'll admit to rotating several other guns as my EDC weapons. two are other Sig DA/SA guns. four are S&W DA revolvers, and one is a mini Kahr. once again, i do it because i can


    and as Patti said, what about the Sisterhood? the 239/9mm is a female friend's favorite weapon. true story: her husband had bought her several guns he thought were suitable for her. she liked NONE of them. she then took a shooting course, after which she informed her hubby, "I want a SIG 9mm!!" she got it.

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