I picked up my new "to me" p239 yesterday

I picked up my new "to me" p239 yesterday

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    I picked up my new "to me" p239 yesterday

    This is my first used gun, so I hope I didn't make a mistake.The asking price was $600, and they gave me $300 in trade for my Beretta Nano. The frame, slide, trigger, hammer, extractor, and rails are in very good condition, but the barrel has a lot of wear on it (the bore looks good though), so it's probably been fired more times than I would like, but overall I'm happy with it. My main concern is that it shoots well, and I'll find that out when I take it to the range on Friday. My plan is to have the barrel refinished; I called a local custom gunsmithing shop, and they will treat it with black oxide for $25. I also plan to replace the guide rod and recoil spring, and replace the rubber Hogue grips with wood grips.
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    Here's some pics...


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    Sig barrels can look "bad" on the exterior after just a couple hundred rounds. Have it refinished if you want but you are often introducing more potential problems than the refinish is worth.

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    Good job, Missy May!

    Take good care of that Sig - and it will take good care of you.

    Excellent choice, by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndianaSig View Post
    Sig barrels can look "bad" on the exterior after just a couple hundred rounds. Have it refinished if you want but you are often introducing more potential problems than the refinish is worth.
    What types of problems could it cause?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
    Good job, Missy May!

    Take good care of that Sig - and it will take good care of you.

    Excellent choice, by the way.
    Thanks Patti

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    Good choice. I wouldn't sweat the barrel.
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    Good choice. I wouldn't sweat the barrel. Just keep the slide rails lubed.
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    Ditto. Unless the OD of the barrel is seriously pitted or corroded, I'd just chalk it up to wear and live with it.
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    ...what caliber did you choose? I like the feel of the 239, it's a serious little chunk of protection!!! concealable size and enough weight to be fun to shoot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snub44 View Post
    ...what caliber did you choose? I like the feel of the 239, it's a serious little chunk of protection!!! concealable size and enough weight to be fun to shoot...
    I got the .40 cal; I'm hoping that the weight of the gun will reduce the recoil, so that it doesn't feel snappy.

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    ...there are options, if it's too snappy for you...here's one:

    Recoil Reduction System for Sig-Sauer

    ...I don't do well with the .40 after getting used to the .45 shooooooooooove...I don't do all that well with the 9mm but better'n the .40...

    ...and some others' suggestions: http://sigtalk.com/sig-sauer-pistols...39-recoil.html
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