Sig P239?

Sig P239?

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    Sig P239?

    Hello everyone!
    I am thinking of purchasing a Sig P239 9mm and would like to hear from the people who own one, have owned one, or shot one. Please don't hold back. I want to hear the good and the bad(hopefully not a lot. Lol).
    Thanks in advance!


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    I have a 239 .40. I love this gun...it shoots great, feels good, and conceals easily. It's a tad heavier than some of the polymer guns out there, but it's not inconvenient to carry. The only thing I'd like better is more rounds like in a G26, but 7+1 should be adequate for any SD situation. Mine has night sights and was a bit pricey compared to some other guns ($850), but I'm completely satisfied with my 239 and would highly recommend it in any caliber.

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    Do it.
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    I have, and carry, a P239 .40 cal DA/SA. I don't like the straight 8 sights, and have been saying for 2 years I'm going to change them, but then again I know I'd be better off drilling more on point shooting anyway.

    Get the 239 if funds allow. You will not be sorry!

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    I have shot one and have lots of other sig experience. I was really impressed w/the 239. Sweet trigger, very slim but pricey. The only thing I noticed was the rear sight paint was coming off and it was a relatively new gun.
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    I own a 239 in .40........I'm no longer in possession of it though...........My wife liked it so much that she appropriated it.

    I was attracted to it because of how slim it is....making concealment easier. It shoots very well & is pretty accurate for such a short barrel.

    I recently bought a Walther PPS to replace it......(my real aim is to get my 239 back & let the wife have the Walther!)
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    Thank you for all the responses so far! All seem to be pretty positive.

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    Depends on Your Intended Use

    I currently own both a P239 Tactical 9mm and also a P229. All Sig Sauers are incredibly well-made (albeit expensive) and have wonderful reliability. Of the two that I have first hand experience with, I prefer the P229 for two primary reasons. The first is the weight/firepower ratio. The Sig P239 is certainly not light and because of its single stack design it only holds 8 rounds. My current CCW is a Glock 26 which is ten ounces lighter and has two extra rounds than the P239 in a much lighter package.

    If I was to CCW one of my Sigs I find that the P229 is physically not much bigger at all and nearly the same weight, but has nearly double the capacity of the P239.

    Second, I feel that the straight front edge of the grip on the P239 is not as comfortable as the P229 which has a more rounded grip. This is personal preference of course.

    You absolutely cannot go wrong with a Sig Sauer; however, if I was only allowed to keep one . . . I would choose the P229 hands down.

    BTW Both of my Sigs have the DA/SA SRT (Short Reset Trigger).
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    I wish the 239 was a bit more of a subcompact in dimensions. That said, IMO the new P239 SAS Gen2 with the SRT trigger is the way to go!
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    I've shot one that my friend owns a handful of times. It just never does it for me. Not a fan of how it feels in the hand, the trigger feel, or even how it looks. Plus, I'm not a fan of double action pistols. However, these are all very personal things. As far as how it shoots, well, it seems accurate enough. I was able to hit a bullseye at 25 yards a few times with a steady shot. Plus, Sig is obviously a well known name for quality...

    I think as long as you like all of the things that I don't, you can't go wrong with it.

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    DO IT!

    I just bought one and I love, love, LOVE it! Mine is a DAK, not a SA/DA though. I do have it in the 9mm, and it's an 8+1. I did a lot of very thorough research and shot anyone's gun I could get my paws on first, and I just absolutely fell in love with Sig's reputation and the way it feels in my hands. It's definitely a good fit for me, but I'm a 5'4" lady, so I'm on the smaller side. (I have long fingers though.) The recoil wasn't nearly what I thought it would be, which is why I like it, even when shooting my SD rounds (145-grain +P Hollow-points).

    It did feel a little "flippier" than the Glock 26 double stack though, but I need a single-stack for easier concealment with my build.

    Also, if you go to the website now through June 10th I believe, Sig is giving away a tactical flashlight and retention paddle holster with every new purchase, which is a nice incentive because Sigs are a bit on the pricier side, I'm told.

    If you can get your hands on a buddy's and shoot for a little while at the range, you'll be hooked. I'm pretty sure that's what did it for me, except I started out with a 239 in .357-sig, I just went with the 9mm because I couldn't find any .357-sig ammo around here.

    The ONLY TWO issue I had with it so far is that
    1)my 10-year-old son has a hard time with the force needed to pull the trigger, and I had to help him out a bit at the range. He's partial to the Walther .22 and the 10/22 Ruger rifle instead.
    2) it only came with one mag, I had to order 3 more. And the only place I could find any that were in stock was at CDNN. It ended up being just over $100 for 3 mags, which I wasn't thrilled about. But this is my primary carry (ok, as soon as the permit comes through) and you can't put a price on saving your life, can you?

    Yes, definitely go with it, you won't regret it.
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    Oops, I forgot: get the Siglite night sights if you can. They are awesome!
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    I have a Glock 26 and a P239 9mm and there is three oz. difference between the two when both are loaded to capacity with 147gr.HST,

    I like the Sig better than the Glock!
    I find that I can conceal the thinner Sig a little easier under light clothing,and there is something about all metal construction,and a hammer,that just give me a warm fuzzy feeling!

    The 229 is a fine pistol,but not as comfortable for all day carry as the 239 is ,in a good IWB rig.

    The 239 is as reliable as the sun,and shoots like a rifle,Buy it!

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    It's a nice gun.

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    Clarification on Capacity/Weight

    Quote Originally Posted by roadrash View Post
    I have a Glock 26 and a P239 9mm and there is three oz. difference between the two when both are loaded to capacity with 147gr.
    When "loaded to capacity" there may only be a 3-4 oz difference, but keep in mind that the Sig holds 8+1 and the Glock 26 holds 10+1 so with a pistol that is more than three ounces lighter you get 22% more firepower (round capacity).

    I own both and enjoy shooting both, but the OP wanted to know about the P239 and I was simply illustrating that it is fairly heavy for the amount of rounds you will have on board due to the single stack design.
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