SIG P238--First Trip to the Range

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    SIG P238--First Trip to the Range

    On Wednesday as I finished breakfast my wife says, "You know that pistol you've been admiring...why don't you go ahead and buy it." What a marvelous woman!

    Problem was I couldn't find one. Then, Friday I called Cabela's in Owatonna, MN. The sales guy said he had not seen one in yet, but would check the computer to see if something was coming. He was surprised that they had one "in the back" that was not yet on display. I told him to leave it back there and I'd be at the store shortly.

    It was the two tone (black frame, stainless slide) with night sights. Wife has the camera while visiting her son's family, so no pics at this time. At this link, the two tone is shown with light-colored grips, and thankfully my grips were black! Here's the SIG pic: Products & Services

    Today I cleaned it and headed to the range. I shot about 40 rounds total with no problems. The ammo was Winchester White Box, Remington UMC and Wolf (yes, dirty stinky Wolf!).

    As I was wrapping up the range session, I decided to shoot a 5-shot group at a 3" sticker I slapped on the target. I shot standing, freestyle, from 10 yards. My trigger control was a bit sporadic during the whole session, so it could have actually been better. I found that the sights demand a 6 o'clock hold. The worst shot was just 1 1/4" outside the circle.



    The only missing link in my range trip was the absence of defense ammo--I forgot the hollow points...next time I'll run some through.

    Recoil is notably less than a KelTec or LCP. The grip is bigger and better for my hand. I'm sure that the added 6 ounces of weight over the KelTec and LCP also serves to soak up some of the snap.

    Based on what I know so far I'd recommend this pistol. Regarding durability, I figure that the SIG name means it should hold up well.

    Oh, forgot to mention, price at Cabela's was $550, and they wouldn't budge.
    "It's a big gun when I carry it, it is also a big gun when I take it out” – Clint Smith

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    Tempting

    Enjoy

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    Excellent! Your wife is awesome for that! It's a great looking gun, sounds like the beginning of a beautiful friendship between you and your new "baby." Congrats!
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    Thanks for the report, sadly right now the next on the agenda is a 30-30 rifle.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

    Honing the knives, Cleaning the longguns, Stocking up ammo.

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    Nice gun
    Ok , nice does not do that gun justice , but this is a family forum
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