.380 Guardian or Sig P238?

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    .380 Guardian or Sig P238?

    One might have to happen. I don't know.
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    Apples and oranges.
    Guardian is a true pocket gun, albeit a bit heavy, the sig, great gun and concealable, but not a typical pocket gun.
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    two totally different platforms

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    Two different guns, but of those two...I get the Sig P-238.
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    Yup... Sig.
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    Neither.

    I've owned the NAA and it was too heavy for the pocket and the blowback design made it a little painful to shoot more than 50 rounds at a time. The SA P238 "cocked and locked" in the pocket makes me very nervous.

    IMO, the best pocket .380 out there is the Ruger LCP; light, slim and easy to shoot (locked breech design). I love mine!
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    The SIG 238 holstered in a pocket fashion or SmartCarry or Thunderwear, sounds pretty good to me. I'm still waiting for mine to arrive.
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    I carry a Sig 232 and love it...great feel, great quality and a fine shooter. Load it up with BB Gold Dot and TMJ mixed load and feel very secure.

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    I like the Sig 238 in theory. But so far since, I haven't laid eyes on one, its reliability, durability, and (to a lesser extent for me) accuracy are question marks.

    The new Sig must be coming out pretty soon though, two stores near me have spare magazines in stock for them.

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    I just got a SIG P238 last week and love it. Certainly, at 15 ounces and it's size I consider it a pocket gun.

    I'm not sure how I'll be carrying it, am considering an ankle holster.

    I've shot KelTecs and my wife's Ruger LCP--even though it's six ounces heavier, there's no comparison in terms of it's adequacy as a defense pistol...go with the SIG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian D. View Post
    I like the Sig 238 in theory. But so far since, I haven't laid eyes on one, its reliability, durability, and (to a lesser extent for me) accuracy are question marks.

    The new Sig must be coming out pretty soon though, two stores near me have spare magazines in stock for them.
    The balance and build quality is what really sold me! I'm seriously spoiled with my HK P7 and the 238 is quite similar in this way.
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    I have owned a Guardian...loved it and sold it for some stupid reason. The p238 is typical SIG quality. For overall concealability and small hideout gun I would have to go with the NAA. If it is a belt gun, the SIG. But I cant disagree with the LCP either. I did just read an article about the P380 from Kahr last night, and I think it is going to be the best of both worlds.
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    My vote goes to the Sig P238.
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    Depends on what you want it for. If you're looking for a pocket gun the NAA is very compact and quick to get into action. I have one in .32ACP and it has always been super dependable.
    The Sig on the other hand, is more of a IWB/OWB gun. Then there's that manual safety to consider. I don't think I'd consider either as a SD piece.
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