It all started when I decided to pick up a Spyderco Delica Wave. I never understood what everyone's fascination was with this knife until I got one for myself. Now, this knife is my EDC everywhere I go!
I was hoping that this spiderbite would satisfy me for the Summer since it looked like the next gun I wanted (Sig P238) wasn't going to be available until the fall. Little did I realize that this spiderbite was going to make me come down with the summer-long SIGness.
Mid-June, The Sig P238 was released and I just happened to have my credit card in hand. $429 shipped to my FFL sealed the deal. This gun was amazing. The grip (although small) has an excellent grip angle and points naturally. I love the single action in this tiny gun! Fit and Finish of this gun is incredible, puts the LCP's and P3ATs that I've seen to shame, but I guess paying this much more would justify the better fit and finish. I had to drive all over town to come up with a couple boxes of .380 for range use. I put 150 rounds through it without any complication. The gun absorbs recoil well, this small gun could actually be considered a range gun!
I picked up a DM Bullard tuckable IWB for it that was molded to the Colt Mustang and it fit the P238 like a glove. I'll try to take some pictures of the holster later and post in the holster forum.
So... I got my first Sig I'd satisfied the SIGness right? NO!!!
I've carried my P238 almost every day and I would spend 15 minutes with it every night giving it a wipe down and telling it a bedtime story. Well if I like this one so well, I wonder what other Sigs are out there? Curiosity got the better of me and I spent a little time over at the Sig Forum. Well the P229 is a nice duty sized weapon... The P239 seems like a good CCW... The P226 is a classic range gun! I was sold...
I found a Sig Sauer P226R Certified Preowned 9mm last week online and it was on its way to my home! Could I really explain it to my wife that I bought my P238 as a baby and it had grown into a full size P226? Probably not...
Well I just picked up the P226 last night and this gun is like NIB. This thing is perfect, much better than I expected it to be for nearly $300 less than a new P226R. The grip feel, fit, finish is perfect on this gun. The balance of the gun points naturally. I can't wait to get this one out to the range!
I'm happy for now, but those P239's do look tempting... Will I ever get over this SIGness?
Some pictures for y'all to drool over!