Sig 238 Safey Update: MANDATORY!

Sig 238 Safey Update: MANDATORY!

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    Exclamation Sig 238 Safey Update: MANDATORY!

    Taken from Sig's website.
    P238 Upgrade

    SIG SAUER, Inc. has initiated a Mandatory Safety Upgrade pertaining to our new Model P238™ pistols. We have determined that a small number of P238 pistols may have safety levers that are not manufactured to factory specifications. Under certain conditions, it may be possible for the lever not to be completely engaged in the safe position. In this condition, the gun will not fire when the trigger is pulled. However, when the safety lever is moved to the off position, the hammer may fall, with the remote possibility that the gun could fire unintentionally, thus creating a risk of injury or death.

    There have been no reports of any injuries or mishaps; however, in accordance with SIG SAUER, Inc.’s commitment to provide customers with the highest quality products and services, we are issuing a P238 Mandatory Safety Upgrade, to return the identified product to factory specifications. Upon receipt of the firearm, SIG SAUER will, at no cost to the owner, eliminate the risk identified above by replacing the subject part and performing functional upgrades that have been incorporated into the P238, subsequent to its introduction. SIG SAUER will return the firearm, pre-paid, to the owner as quickly as possible.

    If you have a SIG SAUER P238 with a serial number between DA000501 and DA003216, please cease use of the firearm immediately. Not all P238s within the identified serial number range are affected; therefore, it is imperative that you contact us via the UPGRADE HOT LINE at 1 (866) 446-1914. An operator will take your information and confirm if your firearm is required to be returned for Upgrading. If necessary, you will receive a certified package from SIG SAUER that will contain a UPS shipping return label, a Return Merchandise Authorization Number, and a box to return the firearm. Simply affix the provided UPS shipping label to the supplied box (completely covering the existing shipping label) and bring the box to a designated UPS drop-off location. Please be certain to include the magazine along with the original SIG SAUER blue gun box. If you have questions or would like further information, you may contact SIG SAUER CUSTOMER SERVICE at 603-772-2302 (Choose Option # 3).

    We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your immediate cooperation in the return of your P238 handgun.


    SIG SAUER, Inc.

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    Great, this is the exact reason that I refuse to purchase a new gun just out on the market.
    Ruger had problems when its LCP first came out.

    Stay armed...don't be in a rush to get that new gun...stay safe!
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    Love my old 228. Really LOVE that I sold the unfired 2 tone NS 238 and all 1500+ rounds of ammo I had stashed away within a week of buying it. Just couldn't trust the weak ballistics of a .380 for penetration and stopping power.

    retsup99 hit it on the head with his first year statement.

    SIG WILL make it right but this is a MAJOR safety problem and hopefully no one is injured or killed if they don't follow the golden rules of firearm safety!
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Great, this is the exact reason that I refuse to purchase a new gun just out on the market.
    Ruger had problems when its LCP first came out.

    Stay armed...don't be in a rush to get that new gun...stay safe!
    How true.. Let someone else be the beta testers.
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    OK, I'm a "heat seeker", "beta tester", whatever you want to call me, but I've always bought cars, guns, etc as soon as they hit the market. It's been fun, more fun than hassle, so I'll keep it up.

    I can't help myself! I can't wait!

    If only I could find a Ruger LCR I'd have one of those right now as well.

    I already called in and my P238 will soon be headed to Exeter....

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    JD....thanx. I'm waiting for Sig cust service to respond to other issues so I can have this taken care of at the same time. Probably just ran into a delay in return though.
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    From what I've heard this actually effects only a small number of pistols. The serial range that's given on the announcement is only an estimated range. My P238 fell into that range, but when I called they said that my pistol did not require the mandatory upgrade.
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    I just got called by the shop for this, mine doesnt do that, I think I'm good.
    are people going to flame sig too I didnt think so.
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    wow i was surprised by this.guess you're right ret.

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    P238 safety lever problems

    Seems some models of sig's P238 might have a problem with the safety lever/hammer drop and firing of a round. They list specific serial number runs and say that it does not effect all of them but you should call to find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Great, this is the exact reason that I refuse to purchase a new gun just out on the market.
    Ruger had problems when its LCP first came out.

    Stay armed...don't be in a rush to get that new gun...stay safe!
    And here I am straining at the leash for the new 250 sub-compact to come out. Maybe I'll wait a while before buying one?
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    This is EXACTLY why I have given up on .380s! I started a thread here about four weeks ago and was amazed at the response ... some for the little pocket guns and some against. If you can't trust Sig, Ruger, Magnum Research, then you surely can't trust Kel-Tec.

    For my part, I'll trust S&W (642) and Glock (19, 26 and 34). No more experimenting and losing money. I'll invest in ammunition when I can find it and more time at the range and in competition.

    Amen to .380s. Talk to me again in 10 years after a decade of shakeouts.
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    Thumbs up I can wait

    No big deal-I'll start saving pennies (actually dollars)!
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    I hope they get the word out quickly... imagine appendix carrying your new little bitty .380 and the hammer drops... not a good situation at all. No beta testing for me thanks
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    I just bought my p238 last week and love it what a greak little gun, it will primarly be carried by my wife but I will be toting around this little jewel myself from time to time.

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