Talk me out of a P239 40

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    Talk me out of a P239 40

    I have been looking at CC pistol for a bit and taking in all that this forum has to offer. Thank you.

    At this point I am looking at a P239 in 40. I have a P226/40 that I am quite happy with, but looking for something smaller.

    I'd like to hear about alternatives and the downsides to the P239.

    TIA.

    JW

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    Wow!

    from Central Florida!

    You'll like the P-239...I can't talk you out of it, except to buy a Glock.

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    It shoots better in 9mm.

    And it is a little large compared to the competition, but it does shoot better than the rest of the herd.
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    Agreed...the 9mm just makes more sense in that gun.
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    well... I love my P239 40, and with the ability to swap the barrel for a factory (or aftermarket) .357 Sig barrel... or a Barsto (or other) aftermarket 9mm barrel, you still have the option to go up or down in caliber. Personally, I'm very pleased with the 40 platform, and it shoots quite well as is.

    I wouldn't even think about trying to talk anyone down from a P239


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    Sorry...no can do....I have a P226/.40 and P229/.40.....then went out and got a P239/.40. They're addictive!!
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    Why do you want to be talked out of it? The only thing I don't like about it is that it's rather large for a single stack.
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    I don't necesssarily want to be talked out of it. Just want hear the bad and the ugly. I've shot it, like it, and want-so I've seen the good.

    Regarding the 9 vs 40. I am not recoil averse. I like and am comfortable with my 44 mag SBH and HK USP 45. For those that have shot both the 9 and 40 P239, how would you describe the difference?

    I recognize that there are smaller options and will look at some of the other offerings when the BUG gets purchased. Torn there between 642 and LCP type offerings.

    JW

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    Get it in a 9mm. There is only good. No bad, and no ugly, to it :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peregrine View Post
    I don't necesssarily want to be talked out of it. Just want hear the bad and the ugly. I've shot it, like it, and want-so I've seen the good.

    Regarding the 9 vs 40. I am not recoil averse. I like and am comfortable with my 44 mag SBH and HK USP 45. For those that have shot both the 9 and 40 P239, how would you describe the difference?

    I recognize that there are smaller options and will look at some of the other offerings when the BUG gets purchased. Torn there between 642 and LCP type offerings.

    JW
    I'm trying to decide between the 229 and the 239. Tough.

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    I have had it in the 9mm but now I have a 40, and have never looked back.
    Absolutely love the way it shoots now, the 9mm seemed a little light in that platform.

    IMHO

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    P229 in 357 sig and S&W 642. Doesn't get any better.

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    I have to say if you're fine with the recoil, forget the 40cal. Go .357sig!!!!

    The .357sig was brought about because, (dare I say it), the .40 ain't doin' so hot on the street. There I said it! It has accuracy issues as well.

    The .357sig however has the knockdown power and penetration for a better one shot stop, (similiar to the 125gr .357 magnum; which is what started this whole 10mm to .40S&W to .357Sig auto cartridge storyline). It's super accurate and the necked cartridge makes it feed and gobble up everything you load in her.

    If the Sig cartridge ain't for you,...I'd personally would go with the 9mm any day over the the .40cal! JMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peregrine View Post
    At this point I am looking at a P239 in 40. I'd like to hear about alternatives and the downsides to the P239.
    Why talk you out of it? I carry the P239 in .40 S&W everyday... love it!
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    I would prefer it in .40 - but get one either way!!!!! its #3 on my list of guns that I am getting.....
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