Everyone that owns a P238 please bear with me, but I think my P238 may have an issue. I also want to see if only mine, or if everyone else that owns a P238 has this same issue as well, so bring them out and check this with me
For clarification, my pistol serial number does NOT fall under the recall numbers, so I am in the clear under this possible reason as well.
OK.. Here is my problem, and please follow along:
First and foremost, make sure your P238 is unloaded and the magazine is removed. Make sure the safety is OFF and the hammer is down as well. Make sure the the pistol is in closed battery and not held open with the slide stop. Next, pull the hammer back slightly until you hear a small click. There should be a 1/8th inch gap between the firing pin and the hammer. Lift the safety into the ON position and pull the trigger.
What did yours do?
On mine, the hammer falls that 1/8th inch onto the firing pin even though the safety is engaged. Is this normal? If a round was chambered, the gun may go off. I know that it may not be enough to set a round off, but for some weak primer out there it may just be enough to set her off… Is this something that I should see about sending the pistol back to SIG for repairs, or is this normal?