New (to me) Sig P232

New (to me) Sig P232

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    New (to me) Sig P232

    Well I stopped by the local gun store today and they had a Sig P232 SL sitting in the case for $459. I had brought my LCP as I'm just not that into it. It carries great but smashes my finger when shooting. Low and behold the LCP didn't make it home with me and the Sig did. Based in the date code it appears to be from 1997. There are some small handling marks on the stainless frame but otherwise looks great. Anything I should know before I take her out for her maiden voyage? Any holster recommendations? Pictures as soon as I can find my memory card.


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    I love mine! There's something about the P232 that sets it apart from all the other blocky compact pistols out there. A certain sexiness that you'll never get from a Kahr or Keltec or a Ruger LCP (does absolutely everyone own an LCP now?? sheesh.) Anyway, mine is mainly a backup gun that usually rides in a DeSantis ankle holster (great holster by the way as far as ankle holsters go) but sometimes gets to be my main carry if I'm wearing lightweight shorts.

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    I have the older model P230 that I bought back in the 80s and it's always been one of my favorite pistols. It feels good in the hand and it's a natural pointer. I find that at combat distances I can hit more accurately with the .380 than with my .40 Glock because it's more controllable...better follow up shots. It always eats up any type ammo I feed it without a hiccup. It's a great little pistol.

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    Mine seems to have German proof marks. Does this make it extra special? Any issues with hollow points I souls know about? I plan on running the same critical defense I ran in my LCP.

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    Here is a picture. Sorry for the poor quality.
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    Here's a picture of the test target that came with the gun. Hope I can shoot this well.
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    I had the 230 a while back. Be carefull when cleaning. The slide catch release can come off when cleaning the bore sending the spring flying. Happened to me the very first time. Sig sent me two replacement springs 2nd day air. This was about 18 years ago though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericb327 View Post
    I had the 230 a while back. Be carefull when cleaning. The slide catch release can come off when cleaning the bore sending the spring flying. Happened to me the very first time. Sig sent me two replacement springs 2nd day air. This was about 18 years ago though.
    I've haven't have that happen yet, but I'll keep an extra eye out the next time I clean it...Thanks for the info!

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    You can remove the slide catch release carefully and replace it. Which I highly recommend.
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    On a side note. I think the P232 is the coolest looking gun ever.
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    Congratulations on the new gun. I have one and have had no issues with reliability. I feed mine Winchester and Speer hollow points mostly. I use Galco holsters with mine. Accuracy at short range is phenomenal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericb327 View Post
    You can remove the slide catch release carefully and replace it. Which I highly recommend.
    Is it necessary to replace or just in case?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gene83 View Post
    Congratulations on the new gun. I have one and have had no issues with reliability. I feed mine Winchester and Speer hollow points mostly. I use Galco holsters with mine. Accuracy at short range is phenomenal.
    Which Galco holster are you using? It looks like they only make the Fletch and Concealable for the 232.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdknox View Post
    Is it necessary to replace or just in case?
    I meant to say remove before cleaning then put back in place.
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    I assume that is pretty easy I do. Also have you ever replaced the roll pin that is in the rear of the slide? I think it's the firing pin retaining pin.

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