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Sig P238
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So....some of you have already read that I sold my LCP and am waiting for tax returns to hopefully get a Sig P238. The LCP was perfectly reliable so part of me regrets selling it, but I could never shoot more than two mags at the range before it would nearly draw blood on my index finger. I have an LC9...I currently carry it occasionally in a special handbag, but generally I don't carry it on my body because although it's small, it's slightly too big for my taste on my body. Also I want to try thigh carry, and I read that the gun should be under a pound, loaded.

But tonight I was looking at some complaints that the sigs aren't a reliable carry weapon.....quite a few complaining about FTF, but the information seemed a few years old.

Any personal experience? I have heard otherwise it is an accurate gun with lighter recoil for the size, easily concealable.....and that's exactly what I'm looking for.
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#2
Never had a failure to fire with mine. There was a recall on the recoil springs when they first hit the market and sig replaced the round profile springs with a flat profile spring like mine pictured below.
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Make sure you find one with the updated spring.
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#3
I saw you mentioned weight. Here's what mine tips the scales at with Hogue grips and brass cased FMJ's.

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Loaded 6 round Sig mag inserted +1...
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Loaded 10 round Colt Mustang mag +1...
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I have my eye on one of these so likely new because I'll probably just get one from Tanners.

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Oh wait....yours is over a pound loaded.....I read the loaded weight is like 15.5 ounces, roughly.....maybe because of the +1? I guess I doubt one ounce is going to be a deal breaker for the thigh holster. The LC9 is over 20 oz loaded, I think.
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#5
Current production Colt Mustang is 12.5 oz according to what I see here.

That's what Sig copied to make theirs.


They have a polymer version now too. It's 11.8 oz.

It's icky looking though. LOL



I have a Colt Pony. (like the Mustang, but DAO)
It's not a Pocketlite (alloy frame) - it's all stainless and weighs 19 oz.
IWB carry is not noticeable (weight) nor is ankle carry using a Galco Ankle Glove.
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#6
Yeah the Colt isn't super gorgeous. Lol. Not terrible.....

I really really want the "pretty" one.....but I don't want to get it if it's going to FTF on me. The only other Sig I ever had was the Mosquito and it was nothing but an expensive paperweight. Terrible gun.

The LCP never FTF one time, but then, I could hardly stand to shoot it.
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#7
Just to clarify.

FTF=Failure To Feed?

Or

FTF=Failure To Fire?

The new springs were supposed to fix the failures to feed. Never heard of a failure to fire let alone experience one. I have however had feeding issues namely when it's been rolling around in my pocket for a few weeks collecting dust and dirt and it doesn't go into battery completely.

Keep it clean. It's not an LCP. If you remember I compared my p238 to an AR and the LCP is like an AK. The p238 is built to tight tolerances and you should run it fairly dry if you're expecting to get it dusty and dirty.

For the record, Mrs_Gixxer carries hers either in her purse or in her IWB Aliengear holster and doesn't get into the dirty messes I encounter and I have yet to see that thing hang up.

FWIW.

I wouldn't trade my p238 for the another LCP in a million years. The accuracy, trigger pull and sights on the LCP don't even come close to comparing. Definitely an upgrade. Just take care of it properly.
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Mr_Gixxer;159608 Wrote:Just to clarify.

FTF=Failure To Feed?

Or

FTF=Failure To Fire?

The new springs were supposed to fix the failures to feed. Never heard of a failure to fire let alone experience one. I have however had feeding issues namely when it's been rolling around in my pocket for a few weeks collecting dust and dirt and it doesn't go into battery completely.

Keep it clean. It's not an LCP. If you remember I compared my p238 to an AR and the LCP is like an AK. The p238 is built to tight tolerances and you should run it fairly dry if you're expecting to get it dusty and dirty.

For the record, Mrs_Gixxer carries hers either in her purse or in her IWB Aliengear holster and doesn't get into the dirty messes I encounter and I have yet to see that thing hang up.

FWIW.

I wouldn't trade my p238 for the another LCP in a million years. The accuracy, trigger pull and sights on the LCP don't even come close to comparing. Definitely an upgrade. Just take care of it properly.


Perfect...thanks so much! Yeah my LCP was a literal pain to shoot, and the sights were worthless so I had to get the CT laser on it. The P238 seems to have decent sights right out of the box and I'm told the recoil is reasonable.

How often does the Mrs. shoot hers, and/or clean it?
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#9
Love my p238! I had a LCP previous to it and I hated the LCP, it was the perect size for conceal carry but I didn't like the sights and I didn't find myself very accurate in shooting it. However my p238 I am spot on with , the sights are amazing. I recently got an aliengear holster so I could carry it on me versus in my purse, i don't find it to be heavy, while carrying I don't even realize it's there.never had a problem with failing to fire or feed. I love shooting it as well, love everything about it, trigger pull is great com pared to the LCP. Would definitely recommend this gun to anyone looking into getting one!
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#10
RugerGirl;159609 Wrote:How often does the Mrs. shoot hers, and/or clean it?

I cant say for sure but I bet it's seen at least 500 rounds. It's cleaned thoroughly around once a month by me. Sometimes more sometimes less it all depends. I like to at least shoot a mag through each of ours every month too to make sure everything still runs right and to get fresh ammo in the mags, hers has been 100% with mine about 90%. Again, I attribute that to poor maintenance on my part considering what I put mine through and not necessarily the gun.
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