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Old February 23, 2014, 08:53 PM   #1
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Found my unicorn! Sig P239 357 Sig SS slide

I sold a Hk USPc .45 stainless recently that I acquired in a trade, and was looking for something new to purchase.

I was looking at the classifieds on another forum the other day, and found a gun that I has been on my want list for a long time. A user had a Sig P239 in 357 Sig, with a stainless steel slide and night sights. Comes with the blue box, manual, and 2 mags.

I picked it up for $625 shipped, which was a great deal. I haven't seen a factory chambered 357 Sig P239 stainless for sale anywhere in quite awhile, unless it was the SAS version, and then they wanted $900+ for it.

I also ordered a set of Hogue checkered tulipwood grips and SS hex grip screws, a Desantis Intruder IWB holster, four new 7 round factory Sig mags, and 100 rounds of Federal 357 Sig HST 125gr ammo as well.

I was happy to find the 357 Sig HST in stock somewhere for a decent price too. I ordered two boxes of it, and in the morning they were all sold out. This particular round has been pretty difficult to find. I got it for $29/50 round box.

The gun will be here on Wednesday, and I will post some pics then. I think it will look awesome with the tulipwood grips on it. It's pretty exciting finally getting a gun that you have wanted for a long time.
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Old February 23, 2014, 09:14 PM   #2
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I have wanted one of those for some time too. There was one in the local bait shop that I had to pass by.
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Old February 23, 2014, 09:26 PM   #3
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When I saw Unicorn SIG I got excited, thinking it ate sparkles and shot rainbows. I'm sure your new SIG is pretty awesome at shooting bullets though .
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Old February 23, 2014, 09:47 PM   #4
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Ugh. You got rid of that gorgeous USPc!?

Wish I would have known that. Heh
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Old February 23, 2014, 10:47 PM   #5
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The 239 is an absolute winner in my opinion. I always laugh at those that complain it is too heavy or doesn't hold enough rounds. Thank God Sig didn't listen to twits on the errornet 20 years ago because the 239 is the perfect size. Small enough to conceal easily yet big enough to get a good grip with. If there is a more accurate and reliable pistol in the size and price range of the 239 I would be very surprised.
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Old February 23, 2014, 10:58 PM   #6
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Ugh. You got rid of that gorgeous USPc!?

Wish I would have known that. Heh
Yeah, I had no attachment to it really. I traded for it because I knew I could resell it for more than I could sell the XDs .45 that I traded for it. I thought about keeping it, but it just didn't grow on me.

This particular P239 that I purchased just happened to pop up at the perfect time
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Old February 23, 2014, 11:58 PM   #7
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I really like the P239. There are smaller pistols, higher-capacity pistols, slimmer pistols, and lighter pistols, but it's one of those designs that is more than the sum of its parts. A compact pistol you could still fight with.
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Old February 24, 2014, 12:08 AM   #8
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I've had P239 for edc for about seven years now and I honestly can't think of any other handgun I would trade it for.
It's a perfect fit for me.
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Old February 24, 2014, 10:21 AM   #9
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I have one its a beast. Runs like an old sewing machine. Top Gun has 8 rd mags on sale NOW.

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Old February 24, 2014, 10:29 AM   #10
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I recently gave my 239, probably one of my most prized handguns, to my father-in-law. When I bought it around 8 years ago, I had the choice between the two tone and straight black. I went with the black but wish I had went with the stainless Congrats on a great gun.
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Old February 24, 2014, 11:41 AM   #11
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I always laugh at those that complain it is too heavy or doesn't hold enough rounds. Thank God Sig didn't listen to twits on the errornet 20 years ago because the 239 is the perfect size. Small enough to conceal easily yet big enough to get a good grip with. If there is a more accurate and reliable pistol in the size and price range of the 239 I would be very surprised.
I like SIGs, I really do. But I have never liked the P239. First is the completely flat frontstrap. No contouring at all. It's one of the few pistols I actually find uncomfortable. Now for a few shots in self defense like it's meant for, yea it's fine. But the SIG P225 it basically replaced was much nicer IMO.

As for size, I like it's size. But for that same size the simple fact is you CAN get a number of guns that hold significantly more ammunition. The P239 is very similar in size to the HK P2000 that holds 13 rds of 9mm or 12 rds of 40SW or 357SIG. The HK P2000sk is even smaller than the P239 but still holds 10 rds of 9mm and 9 rds of 40SW or 357 SIG. That is just to show that there are hammer fired options in the same size with just as good construction that hold more ammunition. More is more.

I'm glad the OP got something he wanted. Personally, I don't understand trading something in 45 ACP for something in 357 SIG.
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Old February 24, 2014, 03:16 PM   #12
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I also really wanted to love the P239, but the corners of the front strap dig into my hand something fierce, and I think the rubber finger groove Hogue grips are bulky and ugly.

I think where it really shines compared to the similar-sized Glock 19 is in shootability with the bigger calibers. In 9mm I will always go to my Glock 19, but in .40 S&W or .357 Sig I would like the P239.
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Old February 24, 2014, 03:22 PM   #13
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I find the trigger in the Sig 239 superior to the competition. Personally, I still have a problem getting a really clean double action first round out of HKs. I love them, but HKs take more practice than a piano. For some reason, my 239 is just easier to draw and fire with precision. The Hogue grips help with the ergonomics. Nice catch.
I forgot to mention you can go to 9mm from 357 Sig with a barrel a spring and a magazine or two.
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Old February 25, 2014, 06:42 AM   #14
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I stumbled into what sounds like the exact same gun by accident. I was just looking for a 357 Sig and bought the first one I came across and haven't seen one like it since. I have seen a few with stainless slides and a black frame but never one like this. It even had the Hogue grips. I think I paid $750.00 for it so yours was a good find. I love the gun and shoot it well. It is one of the few guns that I feel like I would never sell or trade. It puts them right were I point. It is a bit bulky for me when it comes to a carry gun. I usually carry a G19 in the winter and a Shield in the summer. I am also lucky enough to have a buddy who is in a certain branch of law enforcement who brings home hoards of 357 brass and they pretty much reload for the same cost of 9mm.

Nice find, hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
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Old February 27, 2014, 11:04 PM   #15
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The P239 didn't show up until today, and due to my work schedule, won't be able to pick it up until Monday. I'll post some pics then.
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Old February 28, 2014, 12:58 AM   #16
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I had that exact gun years ago with rosewood grips on it. It was a very nice pistol. Sadly, someone else thought it was nice too and stole it. Maybe one of these days it will be recovered.
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Old February 28, 2014, 05:28 AM   #17
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Old February 28, 2014, 09:06 PM   #18
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I won't be able to make it over to my FFL until Monday, due to my work schedule. I will post some pics then.
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Old February 28, 2014, 09:50 PM   #19
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The Hogue finger groove grips, while making it a little tougher to conceal, make the 239 totally different and much better pistol. That is coming from someone who hates rubber grips too.
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Old March 2, 2014, 01:10 AM   #20
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This P239 has the rubber Hogue wraparound grips on it. I am replacing them with Hogue tulipwood exotic hardwood grips.
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Old March 3, 2014, 05:12 PM   #21
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I was finally able to go pick up my P239 today. I really like the look of the tulipwood grips. Here are some pics!







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Old March 4, 2014, 09:41 PM   #22
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Looks good congrats .... Very nice find...
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