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Old April 6, 2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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New Sig P238..gotta say I love it!

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Not that I mean to show off but I got this beauty to replace a Bersa thunder and Berreta Jetfire that id sold over the last 2 months. Gotta say I am so happy that I bought this Sig to replace the 2 other guns. Even though I am apparently the third owner the gun looks beautiful and shoots even better than it looks. I am extremely impressed with accuracy and reliability for such a small gun after shooting 100 rounds last weekend! As crazy as it sounds this is probably now my 2nd favorite handgun after my Kimber TLE .45

If you are looking for a small, reliable, and very accurate ccw gun with a 1911ish feel to it than I definitely recommend the p238, just cant say how impressed I am with this gun! Anyone else share my opinion/or have anything bad to say about the gun?
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Old April 6, 2013, 08:54 PM   #2
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You'll enjoy that P238. I really enjoy shooting it when my son brings his to the range. It handles the BB +P rounds very well. I'd like to have one.
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Noticed that when I viewed your jpg's that the count is still at zero viewed. Curious the age of the gun. I haven't seen any Copperbacks in our area. Is that sensitive to Hoppes #9 like the Bersa Duo tone if it gets a knick (copper plating for the nickel)?
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Old April 6, 2013, 09:10 PM   #3
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The gun was made in 2011. However sig discontinued the copperhead edition soon after 2011 if I am correct. Since I only cleaned it once its hard to say for sure, but I did use hoppes #9 and it did not seem to harm the guns finish.
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Old April 6, 2013, 09:55 PM   #4
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I've got my p238 on my hip right now. It has turned into my most recent carry piece and I have nothing but good to say about it. It's very accurate and easy to shoot and totally forget I've got it on.
I've got the p938 as well but find that I carry my p238 more for right now.
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Old April 7, 2013, 01:45 PM   #5
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New Sig P238..gotta say I love it!

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I've got my p238 on my hip right now. It has turned into my most recent carry piece and I have nothing but good to say about it. It's very accurate and easy to shoot and totally forget I've got it on.
I've got the p938 as well but find that I carry my p238 more for right now.
Same here for me. I also have a P229 and a P250 but my small Sigs are my favorites.
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Old April 7, 2013, 02:15 PM   #6
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I've got the p938 as well but find that I carry my p238 more for right now.
Since they are nearly the same size, why? Just curious.
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Old April 7, 2013, 04:38 PM   #7
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My wife just picked up a P238 a couple of weeks ago. Very nice fit and finish with surprising accuracy and comfort for a pistol that small. We have only a shade over a hundred rounds through it so far, but we are both impressed.
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Old April 7, 2013, 06:31 PM   #8
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Since they are nearly the same size, why? Just curious.
They are EXTREMELY close in size, however, if you were to wear very lightweight, form hugging tops for summer, your answer would become obvious because just that small of a size difference makes the grip on the p938 print, whereas, the p238, conceals without any detection.
Now, if I were to wear a basic t-shirt or other style shirt that isn't form hugging, then there wouldn't be an issue.
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Old April 8, 2013, 12:31 PM   #9
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I have a P238 and recently also picked up the P938. Both are great guns.
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Old April 8, 2013, 12:44 PM   #10
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The p238 is my favorite carry. It is the all stainless version with Rosewood grips.
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Old April 8, 2013, 02:03 PM   #11
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The P238 is a lovely little pistol, after the first round of issues Sig appears to have effectively addressed them. I shot about 50 through the base model (blue steel, black grips) and I liked it a lot. Reliable, controllable, accurate. I like that my LCP (my daily carry and trusty companion) costs half as much, but if I had the cash I'd get the stainless SAS version in a heartbeat.
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Old April 8, 2013, 04:41 PM   #12
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I originally bought a P238 Nitron but after my wife tried it it was gone!
So I had to replace it with the HD version with the rosewood grips.
Funny thing tho the Nitron has a much better trigger pull and feel (7lbs) and breaks clean.
While the HD is right at 8.5 lbs and feels gritty.
I hope its just a matter of breaking it in.
Both guns have had zero reliablity issues!
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Old April 8, 2013, 05:47 PM   #13
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I have a P238 two tone (which I replaced the grips with wood grips) and a P938 Extreme. Love them both!
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Old April 8, 2013, 06:13 PM   #14
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In agreement

I've had my P238 HDW for about 6 months......really fun to shoot.
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Old April 9, 2013, 08:35 AM   #15
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And I have to tell y'all, my rosewood grips I ordered from Sig for my p238 Nitron arrived yesterday and I put them on and it looks so much nicer now!!! I had black Hogue rubber grips on it. I fell in love with the rosewood when I bought my p938.
Now my p238 and p938 have matching grips!
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Old April 9, 2013, 10:33 AM   #16
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Redhologram -

The grips fit both the 238 and the 938 don't they? Matching grips sounds great even though mine don't match each other in finish.

P238, yeah, I know only some will like these grips.

Edited by Spats McGee: The grips are great and the artwork is well done but in the interest of being a family-friendly site, we would like to allow the option of clicking a link to see the picture rather than having it here. Warning: Contains mild nudity.

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Old April 9, 2013, 10:35 AM   #17
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Rabbitt..
Those are seriously cool!!! Seriously...
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Old April 9, 2013, 10:51 AM   #18
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Thanks Red.
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Old April 9, 2013, 11:18 AM   #19
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Good looking grips.. been looking at some similar to them for a while now on ebay.

Enjoy your 238. I enjoy mine. Had some feed / eject issues when new, but after some shooting, they are gone.
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Old April 9, 2013, 02:06 PM   #20
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Red and Dondor. The grips on my 238 are from ebay from the company http://www.stingerpaintballdesigns.com/

I also picked up some 1911 ones from them.
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Old April 9, 2013, 02:13 PM   #21
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I wanted a P238 for a couple years, but I could not justify spending that much on one when I had my TCP that was way cheaper and ran 100%.

Finally got it and made the mistake of having the wife shoot it. It was my gun for only a couple weeks before she took it over.

Gotta try to get one for me now.

By far my favorite carry gun.
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Old April 9, 2013, 02:26 PM   #22
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THe P238 has a bit of a kick but lots of fun. Here is short video of a young friend of mine that I took shooting. She shot 22s, 380, 9mm and 45 that day but this is her first time with the 238.

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Old April 9, 2013, 03:31 PM   #23
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Re: New Sig P238..gotta say I love it!

Loving the pics Rabbit.
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Old April 9, 2013, 04:23 PM   #24
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Sig Sauer P238 HDW.jpg Here is my wife's new P238 HDW. I'm thinking of getting the 938. The HDW stainless steel frame ups the weight to 21 oz. Might help a little in taming the recoil for followup shots.
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Old April 10, 2013, 09:22 AM   #25
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915A. Thanks. The last one is a video and what showed up in the post ended up being a real nice pic of the flames coming from it.
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