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Old 09-26-2012, 02:07 PM   #21
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You get what you pay for. My buddy just bought the P238 and that thing is pretty nice. Almost as nice as my P938
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If you have shot them both could you tell me if the recoil is as much of a surprise on the 938 as it was on the 238? That 238 is one of the lightest recoils I have ever felt in a pistol, and if the 938 is that much lighter than the average 9mm I may put one on my gotta have it list. It would make a great BUG.
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So darned pricey though.
Yes, it was pricey but it's not something you're going to have to replace or buy more than once. You buy it once and you have a nice gun forever. To me, that's worth it. I never want to buy a gun (or any other expensive item) and wish that I'd bought something else.


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I will say one thing. Extra mags from Sig will run you about $50 US. To me that is highway robbery.
I have seen the magazines go for around $30 at the gun shops.

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True, but there is never a need to justify a Sig purchase in my book. Heck I own a P229 myself as well.

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If you're on a budget and want very packable then the LCP is decent.

Having shot both the LCP and the Sig 238 I will agree with the others, it is very shootable and packable. It is worth the money. It is basically an improved Colt Mustang. So similar that the Colt mags work in it if you don't want to pay Sig prices for mags.

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If you're on a budget and want very packable then the LCP is decent.

Having shot both the LCP and the Sig 238 I will agree with the others, it is very shootable and packable. It is worth the money. It is basically an improved Colt Mustang. So similar that the Colt mags work in it if you don't want to pay Sig prices for mags.
That is good to know. And yes, the LCP is a great little gun, too. That's what I had my heart set on until I held the Sig. I would consider the LCP a great carry gun, too.
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If you have shot them both could you tell me if the recoil is as much of a surprise on the 938 as it was on the 238? That 238 is one of the lightest recoils I have ever felt in a pistol, and if the 938 is that much lighter than the average 9mm I may put one on my gotta have it list. It would make a great BUG.
I'm sorry, I just saw your reply. It was actually a huge surprise!! I owned a PF9 and that gun was VERY unpleasant to shoot. I'm not recoil sensitive, It's just not fun. Of course the 938 has more punch than the 238, but on my first trip to the range I easily put 200 rounds through it. Left with barely any hand fatigue. I HIGHLY recommend the 938 for anyone looking for a micro 9mm with a nice SA trigger pull.
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I must agree w/the Sig P238. I have the HD version and it's incredible. Yes, it weighs more because of the stainless steel frame but it's worth it.

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I must agree w/the Sig P238. I have the HD version and it's incredible. Yes, it weighs more because of the stainless steel frame but it's worth it.
I think the P238 uses an aluminum frame.
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I have a P-3AT it's pretty much a belly gun. It has a max range of 5 yards. After 5 months of going back to FL it runs well. In a brawl I would consider it a single shot. I can easily stop the slide from functioning with my thumb. I watched a youtube video where a guy stopped a glock from functioning with his thumb. I was also able to stop my P-11 with my thumb. I have yet to try my P95. It has considerably more snap when it functions. A broken thumb is not fun.

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I think the P238 uses an aluminum frame.
Looks like different models have different compositions.

From Sig Sauer.

"The P238 is built on an anodized alloy beavertail style frame ".

The HD version.
The P238 HD is built on an all stainless beavertail style frame

The Extreme version.
Black Hard Anodized Frame, Nitron® Stainless Slide
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