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Old 01-31-2014, 10:25 PM   #1
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Default P238 with stock holster issue.

My Daughter gave me a P238 that came in a case with 2 magazines and a plastic holster.

The gun looks great, shoots great, everything about it is grear except the holster.

It has these (forever?) glow in the dark sights (once again great).

The issue I found out is really the front sight.

It appears to have shoulders on the sides of the sight that are catching on the plastic holster.

They appear to have no function at all.

When putting it in, the slide starts to rack back and it takes great effort to remove it.

Now I see that these sight shoulders are carving grooves in the plastic.

I contacted Sig Sauer but they acted like they did not understand the issue and offered me another holster of the same design as it is the only one they have for that gun.

Seriously, with all those P238's out there with this style of front sight on it, I can't believe I am the only one with this issue.

If they would at least admit there is an issue I could accept that.

They do not even accept e mails, only phone calls.

My phone camera sucks, but you can see the shavings curled inside the holster and the shoulders on the front sight.

My only thoughts to solve the issue other than replacing the front sight is to use a drimmel with a cut off wheel to round and reduce the shoulders down.

I asked Sig if they would fix it by rounding the points on the side of the front sight and he acted as if the P238 were a shrine of perfection and who would dare modify any aspect of such perfection.

I doubt there would be enough material to clearance the holster.

If I kill the sight, oh well, it needed replacing anyway.

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Old 02-01-2014, 01:54 AM   #2
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I use this OWB leather holster. Works great.
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Does look like the front sight is sticking up some...

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The center portion of the sight fits the notch except for the edges.

I hear that for the CCW classes they want an inside the belt style holster so might need to get another just for the class.

I'm dying to wear a shoulder rig (when off duty or out of uniform) with a full frame 1911 like I had in my USMC days.

It felt, natural, or correct you could say.

Bet it's not too comfy in the summer though when the humidity spikes in the high 90's.

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I like the Don Hume products for my Colt Mustang Plus II .380.


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Yep, this morning I pulled the front sight and ground the shoulders down like a regular sight and it now fits the holster like you would expect it to.

Sig Sauer really screwed up on that one!

Sig is not the most expensive, but it's not the cheapest brand out there either.

There are many gun manufacturers out there that sell more gun for the $ame or le$$, so I would expect more from them.

Any CAD program would have shown interfearance issues in the final assembly.

No verification of proper function with associated accessories, or quality checks, just slap it on and sell it?

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Default P238 with stock holster issue.

I would have thrown the holster away or grooved the plastic before grinding on the gun. I got the same problem but it is a cheap junk holster to start with that will wear the finish off the gun so I just threw it to the side.

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My Daughter gave me a P238 that came in a case with 2 magazines and a plastic holster.

The gun looks great, shoots great, everything about it is grear except the holster.

It has these (forever?) glow in the dark sights (once again great).

The issue I found out is really the front sight.

It appears to have shoulders on the sides of the sight that are catching on the plastic holster.

They appear to have no function at all.

When putting it in, the slide starts to rack back and it takes great effort to remove it.

Now I see that these sight shoulders are carving grooves in the plastic.

I contacted Sig Sauer but they acted like they did not understand the issue and offered me another holster of the same design as it is the only one they have for that gun.

Seriously, with all those P238's out there with this style of front sight on it, I can't believe I am the only one with this issue.

If they would at least admit there is an issue I could accept that.

They do not even accept e mails, only phone calls.

My phone camera sucks, but you can see the shavings curled inside the holster and the shoulders on the front sight.

My only thoughts to solve the issue other than replacing the front sight is to use a drimmel with a cut off wheel to round and reduce the shoulders down.

I asked Sig if they would fix it by rounding the points on the side of the front sight and he acted as if the P238 were a shrine of perfection and who would dare modify any aspect of such perfection.

I doubt there would be enough material to clearance the holster.

If I kill the sight, oh well, it needed replacing anyway.
I took a look at mine and the front sight does not look like that. Mine has a very slight edge and does not have a holster problem. I am wondering if they put in the correct front sight.
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If the dovetail were a lot deeper into the slide it would have been level and fit.

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Hmm...I was curious so I went a got mine and the little factory plastic holster I never use. My front sight never touches the groove in the holster.

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