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JW357 11-05-2013 02:50 PM

Sig P239 - Thoughts?
 
We discovered the Sig P239 yesterday. Its a heavier, single stacked gun that comes in three calibers and you can buy replacement barrels for the three calibers.

I want to get your opinions on the P239. If you own it or have shot it or even held it, I'd like to hear your thoughts.

We would probably buy it in .357 Sig and buy a 9mm bbl for it, for some versatility. I like the idea of having the possibility of three calibers (9mm, 357 Sig, 40 S&W) in essentially one gun.

I've read through all the threads that deal with this gun specifically. I want more.

Ready go!

Mercator 11-05-2013 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by JW357 (Post 1423424)
We discovered the Sig P239 yesterday. Its a heavier, single stacked gun that comes in three calibers and you can buy replacement barrels for the three calibers.

I want to get your opinions on the P239. If you own it or have shot it or even held it, I'd like to hear your thoughts.

We would probably buy it in .357 Sig and buy a 9mm bbl for it, for some versatility. I like the idea of having the possibility of three calibers (9mm, 357 Sig, 40 S&W) in essentially one gun.

I've read through all the threads that deal with this gun specifically. I want more.

Ready go!

as good as any DA/SA in the P series. The bore axis sits high, so a secure grasp makes more of a difference.

j4454 11-05-2013 04:25 PM

I had one in 9mm. It was my first SIG. It shot great but it's size and weight make it an odd choice. For carry I found it to heavy and bulky especially for its capacity(I carry fullsize weapons daily both concealed and open). In a nut shell if you like sigs( I love them) buy a p229 for greater capacity and simile size. Or even their m11 or p220 compact carry. The 239 is just an awkward size for what I perceive it's intended use. It's cheaper usually but I doubt you will be satisfied, I wasn't.

boatme98 11-05-2013 04:56 PM

I've carried a p239 edc in a Don Hume 715 IWB holster for 5 years now. I don't have any problem with the weight or bulk. I weigh in at 238lbs, so I'm a bit on the large size, though.
It's a great, reliable, and accurate gun. 8 + 1 capacity and a decocker. I love it and would be hard pressed to change over to a different edc.

BTW, I have about 11 or 12 pistols and revolvers (I guess I'm a hoarder) and the p239 remains my carry piece.

Argyle_Armoring 11-05-2013 05:06 PM

You can buy a Glock that will do the same thing for a lot less money. ;)

But seriously, I had a customer buy a P239 a couple of weeks ago and went to the range with him a few days later. It is a nice gun to shoot.

JW357 11-05-2013 09:46 PM

Thanks for the responses, everyone.

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Originally Posted by Mercator (Post 1423442)
as good as any DA/SA in the P series. The bore axis sits high, so a secure grasp makes more of a difference.

That makes sense. I've often thought that about most Sigs, despite having never shot one.

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Originally Posted by j4454 (Post 1423463)
I had one in 9mm. It was my first SIG. It shot great but it's size and weight make it an odd choice. For carry I found it to heavy and bulky especially for its capacity

We're looking for one a little heavier, but still concealable, and a single-stack, so it might actually be a good choice for us.

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Originally Posted by boatme98 (Post 1423484)
I've carried a p239 edc in a Don Hume 715 IWB holster for 5 years now. I don't have any problem with the weight or bulk. I weigh in at 238lbs, so I'm a bit on the large size, though.
It's a great, reliable, and accurate gun. 8 + 1 capacity and a decocker. I love it and would be hard pressed to change over to a different edc.

BTW, I have about 11 or 12 pistols and revolvers (I guess I'm a hoarder) and the p239 remains my carry piece.

Interesting. Thank you for the response.

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Originally Posted by Argyle_Armoring (Post 1423490)
You can buy a Glock that will do the same thing for a lot less money. ;)

But seriously, I had a customer buy a P239 a couple of weeks ago and went to the range with him a few days later. It is a nice gun to shoot.

No Glocks in our house. ;) Plus, we are looking for a single-stacked.
I'm glad you enjoyed shooting it. I'd like to rent one.

Jstrong 11-05-2013 11:22 PM

I really like the 239, but with two sigs in 9mm already (226 SAO and 938 ) I could never justify it. For my purposes I'd rather have the insanely packable 938 on me instead of a 239 for the one extra round. But if your looking for something heavier it should be just the ticket. My 938 is the easiest shooting micro-compact 9mm I've ever shot but weighing in at under a pound it's by no means soft shooting,you definetely know your stuffing a 9mm in a 380 sized gun.

davem 11-06-2013 04:28 PM

I have a 239 9mm. Great gun. Little heavy for a single stack 9mm but great gun. I have the 239, 228 & a 229 scorpion.

JW357 11-06-2013 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Jstrong
I really like the 239, but with two sigs in 9mm already (226 SAO and 938 ) I could never justify it. For my purposes I'd rather have the insanely packable 938 on me instead of a 239 for the one extra round. But if your looking for something heavier it should be just the ticket. My 938 is the easiest shooting micro-compact 9mm I've ever shot but weighing in at under a pound it's by no means soft shooting,you definetely know your stuffing a 9mm in a 380 sized gun.

I personally want a P938 for myself. The 239 would be for my wife. She wants something a little heavier. My only concern is she's a south-paw. Not sure how well the decocker and whatnot would do for a lefty.

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Originally Posted by davem
I have a 239 9mm. Great gun. Little heavy for a single stack 9mm but great gun. I have the 239, 228 & a 229 scorpion.

Glad you like it. Seems like you like your Sigs too. This would be our first, if we get it.

j4454 11-06-2013 05:21 PM

May I ask why the decision to go with a single stack? If I remember correctly in terms of width you may save only a 1/4inch in the difference between the p239 and virtually all other sigs(p226, p229, m11). Don't get me wrong my favorite model the p220 is a single but if your looking for a 9mm why in single stack?


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