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Old 03-16-2012, 05:22 PM   #31
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Nice gun Winds. I would not worry too much about the last round FTF until you've reached the break in period. Your owners manual should give you the round count for that.

I would suggest that you NOT buy a bunch of defense rounds until:

A. You've fully broken in the gun...and
B. You've fired several different brands/weights of deffense ammo to determine which of them function 100% and hit to point of aim.

There is a lot of marketing hype out there, most of which should be ignored. I'd suggest shooting the heaviest HP rounds that meet both reliability and POA/POI requirements.

Good luck and congrats on a beautiful SIG!

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Most of the .380 ammo I've seen is 90 gr. I only bought one box of 25 rounds of Critical Defense. I hope that will last me a long time. I was shooting a very cheap brand of ammo yesterday. Maybe that could be it. I'm not too worried about it just yet.
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After much researching, reading, renting and asking everyone what they thought, I finally bought myself a small gun. I decided on the Sig P238 and I thought I would go for broke and get the "Lady" model.

http://www.sigsauer.com/CatalogProductDetails/p238-lady.aspx

I actually bought it in Monday but because I live in Illinois, I couldn't pick it up until today. So I went and got it and went right into the range with it. The gun shoots like a dream but it did seem to ftf with the last round in the mag. Not every time but more often than not. If anyone can offer suggestions, I would appreciate it.

Here is a couple pictures of my gun that I took with my cell phone.

A picture of my gun in hand to show you size. My hand is pretty small

Hopefully a better picture of my Sig P238.

Here is a stock photo.

And here is the target I shot up with this nice gun of mine. I shot about 40 rounds through her today. The target was set at 7 yards.
After seeing that target, remind me never to get you mad at me!

Cool little sig...
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Nice! Both the gun and your target!

Just a thought, but the last FTF might be if you are "limp wristing" it slightly. My younger son was shooting the G27 the other day and experiencing several FTFs in one mag. I tried it out and had none. I had him firm up his wrist and the problem went away. Your grouping is nice so don't grip it tighter, just manage the recoil more firmly. Does that make sense?

How about you name it Sweet Pea?
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Nice! Both the gun and your target!

Just a thought, but the last FTF might be if you are "limp wristing" it slightly. My younger son was shooting the G27 the other day and experiencing several FTFs in one mag. I tried it out and had none. I had him firm up his wrist and the problem went away. Your grouping is nice so don't grip it tighter, just manage the recoil more firmly. Does that make sense?

How about you name it Sweet Pea?
Yeah, I thought about the possibility of limp wristing, too, but why only on the last round in the mag? I'll pay more attention to that next time.

Sweat Pea is a very nice name. I will seriously consider that one. Nothing has quite hit me yet.
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Yeah, I thought about the possibility of limp wristing, too, but why only on the last round in the mag? I'll pay more attention to that next time.

Sweat Pea is a very nice name. I will seriously consider that one. Nothing has quite hit me yet.
It only happens with the last round because the gun is lighter at that point so it can absorb less inertia. That's my theory anyhow. With my son and the Glock 27 we were trying out a high capacity magazine in it for the first time. The G27 is a subcompact so the 15-round mag puts a great deal of weight below the hand and seemed to make his hand into a fulcrum of sorts. I have a thousand rounds or so through that gun and this is the only time a FTF has happened. Anyhow, he firmed up his wrist and it went away. (and yes, we clean the Glock after shooting).

I have only named one of my guns and that was very recently. I named my new AR Herb after my friend who recently passed away and I bought it from his widow.
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http://www.cdnninvestments.com/ Here is the link to CDNN. Go to magazines.
http://www.remoraholsters.net/removefromcart.sc?shoppingCartItemId=9938FCC6-43AD-5FB0-7A9F-CFA72E40F1DB
I picked up the DeSantis at the lgs. The one for the bodyguard fits the P238 too.
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Most of the .380 ammo I've seen is 90 gr. I only bought one box of 25 rounds of Critical Defense. I hope that will last me a long time. I was shooting a very cheap brand of ammo yesterday. Maybe that could be it. I'm not too worried about it just yet.
So now comes the tough part because you now HAVE TO go and shoot that expensive ammo!

All gun, especially small guns, function differently, "or not at all", with different loads.

It would really suck to need your gun and then discover that your carry load stove pipes every other round OR hits 6" left of your practice load.

You must know if your carry load hits POA/POI and that it functions reliably in your gun.

I typically buy a box of the bullet weight I want from 4 to 5 different manufacturers, shoot the all for accuracy and reliability testing. Of the brands that worked flawlessly, I pick the one with the best group that is closest to POA.

I know that at a buck a round this equates to another $100 to $125 but in the big picture, bullets are cheap, it's life that's hard to replace.

Have fun

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Winds, I'm so proud of you and your gun prowess! Ya see, I remember the WOC of yester-year. You have come a long way baby!

And what brings a smile to this crusty old face is that I may have played a small role in the transformation.

You rock girl! I got a new gun....... - Range Report

Great choice, great gun and great shooting!
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Winds, I'm so proud of you and your gun prowess! Ya see, I remember the WOC of yester-year. You have come a long way baby!

And what brings a smile to this crusty old face is that I may have played a small role in the transformation.

You rock girl! I got a new gun....... - Range Report

Great choice, great gun and great shooting!
Oh, mygod!! Thank you so much, Cane. You are my "Daddy" on this forum. Well, you and C3. Robo is the big brother (he's not old enough to be my "Daddy"). You have played a huge roll in my growth. You have supported, encouraged and educated me with such patience, acceptance and understanding.

Yes, I have come a long way. I have asked a gazillion questions. And what is on the forum is only a fraction of it because I PM many questions to you guys, too. Every once in a while I say something and I can't believe that actually came out of me. It almost sounds like someone who might now a little something. And I am honest enough to know I only know a "little something" about guns compared to everyone here.

So, when is the weather decent enough for me to come shoot that BBQ gun down in Florida? Meeting you is on my bucket list, you know. And I'll even let you shoot my guns, too. I KNOW you don't have a Mark II as beautiful as mine.

And to think I considered selling my GP100 and forget about guns when the guy who introduced me to guns decided he didn't want to help me along anymore. I got a new gun....... - Range Report Thanks to you all here on FTF I have flourished. My sincere thank you to you all.

Such a compliment from Cane..........I can die happy now. I got a new gun....... - Range Report
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Nice purchase winds. Ya done good girl, ya done good. As much as I hate to admit it, the pink looks pretty good on it
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