Attn. all 1911 guys.

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by rdk45, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. rdk45

    rdk45 New Member

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    Ok so I have been looking at adding a sig p238 to my arsenal. I know at first I heard of some issues but I also heard those issues were fixed. I guess my question is why have I not heard much from the 1911 guys on this little gun, it would seem that the p238 would attract them because of all of the inherent similarities. So being a 1911 guy myself I would love to hear what my 1911 brethren and anybody who has experience with the p238 has to say about this gun.
    Thanks
     
  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    ive read mixed reviews of it. ive handled them they dont feel right to me. my thinking is why get one when you can get a colt new agent or defender in 45acp or 9mm??
     
  4. trrogers24

    trrogers24 New Member

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    I purchased the P238 Equinox for my wife. It is a fun gun to shoot. It is the perfect gun to slide in a pocket when the Officers size 1911 is not an option to carry.
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    my new agent fits in my blue jeans pocket just fine. its smaller than an officer model 1911 with no sights to snag on stuff. works just fine loose in a wind jacket or coat pocket.
     
  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    The Sigs too small for me. :(
     
  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    either a ppk/s or bersa thunder 380 work better. :)
     
  8. BTKFirearms

    BTKFirearms New Member

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    I love my P238 (blackwood grips). It is the prefect pocket gun - night sites, thumb safety and comes with a holster. If needed for bigger hands, you can get an extended magazine that adds about 5/8" and one extra round.

    Many say why have a .380 when you can have a 9/40/45. I say what are you shooting at, an engine block? A .380 with personal defense loads has more than enough stopping power. Not to mention, the larger rounds are more likely to over penetrate and cause collateral damage to property, loved ones or bystanders.

    I agree the PPK/Bersa options are good as well, but they are taller, thicker, longer & heavier which makes CCW a bit less
    Comfortable for most. They are Great for a nightstand gun ( bersa thunder 380 for me) as the profile is easier to feel for and find in the dark and offer a great laser grip for added intimidation/reassurance/accuracy.
     
  9. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    when colt introduced the .380acp in europe in made quite a stir as a big bore round :)
     
  10. Alpha1Victor

    Alpha1Victor New Member

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    I have a sig p238 elite. I love it! Its a great little gun. I carry loaded with frangible rounds.
     
  11. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    Same here. I can just about get a finger and a half on the grip of a 238. I'll pass and carry my S&W m36 if I need a small gun.
     
  12. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    A 1911 is a 1911.
    A 238 is not a 1911.
     
  13. Soliferrum

    Soliferrum New Member

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    thank you dan. if you didnt say it i was definitely going to. i know people use 1911 as a style marker, but, there is an astronomical difference between a wildhog, or an officers carry, or a super carry, and a 1911. i got all excited when i saw the title. "oh yay! something i can contribute to!" then i got here...nope. it is wise to carry those short stubby things, its way easier to hide. i prefer to carry a full size over any carry special because id rather have control and firmness of recoil over a wild hand cannon. and ill put it the way a Sheriff said to me in a 7-11.

    "In the day where a sidearm isnt complete without night sites, laser pointers, smart grips, trigger safetys and hi cap magazines, there's something to take serious about a man who carries a standard 1911." -i didnt see him behind me when i lifted my jacket to get my wallet.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2011
  14. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    I agree that some 1911 "variants" arent true 1911s but its rediculous to say that a 1911 is less of a 1911 because it has night sights.
     
  15. Tyj8387

    Tyj8387 New Member

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    I am looking for a 1911 ...lightly used...kimber, springfield, or colt.
     
  16. Alpha1Victor

    Alpha1Victor New Member

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    Full size or Compact?
     
  17. Tyj8387

    Tyj8387 New Member

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    Full size is what I'm looking for.