I got a new gun.......

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by winds-of-change, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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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

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    Hopefully a better picture of my Sig P238.

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    Here is a stock photo.

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    And here is the target I shot up with this nice gun of mine. :D I shot about 40 rounds through her today. The target was set at 7 yards.

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  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    And could you believe it? I was able to figure out what all those complicated buttons were on the gun and I was not intimidated and even knew how to take care of any jams or ftf's all by myself. :cool:

    So, later tonight, after I get some sleep, I'm going to take it apart and clean it. I am very excited to have this gun. She shot like a dream and I think I did pretty well with it. The recoil was very tolerable and it was quick to get it back on target. Today I just shot some range ammo but I also bought a box of Hornady Critical Defense ammo.

    I'm going to check out the night sights tonight after it gets dark. :D
     

  3. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    SWEET!

    So, what's her name to be?
     
  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I don't know yet. I have a Maggie and a Minnie. I'm going to have to think on this a while. I am taking suggestions.

    Lil Red? Lady?
     
  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Oh, yeah, as I was picking up my gun the guy at the next counter was bringing in some guns to sell. He had an SKS with a spike bayonet which I would love to own and there was one.........right there..........getting ready to be sold. I wanted it very badly. But I don't have any money left. :(
     
  6. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I am VERY in touch with that feeling.
     
  7. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    An SKS with a spike bayonet? *swoon*
     
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    mountainman13 New Member

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  9. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I really meant that i was "in touch" with the longing for another firearm at the time of a firearms purchase. I ended up getting my CZ75b at the same time i bought my GP100 due to that very problem, hit the ammo fund pretty hard.

    I do love the spike bayonet on my SKS, though. One day, i hope to roast a veggie dog using the bayonet to hold it.



    What about a holster for the itty bitty?



    Hey, there are some rosewood grips for this in the classifieds.
     
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  10. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Congrats Winds, she looks great. The FTF could be a couple things. It could be the ammo (if it is only the last round that FTF, that could be ruled out (but not forgotten)), it could be the magazine, or it could be the gun (needing to be broke in). After you break in the gun, that problem could go away pretty quickly.
    BTW, nice shooting.
     
  11. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Very nice shooting. It is a sweet little gun to shoot unlike some others. Enjoy it. Maybe Sweety is the right name.
     
  12. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Congrats Winds, beautiful Sig and some damn nice shooting. Give her some time to loosen up after you get her clean before worrying about the ftf, might just be a soft mag spring. Did it ftf with all mags?
     
  13. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    Nice gun, and very nice shooting.
     
  14. Gert999

    Gert999 New Member

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    Sweet gun winds, congrats. give it about 500 rounds to work the kinks out. Mine had one mag that was giving ftf and fte's till after 350 rounds. Oh and if u don't mind my askin how much that run you?
     
  15. DodgerBlue

    DodgerBlue New Member

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    OHHH i bet that member Flat Tire I believe, is gonna be MAD you bought a semi after all that good advice he gave you.
    After all, you really should be shooting a 5 shot revolver with no buttons, levers, or anything to confuse you, being a woman and all.
     
  16. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I know you didn't specifically mean an SKS. I was still dreaming. :) The gun came with a little plastic holster I'm going to play around with but I think I'd like something leather or a pocket holster. And it already has rosewood grips on it.

    It only came with one mag and I was so freaked spending so much money all at once that I didn't get any more mags yet. I did buy a speed loader because my thumbs just can't take loading mags.

    See my second post on this thread. I did reference to that. ;)
     
  17. Mandy

    Mandy New Member

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    Nice gun, congrats on your new baby, I wish I had the money for the P238HD sigh
     
  18. fireguy

    fireguy New Member

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    Congrats, Winds! New stuff is lots of fun. Enjoy!
     
  19. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    I love new gun porn!! :D

    Call her Tuscadero... (as in Pinky...)

    Really, REALLY good grouping, that's something to be proud of...:cool:

    Mucho congrats!!!!!! :cool::D;)
     
  20. jordan89

    jordan89 New Member

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    Sweet lookin' gun!