Sig P239 - Thoughts?

Discussion in 'SIG Sauer Forum' started by JW357, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    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!
     
  2. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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

  3. j4454

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    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.
     
  4. boatme98

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    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.
     
  5. Argyle_Armoring

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    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.
     
  6. JW357

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    Thanks for the responses, everyone.

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

    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.

    Interesting. Thank you for the response.

    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.
     
  7. Jstrong

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    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.
     
  8. davem

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    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.
     
  9. JW357

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    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.

    Glad you like it. Seems like you like your Sigs too. This would be our first, if we get it.
     
  10. j4454

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    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?
     
  11. JW357

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    My wife wants to carry in a flashbang holster. We figure overall length of the gun and width of the gun are two of the more important measurements, given that method of carry.
     
  12. druryj

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    I'm right there with you...almost the same situation. For me, the P239 is the perfect CCW pistol. I have tried the mini-pistols; the Kahrs, the Shield, etc and find that the P239 is the right size for the job. I carry it in a Tueller Holsters IWB and it is comfortable and secure. I have a thread a few lines down about my EDC- my Sig P239, with some pics.
     
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  13. druryj

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    That seemingly small 1/4" is awful big when worn IWB...
     
  14. zeke4351

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    I have a P239 in .357 Sig and it is my favorite Sig. It just fits my hand and points great with Hogue rubber grips. The weight of the gun makes it great for shooting full power .357 Sig loads of 125 grains at 1475 fps. I also have a .40 S&W barrel for it. I would never buy one of these in 9mm because of the smaller slide the other barrels will not fit should you want to change calibers. There are better options for a 9mm like my P938 or my P229 SAS.
     

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  15. JW357

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    Thanks for sharing. I agree about getting it in .357 Sig first, and a 9mm conversion later.

    Incidentally, we saw one of these bad boys at a LGS a week or so ago, and it was priced at around $1200. Maybe $1300. Sticker shock, for sure.
     
  16. Mercator

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    It is 1K or less around here. If you find a dealer willing to ship a new one to CA you could definitely save.
     
  17. 4sig

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    Bought mine a year ago nib with 3 magazines in 9mm. Great gun. Weight reduces the recoil. Fits well. In the IWB holsters. All edges are smoothed over and both de cocker and slide release are close to the frame to prevent snagging. Very, very accurate
     
  18. OH_AKguy_937

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    I have a p239 and love it. It was my first Sig, and I have since bought others. I see no problem with carrying the p239. Yes, you can buy smaller polymer guns that carry the same capacity, or similar ones that carry more capacity, but if you want the Sig I say get it.

    I say if you like the way it feels in your hands compared to other brands and models then buy the Sig. If something else feels better in your hands or you like the features on another gun vs the Sig, then buy the other gun. For me when I buy guns it's all about how it feels in your hands.
     
  19. DrFootball

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    It's one of 3 I'm considering......
     
  20. 4sig

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    what are the other two?