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Old December 31st, 2016, 03:58 PM   #1
 
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Range Report: Sig P238 HD

I already have a Sig P238 two-tone, which has an alloy lower (which saves weight, making the gun a superb CCW gun) but I decided to also get the Sig P238 HD, which is all-steel and weighs about 4 oz. more (enough to notice).

I got the gun to the range today, and put about 90 rounds through it. Had one jam on about the 80th round, which I quickly cleared and which did not recur. I was shooting Fiocci target rounds, FMJ ball.

The gun shoots very nicely; superbly for a gun this size. I got lots of bulls-eyes, and even more non-bull's-eyes.

One of the things that I really like about the P238 is that it is essentially a simplified and scaled down 1911. The gun is easy to break down and clean and even the extractor and firing pin are removed in much the same way as a 1911 albeit a little simpler.

Anyway, I am pleased with the gun and I may make it one of my CCW licensed guns (in CA OC we are allowed three).

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I have a tan 238 and it is a great shooter. Easy to control and fun! Glad you like yours as well!
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Congrats. Love the P238. Traded mine for an LCR .357. Love the LCR, but wish I had the P238 again.
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Congrats. Love the P238. Traded mine for an LCR .357. Love the LCR, but wish I had the P238 again.
The lesson is never trade a gun or sell it. Just buy the ones you want.

The LCR is a good gun and one day I'll pick one up.
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Redleg, thanks for posting your report. We have 2 Sig P238's & I agree with your assessment. they are our primary CCW's.

After 2 years with ours, my only words of wisdom are that I change the recoil & firing pin springs in ours every 1250-1500 rounds.
They come in a 3 pack of both springs from Sig for around $12.
Once or twice a year, they offer free shipping with no minimum & that's when I order.
I have found it's hard to beat their prices on small parts.

You have made a fine choice & carrying that S/A gem has never been an issue.
Also, Sig's carry ammo has given me excellent results, but so did Hornady's Critical Defense.
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wonderful gun but as I have mentioned due to loss of trigger finger I cannot shoot any 1911 pattern semiautos safely unless it has a 10lb or hight trigger pull.
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Not surprising at all that your P238 is a shooter. I use the the big brother to the P238, namely the P938 in 9mm, as my basic carry gun. The gun thinks it's actually a target gun, it shoots so well. Way outshoots the J frame Smiths I used to use.
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Redleg, thanks for posting your report. We have 2 Sig P238's & I agree with your assessment. they are our primary CCW's.

After 2 years with ours, my only words of wisdom are that I change the recoil & firing pin springs in ours every 1250-1500 rounds.
They come in a 3 pack of both springs from Sig for around $12.
Once or twice a year, they offer free shipping with no minimum & that's when I order.
I have found it's hard to beat their prices on small parts.

You have made a fine choice & carrying that S/A gem has never been an issue.
Also, Sig's carry ammo has given me excellent results, but so did Hornady's Critical Defense.
Great info. I think I'll order those parts for the parts cabinet. Thanks!
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Very nice. Congrats.

My daughter in law has the 938.

They are just a very nice built pistol and very comfy to shoot.
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My wife loves her P238, its her CC gun of choice.
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My wife and have both have P238's that we really like. I've got the nightmare and she has a rainbow. Have shot everything we've put through them. I like that the safety doesn't lock the slide. My wife likes the extended mag but I prefer the standard mag.
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