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Cpl_Peters
08-11-2009, 4:32 PM
So shortly after my last post in the P238 recall thread, I got a call from my friends over at On-Target letting me know my P238 had finally arrived. I promptly drove down to begin the paper work and shoot this baby.

After doing the paperwork I was saddened to find out that they had no .380 rounds for me to shoot. Luckily I was carrying my P232 along with a spare mag fully loaded with federal hydrashock.

So into the lanes I go to shoot 15 rounds out of my brand new pistol that I intend to make my primary off duty depending on how it shoots and when I get a chance to qualify with it. I fired the first magazine and had one stoppage (2nd round). I attribute this to it being brand new and needing to break in. After that it performed perfectly.

I fired two seven round groups from a distance of seven yards at two separate grid targets. My first two shots were high in the first group. everything after that was on the money. Recoil was very mild, it felt even less than my P232. My second group printed nicely in the orange. Despite being able to only fire 15 rounds from the gun I was very impressed. It is extremely light weight and compact but fits comfortably in the hand. The thumb safety snapped on and off crisply and was not subject to the recall problem. (Not within the affected SNs).

I hope to get some more .380 and would like to put at least 100-200 more rounds through it to better gauge its performance and break it in. Below are some pictures of the gun with my p232 and my p239 for a scale reference. Luckily for me I also brought my p239 and some hydrashok with me so I had something to carry on the way home.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d190/mischiefmonte/CIMG0024.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d190/mischiefmonte/CIMG0026.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d190/mischiefmonte/CIMG0025.jpg

enchantor
08-11-2009, 4:42 PM
Woo hoo!

Quiet
08-11-2009, 4:43 PM
Congrats!
Let me know if you decide you don't like it and want to get rid of it. ;)

JTROKS
08-31-2009, 9:34 PM
I wonder if the mags will interchange with the Colt Mustang?

leelaw
08-31-2009, 9:38 PM
I handled one last week. I wasn't too fond of the pointing on the pistol, but it is supposed to be a close range gun.

Sig is smoking something though, the price difference between the standard grips and wood grips is $100. Considering the wood grips could have been assembled from five flat toothpicks, it seems an unrealistic price jump.

JTROKS
08-31-2009, 10:19 PM
You can get these instead.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=138844922
http://pics.gunbroker.com/GB/138844000/138844922/pix486035296.jpg

Knifemaker
09-01-2009, 9:24 AM
Currently my primary CCW is a Colt Mustang Pocketlite, cant wait to shoot one of these new Sig's! I also wonder what will interchange from the Mustang to the Sig. I use the Colt extended mags for a total of 8 rounds with one in the pipe. The extension is ugly on them but they feel great, wonder if they will work in the Sig......

I also make custom grips for these out of all different color G10, thin grips are only 1/8th inch thcik before contouring...They feel awesome on my Mustang.

buochie
09-08-2009, 2:06 AM
nice, wish I could find one!

loosewreck
09-08-2009, 2:10 AM
Cool. Thanks for the report!:)

customizedcreationz
09-08-2009, 3:14 AM
The mags do interchange with the mustang. Several parts will swap with a little bit of work.

Here is mine, with melt job and action work and trigger and a mustang safety . I ll have grips for them soon as well. Both aluminum and wood.

http://www.customizedcreationz.com/images/600_CCAS_P238_Ambi_Safety.jpg

jordeezy
09-25-2009, 2:09 PM
That's a nice little .380! I think my Beretta 84F needs another .380 friend. Hahaha.