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Sig P238 owners, do you carry 6+1?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by LivewireBlanco, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. LivewireBlanco

    LivewireBlanco Well-Known Member

    The reason I ask is to find out if the magazine springs wear out quicker or if they may be less reliable to feed the first round from the mag if I'm carrying with it topped off. I've searched just about everywhere to find a good answer but I can't seem to find one.
  2. Byron

    Byron Well-Known Member

    I carry 6 in the magazine on an empty chamber.
  3. Ankeny

    Ankeny Well-Known Member

    Six plus one here.
  4. Potatohead

    Potatohead Well-Known Member

    not much help

    6 i the mag, zero in the chamber here. Never even tried the +1 at the range. I believe the mag with the pinky extension holds 7..?
  5. 2wheels

    2wheels Well-Known Member

    I do, and it's perfectly fine on the mags.
  6. LivewireBlanco

    LivewireBlanco Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys! I have both the 6 and 7 round mags but I like the 6 rounder for carry and would like the +1 if the gun isn't too picky.
  7. AFK

    AFK Well-Known Member

    6+1 here too

    MICHAEL T Well-Known Member

    load the mag and chamber also Just might need every round. Someday.
  9. Mainsail

    Mainsail Well-Known Member

    Wow, I can't believe anyone would carry an empty chamber.

    All our guns are carried +1 until....

    My wife's P238 is doing something weird. When she loads it +1 it ejects the magazine when the first round goes off. Not sure what that's about- but the magazine is firmly locked in place and only ejects on the first round fired after loading +1.

    I need to call Sig..... again.
  10. DerRottweiler

    DerRottweiler Well-Known Member

    6+1 here. I carry in a Sig Pocket Holster.
  11. tbk5

    tbk5 Member

  12. Joshua M.

    Joshua M. Well-Known Member

    6+1 here too...in order for a spring to get a memory to not feed the last round correctly, would be a long, long time...
  13. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    Always six plus one.
  14. dogmush

    dogmush Well-Known Member

    Yep. I always top it off. No issues so far.
  15. herkyguy

    herkyguy Well-Known Member

    6+1 all day every day. no problems to date with ball ammo. mine is picky about HP and given the .380 performance, i opt for ball.
  16. Byron

    Byron Well-Known Member

    For those who carry 6+1, do you carry cocked and locked or half cocked?
  17. crazysccrmd

    crazysccrmd Well-Known Member

    6+1, cocked and locked for my wife's daily carry. There is no reason to not carry with a round in the chamber and a full magazine.
  18. Fleetman

    Fleetman Well-Known Member

    I carry 6.....5+1 but only because I visit a communist State every day and have to unload and put away in a safe and the extra space in the magazine makes for a convenient place to keep my chambered cartridge. I do rotate rounds regularly so the same one isn't being chambered all the time.

    I would never carry a firearm with an empty chamber but to each their own I guess.

    I always carry my 238 cocked and locked.....same with any 1911 I carry. If I couldn't carry it C&L, I'd carry something else.
  19. smalls

    smalls Well-Known Member

    Mag springs wear out from being repeatedly compressed and decompressed, ie-being used, not from being fully compressed by a full mag.
  20. Potatohead

    Potatohead Well-Known Member

    Is that something we know, or just something that everyone says?

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