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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Damon555, Dec 5, 2017.

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  1. bassjam

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    What was wrong with the rosewood grips? Mine has the G10 grips, and they rub my side like sandpaper in my holster so I was considering rosewood grips.
     
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    The Rosewood and all the G-10 grip are just awesome to look at, but if you want comfort and a good grip , the rubber Hogue grips can not be beat, When I bought mine 5 years ago, I I picked up every one they had in their show case, when I got to the Hogue rubber grips I knew right away these were the ones, and with the 7 round extension magazine the gun fit perfectly in my hand, which helped make this p-938 as all get out..
     
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    I don't have a problem at all with grip with my G10's. If anything, I think they are a tad too rough which is why I asked about the rosewood's. I actually removed the rubber grips from my j-frames because they were too grippy for pocket carry and put on rosewood and like them a whole lot more.
     
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    It went back to Sig for an extractor replacement, that helped quite a bit but still had a few problems. I found that the top edge of the ejection port that slides over the top of the barrel seemed a bit sharp, almost like a burr. The top of the barrel hood was getting scratched up pretty good, so I thought perhaps it was creating enough drag on the slide to induce the occasional malfunction. I used fine sandpaper to break that sharp edge on the slide and polish the barrel hood (didn't touch the front edge where it locks into the ejection port). I also used Flitz to hand polish the chamber. Extraction issues went away. I also got the updated MSH/spring but don't believe that had anything to do with my problems.
     
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    There is nothing "wrong" with the rosewood grips actually, and I think they look pretty sweet. They are plenty rough to get a firm grip, but the Hogue rubber grips fit my hand much better, YMMV obviously. I didn't mean to imply that the rosewood grips were not nice, sorry about that. I love the looks of the rosewood, but I shoot the Hogue grips better.
     
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    Yeah, I agree, although I do carry IWB, I never have felt comfortable with pocket carry, although I do occasionally pocket carry for short periods of time when I have to run into the gas station to get a drink or something. When in my car, I always place my P938 in a Remora holster that is wedged between the passenger seat and the console so it is easy to get to when seat belted into my car. It is hard to get the gun out of the holster when you are locked into your seat belt.

    Sometimes, I will take the gun in the Remora holster and pocket carry into the store, especially when in dress clothes when I am not wearing my Stealthgear IWB holster, but I agree with you, I do not like pocket carry. It is really hard to get a quick draw, and it prints pretty heavily in dress slacks. The Remora covers the safeties, so I am not as worried about the safety getting clicked off, but I can see where it would be a problem depending on the holster.
     
  7. bluzman

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    JR24 has it exactly right.

    I agree.

    I've been carrying a P938 Extreme for about three years. Most of the time, I pocket carry in a Desantis Super Fly holster. On those occasions when I carry it OWB, I also find a Desantis Mini Scabbard to be the perfect way to do so.

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  8. Varminterror

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    "Right" implies there's a binary dichotomy. This isn't the thread for a debate about the logical fallacy behind manual safeties in defensive arms, but frankly, there's too much subjective preference involved for yourself or JR24 to make blanket statements about one method being "right" and the other wrong.

    For me, any manual safety is "wrong," regardless of practice volume. There are enough other professionals in the market who back that sentiment, so I don't feel compelled to defend a well defended position beyond that.
     
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    Ill add my +1 to the others. Great little gun. easy to handle. More accurate and easier to shoot than it has any right to be. Conceals nicely, and a wide array of inside and outside holsters for it.

    I pocket carry mine.
     
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    And there are at least as many "professionals" in the market (likely far more, if we discount the many clueless millenials who've recently entered the market) who support the concept of manual safeties. Essentially, it's all about the training.
     
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    I've find my Extreme to be a tad large for pocket carry, and have a bias against the fabric pocket holsters that bulk up carry even more. While there are plenty of discussions about manual safeties for self defense, the one argument I see repeated more often than not is the inability of the user to properly disengage the safety under duress, and it's always mentioned that split seconds in delay could get you killed.

    I question that emphasis because it requires being willfully ignorant of your environment and surroundings. Since you had the foresight to carry, then being aware of what is going on should be part and parcel. Not absentmindedly bumbling into danger. Walking into a muzzle is an awareness failure, having a gun with no safety on it won't adequately address the shortcoming.

    Carry a gun with or without a safety as you wish, there are plenty of both models on the market, and it's up to you. There are disadvantages to both, they have been debated for quite a few decades. My P938 Extreme comes with one, my Kahr CW380 does not, and the longer I carry either the less pocket carry becomes a practice. Like safeties and triggers, it has both advantages and disadvantages, plenty of other methods are available. None are more right than others despite the insistence of one faction or another.

    What is important will be that you did carry when it was needed, and whether you got a hit rather than how it was scored.
     
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    Old Dog has it exactly right.
     
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    I have a P938 that I carry frequently. As a result, I take it to the range often to stay comfortable with it and its workings. It is very accurate for such a small weapon, has never jammed or misfired, is a fun gun to shoot and is very comfortable to carry. All in all, one of my favorite pistols.
     
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    Mine works great. Nice little pocket pistol.

    Picked it up slightly used for $425, so I consider it a really good bargain.

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    Just like mine!
    The newer grips are darker wood now. I like the wood color on yours!
     
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    Thanks for the additional input guys. The gun is on layaway and I'm stocking up on reloading components in anticipation of giving it a good shakedown before it gets trusted as a carry piece.

    Do any of you have a preferred bullet type for SD?
     
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    I'm a huge fan of Federal's HST loads (I use the 124 grain +P for work), but since the company developed the 150 grain HST JHP specifically for "Micro" 9mm semi-autos, designed to minimize felt recoil and function reliably in these little pistols while providing consistent penetration, that's what I'm using exclusively in my P-938 (Are the company's claims true? All I know is that this ammo functions reliably and gives good accuracy -- the felt recoil with these little pistols is pretty subjective in my opinion).

    At the range, I've gotten good results with Speer's Lawman 124 grain FMJs and my 938 has feed every 124 grain JHP it's been fed ... Also seems to get good accuracy with Hornady's Critical Duty 135 grain "Flexlock", both non and +P, JHPs, which has fed 100% as well.
     
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    I like HST as well, but my goto is standard pressure 147s. Lucky Gunner tests show solid results even in a small gun.

    I loaded a mess of Rainier 147 plated to the same POI at 15 yards or so that work for training.

    Then I decided to shoot .45 almost exclusively for ... 9 months now.

    But all that 9mm is just waiting for when I get the itch (and a Sig 938 or Kimber Micro 9 is REALLY tempting)
     
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    Thanks. I'll be sticking with the 124-147'ish class bullets. I've got a mess of 115 grain bullets loaded up as range ammo but it's just that.....range ammo. The load functions perfectly in my other 9's but isn't the most accurate round. They were loaded mostly for steel plates....which are not an option since my outdoor range has closed down in search of another property.

    What bullets do they use in the HST loads? Are they commercially available? I'm a big fan of Speer gold-dots. They are what I use in my 44 special. A cylinder full of those are mean mean mean looking!

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  22. JR24

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    I don't think I've ever seen HST available as bullets. For hand loads Gold dots should be great!

    I also like Hornady XTP for my 10mm, don't expand as well as some options, but they hold together and penetrate nicely
     
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    I also load HST 147 +P loads for SD for my P938. I handload everything else, but for SD, I only use Factory Federal HST.
     
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    The pistol should be in my hands on Wednesday......A spare seven round magazine and some rubber grips await......
     
  25. JohnKSa

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    I do not own a P938 but I have shot one. I found the grip to be short and thin which made it harder to shoot than I would have liked. For my money, I would rather have a slightly longer grip for shootability--the extra round or two of capacity that would provide wouldn't hurt either. An extra half inch of height would make it just about the ideal size for a 9mm CCW.
     
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