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"SIG p 239 9mm" rate it as a carry gun...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Safety First, Jan 3, 2003.

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  1. Safety First

    Safety First Member

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    I recently started carrying only this September. I purchased a sig p239 9mm because at the time it seemed like an excellent carry gun.. After carrying and shooting it only a few months, I still am pleased... What opinions are out there on the 239 ??????
     
  2. Kahr carrier

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    I like the Sig p239 the grips are nice and thin. They are a quality gun.Out of curiousity how come you didnt go with the 40Cal. P-239?
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  3. Marko Kloos

    Marko Kloos Moderator Emeritus

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    The P239 is an excellent carry gun in any caliber. I've owned two P239s in 9mm, and both of them were extremely accurate and 100% reliable. The thin and short grip makes for easy concealment, and the whole gun is typical SIG Sauer quality.

    It's hard to do better than a SIG P239 for CCW. It's a great gun in every respect, and one of the best civilian CCW pieces on the market.
     
  4. Mal H

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    Ditto on what lendringser said. I want to reemphasize the 100% reliability of the P239. For me that's not an exaggeration, it's 100% reliable not 99.999%. The P239 is the only pistol I have that has never failed in any way whatsoever from round #1 on. Reliability is one of the, if not the, most important attributes a carry pistol must have.
     
  5. Forseti

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    Mine was reliable, but not as accurate as my P7. I was not shooting consistent groups. Sold it.

    It was a reasonable gun, but I expected more from it. I don't regret selling it. Not saying it was bad, just had another of the same caliber and size I liked much better.
     
  6. EOD Guy in VA

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    I think it's the best CCW weapon on the market today.
    100% reliable.
     
  7. HadEmAll

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    I think it's a beautiful weapon and mine was 100% reliable, but couldn't STAND the trigger action compared to other small autos I owned. Maybe that was my problem, the comparison. I rated mine 4th after my Glock 23, Kahr K40 and S&W 457. Regretfully sold it to a friend. Every now and then I get the urge to give them another try (like every gun show). They are pretty.
     
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  8. Arkady

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    It's an excellent choice for CCW.

    It's small, accurate, reliable, in a decent enough caliber, and it's a Sig. What else do you need?
     
  9. dacinokc

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    Ditto the others, it is one of my favorites as a CCW. Like Kahr Carrier, I am curious if you had looked at the 239 in 40 S&W? The 9mm is extremely controlable for sure, but in a CCW I also looked for as much leathality as I could, and the 239 in 40 seems to be a perfect match up.
    But I do own one in 9mm also:D

    I have Houge grips on mine with allen bolts in place of the flat heads, and I sent the gun to Sig for a short trigger and a lightening and smoothing job on the action. It is a great deal price wise, and when they do it it does not void the warrenty! I installed a fit Barsto barrel, had it cryo frozen, and jewelled just for looks. It had factory night sight, so in my book there is nothing else to do.. :cool:
     
  10. Prodigalshooter

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    I like mine a bunch, even if I can't carry it. It is very accurate for such a small gun. This is the pistol I take along when we travel, it doesn't take up much space and with an extra mag I've got 16 rounds of security in a small pkg.
     
  11. Waste of Money

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    I own a 239/357 TT and have been very satisfied with it using Milt Sparks VM2 holsters and Gold Dots. It's been 100% reliable through the first 900 rds and shoots better than me. I wouldn't consider any other weapon for CCW except a Kahr K40 for me.
     
  12. txgolfer45

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    As nice as my G19 or G26!! Maybe weighs more though.

    Scott
     
  13. Pilot

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    I sold my Sig 239 as it wasn't as accurate or easy to shoot for me as my P7M8, Walher P-5 or Sig 225. Maybe its the slim grips, but I always felt the recoil was sharper. I can't imagine shooting it in .40.
     
  14. sig970

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    Once I slapped a hogue wrap around grip on it, my P239 in 9mm became my warm weather handgun of choice. 100% reliable, accurate, and Sig quailty.
     
  15. sonoranjack

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    I don't like the DA/SA trigger transition, so I never look at Sigs. If I wanted a CCW pistol the size of Sig 239/Glock 26. I would give a hard look at Kahrs new T9 Novak. 6.5" of over all length & a full sized grip. I think I put a fondle on 1 at a gunshow & the mag well was below the bottom of my hand for easy mag changes. Single stack 8rd mag, 9mm. This means the pistol is thinner than a Glock 26. Also thinner off side mags. The only ? is how does it shoot. I like the idea of DAO only w/ a light trigger of about 8#. Which would be a litle heavier than my Glock 17 w/ a 3.5# trigger. But if it means getting rid of the trigger safety I might go for it. Now if the Kahr has a heavy DAO trigger like 12# forget it. Did I say it comes w/ night sights. All I know is I hear alot about Kahr pistols but nothing about the T9 Novak.
     
  16. JeepDriver

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    Had mine for only 2 weeks so far. But I love it. I shot 1000 rounds (9MM) through it so far, about 250 of that was Gold Dots, and hasn't failed me yet. I carry it in a Galco U.S.A IWB and I forget its there. I looking into sending mine off to Robar for some work soon. But out of the box it has been a great gun. It replaced my G23, that just got traded off for a BHP
     
  17. xring

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    I haven't fired mine yet, but if it is as sweet shootin as my 245, I will be happy.

    r
     
  18. jame

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    On the weekends, mine is with me more than my wife. Matched mine with the Hogue Rubber grips and it becomes a sniper gun. It's never failed me yet.
     
  19. RH Factor

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    I've had my 239 in 40 cal for almost a year and a half....It's my "go to gun" always dependable and accurate. I've never had one single failure, no matter what the ammo.
     
  20. SodaPop

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    Its one of two guns I've been shopping for. I just checked out a couple used ones in the $450 range. Too bad I'm broke.

    Sigs are nice but about $100 over-priced. I saw one NIB for $580.

    I'm shoping for a used one since I have faith in the design, but I just ain't paying almost $600 for a tiny little gun.
     
  21. Rinspeed

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    I don't know what to add that hasn't been said.
    Very accurate, 100% reliable and easy to conceal.
    I don't see how you can get much better. I carry
    mine in a Alessi Talon Plus which is a ideal
    combination.

    Rinspeed
     
  22. cheygriz

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    Simply the best CCW available today. I have the 9MM, which I consider the best CCW caliber available. My son has a P239 in .40 *&* which he loves as well. I've shot the .40 with hot Winchester loads and it's easily controllable. Not as good as the 9MM in that department, but certainly more than acceptable.
     
  23. Carbon_15

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    All of my guns were lost in a recent divorce, and I was left without a CCW. I went shopping for a new carry gun and finaly decided on a 239 TT. What I initialy wanted was a Glock 19 but in the end chose the Sig over the Glock based solely on apeal. I was used to having a large collection of handguns, nicly devided into niche roles and special purposes (I had my warm weather carry guns, cold weather carry guns, pure range toys, plinkers, show-off/bar-b-que guns, teach-newbies-to-shoot guns, etc). Since the divorce has put me on a tight budget, I knew I wouldn't be buying lots of guns for a while, so I wanted one gun to serve many purposes until things level out. In my opinion, the 239 is a great multi-purpose weapon. Its small enough to carry winter or summer, yet large enough to be comfortable to shoot and accurate. I can take newbies to the range with it, or spend the afternoon bouncing cans. I would have prefered it in .357SIG, but I can buy 9mm ammo for $10 per 100, so I'll settle for the trade in power to be able to shoot lots more. Plus, .357SIG in such a small gun wouldn't be a good intro to handguns for the inexperianced.
    In the end, the deciding factor between the Glock 19 and Sig 239 two-tone was that the Sig filled one more niche than the Glock....Bar-B-que gun :cool:

    Now I just need a Glock 20 and a 29 and I'll have all my "needs" taken care of..then its on to the way-to-long wants list.
     
  24. Zander

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    My every day carry piece is a P239/.357SIG with Nill combat grips.

    Why? Not because it isn't quite concealable [it is], or too heavy [it isn't] or easy to pack [it is]; rather because it's a SIG, and no out-of-the-box combat pistol is as reliable as a SIG, IME.

    The fact that I shoot it more accurately out to 50 yards than anything else I carry is a secondary benefit. :cool:
     
  25. Kentucky Rifle

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    Man! Carbon!

    That IS a drag! Every single gun? What an empty feeling THAT would produce!
    Sorry. It must have been an acrimonious divorce. :(

    KR
     
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