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Sig P238 Price Check

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by MacGuyver77, Jan 11, 2010.

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  1. MacGuyver77

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    Does $499 + tax & call-in sound good on a NIB all black (slide, grip, frame) Sig P238 from local dealer? I though so, but wasn't ready to make the jump into .380 territory (caliber effectiveness, availibility, and cost). Loved the way it felt, nice and sharp action. It probably helped that I had just felt the PF9 for comparison. I think at that price, and for that gun, I would love to have it, just wanted to check on the price, and decided if I'm willing to get into .380 I had been holding out to look at a PM9. Don't know what to do.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks,

    Bill
     
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    I had been looking for a P238 myself. I found the exact model you are talking about for $449 NIB at my preferred dealer saturday. Two weeks ago I found a PM9 slightly used, black finished stainless slide with night sights for $520. I bought the PM9 because I could conceal it easily (compared with a friends P238 and they worked the same in that regard for me) and prefer the 9mm round. I have a ton of 9mm ammo sitting around so that weighed heavily on my decision.

    That said, I think that price is fair and the Sig is a great gun. Just keep in mind if you are not used to using a manual safety you will need to practice sweeping it off when you draw.
     
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  3. MacGuyver77

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    Current carry is a Beretta PX4 type F with the manual safety, so no problem there. I actually prefer the manual safety to having none, and like the SAO, cocked & locked method over DAO, in theory. Have yet to carry either way. However, I also prefer 9mm over .380 so looks like six one way, half-a-dozen the other. I did get to handle a PM45. I guess that is about the same gun as the PM9, slightly larger/heavier & .45 of course. Just on the basis of which piece I liked better, I'd go with the Sig. Just hung up on the caliber. Nice find on the Kahr BTW.
     
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    Thanks...I did like the Sig and may want one eventually but 380 is 1.5 times the price of 9mm for range ammo around where I am. There are also more SD options in 9mm and those are easier to find as well. Too bad all those micro 1911 9mm's are so damn expensive and finicky. Good luck with your search.
     
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    Under $500 is a good price. I have the Rosewood edition, all black, rosewood grips, and night sights.
    I really like the night sights, I'd get them if you can.
    The Sig 238 is a great little gun.
    I also have a PM-9, a fine gun, but the Sig is more fun to shoot. And a lot smaller.
     
  6. MacGuyver77

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    Guns & More, Do you find the PM9 to be too big/bulky for pocket carry?
     
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    I think that is a good deal. You won't regret the purchase.
     
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