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Sig Sauer Reviews C&C

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Airbrush Artist, Feb 25, 2013.

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  1. Airbrush Artist

    Airbrush Artist member

    Jan 10, 2013
    I was wanting some info on Sigs as a Carry & Conceal Firearms in particular the Sig 239..9mm or the 40 cal.version...Seem a bit pricey but they are top notch it seems as a firearm..I Have $400- $475 to invest. even on a used one...Thanks
  2. RedAlert

    RedAlert Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Silverdale, WA
    I have the P239 DA/SA with .357Sig barrel and the .40S&W barrel. My normal EDC now is the .40 as I just got the .357 barrel and I haven't settled on a brand and load yet.
    I carry mine in a Theis IWB hybrid holster and find it very concealable and it has a comfortable heft in the hand. Because it has a metal frame it is heavier than any of the plastic framed pistols. Quality is top notch and I haven't experienced a single failure to fire, load or eject. Because it is a single stack pistol, it is flat and easy to conceal even with the Hoague grips I installed on it.
    I hope this info was helpful and if you want to discuss it more, just email me.
  3. NYGlock

    NYGlock Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    My father has a 220 that he likes. I haven't warmed up to it yet, but it is hard to argue with the sig reputation. If you could find a 239 in your price range, I would consider that to be a great deal.
  4. 340PD

    340PD Member

    Feb 18, 2007
    Try to shoot one before you invest. I am an instructor and I have noticed that the heavy slide combined with the higher bore axis produces a fair amount muzzle flip on the shorter barreled Sigs. Especially, on the 239. For some this is not an issue, and others it creates problems with quick follow up shots. I have shot a 239 SAS 9mm and I had much greater muzzle flip with that gun compared to my S&W Shield.
    Just my 2¢
  5. Bovice

    Bovice Member

    Sep 27, 2009
    You can get used to anything with time, if you like the P239 then get one.
  6. REJones

    REJones Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    I have the SIG P239 in 9mm. It's every bit as accurate and controllable for me as the full sized P226. It is heavy for its size, so invest in a strong belt.
  7. tiamat

    tiamat Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    You're right about two things - they are top notch, and they are pricey (not really sure why). I routinely see these go in the 600-700+ range (yes, even used). In these times, it'll be hard for you to find one in your price range.

    As for their conceal & carry-ability, I'd say that they were a great choice 10 years ago, but times have changed. Don't get me wrong, it's still a great pistol, and I've been carrying mine for 8 years or so, but as others have said, at 25+ oz empty, they're heavy for an 8+1 single stack 9mm. The extra weight does help it manage recoil and its shoot-ability in my opinion though.

    Still, there are plenty of other choices out today that are both more affordable, just as concealable (or even more so), lighter, offer more capacity, and still have just as good reliability.
  8. Corpral_Agarn

    Corpral_Agarn Member

    Nov 14, 2012
    Northern CA
    well, I like 'em...

    I really, really like them. In a 9mm configuration they offer very little recoil. I find that follow up shots are easily delivered quickly and accurately. I use the Hornady 135gr +P critical duty in mine.

    What I like the most about the 239 (the reason I got it) is that they seem to carry like a compact pistol but shoot like a full size. I really feel that I am only a slightly better shot with my p226 ST in .357/40 and I think most of that is just familiarity.

    A few things to note:
    It has a thinner grip out of the box than most other Sigs. I have small hands so that isn't as much a problem but I find that my p226 and (especially) my brother's 220 Equinox "fill" my hands better. A new set of grips could probably help with this but I find that the grips are tolerable and "thin" is what I wanted in the first place.
    The distance to the trigger is shorter. When I first started shooting I was over reaching the trigger a bit, pulling my shots to the right. I have since corrected and am, for the most part, spot on.

    As for price you should be able to pick up a decent used one for around $550-600. Mine cost $550 and it hasn't been shot much. It has some wear from carry but that seems to be it.
    Safe Travels!
  9. returningfire

    returningfire Member

    Dec 2, 2012
    North Carolina
    I never met a Sig I didn't like:)
  10. wojownik

    wojownik Member

    May 15, 2009
    The p239 was high on the my list, until I got distracted and picked up another p228.

    I've played with the p239 a fair amount, and found it to be easy to carry (with the right holster), accurate, reliable and pleasant to shoot. But, I stuck with my p228s and p229s.

    My EDC carry pieces are still the P225, p228 and p229, with either a VersaMax II IWB holster, or Galco Skyops IWB. These carry just fine for me, even in warmer weather.

    I may still get a p239, or hold off and save up a bit for the new p224, whenever it becomes a bit more commonly available.

    If you can get a good price for a used p239, I think you may be quite pleased.
  11. MCMXI

    MCMXI Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    NW Montana
    My CC pistol is a P239 SAS Gen 2 with Hogue G10 grips and I use a CrossBreed SuperTuck Deluxe IWB holster. It's a very reliable and accurate pistol that exudes quality. It is a bit top heavy as some have said but I don't find it hard to shoot. It's fairly heavy when loaded with 8+1 or 10+1 but a good belt/holster and suspenders help with that. It's not an easy pistol to conceal and in the summer it takes some effort to avoid printing. As much as I like the P239 it's not perfect and I'll be replacing it with an XD-S once it arrives.
  12. Plan2Live

    Plan2Live Member

    May 17, 2011
    Columbia, SC
    I've been carrying one for about 8 months now. I bought it used, private sale (EEK! no background check?) at a gunshow for $425. It conceals very nicely in a Galco Avenger OWB holster with just a dark colored t-shirt covering it. I always carry an extra mag in a Don Hume clip on mag holster.

    I seem to like to frequent a lot of no-carry areas so I am frequently having to unholster then reholster while seated in my truck and trying not to flash anyone. I like the added safety of the long, stiff DA first shot trigger pull in situations like this. I prefer the DA/SA arrangement much more in that scenario than a striker fired option like my other carry gun.

    Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed.

    Now, about that high bore axis and top heavy slide...............well I was going to insert a photo that would debunk that theory but for some reason THR doesn't like you posting a photo more than once. Why?
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