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Meet The Twins (Sig P238)

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by mxitman, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. mxitman

    mxitman N. Seattle Member

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    Just got in my second Sig P238, I had special ordered 2 from different dealers the 2 tone came in first, both have night sites and are a hoot to shoot. I've never been so accurate with a little gun puts the KelTec P3AT that I use to carry to shame. I had only planned on buying one but after running 200 rounds through the first one with no problems, blasting 12 gauge shells off of stumps at 5-7 yards I fell in love... and when the second one came in I scraped around and bought that one too.

    BTW the Keltec P3AT I had weighed in at 11.3 oz loaded with 7 rounds and the P238 weighs in at 15.7 oz with the same 7 rounds! For about 4-5 more ounces it feels like a gun should, plus has excellent sights. The extra $200 for the sig's are well worth it in my opinion.

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    and with it's new big brother CCW...

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  2. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

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    sweet
     
  3. Logical1

    Logical1 southeast portland, OR Member

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    very nice indeed
     
  4. CEF1959

    CEF1959 Willamette Valley, Oregon New Member

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    Very nice, and great photos too. Care to share how much you paid?
     
  5. thelendog

    thelendog Milwaukie Member

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  6. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    I just weighed my P3AT with a full mag with mag extension - 11.4 oz; that agrees with KelTec's specs. The Sig website says their P238 body (w/o magazine) is 15.2 oz. Are you sure you measured only a 1.8 oz difference?
     
  7. mxitman

    mxitman N. Seattle Member

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    I used my postal shipping scale, maybe I should try again? I paid $499 for the all blue with night sites and $529 for the 2 tone. I just sent in my 2 tone today in fact of the recall by sig, called last week and they sent me the return box. The all blue is above the serial numbers affected. Although I kept testing the safety on the 2 tone one and I couldn't get it to fail. They have great triggers btw
     
  8. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Are they 9mm?
     
  9. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    No, the P238 is a 380 ACP.

    They must be fraternal twins, cause they look a bit different. :thumbup: I like the dual tone. very nice!
     
  10. dynarider

    dynarider Brookings Member

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    very nice where are the cigars i pick up my CT ultra carry tomorrow will post pictures and my next one will be the 238,do you carry them cocked and locked
     
  11. cameronhu

    cameronhu Ridgefield, Wa Member

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    Dig the falkniven too. I have an A1.
     
  12. mxitman

    mxitman N. Seattle Member

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    Yea, I always go cocked and locked. Just .380 but carrying with the Hornady Critical defense, bought 4 boxes and cleared 3 boxes through both of them with no hiccups, also tried a few other HP & jacketed combination's, +p ammo, high quality ammo and the cheap stuff all shot through with no problems. I'm actually quite impressed. I love the Fallkniven as well, it's a great knife only problem is I don't like the plastic sheath that came with it and I'm currently looking at some other options available.
     
  13. claypigeon

    claypigeon Salem Member

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    Those are very nice. I am looking for an all blued with the night sights myself. IMO 2 or 5 ounces more than a Kel Tec doesn't matter to me. The slide lock and safety are worth the additional weight/size not to mention you get Sig quality!
     
  14. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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  15. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson West Wash Co, OR Member

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    FYI, Keith's Sporting Goods had the P238s at the last Portland gun show for $429! I opted for the Ruger LCP at $299 and am not sorry! While the P238 *feels* more like a gun, the LCP does what I want a .380 to do, be easily hidden.

    Anyway, don't want to hijack the thread, but wanted to let you know you might want to check with Keith's for the best price!
     
  16. cameronhu

    cameronhu Ridgefield, Wa Member

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  17. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    What's the size like compared to a P3AT or LCP?
     
  18. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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  19. claypigeon

    claypigeon Salem Member

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  20. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Wow yeah, no replacement for my P3AT.